Kelly Services Furnace Operator in Houston, Texas

Job Description


Control gas, oil, coal, electric arc, or electric induction furnace to melt metal prior to casting by performing the following duties.


  • Weighs out specified amounts of metal ingots and scrap metal and charges metal into furnace by hand, using, hoist, or by directing crane operator charge furnace.

  • Loads molten metal into furnace.

  • Turns valves to regulate injection of fuel and air into furnace or moves controls to regulate flow of electricity and water coolant through electrodes to heat furnace to specified temperature.

  • Observes color of metal and instruments such as voltmeter, ammeter, wattmeter, and pyrometer, and adjusts controls to maintain specified temperature.

  • Sprinkles fluxing agent over surface of molten metal to bring impurities to surface, forming layer of slag.

  • Skims off slag.

  • Removes crucible containing molten metal from furnace, moves levers to tilt crucible or open crucible door or breaks clay plug to metal into ladle for transportation to molds.

  • Removes test sample of molten metal from crucible and pours it into mold.

  • Records data from each melt on form.

  • Positions new electrodes over worn electrodes in electric furnace and screws electrodes together.

  • Transport crucible or ladle to pouring station and pours metal into molds.



  • Position requires bending, sitting, stooping, standing, and walking.

  • Ability to lift to 50 lbs. unassisted.

  • Ability to operate forklifts.

  • Minimum High School degree or GED preferred

  • Experience operating a Furnace



  • Kelly-sponsored Affordable Care Act health care coverage available to eligible employees

  • Group insurance options*

  • Service bonus plan

  • Holiday pay plan

  • Weekly electronic pay options

  • Online training campus that provides more than 3,000 free courses to help improve and develop skills

  • Exclusive online employee community

  • Employee assistance program available at no cost

  • Corporate discounts

  • Transportation Spending Accounts

  • Offered and administered by Leslie & Associates. These plans are not sponsored by Kelly Services

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AboutKelly Services ®

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around the world and have a role in connecting thousands more with work through our global network of

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Kelly Services is an equal opportunity employer including, but not limited to, Minorities, Females,

Individuals with Disabilities, Protected Veterans, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity and is

committed to employing a diverse workforce. Equal Employment Opportunity

is The Law.