Anode Operator - 1st Shift


Employment Type: Full-time

Location: Sanborn, New York

This position is within the Mining And Metals Industry

Job Summary

Who is Pyrotek? Pyrotek is the most successful global industrial company you’ve never heard of (until now). Pyrotek is a global leader in high temperature materials and our products impact virtually everyone in the developed world. Our global team has worked for decades to deliver new technologies, advanced engineered systems and innovative materials to customers in industries all over the world. The last car, train and plane you rode in were all safer and more energy efficient because of Pyrotek. The beverage cans in your refrigerator are lighter, stronger and infinitely recyclable because of Pyrotek. Join our team and create, improve and innovate the everyday!

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Shift:  Monday - Friday, 7:00 am - 3:20 pm

* Pay from $19.07 - $24.97 

The Anode Operator follows direction from the Anode Materials Program Manager, support production operations by operating production equipment, including but not limited to furnaces, screening equipment, blending equipment, and material handling equipment.


In Support of Anode Material Production:

  • Safely and effectively operate Anode related production equipment, including but not limited to furnaces, and screening, blending and material handling equipment.
  • Fabricate and process products according to procedures outlined by supervision.
  • Perform visual inspections of WIP and finished goods to ensure quality and specifications are met.
  • Load/unload powders into/from production equipment.
  • Safety move/handle products manually and with cranes, hoists, lift trucks, etc.
  • Prepare and maintain accurate records of the various units of the operation.
  • Ensure work area is maintained in a neat and orderly condition.
  • Promptly report all maintenance or safety concerns to the appropriate party.
  • Accurately complete all documents as required.
  • Assist with process flow analysis and audits.
  • Support the ISO quality management system by following all processes and requirements.

Why work for Pyrotek?

  • Competitive Compensation & Benefits
  • Annual Safety Incentives (can include a paid day off!)
  • Low turnover and high retention!  A lot of our employees have been here for over 20 years!
  •  Safety PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) is provided, Boots & Prescription Safety Glasses (after 90 days)
  • And bottom line, just darn nice people!


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Education/Experience:  HS Diploma or GED or equivalent required. Experience in a production environment preferred.


  • Core People Skills. Ability to positively interact and work independently as well as collaboratively with a diverse group of people at all levels of the organization and across the globe. Ability to apply a large measure of common sense to a variety of situations.
  • Communication Skills. Ability to speak clearly and persuasively in positive or negative situations, listen and obtain clarification, and respond well to questions. Proficiency to write clearly and concisely and editing work for spelling and grammar.
  • Computer/Applications Skills. Basic computer skills required.
  • Core Business Skills. Strong critical thinking skills, judgment and keen attention to detail and accuracy. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively within a matrix environment. Ability to interpret process control instruments such as temperature recording/controllers, flow meters, process screens, etc. Ability to use a variety of hand and machine tools. Highly organized, detail oriented and self-disciplined.

The following physical activities described here are representative of those required by a team member to perform the essential functions of this position. Reasonable accommodation, if feasible, will be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the functions of position.

    While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to stand; frequently required to walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel, kneeling and reach with hands or arms; occasionally required to climb stairs, ladders, scaffolds and power lifts, talk or hear. Team member is required to lift or carry up to 25 pounds frequently, and up to 75 pounds occasionally.

    While performing the essential responsibilities of this position the team member will work in a manufacturing environment. While in manufacturing areas, the team member may also be exposed to moderate background noise, moderate amounts of airborne graphite dust, presence of natural and artificial light, exposure to work temperatures from ambient to controlled, hard surfaces for standing and walking. Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) may be required.

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