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Caster - $1500 Sign on Bonus

Pennex Aluminum Co. • Wellsville, PA
a month ago


Pennex Aluminum Company has been a leader in the Aluminum manufacturing industry for over 40 years. Due to our continued growth, we are adding to our Wellsville, PA facility located in York County. We are looking for dedicated individuals to join our team!  We currently have multiple full time and permanent openings in our maintenance department.  Pennex is a high energy, vibrant company that aims to place great people in the right opportunity. When you join our team, you are offered:

  • Competitive Wages with opportunities for advancement
  • Incentives for perfect attendance
  • A robust benefit package after 30 days that includes medical/dental/vision; disability and life insurances; 401(k)
  • Paid holidays upon hire
  • Vacation at 6 months
  • A refined Wellness Incentive Program
  • An employee led culture of safety


Night Shift  7pm -7 am

Hourly Rate: $19.95 plus $.50 Shift differential 

SUMMARY: Assures the safe and efficient casting operation on a day-to-day basis performing the following duties.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.


Cleans residual aluminum left over from the previous cast from the distribution pan, transfer nozzles mold assemblies and other spots around the casting unit.


Paints distribution pan, filter bowl and transfer troughs with a mixture of bone ash and water.


Sands and paints mold assemblies.


Installs ceramic foam filter in filter bowl.


Preheats and dries trough, filter bowl and distribution pan until ready to start cast.


Aligns started blocks by ensuring spool is centered in mold.  Manually adjusts starter blocks as needed.


With assistance from Crew Foreman and Furnace Operator, begins cast as follows:

       Removes tap plug from tap lock.

       Clears tap hole to obtain molten metal flow.

       After distribution reaches proper level, starts flow of cooling water.

       Maintains proper level of molten metal in distribution to assure proper flow into molds.


Shuts down cast when logs reach proper length.


Assists Saw Operator and Saw Helper roll logs from table to saw area.


Assists Furnace Operator load aluminum into furnace.


Performs other duties as assigned.


QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS REQUIRED: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


Education and/or Experience:   High school diploma or general education degree (GED); several years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Language Skills:  Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.   Ability to write simple reports and correspondence.  Ability to speak effectively to other employees and supervisors.


Mathematical Skills:   Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.


Reasoning Ability:   Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form.   Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.


Other:  Must possess a valid Fork Lift Operator’s license and have prior forklift experience.  Must be able to operate overhead crane.  Must complete Molten Metal training.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  The employee is regularly required to talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and explosives. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.