Senior Process Engineer-Melting/in METALLURGIST Metallurgist/by Michael Heineman
As a Senior Process Engineer within you will be responsible for technical expertise in various process within the Remelt department, function as a technical subject expert across the organization (commercial, maintenance, operations), review, write, and document process, and lead technical customer related R&D activities.
Internal/external technical contact for various processes including specialty melting and raw materials. Provide support for formulation and preparatory operations.
Develop and maintain technical expertise in melting processes of Ni/Co-base superalloys, titanium and specialty steels through experimentation, technical literature review, best practice exchanges across the company and attending technical conferences.
Maintenance and standardization of operating instructions, mill instructions, and related equipment recipes.
Establish, monitor, and maintain statistical process control (SPC) limits for key products and processes within the melt department.
Provide technical support in resolving process-related non-conformances and customer complaints.
Lead or participate in customer audits of manufacturing facilities and supplier facilities.
Develop an understanding of melting/remelting equipment capabilities and applications as well as evaluate impact of melt parameter changes/process improvements.
Develop an understanding of various alloys and their specific melt related characteristics and behaviors.
Collaborate with Operations and Maintenance personnel to develop improvements to manufacturing processes and standards that enhance safety in the workplace, equipment performance, and product quality.
Plan, execute and manage product/process continuous improvement programs that support several value streams using Plan-Do-Check-Act approach. Utilize statistical data analysis, process modeling, and sub/full-scale trials to support initiatives.
Lead or participate in team-based continuous improvement activities including risk assessments (RAA), problem solving reports (PSR), process audits, and standard work.
Timely communication of results to management, operations, colleagues, and customers in the form of written reports and oral presentations.
Support internal/external customers by analyzing process data, chemistry data, and non-destructive testing data.
Coordinate with Product Engineering and R&D in the development, evaluation, and standardization of new products and processes.