Electric Melt Operator


Michigan City, Indiana, United States

Building the people that build the world.

With platforms in HVAC and Detection and Measurement, SPX Technologies builds innovative solutions that enable a safer, more efficient, sustainable world.  Through our RiSE talent development framework, we Reach, Identify, Strengthen, and Engage our employees to support them in their continued development.  We’re a global company of problem solvers, collaborators, and innovators, and our businesses build solutions that impact the world.


The below is a position with Weil-Mclain, a division of the Marley-Wylain Company.   Weil-McLain is an industry leading manufacturer of high efficiency, condensing boilers.   With a 140 year history coupled with innovation through digital solutions and climate conscious initiatives, we provide reliable comfort heating solutions for residential and commercial use.   


Hourly Pay Rate: $19.50 starting rate with rate increase during first 36 months, starting in 6 month increments

Plus additional yearly rate increase every June 1st

Plus $0.40 differential per hour worked for working 3rd shift

3rd Shift: (8 hr. Shift +2 hrs mandatory) + Lunch and Breaks

Location: 500 Blaine Street, Michigan City, IN 46360



  • Paid holidays
  • Paid Time Off - 2 weeks by the 1st year and 3 weeks by year 5.
  • Tuition and Gym Reimbursement
  • Medical, Vision and Dental insurance after 60 days of service
  • 401K after 1 year of service



  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be able to compute calculations for materials
  • Operate computer controlled equipment and test equipment.
  • Prior manufacturing experience



In this position you will be responsible to operate and maintain electric furnaces and all related equipment in order to produce quality Grey iron. The Electric Melt will be manned by a crew that will operate the charge make-up cranes, furnace crane, furnace and pre-heat equipment, hot metal carrier system and refractory repairs.  Employees must be able to perform all essential duties associated with the melt system. Crewmembers will be rotated on jobs monthly within their shifts. 



  • Charge Makeup Crane & Pre-heater: Load & unload trucks, break up scrap into usable sizes, load hopper with proper ingredients & specified weights, weigh & adds alloys, operate controls for igniting & shutting off burner system, operates automatic conveyor system, records weights and monitors controls for alarms.
  • Furnace & Crane:   transfers charge bucket & empties into furnace, slag furnaces, transfer melt materials from floor to furnace deck, open & closes furnace lid, monitors controls for alarms & performs some duties associated with furnace and hot metal carrier systems.
  • Furnace and Hot Melt Carrier: dispatches carriers, pours proper amount of iron in ladles, transfers iron to holding furnace, slag ladles and furnaces, takes iron and temperature samples and monitors controls for  alarms.
  • Refractory Repairs: repair melt furnace spout, slagline, upper lid & lid; holding furnace spout; slag door, sample door and launder door; rebuild and repair ladles as required.
  • Prepares A-Line ladle for pouring (fill, check temperature, add chill if necessary and position for pick up.
  • Crushes scrap materials (casting & gating) to usable size for re-melt purpose.
  • Perform various related duties as assigned by Supervisor.



  • Willingness to work in non-climate controlled, foundry environment
  • Use of industrial machinery and power tools
  • Foundry experience a plus


How we live our culture

Our culture is at the center of what we do and, more importantly, who we are.  Our core values set a standard for how we manage ourselves, and our Leadership Model sets the standard for how we engage with each other.  Whether you are an individual contributor or you lead a large team, each of us leads.  


What benefits do we offer?

We know that the well-being of our employees is integral. Our benefits include:

  • Generous and flexible paid time off including paid personal time off, caregiver, parental, and volunteer leave
  • Competitive health insurance plans and 401(k) match, with benefits starting day one
  • Competitive and performance-based compensation packages and bonus plans
  • Educational assistance, leadership development programs, and recognition programs  


Our commitment to embrace diversity to build a culture of inclusion

We value different backgrounds, experiences, and voices, and we are committed to challenging ourselves, openly communicating, and striving to improve every day.  We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where everyone has a voice and is encouraged to realize their fullest potential. 


We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

ABOUT Weil-Mclain®

Weil-Mclain® is a leading North American Brand of hydronic comfort heating systems for residential, commercial and institutional buildings since 1881. The related companies have manufacturing facilities in Michigan City, Indiana and Eden, North Carolina, along with regional sales offices throughout the United States and an administrative office in Burr Ridge, Illinois. Building on a reputation of quality and innovation, we are committed to creating Simplified Solutions for our Complex World™.


What’s in it for our employees transcends market-competitive compensation and benefits.  Our Total Rewards program also includes opportunities for employees’ personal development, career growth, and recognition. These programs focus on alignment and assessment of organizational, team, and individual efforts toward achieving business results. Our development and career growth programs empower our employees to enhance their skills, develop new competencies, and pursue career goals. Our benefits package provides choices designed to help employees manage their well-being. Our compensation programs are performance-based to recognize and reward employees who work hard, display the values and leadership practices we embrace, and deliver exceptional results.


  • Integrity
  • Accountability
  • Excellence
  • Teamwork
  • Results

Our values are at the heart of everything we do. We use our values every day to help us make the right decisions. We embrace a common purpose and strive for improvement. We respect and value each other as individuals and recognize that only by working together, as a team, can we reach our full potential. We take responsibility for our actions, build strong relationships with each other and our customers, and always act ethically. Our values inspire us to achieve the high standards of quality, safety, and performance that our customers expect and deserve.


Our work environment is established on a work-life philosophy supported by policies, programs, and practices that help employees achieve success within and outside the workplace. We believe in creating an inclusive work environment where employees strive to realize their fullest potential.  We are an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer committed to making selection decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected basis.