Textron Heat Treater Steel - 2nd Shift in Wichita, Kansas

Heat Treater Steel - 2nd Shift



To plan and perform heat treat, age harden, conductivity and hardness testing on steel and aluminum aircraft parts. Responsible for the safe operation of all equipment in the work area. Heat Treater, Steel may be required to perform the duties and essential functions of Heat Processor 2 and 3.


I. Work from shop routers, specifications and standard detailed instructions to plan and perform heat treating operations, including annealing, tempering, normalizing and/or age on a wide variety of aircraft parts.

II. Ensure all equipment in the area is operating correctly and alert Supervision of any equipment/personnel safety issues within the working area.

III. Determine the proper operation sequence and control settings (temperature, soak time, type of atmosphere, and vacuum); based on cross referencing the shop routers/specifications/part geometry and engineering drawings. Heat treat parts to these required specifications utilizing established operating procedures.

IV. Assist Supervision in determining the most economical heat treat techniques/loading and to assist supervision in identifying the cause of any discrepancies and solutions to those issues.

V. Set up and operate heat treating equipment such as generators, infra-analyzer, and atmospheric control tempering furnaces or vacuum furnaces. May input sequence of events in work center console.

VI. Select and position parts in racks according to size, shape, alloy and number to be heat treated and visually inspect to ensure warpage is kept to a minimum. Ensure holding fixtures are of non-contaminative materials.

VII. Ensure that all parts are cleaned per Engineering specification prior to heat treatment.

VIII. Determine how parts should be loaded to ensure proper alignment of brazed parts and keep warpage to a minimum. Select proper filler alloy, prepare joints and apply braze to joint per engineering drawing and specification requirements.

IX. Maintain records on a variety of aircraft parts according to date, time, dew point reading, lot number and temperature.

X. Measure conductivity and/or hardness of material following heat treat operations to determine compliance with quality standards.

XI. Use a variety of hand tools such as wire cutters, pliers and power hand drills. Use of precision measuring instruments including conductivity meter, , and hardness tester and material handling operating equipment including hand operated forklifts and power hoist systems.

XII. Visually checks indicator gauges as to temperature and atmospheric conditions in furnaces and ensures that they stay within specification limits during heat treat process.

XIII. Maintain close mental and visual attention to time while the part is being heat treated.

XIV. Responsible for quality of own work.

XV. Perform other duties as required.



Job duties require a high school education or equivalent. Must have ability to read blueprints, interpret complex Engineering specifications, apply advanced shop mathematics and understand the physical properties of aluminum and steel. Requires completion of training and/or certification in hardness and conductivity measurement.


Minimum three years of heat treat experience.


Disagreeable working conditions due to heat, fumes and exposure to hot oils and open flames.

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Job Manufacturing

Primary Location US-Kansas-Wichita

Recruiting Company Textron Aviation

Schedule Full-time

Job Level Individual Contributor

Shift Second Shift

Req ID: 262610