Join the Best in the Heat Treating Business

Join the Best in the Heat Treating Business

Start your career at Applied Process today!

At Applied Process, the most talented engineers, heat treating specialists, and thought leaders are driving the future of the Austempering Industry.

Applied Process is a group of commercial heat treating companies that specialize in the Austempering process. Austempering is the heating of cast iron or steel in a high-temperature furnace, and then transferring it into a molten salt bath to improve properties like strength. Applied Process has been a technology leader in the heat treating industry since 1978, and we’re always looking to recruit new talent to our thriving team of dedicated heat treatment professionals.


We are committed to investing in our employees. Applied Process employees gain access to numerous learning opportunities that focus on career-enhancing skills such as:

  • Teamwork
  • Understanding product & process flows
  • Reading heat-treat cycles
  • Complete operation of furnace equipment
  • Time management
  • Organization


We offer advancement opportunities within AP. We’ll prompt our employees to higher-level positions before searching for candidates outside the company. We also offer a number of financially supportive growth opportunities such as:

  • 401K company match of 25%
  • Profit sharing and other bonus opportunities
  • Continuing education benefit of $5,250/year
  • Regular performance reviews and merit increases


We recognize that our success is a direct reflection of our dynamic team. Because our team is our most important asset, we are committed to making AP a great place to work. We seek to help you thrive as a member of our team by providing the following:

  • Night shift premiums of $0.75/hour
  • Consistent scheduling
  • Clean & safe work environment
  • Safety shoe & prescription safety glasses program
  • Every other weekend off
  • Health insurance benefits (90-95% of health insurance premiums paid by us)
  • Long & short-term disability and life insurance
  • Entry level bonus opportunities
  • Company paid holiday party & annual picnic
  • Paid vacation holidays & sick time

Other Employee Facts & Benefits

Average Entry Level Production Wage

Average Entry Level Bonus & Profit Sharing

Average Entry Level Production Total Compensation

Career Opportunities

Full-Time Furnace Operator – Oshkosh, WI
The Furnace Operator is responsible for the successful loading and unloading of parts. This will include the reading of lineups to determine the arrangements of various loads. The Furnace Operator also has an awareness of material in furnaces to determine sequence of loading. This individual will learn to operate a forklift/hi-lo to transport baskets and parts throughout the plant location.

Hear It Directly From Our Team


I am the Production Manager at AP Westshore in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. I have worked at AP for 22 years. I write-up & schedule all incoming work, help setup & approve load plans, & oversee production personnel. In my spare time I enjoy golfing & bowling. I am an all-around sports guy, I love playing the actual game!

– Vic Salazar

I started working at AP in 2003 as a Furnace Operator. I worked my way up to my current position of Production Manager in Livonia, MI. I am in charge of product scheduling, managing production employees & training plant staff. In my off time I enjoy wood working and going to the shooting range.

– Donny Parker

In 2012 I started at AP in the Livonia, Michigan plant. I’ve held different positions & have become an asset to the company. I am currently the Production Manager in our Fort Smith, Arkansas plant. I oversee employee training, the production staff & scheduling of customer work. When I’m not working I enjoy disc golf, playing music & spending time with my family.

– Eric Blanck