Sort and weigh nonferrous scrap metal and ingots for furnace charges.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Weigher, Alloys do?
Sorts and weighs nonferrous scrap metal and ingots for furnace charges: Separates grades and types of alloys by color or shape of casting and shovels metal into handtrucks. Selects scrap and ingots for furnace charge, according to specifications. Takes sample of furnace melts for laboratory analysis, observes metal in diecasting holding pots and finished castings, or reads label to verify use of specified alloys. May unload box cars of alloy materials. May operate lift truck to transport materials. May charge furnaces with alloy materials.
Should I be a Weigher, Alloy?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
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How to become a Weigher, Alloy
Most Weigher, Alloys have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field.
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