Sr. Process/Product Metallurgist

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: April 16, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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SUMMARY: Utilizing independent judgement this position provides technical support to Production and the Sales Department for all phases of steel operations, oversees and manages the metallurgist, quality engineer and lab. Provides metallurgical support to management personnel.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBLITIES: To perform job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or abilities required. In addition to the essential duties listed, other duties may be assigned as deemed necessary by management. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Operations:

  • Provides technical support for all phases of steel operations
  • Researches and recommends new technology, processes and practices to meet or exceed customer requirements
  • Leads and /or assigns projects for productivity improvement, cost reduction and or quality improvement
  • Oversees the Investigations of operational and productivity deficiencies including NCM’s, identifying root cause(s) and presenting corrective action(s)
  • Oversees and/or performs failure investigation on customer return/claims
  • Oversees and/or audits processing records to confirm Operations follows procedures and good metallurgical practices

 

Quality:

  • Has authority to disposition NCMs
  • Maintains, drafts and oversees new procedures for production operations, quality documentations and quality system management
  • Oversees and Provides quality training and verifies comprehension of training as deemed necessary for employees

 

Management:

  • Oversees the performance of Metallurgist and Quality Engineer
  • Supports the company philosophy concerning unions and work to maintain a union free environment
  • Performs duties of direct reports as deemed needed
  • Identifies and execute productivity improvements, cost reductions and/or quality improvements
  • Assists with identifying, and implementation of equipment for continued success and future growth

 

 

Metallurgist Steelmaking

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Midwest, Southest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 3
Date Posted: March 11, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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Provide technical support and assistance to steelmaking operations and external customers through expert analysis of mill metallurgical processes and materials, identification of challenges, implementation of innovative solutions, and ongoing quality improvement initiative.

 

PRINCIPAL ACTIVITIES:

Design executes and report on product development and quality improvement trials.

Develop operating practices to produce quality steel products meeting or exceeding industry standards and customer requirements.

Conduct ongoing analysis of manufacturing practices to monitor compliance and effectiveness.

Interpret data and make recommendations to management team.

Implement techniques for quality and productivity enhancements.

Investigate quality-related production issues and recommend cost-effective solutions.

Manage disposition of material which does not meet quality requirements for intended application.

Aid maintenance or engineering on materials selection and fabrication techniques, as needed.

Respond to external inquiries, develop production plans, and certify material in cooperation with internal cross-functional teams.

Represent company on external technical committees as required.

Conduct ongoing research and drive discovery about best practices, industry innovations, and relevant competitive activities.

Casting Process Development Metallurgist (Aluminum)

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: March 5, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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The Casting Process Development Metallurgist will be responsible for the development of casting process and product development for increased productivity, the introduction of new products/alloys and process enhancement. This will entail casting practice development, determination of the viability of new processes, and validation of performance in both developmental and production scale introductions.

 

The Process Engineer’s essential functions include:

  • Identify opportunities for improved casting productivity and reduced energy consumption, validate potential while assuring product performance and integrity is simultaneously sustained or improved.
  • Develop casting processes for new product introductions and process improvements leading to improved product characteristics, quality, productivity and cost.
  • Develop solutions to casting process related issues.
  • Drive process control to support product improvement and consistency at company’s casting facilities.
  • Execute trials on site at casting plants and manage / perform the analysis of product and process changes.
  • Document product and process improvements / revisions and support / lead plants to ensure robust industrialization of changes.

 

Process Metallurgist

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: February 2, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 3
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  • Review amends and author SOP’s regarding equipment operation settings, equipment inspection schedules, and quality acceptance standards. Establish operating procedures to reduce shift-to-shift variation and reduce rejections.
  • Continual review of mill practices to ensure that quality standards are met, processing standards being followed, and cost measures are under control. Make suggestions for improvements to increase efficiencies and reduce costs.
  • Promptly inform appropriate personnel of products or processes that do not conform to requirements. Has the authority to stop production to correct quality problems.
  • Analyze customer complaints regarding product quality. Respond to complaints and suggest resolutions, ensuring that customer’s requirements are addressed.
  • Provide technical/metallurgical assistance to internal and external customers. Visit customer locations on a proactive basis.
  • Conduct trials of products/processes to develop and improve mill practices. Work with production and maintenance employees to improve equipment, strip quality and reliability.  Work closely with machine operators during trials.
  • Instruct or supervise union employees when necessary and perform other related tasks as required.
  • May participate in purchasing supplies for the department.
  • Maintains FMEA’s and Control Plans to reflect current status.

