Plant Metallurgist

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Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: August 25, 2019
Expiry Date: December 31, 2019
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 5
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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Position Summary:

  • Lead the associates in your area through coaching, engagement, communication, morale building and teaming. Be the Leader and Coach not the boss.
  • Engage, coach and train your team to continuously improve the Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost goals of the business
  • Drive action where ever needed to resolve urgent issues
  • Be a key leader in implementation of the Operating Excellence (OOE) process
  • Escalate actions needed to achieve OOE implementation goals
  • Team with Area Managers, Union Stewards, Support personnel and other Leadership to constructively solve operational issues that both meet the business goals and the intent of the current contract

 

Tasks and Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Metallurgists, Met lab operations, lab technicians, and Pyros.
  • Conduct studies of metals and alloys to determine their physical characteristics for manufacturing purposes or determine compliance with manufacturing specifications and standards
  • Apply knowledge of metallurgy to recommend engineering and manufacturing changes to attain design objectives in the most economical manner possible
  • Consult with engineers to develop methods of manufacturing at minimum costs
  • Work with customers to make sure their expectations are being met and exceeded
  • Conduct failure analysis
  • Provide support to Sales and Purchasing departments - Interpreting standards, proposing materials and processes, qualifying new suppliers, resolving material or quality issues, etc.
  • Responsible for communicating metrics and ensuring understanding and ownership at the production team level
  • Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency and materials supply
  • Team with support groups such as EHS, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Planning to escalate and improve urgent issues as well as drive continuous improvement
  • Provides all subordinates with constant communication, guidance, coaching and support necessary to perform their jobs effectively and accurately
  • Works with the Safety Department to monitor safety compliance and to review and plan for special requirements on incoming jobs
  • Leads regular audits of the department to ensure proper safety and environmental practices are being followed
  • Uses progressive discipline to correct and manage major violations of company policies, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g., fighting, sabotage, etc.)
  • Investigates incidences of, and initiates corrective actions to, improper conduct on the floor or major violations of company policies or the CBA
  • Accountable for heat treat department organization by driving 5S deployment
  • Assure the proper training of all department personnel
  • Ability to understand and follow applicable company and regulatory safety and environmental procedures
  • Ability to understand and correctly utilize appropriate PPE equipment as required
  • All other duties as assigned by Management