Load, and unload all furnaces in the High Temperature / Purification department. Operate and regulate electric furnaces to process materials in accordance with directions and established procedures for process time cycles. Perform security checks during processing cycles. Monitor power fluctuations, water temperatures and gas flows being constantly alert for leaks of dangerous gases or chemicals. Assist with the preparation / fabrication of special tooling for product and replacement parts for furnaces. Maintain accurate and up to date production records. Responsible for the cleaning of processing equipment and performing highly repetitive and routine visual, dimensional and mechanical inspection of graphite utilizing standardized inspection and testing methods.