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Heat Treat Operator

Requisition ID:  12407
Category:  Manufacturing
Career level: 
Contract type:  Permanent

Heat Treat Operator 

Location: Winsted, CT 

Reports to: Manufacturing Supervisor 

Entry Level 


Looking for that manufacturing career with great employee benefits and room for growth?   

Join the team at SKF! 


SKF is a major manufacturer that services many global, diverse industrial and consumer markets including oil & gas, aerospace, power generation, fluid control, automotive, medical and electronics. 

SKF has been in business for 70 years and is part of SKF, a global company with presence in over 100 countries and manufacturing capabilities in over 70 countries. 



  • Prepare product for hat treatment per specification. 

  • Heat treat product to specified work instructions. 

  • Assure atmospheres and quench media meet requirements. 

  • Load and unload product from furnaces, washing machine and weigh/count scales. 

  • Obtain heat treat samples as required. 

  • Assure applicable thermal processing equipment has a valid survey date and instrumentation, dew point meter, weigh/count scales and thermocouples are in calibration before use. 

  • Maintain furnace and freezer, quench pits, test equipment and accessories. 

  • Maintain washing machine and weigh/count scales. 

  • Report processing information clearly and accurately on routers and checklists and in logbooks 

  • Perform weekly and monthly probe checks per specification. 

  • Assure chart recorder is operating during production heat treatment. 

  • Identify and segregate nonconforming product and initiate Discrepancy Reports 

  • Contact QA or supervision immediately to report equipment problems. 

  • Assure lot traceability. 

  • Qualify as Hardness Test Inspector, if required (see separate Job Competency) 

  • Read new and revised specifications when mandated. 

  • Perform any and all tasks assigned by department Manager.  


  • Varied postures – sitting, standing, leaning forward, turning side to side. 

  • Transports product from one area to another 

  • Use of Hand Carts – pushing 

  • Use of Hoist - pulling 

  • Sitting & walking in general 

  • pushing, carrying or lifting up to max. 50 lbs occasionally 

  • Standing in general for long periods of time thru the day 


OTHER REQUIREMENTS: (but not all inclusive) 

  • Work in a safe manner at all times, alerting management of hazardous conditions. 

  • Assure satisfactory levels of cleanliness and housekeeping in all assigned areas. 

  • Demonstrate excellent interpersonal, written and verbal, and organizational skills. Assure Confidentiality of proprietary or sensitive information. 


What You’ll Love About SKF: 

Rest and Relaxation. Enjoy a robust PTO policy and 13 paid holidays! 


Health and Wellness Benefits. SKF cares about the wellbeing of our employees. Many options for best in class medical and dental plans to fit your needs; a wellness plan that includes biometric screening and health risk assessment for you and your spouse and incentives for healthy living! 


Invest in your Future. SKF offers amazing retirement options! Participate in our 401K program that boasts a 100% match up to 5% of your elected contribution (100% Vested). And regardless of your participation, SKF automatically contributes 5% into your account per pay period (3 Years Vesting). 


Much more! Growth opportunities, tuition reimbursement, voluntary critical illness coverage, voluntary legal plan, employee assistance program, life insurance, vehicle discount programs, mobile phone discounts, and with so many benefits to working for SKF, we could not name them all! 




To Learn more about SKF Please visit the website: 



About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.