Responsibilities include managing the day to day activities of the Heat Treat department
Managing Metallurgical labs
Validating current heat treat processes, and driving to root cause any quality issues resulting from the heat treat process
Ensure all testing and analysis is performed according to production requirements in order to meet customer shipping requirements.
Assist with the maintenance of the Nadcap accreditation for the metallurgical processes in the plant
Strong problem solving skills with experience in the 5-Why and 8D methodology process. (team member for any non-conformances related to the chemical processes)
Demonstrated experience implementing continuous improvement activities
Apply and sustain 5S lean manufacturing work practices in work area(s) to maintain safe work environment.
Work closely with Quality group to improve heat treat process in order to increase yields
Participate in process improvements in any area of the facility
Oversee Heat Treat processes in accordance with the NADCAP and AS9100 requirements.
Ensure Heat Treat policies & procedures, documentation, and practices are in place per industry standards
Issue and revise standard policies and operating procedures, work instructions and forms in accordance of the applicable standards (NADCAP)
Prepare department for Heat Treat industry audits (NADCAP) that sustain NADCAP Heat Treat accreditation
Provide guidance on nonconforming product disposition for heat treat process related rejections based on customer and NADCAP requirements;
Conduct root cause analysis and take appropriate corrective and preventive actions to ensure closure of findings from all internal or external audits on processes.
Ensure correct thermal processes are applied according to mechanical properties requirements, work instructions and/or customer specification requirements.
Program furnaces at the correct operating temperatures, times, speeds, and at any other criteria according to specification documentation.