Praxair, Inc. ST Furnace Operator - Production Technician in Biddeford, Maine

Furnace Operator - Production Technician


Praxair Surface Technologies (PST), a subsidiary of Praxair, Inc., a Fortune 300 company that supplies atmospheric, process, specialty gases, high-performance coatings, and related services & technologies is seeking a Furnace Operator for our Biddeford, ME location.

The Furnace Operator performs the operations needed to heat treat, anneal and temper parts utilizing various high temperature furnaces and ovens. Maintains the highest quality and safety standards by following Praxair Standard Practices in all aspects of this job.

Furnace Operator

  • Reviews technical plans and job routers to ensure proper cycles are run on furnace

  • Initiates and completes all applicable paperwork for each furnace cycle

  • Ensures proper cycles, temperatures, and gas flows are used for each furnace cycle

  • Ensures oven temperatures are properly used for each furnace cycle

  • Monitors Furnaces during cycle for proper performance

  • May connect or disconnect various gas flow lines to furnaces

  • Utilizes overhead crane system to move retorts up to 5000lbs and 2000F degree temp in and out of furnaces

  • Reviews furnace charts at completion of cycles and report discrepancies to supervision

  • Other duties as assigned


  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

  • Ability to Identify and resolve problems in a timely manner

  • Demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness

  • Ability to read and interpret instructions

  • Ability to add subtract and divide in all units of measure, especially to add subtract and divide hours and minutes

  • Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs

  • Able to effectively learn, furnace control software, electronic spreadsheets and Word Processing

  • The employee is occasionally required to sit; stoop, kneel, crouch, climb ladders and stairs, regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds, occasionally lift and/or move 25 to 40 pounds

PST is a supplier which abides by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). As such, persons considered for this position must be either a U.S. Citizen, Permanent Resident (green card holder) or otherwise classifiable as a U.S. person under relevant ITAR regulations.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Job Operations

Primary Location Maine-Biddeford

Schedule Full-time

Req ID: 18001081