Notice of Fraudulent Job Offers

GrafTech is aware of fraudulent offers of employment made by people who claim to be employees of GrafTech’s Human Resources department, but who are not affiliated with GrafTech. This kind of fraud is normally done through unsolicited e-mails, online third-party employment websites, and instant messenger programs. These individuals will often request recipients to provide personal information, send checks to the recipient with the request that the checks be deposited into the recipient’s personal bank account, and request that the recipient purchase training materials and office equipment as part of the fake recruiting process. GrafTech takes recruitment fraud very seriously, and by making you aware of this, we hope to prevent victims from falling for these scams. GrafTech does not accept responsibility for this recruitment fraud and recommends that all job-seekers educate themselves on these fraudulent practices so that they do not become a victim.

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How to Protect Yourself from Fraudulent Job Offers

  • Positions posted on are legitimate.
  • Do not respond to unsolicited offers of employment from people with whom you are unfamiliar with.
  • GrafTech will never pre-wire money to an applicant or request financial information from an applicant.
  • GrafTech will never request that an applicant purchase training materials or office equipment as part of our recruiting process.
  • GrafTech does not use instant messaging programs to interview candidates for a job or extend a job offer.
  • If you are concerned about the legitimacy of a message received from GrafTech, please do not hesitate to call GrafTech at 216.676.2000, select HR and provide details about the message. Your call will be returned.
  • Do not communicate further with an individual if you suspect the communications may be fraudulent and consider contacting your local law enforcement.

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Mikel Miner

Mikel Miner, Graphitizing Control Room Operator

During the graphitizing process, electrodes are laid end-to-end and heated to over 3000°C (5000°F), restructuring the carbon to its crystalline form: graphite. Throughout this process, Graphitizing Control Room Operator, Mikel Miner, can be found controlling the heavy-duty rectifier systems inside the furnace to ensure they are working properly to bake the carbon. He does this using vital skills he’s developed for the job, which include remaining calm, operating efficiently and following procedures. However, work doesn’t always go as planned. “When a major issue, such as a breakdown occurs, my focus is solving the problem as quickly as possible,” Mikel explains. “I do this while minimizing the impact on the product, as well as minimizing electricity consumption.”