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Plant Metallurgist

Company: Management Recruiters of Zionsville
Location: Lafayette
Posted on: August 1, 2022

Job Description:

Plant Metallurgist - Lafayette, INOur large manufacturing client, a global leader in power-conveyance and energy-management solutions, located in Lafayette, IN, is seeking a Plant Metallurgist. The Plant Metallurgist will collaborate and lead associates through coaching and training to continuously improve the safety, quality, delivery and cost goals of the business. This role will drive action where needed to resolve issues and escalate actions to achieve OOE goals. The Plant Metallurgist will team with Metallurgical Engineers, Area Managers, support personnel and Leadership to constructively solve operational issues to meet all business goals.
Plant Metallurgist Key Responsibilities:

  • Engage with Engineers to develop acceptable methods of manufacturing at minimum costs
  • Supervise and lead Metallurgists, MET lab operations, lab technicians and provide the technical support to the heat treatment operations, metallurgical process controls and other areas as needed
  • Develop and validate process parameters for new product launches to ensure compliance to customer, engineering and quality requirements
  • 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
  • Work with customers to make sure their expectations are being met and exceeded
  • Conduct failure analysis and provide complete reports
  • 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
  • Team with support groups such as EHS, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Planning to escalate and improve urgent issues as well as drive continuous improvement
  • Provide all team members with constant communication, guidance, coaching and support necessary to perform their jobs effectively and accurately
  • Work with the Safety Department to monitor safety compliance and to review and plan for special requirements on incoming jobs Provide assistance in regular audits of the department to ensure proper safety and environmental practices are being followed
  • Use progressive discipline to correct and manage major violations of company policies, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g., fighting, sabotage, etc.)
  • Use progressive discipline to correct and manage major violations of company policies, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g., fighting, sabotage, etc.)
  • Investigate incidences of, and initiates corrective actions to, improper conduct on the floor or major violations of company policies or the CBA
  • 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
    Plant Metallurgist Requirements
    • BS degree in Metallurgy or Materials Science
    • Experience in ferrous heat treating/manufacturing required (5-7 years desirable)
    • A background in Foundry, machine shop, assembly operation and customer problem solving is desirable.
    • Experience supporting component manufacturing for vehicle (automotive, heavy truck or off-highway) applications preferred
    • Previous experience in a NADCAP, IATF or CQI9 compliant operating system required
    • Some Supervision experience desired, but not required
    • Statistical knowledge, knowledge of PPAP and FMEA would be highly valuable
    • Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing preferred
    • Experience with AS 400 system helpful
    • Ability to travel to customer sites (infrequently)
    • Must be available to work flexible hours and weekends
    • Experience in a multi-shift operation with emphasis in a union environment is strongly desired
    • Familiar with computers, Microsoft Office Suite
      For more information, please submit a confidential resume to melva@mriz.netMelva Lowry1531 W Oak StreetZionsville, IN 46077Visit our website at
      Due to the high volume of resumes received, only applicants with SPECIFIC EXPERIENCE requested by our clients will be contacted. All replies are held in strict confidence. MRI Zionsville WILL NOT share your personally identifiable information WITHOUT your permission.
      Keywords: Plant Metallurgist, Metallurgist, Metallurgical Engineer, Senior Metallurgist, Senior Metallurgical Engineer,

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