Location US-PA-Wellsville
ID 2023-1376
CP - Cast Products
Position Type
Regular Full-Time




Nights 7pm to 7am  - 12 Hour Shifts 


Essential Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Cleans residual aluminum left over from the previous cast from the distribution pan, transfer nozzles mold assemblies and other spots around the casting unit.
  • Paints distribution pan, filter bowl and transfer troughs with a mixture of bone ash and water.
  • Sands and paints mold assemblies.
  • Installs ceramic foam filter in filter bowl.
  • Preheats and dries trough, filter bowl and distribution pan until ready to start cast.
  • Aligns started blocks by ensuring spool is centered in mold.  Manually adjusts starter blocks as needed.
  • With assistance from Crew Foreman and Furnace Operator, begins cast as follows:
    • Removes tap plug from tap lock. 
    • Clears tap hole to obtain molten metal flow.
    • After distribution reaches proper level, starts flow of cooling water.
    • Maintains proper level of molten metal in distribution to assure proper flow into molds.
  • Shuts down cast when logs reach proper length.
  • Assists Saw Operator and Saw Helper roll logs from table to saw area.
  • Assists Furnace Operator load aluminum into furnace.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Ideal Candidate Will Have:

Education and/or Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); several years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Other Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.  Ability to write simple reports and correspondence. 
  • Ability to speak effectively to other employees and supervisors.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
  • Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. 
  • Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations
  • Must possess a valid Fork Lift Operator’s license and have prior forklift experience.
  • Must be able to operate overhead crane. 
  • Must complete Molten Metal training.


Environmental Hazards



  • The employee is regularly required to talk and hear.
  • The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and climb or balance.
  • The employee is occasionally required to sit.
  • The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

  • The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and explosives.
  • The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme cold and extreme heat.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. 

About Us

Perks of the Job

  • Medical, dental and vision insurance 
  • Disability and life insurance 
  • 401(k) with robust matching contribution 
  • Generous allotment of paid vacation and paid holidays 
  • Competitive wages plus performance-based bonus opportunities 
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP) 
  • Ongoing training and professional development 
  • Opportunity for career growth and advancement 
  • Relocation package may be available 


Why Our People Love Working Here:

  • Purpose-driven, friendly, open and respectful culture 
  • Shared core values of safety, caring, integrity and growth 
  • Employee discount program with hundreds of partner brands 
  • Up to $5000 tuition reimbursement 
  • Complimentary coffee bar  
  • Wellness incentive program 


Who We Are: Founded nearly half a century ago, Pennex Aluminum continues to see rapid growth as a leading provider of quality aluminum cast products and extrusions. With state-of-the-art technology and facilities across Ohio and Pennsylvania, we’re proud to offer the capabilities and expertise to cast billet, extrude custom shapes and fabricate finished components for customers across a range of markets - including automotive, transportation, building and construction, electrical and machinery, consumer durables and distribution.  

But it’s not just what we do that sets us apart, it’s how we do it. Safety. Integrity. Caring. Growth. These core values are embodied by each member of our team; guiding every action we take and decision we make. Whether it’s driving innovation within our industry, making the impossible possible for our customers, providing a safe, respectful workplace for employees or supporting our local communities, our purpose is clear. We are dedicated to impacting our world in a positive way.  

If you are a like-minded individual with a strong ability to problem solve, collaborate and effectively communicate, Pennex Aluminum may be the perfect place for you to grow your career. To learn more, please visit or check out other opportunities within the Metal Exchange family of companies at 


Our Commitment to Inclusion: We welcome people of different backgrounds, abilities and perspectives. To ensure our business and culture continue to be inclusive of all people, we never discriminate on the basis of race, religion, national origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age or marital, veteran or disability status. Metal Exchange and its family of brands are proud to be equal opportunity employers. Additionally, all of your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. Should you have any questions or require special assistance completing your application, please email 


Qualified Applicants must be legally authorized for employment in the Unites States and not require employer sponsored work authorization now or in the future for employment in the United States. 


Our salary ranges are primarily determined by role, level, and location. The range provided for each job posting reflects the minimum and maximum target salaries for the position across all US locations. Within the range, individual pay is determined by work location and additional factors, including job-related skills, experience, and relevant education or training. 

Posted Min Pay Rate

USD $20.35/Hr.

Posted Max Pay Rate

USD $24.34/Hr.


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