Powder Mixer & Press Operator

Irwin, Pennsylvania
Manufacturing & Production
Job Type
US$ 13.00 - US$ 16.00 per hour
Ref. Number
GRN, Spherion
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Job Description

Carbide company in Irwin in need of Powder Mixers and Press Operators. 

Job duties include:
Collecting, refining, mixing and processing carbide powder.
Press powder into a hardened form using a hydraulic press.  

Worker are exposed to atmospheric conditions: Dust
The dust generated is carbide dust which contains cobalt and tungsten and therefore respirators are provided and the worker is test/monitored periodically. The work area is well ventilated.

M-F, Daylight

Pay rate will be determined based on experience and level of knowledge. 


  • Problem response skills appropriate to a given problem situation
  • Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to attend to a task from start to finish independently
  • Ability to concentrate on a task without being distracted by surrounding activities/sounds
  • Ability to read and comprehend manuals (machine manuals, safety manuals)
  • Ability to gather accurate measurements and calculate measurements
  • Ability to work in confined areas
  • Ability to determine the tools needed to complete the assigned job task
  • Ability to understand and follow written instructions
  • Ability to understand spatial relationships
  • Consistently exercise safe machine operating judgment
  • Attention to detail
  • Corrected vision

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