 

 

 

 

Quality Control Engineer

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: February 2, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 1
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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Scope of Job:

Assist in implementing new mill practices.  Audit existing practices from which all quality control functions are implemented.  Relate to sales personnel, manufacturing personnel, and outside inspectors and vendors to acquire pertinent knowledge whereby standard practices may be written and processes upgraded.

 Main Tasks:

  • Conduct quality audits once a month at required mill operations. Develop processes to reduce costs while maintaining or improving product quality.
  • Provide a knowledgeable outlet to production and manufacturing personnel regarding customer requirements to assure a quality product is produced at minimum cost. Report discrepancies in procedures or practices to the Quality Manager, who thereby investigates problems and implements solutions.
  • Assist in directing production personnel in obtaining proper samples for lab testing. Analyse the results of such tests conducted in the Strand Lab and Physical Lab.
  • Write SMR’s to minimize manufacturing delays and keep shifts informed of coil status. Establish coil defect history. Obtain all necessary supporting documentation including level 2 data, in-process data, final product data, gauge charts, coil history, etc. for process Engineers and Quality Manager.
  • Monitor all lab solutions with lab technicians to ensure compliance.
  • Provide pertinent information to operators and helpers as to the standard product quality requirements to achieve quality requirements and maintain a quality-educated workforce.
  • Advise lab technicians and various hourly employees on various quality issues that need to be addressed. Fills in for lab technicians when needed.  Assist other internal customers with quality related problems/solutions as required.
  • Advise personnel that any products or processes not conforming to requirements will be communicated immediately to the Quality Manager.
  • Has the authority to stop production to correct quality issues.

 

Sr Metallurgical Engineer

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: February 2, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 5
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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The Senior Metallurgical Engineer will effectively provide metallurgical and technical support to all aspects of manufacturing.

 

  • Provide daily metallurgical and technical support to all company departments actively involved in manufacturing including corrective and preventive action.
  • Provide metallurgical and technical sup­­port to current and potential customers in areas of regulations and material performance.
  • Perform metallographic analysis using digital or optical microscopy
  • Conduct root cause failure analysis investigations on customer complaints/claims and internal quality issues including corrective and preventive action.
  • Prepare detailed technical reports on completed failure analysis investigations.
  • Responsible for identifying and executing projects for process improvements and alloy development. Provides shop floor, hands-on assistance/leadership with such projects.
  • Actively contributes and implements continuous process improvements in casting and forming.  Facilitates technical discussions to identify root cause solutions for improvement initiatives.
  • Perform regular process audits to assure adherence to standard procedure and analyze process optimization.

Lead Metallurgist

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: January 29, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 5
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This is a new role that was created due to a major growth surge in the company’s IGT casting business. This role will be responsible for building & leading a team of Product Engineers, with a heavy focus on NPI (new product introduction) over the next five years. Not only will this be a customer-facing position, but the Engineering Manager will also advise the Operations team on solutions to the challenges these complex-core investment castings entail.

Major Responsibilities

  • Responsible to be the main point of contact and provide technical support to a key Industrial Gas & Turbine (IGT) customer
  • Act as the subject matter expert for investment castings, assisting the operations & quality teams as issues or questions are raised.
  • Drive new product introduction (NPI) qualification activities, ensuring that internal teams are on track to meet customer commitments.
  • Partner with tooling vendors to ensure that all necessary tool/die and wax patterns for various complex core castings.
  • Monitor casting manufacturing processes to ensure products produced meet dimensional and metallurgical specifications from our customer.

 

Process Metallurgist

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: January 29, 2021
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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Work cooperatively in a team environment to develop and enhance robust manufacturing/metallurgical processes to support the company’s growth in the aerospace and industrial investment casting markets.

Develop the overall metallurgical investment casting process from gate design to establishing shelling parameters.

Develop, maintain, and teach “best practice” investment casting procedures and practices to ensure CPP business objectives are satisfied.

Identify problems, generate alternatives, and implement solutions to problems that affect yield, rework, and overall quality of the product using a standardized approach.

Take a leadership role occasionally in resolving cross-functional problems.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS/DUTIES

  • Interpret customer specifications relative to establishing internal written NDT specifications.
  • Develop the overall metallurgical casting process from gate design to establishing casting parameters.
  • Assess the physical structure and behavior of metals and metal distribution systems within investment casting systems.
  • Investigate metallurgical failure using root cause analysis.
  • Publish reports on research and completed tests using data-based decisions.
  • Identify and improve process yields using various data analysis techniques (statistical, mathematical, DOE, 6 Sigma, etc.) to uncover variables in the process.
  • Document work procedures and processes.
  • Routinely audit production lots for adherence to established techniques and to ensure the repeatability of the results.
  • Identify, evaluate, and implement new process technologies that will extend manufacturing and product capabilities.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure organization objectives are achieved.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.
  • Improve labor utilization and reduce cost.

