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Scot Forge Company Student Learner Heat Treat in Spring Grove, Illinois

High School Student Learner, Heat Treat- flexible schedule

Scot Forge, a recognized leader in the metal forging industry, is a 100% Employee Owned Company with profit sharing, tuition reimbursement, comprehensive health and dental benefits, life insurance and short-term disability. Salary commensurate with experience, we offer the opportunity to work in an environment where your contributions will make a difference.

The High School Internship is designed in such a way to allow students to experience a “hands-on” approach to learning in various facets of the manufacturing industry. Students have the opportunity to learn in a modern production facility where they will be introduced to valuable knowledge in the industrial fields and forging industry. This program is intended for students interested in pursuing a career in the manufacturing field and gain technical skills.


  • Actively participate in efforts to establish and promote a safe and healthy work environment and inform Safety Director and Supervisor of any accidents or equipment damage that occurs.

  • Follow policies, programs, and procedures for the reduction and elimination of accidents, provide quality feedback to promote safer work behaviors and conditions.

  • Maintain an organized and clean work area.

  • Act professionally and cooperate with others in a team setting.

  • Interpret production schedules and work orders to determine processing sequences, furnace temperatures, and heat cycle requirements for parts to be heat-treated.

  • Learn how to record times and temperatures of parts removed from furnaces to document that parts have attained required temperatures for specified times.

  • Learn how to determine melting cycles and temperatures needed to attain specified part hardness, toughness, and ductility, using heat-treating charts and knowledge of methods, equipment and metals.

  • Job shadow Heat Treat Operators to understand the process for loading and unloading materials into furnaces according to established load sheet instructions, keeping in mind support and furnace uniformity.

  • Review the process with of process lighting furnaces and adjusting furnace controls to maintain temperatures and heating times, using thermal instruments and charts, dials and gauges of furnaces, monitor and record temperature readings.

  • Review the process for performing safety checks and preventative maintenance on forklifts and stamping equipment.

  • Visually inspect materials for flaws and defects.

  • Perform straightening press operations as required in accordance with established procedures.

  • Verify part sterilization and traceability.

  • Perform change over quench media from polymer to water as needed.

  • Learn Birnell Machine Operations.


  • High School Junior or Senior in “good standing” or recent High School graduate 16 -18 years old with a 2.5 GPA or better; Must be willing to provide transcripts and faculty/personal recommendations upon request.

  • Ability to operate tools and equipment safely and apply manufacturing and industry knowledge and think critically.

  • Successful completion of technical education courses is a plus &/or current enrollment in technical education courses.

  • Must have effective interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with all personnel

  • Basic computer skills, ability to follow instructions, both written and verbal.

We are proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity employer:

Minorities/Females/Disabled/Veteransencouraged to apply.

We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

EOE Minorities / Females / Protected Veterans / Disabled