Combustion SME



United States, Alabama, Muscle Shoals

Remote Position: 


November 9th, 2022





Constellium Muscle Shoals is an aluminum manufacturing plant based in Alabama with over 1,200 employees. With its widest strip mill in the USA and a world-class recycling center, the site represents one of the largest sites within Constellium and is a world-class can recycling center, with the capacity to recycle nearly 20 billion cans per year. Muscle Shoals’ main product is aluminum can sheet for the packaging industry, particularly for beverage containers. It manufactures sheet used in all three components of an aluminum can, namely body stock, coated end stock and tab stock. Additionally, Muscle Shoals’ supplies Auto Body Sheet substrate to Constellium’s Bowling Green, Kentucky, site.






Primary Purpose

This position will be responsible for the overall management of combustion equipment on furnaces and-or drier / preheaters in both E13 and Cast House operating facilities. Both facilities have a range of furnaces and preheaters that utilize, in some instances, different makes and models of gas fired combustion burners. 


General tasks of the role include – burner / combustion system optimization to achieve both fuel efficiency and maximum energy output; combustion system equipment reliability whereby Unplanned Down-Time (UDT) is kept to a minimum; the establishment of accurate and reliable gas consumption systems used to track costs and monitor / report out product of combustion emissions; the identification and implementation of best-in-class furnace management systems; taking on a lead role with the implementation of Smart Melt™ furnace management, supporting company-wide energy / sustainability initiatives; developing / implementing specific KPI’s that support the daily operation of furnaces in the business. 




General Accountabilities

  • Core Values: Emulate and lead by the Constellium Core Values of Safety, Respect, Trust, Transparency and Collaboration to safely achieve continuous improvement in profitability by meeting our customers’ needs
  • Safety: Work to continually improve safety performance by reducing, and where possible, eliminating risk with the ultimate goal of an injury free work environment
  • Quality: Support efforts to meet and exceed customer quality requirements, to deliver on-time, safely and efficiently
  • Manufacturing Excellence: Support consistent and sustainable performance through standardization and measurable results (KPIs)


Key Accountabilities:

  • Play a lead role in the implementation of Smart Melt™ furnace management software 
  • Monitoring and tuning of combustion equipment 
  • Identification and implementation of best-in-class furnace management systems that complement Operation’s, Maintenance and Reliability procedures and practices  
  • Support company-wide sustainability and energy savings projects  
  • Directly responsible for the development and implementation of KPIs metrics that measure the overall combustion system performance 
  • Liaison between Operations / Process / Maintenance on business issues in accordance with equipment combustion systems 
  • Analyze and problem solve issues such that sound judgement can be applied to manage risks



Roles and Responsibilities :

  • Works to ensure that all combustion equipment is operating at optimum efficiency 
  • Ensures that we have programs in place to track and monitor all furnace equipment combustion systems  
  • Daily responsibility of checking equipment. Escalate issues in a timely manner and ensure effective plans and counter-measures are established to rapidly resolve the issue(s) 
  • Act as the primary contact in both E13 and the Cast House to support all sustainability and energy projects 
  • Works directly with the area Reliability Engineers to solve problems for both E13 and the Cast House 
  • Promotes and provides a continuous learning and improvement environment for all furnace and combustion work for upstream areas 
  • Must provide training / mentorship / coaching for others in the use and understanding of furnace and combustion design, practices and procedures 
  • Leverages the best practices across upstream departments and furnaces 
  • Supports criticality assessment and commonality of spares of all furnace combustion equipment for the site 
  • Works with maintenance to support the strategic analysis to provide long range replacement cost and planning that targets equipment obsolescence and replacement in the business  
  • Teaches, trains, drives, and develops furnace and combustion reliability for the site.
  • Is on call for emergency breakdown support.









Leadership Competencies, Technical Skills Requirement

Technical Skills & Experience: 

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering - preferred - OR
  • 5 years’ experience in a comparable industrial environment, with a strong track record in a maintenance role
  • Burner / combustion furnace systems experience & knowledge in the metals industry. Along with strong knowledge & understanding of furnace control systems
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate and coach effectively in both verbal and written formats. Message delivery and sound presentation skills are required
  • Reliable and efficient time management skills
  • Project coordination – planning, scheduling, resource management along with effective, timely communications are a must
  • Proficient in the Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Project - desirable
  • Experience with Enterprise Business Systems (SAP, Oracle) - required
  • Knowledge & experience using Computerized Maintenance Management Systems (CMMS) -required


Knowledge & Skills:

  • Ability to work in a fluid environment yet meet the necessary deadlines, work within the designed costs constraints and deliver on-promise the required responsibilities of the role
  • Work under pressure and clear barriers / constraints whilst managing multiple priorities
  • Acting decisively – the ability to apply good judgement in a timely manner such that momentum is maintained for the organization
  • Demonstrating flexibility – the ability to adjust priorities as necessary to meet changing conditions
  • Drives results – consistently achieves results through sound processes especially under tough circumstances
  • Optimize work processes – knowledge of and / or the ability to problem solve and design the most effective and efficient processes to achieve the desired outcome(s). A focus on continuous improvement is seen as an enabler
  • Collaborator – builds partnerships and works as a team member with others to meet shared objectives
  • Integrity – values transparency and holds self and others accountable to meet agreed commitments
  • Coordinate / facilitate – provides direction, delegates and removes obstacles to get the work done




Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without  regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.