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Career Opportunities with Owl's Head Alloys

Thank you for your interest in career opportunities with OHA. 
For additional information, please contact Human Resources at 270-842-1300, ext. 234.

Production Operator

Starting pay at $18 per hour.

$500 bonus after 90 days.

Another $500 bonus after 180 days.

Additional $0.50 per hour for night shift.


Owl’s Head Alloys is seeking dedicated Production Operators who prefer to work hands-on – and with no prior experience needed. We are 100% employee-owned, meaning we offer competitive pay, on-the-job training, full benefits and company stock.


You’ll be able to work 4 days on, 4 days off in 12-hour shifts, allowing you time for a second job or just to relax.


Duties & Responsibilities


  • Perform daily safety checks at the beginning of each shift.

  • Prepare materials for the rotary melting furnaces.

  • Skim and sample aluminum poured out of the rotary and holding furnaces.

  • Remove, label and weigh the aluminum poured out of the rotary furnace.

  • Clean and coat launders as needed between each furnace pour.

  • Remove, label, stack, band and weigh the aluminum cast out of the holding furnace.

  • Load and unload trucks.

  • Move and stack materials.

  • Keep production lines supplied with empty containers and packaging materials.

  • Spot tractor trailers.

  • Perform general housekeeping duties in the warehouse or production area and other duties as assigned.

  • Receive/process shipments.

  • Perform proper forklift inspections and follow forklift operating guidelines and procedures.


Must become certified to operate a forklift and loader. On-site certification training is provided.


No Experience Needed

This position is open to people entering the workforce, who don’t have a high school/college diploma or GED.



Employee Stock Ownership

401(k) Match

Medical Insurance (free for employees only coverage)

Dental Insurance (free for employees only coverage)

Vision Insurance (free for employees only coverage)

Life Insurance

Paid Time Off

Referral Program



12-hour Shifts. 4 days on, 4 days off.

Day Shift

Night Shift

Industrial Maintenance Technician

Owl’s Head Alloys, Inc, a 100% Employee-Owned Company, has a long history of engaged, productive employees, and we’re looking for a Maintenance Tech to join our amazing and diverse team. Come join one of the World’s Largest Secondary Aluminum Smelters located in Bowling Green, Kentucky! The future is recycling and that’s what Owl’s Head Alloys does every day. An ESOP company, since 2019.

This position will work 7 PM to 7 AM four days in a row and then off four days (4on/4off schedule). The position will concentrate on Mechanical and Mobile equipment maintenance. Some electrical is a plus.

The position starts at $21.00 per hour and progresses to $22.00 after one year.


Job Duties Include:

  • Basic knowledge of hydraulic systems

  • Fabrication background

  • Operation of heavy equipment

  • Stick and mig welding

  • Ability to work out of and operate a boom lift

  • Understanding of a basic motor circuit

  • Ability to work in a warm environment

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs daily

  • Some mobile equipment maintenance required

  • Some refractory patchwork a plus

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English a plus


Benefits Include:

  • Free medical/dental/vision for employee coverage

  • ESOP

  • 401 k with match 100% vested day 1

  • Life/Accident insurance

  • 4 days on and 4 days off

  • Vacation after 90 days


Job Type: Full-time

Salary: From $21.00 per hour


  • 401(k)

  • 401(k) matching

  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Health insurance

  • Life insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Parental leave

  • Referral program

  • Retirement plan

  • Vision insurance



  • 12 hour shift

  • 4x12

  • Night shift


Supplemental pay types:

  • Signing bonus


Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Bowling Green, KY 42101: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Required)



  • Mechanical knowledge: 1 year (Preferred)

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