 

 

Senior Research Metallurgist

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Northeast
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: December 23, 2020
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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The Senior Research Metallurgist provides technical expertise in broad areas of materials and processes in support of all areas of the company.  He/she initiates and conducts new material, process, and product development; works directly with customers and potential customers to resolve technical problems; and assumes leadership of R&D during the absence of the R&D Manager.

Essential Functions

  • Become a technical expert and thought leader
    • Initiate and conduct new product development, especially in the areas of new alloy formulation, materials processing, and innovative use of all company’s expertise and capabilities
    • Maintain working knowledge of technological developments in both new and existing markets, and keep upper management aware of potential impact of these changes
    • Support new product development activities of others within the company
  • Provide support within our company and to our customers
    • Provide metallurgical support to resolve day-to-day manufacturing problems with emphasis on deformation processing of materials
    • Provide technical support and training to the Sales and Marketing departments
    • Work directly with current and prospective customers to select appropriate products, or develop novel solutions if needed

Additional Responsibilities

  • Form relationships with customer, industry, and academic thought leaders
  • Produce high-quality, high-impact technical communications
    • Prepare well written, professional reports, whitepapers, and publication-quality manuscripts
    • Document new test methods to support improved product quality/ reliability
    • Produce detailed failure analyses for the Company, current, and prospective customers
  • Track and report on the status of developmental and support projects
  • Perform critical economic analysis of the value of new technologies and equipment
  • Benchmark competitive products and technologies
  • Supervise activities of member(s) of the R&D Technician Team

Metallurgical Quality Engineer

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Midwest
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Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 2
Date Posted: November 14, 2020
Expiry Date: December 31, 2021
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
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Salary Type: Negotiable
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Position Summary:

The Quality Engineer will provide leadership on market specific quality systems requirements. For the assigned market, they will ensure our business processes and systems meet the market/industry expectations for compliance, responsiveness, and integrity. This role will serve as the segment’s lead quality resource supporting sales, process engineering, and the shop as it relates to interpreting customer/industry specifications, ensuring individual order compliance, aligning functional procedures for compliance, and coordinating internal resources for implementing process improvements to ensure segment quality expectations.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Coordinate segment specific QMS activities with customers and governing bodies regarding our quality system. Coordinate change management of quality system activities, assuring the system meet requirements and procedures, processes and systems should add value and contribute to Company’s Quality.

Must read and interpret complex specifications and contracts from multiple industries and serve as one of the key authority resources to the interpretation of specifications and be willing to provide written and verbal guidance to regulators, customers, and industry groups.

Support auditing program by performing duties of lead auditor for both internal and supplier audits. Additionally, this resource will host/witness 2nd and 3rd party external audits and customer witnesses and their review of Company’s Quality System processes.

Represent Company when communicating with customers’ sales, quality and technical resources regarding specification/requirements, manufacturing and process capabilities, and questions/complaints related to quality systems, product, processes, or documentation.

Lead and / or work with a cross functional team to identify root cause and develop and implement positive corrective action(s) to correct identified problem(s). Use, train, facilitate and coach teams in the proper use of structured problem-solving tools.

Communicate and provide training to personnel regarding execution of procedures and interpretation of specifications/drawings as they apply to the technical manufacturing, test and inspection requirements invoked by customers.

Facilitates between different process owners in multiple locations to maximizes standardization and clarity of practice. By thorough understanding of the business and manufacturing processes, the segment quality engineer will reduce redundancy in processes and procedures.

Utilize metrics to evaluate and eliminate waste for implemented processes, including efficiency, accuracy, and quality improvements. Support and participate 6’s / Lean activities.

Provide leadership culture on production floor to enable the teams to fully understand their quality impact on our customers, our employee owned business, and their individual work groups. Train, support, and audit assigned areas ensuring education and compliance to all appropriate customer and industry requirements

Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

BS in engineering or metallurgy or equivalent

Minimum 5 years of experience as a quality resource in a high specification environment (Military, Nuclear, Aerospace, FDA, ETC)

Good understanding of lean/sigma tools

Previous experience in the metals industry and/or metallurgy knowledge.

Project Management Skills

Qualified Lead auditor in systems such as ISO 9001:2008, AS9100.