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Chip Dryer / Ball Mill Operator

Date: Jul 31, 2019

Location: Augusta, AR, US, 72006

Company: Sloan Valve Company

Req ID:  7912  


Sloan is the world’s leading manufacturer of commercial plumbing systems and has been in operation since 1906. We are at the forefront of the green building movement and provide sustainable restroom solutions.  We manufacture water-efficient products including flush valves, electronic faucets, soap dispensing and sink systems along with vitreous china fixtures for commercial, industrial and institutional markets worldwide.


We have an immediate need for a Chip Dryer/Ball Mill Operator at Sloan’s Foundry in Augusta, Arkansas. Perform duties to operate chip dryer equipment to process machining chips prior to melt deck operations and operate ball mill metal reclamation system to remove brass from molding sand and furnace slag. Work from chip dryer operating instructions, weigh tickets and instructions


Our Responsibilities

  • Start up chip dryer equipment and monitor operation to ensure chip moisture is removed from chip and adjust equipment as needed.
  • Move materials from plant to chip dryer area.  Dump borings into hopper for feed conveyor and shovel chips into hopper as necessary.
  • Visually check dried chips for appropriate color and adjust controls as necessary to prevent burning of chips.  Check alter burner throughout process to verify for proper operation.  Notify supervisor of material and equipment problems.
  • Maintain daily production records.  Moved dried chips to melt deck area and move chip dryer bag house dust to warehouse.  Move used sand and slag from designated foundry areas and load in ball mill system with materials supplied to area using front end loader.
  • Check processed sand visually for metal contact as prescribed and pull samples for laboratory analysis. Remove filled bags from dust collector system, pull samples as directed, log required date and give to supervisor.
  • Tag filled dust bags and give daily bag report to supervisor.
  • Maintain breathing equipment and replace motors and batteries as necessary.
  • Blend sand treatment material with processed sand and move to land fill.
  • Move reclaimed brass to foundry.
  • Remove zinc oxide dust roll off box from collector station when full, prepare for shipping and reinstall empty roll off to collector station.


Minimum Requirements

  • Over 6 and up to 9 months
  • Read, write, add and subtract whole numbers and follow instructions, where interpretation is not required
  • Use forklift truck, front end loader, dump truck and hand tools


We offer a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision, Rx coverage for employee plus eligible dependents
  • Life and AD & D insurance, dependent life insurance, long term disability, and HSA, FSA
  • Employer matching 401K, PTO, holidays, EAP, wellness programs, and fitness center




For additional company information please visit our website at

We Are An Equal Opportunity Employer.

Nearest Major Market: Little Rock

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