CVD Operator/Heat Treat 1

Requisition ID:  118608
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Meggitt is a global engineering group specializing in extreme environment products and smart sub-systems for aerospace, defense and energy markets. We employ over 12,000 people across manufacturing facilities in Asia, Europe, North America, with regional bases in India and the Middle East..

Job Designation

The CVD Operator/Heat Treater's job consists of the use of Chemical Vapor Deposition (CVD), heat treat, and other high temperature resistance and induction heated vacuum furnaces, autoclaves, and ovens consistent with the manufacturing of carbon brakes and related carbon/carbon products.  Furnaces may be used for carbonization, pyrolysis, heat treat, CVD, and other heating processes needed to control the life, hardness, density, or other required characteristics of carbon/carbon products.  

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Load and unload carbon products onto trees, diffuser plates, modules, or other similar devices used as platforms, containers, or racks in the furnaces.  
  • Assemble and disassemble trees, diffuser plates, and modules before and after each process.  
  • Responsible for the safe operation of elevators, overhead cranes, mules, and prime movers (excluding tow motors).  This equipment may be used during the loading and unloading of furnaces or the removal and replacement of furnace caps, tops, and doors or as other needs require.  
  • Retrieve and return carbon products or assemblies such as module parts for heat treat or CVD processing from holding, staging queues, storage racks within the specified furnace and heat treat areas.
  • Required to clean nitrogen vent ports, furnace flange, or other furnace components as needed using approved methods of cleaning prior to each operation of furnace and will be required to change vacuum filters and apply vacuum grease as required.
  • Remove and replace all carbon black within the furnace before and after each process as required.  Will  also perform all functions relating to the extraction, containment, and replacement of used, graphitized carbon black when necessary.
  • Prepare furnaces and equipment for vacuum operations, activate and deactivate vacuum pumps and perform any and all leak checks as required for safe and efficient operation of furnaces.
  • Monitor and record all temperature, pressure, power, and gas flow meters and gages. Adjust appropriate settings and flow rates consistent with defined parameters and is responsible for maintaining all parameters throughout heating and cooling cycles.  
  • Operator is responsible for the proper operations of furnaces and will immediately notify a member of supervision when equipment warning devices are triggered or equipment is not functioning properly.
  • Use of Statistical Process Control (SPC) methods are required to verify production processes and product quality. The Inspector (P-1582 classification) will validate the process.
  • After training, CVD/Heat Treat operator must be able to interpret drawings, sketches, and follow specific detailed technical instructions, and any relative communications.

Job Specifications

Education: A high school diploma or equivalent is required.  Vocational training in Mechanics or Electronics is preferred.

Required Experience: Minimum of 1-2 years' previous experience working in a manufacturing shop floor environment


  • Able to operate a variety of hand tools and machinery      
  • Ability to read and interpret company documents, such as safety rules, operating/manufacturing instructions, policies and procedures
  • Ability to operate a tow motor
  • Capable of recognizing and solving typical problems that can occur in own work area; evaluates and selects solutions from established options
  • Effective oral, written and interpersonal skills
  • SECOND SHIFT position, will train on first shift (days) for 30 days.

This position requires use of information which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.