Product Engineer- Metallurgist



United States, Kentucky, Bowling Green

Remote Position: 


October 4th, 2022



Product Engineer- Metallurgist

General Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to develop and evaluate manufacturing procsses and systems which integrate human work factors, quality control, inventory control, logistics and material flow with the focus upon employee safety, quality of the product, cost reduction, as well as improve sustainability and develop best practices within the production process. 


Esstenial Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop expertise on manufacturing technology
  • Develop expertise on the product parameter and support the Techical Customer Service Team for product development and improvement
  • Identify Key Process Parameters and impact on the product parameters
  • Conduct PFMEA
  • Write process descriptions and work instructions for operations
  • Define control plans
  • Train the operation team
  • Evaluate and improve the process capabilities
  • Put in place monitoring of the Process and Products parameters, analyze deviations, put in place counter measures and monitor the progress
  • Improve the processes recipes to reach the expected capabilities
  • Challenge the technology, and identify opportunities or implement changes to improve products or reduce costs using knowledge of fabrication processes, tooling and production equipment, assembly methods, quality control standards, or product design, materials, and parts
  • Carry out continuous quality improvement assessments required by the Automotive Industry (CQI9) and insure compliance
  • Determine root causes of failures and recommend process changes to improve product quality
  • Provide technicial expertise or support related to manufacturing
  • Review production schedules, engineering specifications, orders, and related information to obtain knowledge of manufacturing methods, procedures, and activities
  • Coordinate and implement quality control objectives, activities, or procedures to resolve production problems, maximize product reliability, and minimize costs


Education and/or Work Experience Requirements:

  • Required Education and Experience
    • Bachelor's degree in Materials, Industrial Engineering/Metallurigical Degree
    • 3 + years of experience in an automotive-related manufacturing environment which operates a 24/7 continuous annealing line process (CALP) preferred
    • Background in metallurgy, all materials engineering and heat treat operations or a combination of a minimum of 5 years of formal metallurgical education and heat treat experience
  • Knowledge of materials and metallurgical operations
  • Heat treat knowledge and metal properties
  • Knowledge of Quality methods and tools: DMAIC, FMEA, PDCA, 5M diagram
  • Knowledge in electrical, mechanical and hydraulics
  • Knowledge in heavy industry, metallurgy type preferred


Other Requirements/Qualifications

  • Skill in instrumentation: priciples and technologies of measurement, variability, SPC
  • Skill in project management: value analysis, risk analysis, functional analysis & tests
  • Ability to work in a constrained environment (deadlines, costs, ability to work under pressure)
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong decision-making skills
  • Critical attential to detail and deadlines, and ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment
  • Ability to priortize and handle multiple tasks simutaneously