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Heat Treat Control Inspector

Bucyrus, OH, US, 44820

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

PRIMARY FUNCTION: Check product for proper case depth and hardness by performing tests on process samples and analyzing results, as well as by collecting and analyzing data from in-line and off-line non-destructive test units.  


TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT:  Rockwell hardness tester, Brinnel microscope, cutoff machine, bench grinder, polishing wheels, belt sander, high temperature salt bath, hot oil bath, reheat furnace, non-destructive testing equipment, and miscellaneous hand tools.



Hand carries product samples from pick-up points to laboratory.


Sets up and operates equipment to perform physical tests on samples.


Prepares samples using abrasive cutoff wheel, appropriate compounds, laboratory-type furnace, salt bath or hot oil, and quench water or oil.


Checks samples for hardness using Rockwell hardness testers, and checks case depth using Brinnel microscope.


Grinds, polishes, and etches samples using grinding wheels, belt sander, polishing paper and bench-type buffing equipment.


Calibrates and sets up in-line and off-line NDT units. Continuously monitors operation of units.


Gathers and enters sample data for NDT programs to use as pass/fail parameters, and verifies accuracy from physical checks and data analysis.


Determines if more different data is required to improve accuracy or if there is a true potential problem with heat-treated product.


Troubleshoots and corrects problems with NDT units, within the scope of his/her ability, prior to calling for assistance.


Makes written or verbal reports to supervision concerning results of tests—noting any unusual conditions.


Notifies department supervisor immediately if product availability for a production line will be delayed.

Performs miscellaneous duties such as – assists in locating and identifying production lots from which samples have been taken; checks questionable product; keeps equipment and work area clean and orderly; performs minor maintenance and non-electrical repairs to lab equipment.

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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Nearest Major Market: Cleveland
Nearest Secondary Market: Mansfield

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