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Aerospace Heat Treat Operator (Tues - Sat 1st Shift)

Beltsville, Maryland
Manufacturing & Operations


Job Description

Eaton in Beltsville, MD has an opening for a Heat Treat Operator. 
Our Beltsville, MD manufacturing facility is home to 400+ passionate and creative team members. Our products power hundreds of military and commercial aircraft platforms with a focus on improved reliability, weight reduction and fuel efficiency. Components & products developed at our location are used for the Mar’s Rover, protecting the Declaration of Independence, and keeping passengers cool and safe as they travel to their favorite vacation destinations. Eaton’s comprehensive portfolio sets the industry standard for engineering excellence, customized solutions for today’s industry needs while developing new technologies for next-generation aircraft designs. If you’re looking for work that is engaging, exciting, and meaningful then join us and contribute to making what matters work.
Core shift for this position will be Tuesday - Saturday from 7am-3:30pm.
Position Summary: Position is responsible for the set up and operation of 4 heat treat furnaces that are used to support all 4 value streams’ parts. Responsible for loading and unloading of components, ensure cycles are run per customer expectations listed on router, monitor and record all data. Operate ultrasonic tanks for parts.

Primary Functions:  
  • Loads parts into racks, close furnace door & insert parts into furnace when specified temperature is reached
  • Verify the heat treatment cycle is set for correct temperature and time for cooling rate at the end of each operation. Includes thermocouples (hot, cold and control) were within tolerance limits during the cycle
  • Document all information on the controller charts with heat treat lot number, heat treat specification, date, time, temperature and heat treat operator stamp
  • Examine parts to ensure metal shade and color conform to specifications, utilizing knowledge of metal heat-treating
  • Tests parts for hardness, using hardness testing equipment, and stamps heat treatment identification mark on part
  • Transport work to various areas of the shop. Will use Eaton van to transfer parts. Occasionally drive to vendors.
  • Verify record is maintained for all parts in each stress relief, anneal, solution treatment, and age load.
  • Perform and document all daily and weekly functionality checks to verify the proper operation of instrumentation, condition of thermocouples and condition of furnace
  • Work in accordance with general safety rules and practices.
  • Will train new and temporary employees on processes
  • Participate in continuous improvement of processes
  • Perform other related duties as assigned


Basic Qualification:  
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent from accredited institution
  • Must have the ability to maintain a valid drivers' license
  • 3 years of experience in a manufacturing environment
  • This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
  • Authorized to work in the US without sponsorship.
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. Only candidates residing within the immediate Beltsville area (50 miles) will be considered for this position.
Preferred Qualification:  
  • Minimum three years of experience heat treat experience  
Position Criteria:  
  • Must be able to use the computer
  • Read and comprehend specifications, engineering drawings and manufacturing routings
  • Position requires exposure to oil, dirt, and heat
  • Must wear safety glasses, ear plugs and steel toed shoes for entire shift
  • Able to work in hot environment 8-12 hours a day
  • Ability to stand and move 8-12 hours a day
  • Must be able to lift up to 35lbs on a regular basis                                                    

We make what matters work. Everywhere you look—from the technology and machinery that surrounds us, to the critical services and infrastructure that we depend on every day—you’ll find one thing in common. It all relies on power. That’s why Eaton is dedicated to improving people’s lives and the environment with power management technologies that are more reliable, efficient, safe and sustainable. Because this is what matters. We are confident we can deliver on this promise because of the attributes that our employees embody. We’re ethical, passionate, accountable, efficient, transparent and we’re committed to learning. These values enable us to tackle some of the toughest challenges on the planet, never losing sight of what matters.

Job: Manufacturing & Operations

Region: North America – US/Puerto Rico
Organization: AER FED Fluid Electrical Distribution

Job Level: Individual Contributor
Schedule: Full-time
Is remote work (i.e. working from home or another Eaton facility) allowed for this position?: No
Does this position offer relocation?: No
Travel: No

Requisition ID: 048479