Position:  Thermal Spray Operator
Location:  Cincinnati, OH
Job Id:  185
# of Openings:  3

For over 30 years, Cincinnati Thermal Spray (CTS), provides innovative coating application solutions serving several industries including: Aerospace, Automotive, Energy, Industrial, Medical, Oil & Gas, Pumps and Steel. By utilizing state of the art technology, CTS is a preeminent provider to our customers.  We are driven by leadership, committed to excellence and continued growth.
Applies thermal spray coatings to parts in accordance with customer or CTS specification, following process planning. The Thermal Sprayer must be certified for the type of thermal spray process he/she is performing. He/she may also perform support operations that may include any, some, or all of the support tasks such as Mask/Deburr, Grit Blast/Glass Bead, Cleanup/Unmask, Ship/Receive, Inspect, Part Marking; a Thermal Sprayer must also hold Support Operator approvals if performing these operations. 
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
  • Obtain CTS certifications for one of more of the following types of thermal spray - certification for each type must be obtained separately:
    • Combustion - applies powder, wire, or ceramic rods using oxy-acetylene gas process
    • Plasma - applies powders using nitrogen or argon primary gases and hydrogen or helium secondary gases electrically charged to a plasma state
    • Hyper velocity oxy-fuel (HVOF) - applies powders using high velocity combustion using oxygen and a fuel such as hydrogen, propylene, or kerosene. 
    • Electric arc - applies wire materials, uses electricity
  • Obtains CTS-approved materials and fixtures for application to product, verifying that the materials match process planning requirements without contradiction.
  • Sets up the booth and spray equipment in accordance with process planning without deviation, or verifies that booth and spray equipment already set up complies with process planning.
  • Prepares and coats required test coupons in the same manner as the parts they represent in accordance with process planning; ensures that test coupons are delivered to the lab or inspection and are traceable to the job.
  • Applies the required coating materials to parts in accordance with process planning.
  • Operates automation equipment with some capability for minor adjustments to programs.
  • Operates spray and manipulations equipment in a careful and safe manner in accordance with all CTS, local, state, and federal safety policies
  • Ensures that all required paperwork is completed and that all required data is recorded.
  • Performs basic preventive maintenance on spray and material feed equipment, ensuring the consumable equipment parts are replaced as needed and that no water or gas leaks exist prior to and during the spray process.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 
  • U.S. Person - This position requires a U.S. Person as defined by U.S. ITAR and EAR regulations due to CTS handling items and data restricted for export by ITAR and/or EAR. Proof of U.S. citizenship (U.S. birth certificate or U.S. passport), naturalization or permanent resident status is required. 
  • The competencies listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. 
Core Competencies
  • Integrity/Ethics
  • Attitude
  • Quality
  • Teamwork
  • Customer Focus
  • Productivity
  • Job Knowledge
  • Work Environment/Safety
Job-specific Competencies
  • Communication
  • Personal Organization
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Technical Documents
  • Decision Making/Judgement
  • Computer Skills
Education, Experience, Other Skills
  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED). 
  • Mathematical Skills - Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.
  • Ability to make accurate measurements using various gauges and tools including micrometers, calipers, vernier scales, eddy/current/magnetic induction, rules, and protractors.
Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be exposed to standard manufacturing shop environmental conditions. Eye protection is required in shop areas. The noise level in the shop can be loud, and ear protection is to be used where required. Other personal protective equipment may be required as appropriate.
Physical Demands
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essentials functions of this position. 
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to site, handle, feel and control items or equipment, talk, hear, see, and be able to read, write, and interpret written documents. Specific vision abilities include close vision, which is regularly required to view computer screen. Occasionally may need to lift and move objects weighing up to 50 pounds. 

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