Harrison Steel Castings Co.
  • Lab
  • Attica, IN, USA
  • $12.35+
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Benefits available after 90 days include Vacation, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short and Long Term Disability, and company-sponsored health clinic.

Summary: Runs Metallurgical tests to assure metal is produced to the required specifications and quality standards are achieved. This position is for our 2nd shift, which normally is scheduled for 3pm-11pm.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

Prepares test samples, runs spectrometer analysis, and Leco Carbon analysis on steel and nodular iron test.

Reports the results to the Melting Department so additions can be made and heats can be prepared.

Calibrates, operates, and performs minor preventive maintenance on the spectrometer and the carbon determinator.

Performs chemical analysis using the spectrometer and/or the carbon analyzer.

Collects final chemical test samples from Foundry for each heat, then grinds, brushes, stamps heat number, cuts, and fine grinds the sample.

Prepares keel black legs and other test coupons for testing or further heat treatment as directed by supervision.

Prepares micro specimens and polishes them.

Prepares samples for macro etching and etch.

Shows other employees how to complete a specific task.

Follows job work instructions and training matrix, where applicable.


To perform the job successfully, an individual should demonstrate the following competencies; demonstrates attention to detail; identifies and resolves problems in a timely manner; gathers and analyzes information skillfully; writes clearly and informatively; able to read and interpret written information; demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness; is consistently at work and on time; exhibits sound and accurate judgment; uses time efficiently; monitors own work to ensure quality; meets productivity standards; Completes work in timely manner; observes safety and security procedures.                                              


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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


High school diploma or general education degree (GED); or one to three months related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Ability:

Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence, and memos. Ability to write simple correspondence.

Math Ability:

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.

Reasoning Ability:

Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions. Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.

Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must possess a basic working knowledge of computer programs.

Certificates and Licenses:

No certifications needed

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to work near moving mechanical parts; fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to outdoor weather conditions; risk of electrical shock and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 70 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include Close vision, Distance vision, Peripheral vision, Depth perception and Ability to adjust focus. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to walk; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee is occasionally required to sit.

Harrison Steel Castings Co.
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