Metallurgical Engineer in Barberton, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/12/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Arconic Wheel and Transportation Products (AWTP) is a business with a rich tradition and a bright future. We invented the forged wheel in 1948 and we have remained the global leader in providing safe, strong, light-weight and innovative aluminum transportation products. AWTP produces over 4 million Aluminum wheels globally with annual sales in excess of $800 million. AWTP products are highly engineered products operating in challenging environments with significant product liability risk and wide diversity of end use applications ranging from passenger cars to heavy-duty trucks to commercial and military vehicles.

The primary purpose of the Metallurgical Engineer is to provide technical and quality leadership in the operations area of the Horizontal Ingot Cast House Facility in Barberton, Ohio. The position reports to the AWTP Quality Director with indirect reporting to the Barberton Cast House Plant Manager. The incumbent will work with local leadership, Arconic Technical Center, the Center of Excellence (CoE) and the equipment manufacturer to develop technical, quality and operating processes and procedures which will be utilized in the Cast House.

Job Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Assist and Conduct training of supervisor's and operators, driving process start-up and improvement activities, assisting in the procurement of raw materials, development/implementation of safe work practices and eventually assisting in quality improvement, cost reduction and increased efficiency projects/activities;
  • Provide guidance to suppliers for proper problem-solving techniques such as 8D, 7 Step, 5 Principles, etc.;
  • Assist suppliers with new model development and launch including a full understanding of the automotive APQP process leading to on time launch with focus on the PPAP;
  • Possess a working knowledge of Quality Systems such as ISO9000 and IATF16949 and the ability to work with supply base to continuously improve their systems resulting in improved product/service quality and reduced cost;
  • Provide technical knowledge to support ingot casting recovery improvement projects after start-up;
  • Act as liaison between the forging plants and outside sources to communicate issues and solutions for problem resolution and continuous improvement;
  • Assist in the implementation of external and internal systems to drive continuous improvement in the Cast house and the CVW/FSW flow path;
  • Drive advanced quality planning throughout the subcontractors;
  • Assisting in the procurement of raw materials;
  • Training of new supervisor's and operators;
  • Assisting with R&D activities;
  • Providing metallurgical assistance to other Arconic Wheel Facilities.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum of 2 years aluminum molten metal processing experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Minimum of 2 years aluminum molten metal processing experience in horizontal and/or vertical casting.