Standard Steel
Burnham, PA 17009
Sat Sep 18 2021 03:05:52 GMT+0000 (Coordinated Universal Time) save share

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Job Description

Summary Function:

Supervise and direct the work of hourly team members operating melting furnaces, cavuum degassing unit, overhead cranes, and an argon-oxygen refining unit; plan, discuss, coordinate and review section activities, results and conditions; review major problem areas, determine solutions or recommend corrective action; counsel with and report to the Superintendent - Melting Operations; maintain and review records and reports.


  • Direct the work activities of all hourly team members in each work unit within the Melt Shop to include the furnace, pit, LFVD, crane operators, and utility.
  • Plan and discuss melting operations with Superintendent – Melting and Manager – Melting Operations as necessary.
  • Coordinate melting operations with activities of all other sections and departments.
  • Attend section and department meetings, determine equipment capabilities and limitations, and coordinate maintenance of all facilities.
  • Counsel with and report to the Superintendent – Melting concerning problems, results, conditions, productivity and costs.
  • Maintain required number of qualified employees, supplies, materials and services.
  • Provide and maintain clean, safe, orderly working conditions, standards and controls.
  • Instruct and teach team members to follow proper melting and operating techniques; enforce labor agreement and rules through proper disciplinary action.
  • Review major problem areas, determine solutions or recommend corrective action.
  • Efficiently utilize facilities, alloys, and equipment to obtain necessary quality and quantity of steel.
  • Personally supervise and follow new grades, melting practices, and implement improvements.
  • Designate economical scraps or alloys to achieve desired quality.
  • Establish proper temperatures, maintain heat records to effect improvements, enforce safety regulations and make monthly safety contacts; perform other related tasks as assigned.

Qualifications Required (Education, Experiences, Skills, Certifications, etc.):

  • Post high school education. Bachelor’s degree in technical curriculum preferred.
  • Experience in directing the work activities of hourly employees in a unionized manufacturing environment.
  • Experience in melting operations of five years or more preferred.
  • Good human relations skills. The ability to motivate hourly employees to accomplish production and quality objectives.
  • Able to understand mechanical functions of production equipment and the technical aspects of making the product; ability to read blue prints.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office or similar applications.

Company Description

Standard Steel is a leading manufacturer of forged steel wheels and axles for freight railcars, locomotives and passenger railcars. It is the only producer of forged steel wheels for railcars and locomotives in North America. Customers include major Class I railroads in North America, freight railcar builders, railcar and locomotive maintenance shops, the Amtrak national railroad, locomotive builders and regional transit authorities.

Standard Steel, LLC, and its affiliated companies were purchased by Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. and Sumitomo Corporation in 2011, but the existing facility has been producing forgings since 1795. In 2012, Sumitomo Metal Industries, Ltd. merged with Nippon Steel Corporation to become Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal Corporation, the majority owner of Standard Steel.

Standard Steel's manufacturing plant is located at 500 North Walnut Street in Burnham, Pennsylvania.


  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurace
  • Vision Insurance
  • Short-term Disability Insurance
  • Long-term Disability Insurance
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment Insurance
  • Paid Vacation
  • Paid Holidays
  • Profit Sharing Plan
  • Basic Life Insurance
  • Company Pension Plan & Thrift Plan (401k) with Company Match
  • Tuition Reimbursement
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