Heat Treat Operator


Elyria, OH

Heat treats products using Heat Treating Equipment (furnaces, flame-hardening machines, induction machines, vacuum equipment) and runs related production washer, Oil dip and Tub Washer.

As a Heat Treat Operator, You Will: 

•Heat treats production parts using heat treating equipment
•Read work orders/recipes to determine processing sequences, furnace temperatures, and heat cycle requirements for objects to be heat-treated.
•Record times that parts are removed from furnaces to document that objects have attained specified temperatures for specified times.
•Adjust controls to maintain temperatures and heating times, using thermal instruments and charts, dials and gauges of furnaces, and color of stock in furnaces to make setting determinations.
•Maintains equipment and Heat Treat area according to 5S guidelines. 
•Required to handle various emergency situations which can occur in the heat treat process
•Operates all equipment within the department
•Other duties may be assigned, also punctually and attendance is essential elements of this job.

Required Education, Experience & Skills:

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Basic to advanced math skills

Preferred Education, Experience & Skills:

  • Ability to read production/shop orders
  • Ability to use precision instruments
  • Lean and 5S experience


Emerson places a high value on ensuring that employees have a good work-life balance. We provide access to a competitive benefits package, including the following:

  • Medical insurance, dental, and vision coverage
  • Holiday bonus
  • 401k participation with a competitive immediate match
  • Online wellness rewards program, Fitness center, tuition reimbursement, parental leave
  • Employee resource groups, including a Diversity and Inclusion committee, Women In Stem, LGBTQ+ Allies, and our Veterans Group, ensure that the Emerson values are incorporated into everyday employee life
  • Competitive Holiday and Vacation plan
  • 9 core Emerson holidays and 3 employee choice days
  • 2 weeks vacation annually (prorated based on start date) 

Why Work in the Greater Cleveland Area

This role is located in our World HQ in Elyria (just a little west of Cleveland), Ohio USA.

Our facility is located in Elyria, OH, which is conveniently located within driving distance of Cleveland. The area’s generally low costs of living, excellent school systems, and low crime rates create a family-friendly environment. The area is home to several growing communities with restaurants, festivals, shopping, and arts scenes that make them exciting places to live and work.

About Our Location

Since the invention of the modern pipe wrench in 1923, the 25-acre RIDGID world headquarters in Elyria, Ohio has been developing tools that help trade professionals tackle jobs faster, safer, and more accurately. Today, more than 600 employees work in 734K sq. ft. of office and manufacturing space. The campus is also home to a factory tool service center and a state-of-the-art “schoolhouse” training center that educates and trains hundreds of tradespersons annually. In addition to the iconic wrench, the campus manufactures RIDGID battery hydraulic tools, pipe, and electrical tools, and drain cleaning components, as well as Greenlee step bits and knock-out tools. Emerson’s Professional Tools business provides the industry’s broadest portfolio of advanced, reliable tools and technologies for the mechanical, electrical, and plumbing trades.