Metallurgical Engineer Job Description

Metallurgical Engineer Job Description

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Metallurgical engineer provides technical expertise and leadership in applying process improvement tools such as Lean, Six Sigma, design of experiments, statistical process control.

Metallurgical Engineer Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Lead investigations into continual quality and productivity improvements in Melting, Casting, and Rolling root cause analysis of product defects
Conduct parts performance analyses
Determining materials used in the foundry, applicable specifications and requirements
Identification and development of novel alloys and processing techniques to improve performance, cost and quality
Ensuring aspects of the HPDC process, particularly incoming ingot quality, melt handling and quality, and heat treatment parameters are able to produce products that meet engineering requirements
Collaboration with Quality Engineering on control plan definition, materials production test protocols, initial process validation and re-validation
Performing Failure Analysis and Root Cause Corrective Action for process and part anomalies or Quality check failures
Experience in preparing material samples (grind, polish and etch) for metallographic examination
Perform corrosion tests in accordance with ASTM A262 practice A, B, C, E, & F, A923 method A & C and G48 method A
Optimize existing milling processes by evaluating and implementing process development projects, daily monitoring, sampling, and testing programs

Metallurgical Engineer Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Metallurgical Engineer

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: API, NADCAP, NDT, HRP, DOE, NDE, EHS, QMS, IATF, IEC

Education for Metallurgical Engineer

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the metallurgical engineer job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Master's Degree in Science, Metallurgical Engineering, Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Technical, Chemistry, Education, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science and Engineering

Skills for Metallurgical Engineer

Desired skills for metallurgical engineer include:

Ability to apply quality systems
Basic statistical techniques
Inspection and test methods
2D blueprints and model drawings
Lean concepts
Six Sigma
Statistical techniques and methods like design of experiments
Supplier quality processes

Desired experience for metallurgical engineer includes:

Ability to work effectively in team situations independently
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States
Working knowledge of statistical analysis including statistical tools (Mini-Tab, SAS JMP, SAS EG)
Establish Personal Goals and Objectives annually that align with Departmental Goals and Objectives
Minimum of 3 years of experience working in Metallurgy or Metallurgical Engineering
A demonstrated commitment to continuous improvement

Metallurgical Engineer Examples


Metallurgical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is looking to fill the role of metallurgical engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for metallurgical engineer
  • Complete all hydraulic design and infrastructure required for planning and scheduling pad activities for a 4.5 million crushed tons per year on 5 on/off leach pads
  • Guide activities and development of 2 metallurgical technicians
  • Lead metallurgical laboratory activities to monitor and verify and validate operational results
  • Monitor and report on consumables inventory on a weekly basis
  • Troubleshoot and guide plant operations in day to day targets and performance
  • Lead CN Code compliance activities
  • Design and coordinate materials engineering tests and experiments as a member of a corporate engineering services analytial laboratory
  • Participate in materials selection and creating material analytical test methodology and strategies for R&D medical device components, sub-assemblies, and product
  • Perform hands-on testing in metallography, mechanical testing, and SEM/EDS analysis
  • Prepare test data summary reports/documentation to communicate results to lab customers and the technical community
Qualifications for metallurgical engineer
  • Bachelor of Science from an accredited institution
  • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy or Chemistry
  • Experience managing conflicting objectives and points of view inherent in cross-functional teams and to reach consensus on overall direction of the project
  • Experience creating and communicating complex development program plans and identify and resolve gaps/risk before they cause issues
  • Experience building project plans with the ability to, also, look at the macro view subjectively
  • A Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy or Material Science and Engineering from an accredited institution

Metallurgical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is hiring for a metallurgical engineer. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for metallurgical engineer
  • Creates and maintains test instrument and test method documentation
  • Applies engineering principles and company policies and procedures, analyzes data or situations, and exercises judgment to recommend solutions to solve problems
  • Participates across the business to identify and share company-wide best practices, advise the priorities for business excellence, and identifies future projects that will drive U
  • PRODUCT/PROCESS RATIONALIZATION – contribute analysis to support global product/process rationalization efforts by performing manufacturing process benchmarking analyses and manufacturing cost comparisons across the plants
  • STANDARDS/PROCEDURES – adheres to plant standards, technical instructions and procedures in order to ensure that all metallurgical activities are in alignment with corporate requirements
  • PROJECT MANAGEMENT – utilizes appropriate tools/methodology to plan resources and ensure timely completion
  • CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT – provides technical support for manufacturing CI projects to increase throughput, improve quality/process capability, reduce costs, enhance safety
  • TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION – assists in the development of implementation plans for newly-developed processes working with Manufacturing, Quality Advancement, Process Technology, Global Material Quality and Product Design & Development as needed
  • TRAVEL – international and/or domestic travel required to support process start-up
  • Develop novel approaches and evaluate plans and criteria for a variety of projects and activities
Qualifications for metallurgical engineer
  • Knowledge of DFEMA and PFMEA (Design and Production Failure Mode and Effect Analysis)
  • A minimum of 3 years of work experience in Metallurgy or Materials Science
  • A Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy, Material Science and Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Bachelor's degree in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Material Science, or Chemical Engineering from an accredited institution
  • Provide metallurgical engineering support and expertise to area of responsibility
  • Ensure that metallurgical focus areas are aligned with targets of area

Metallurgical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is looking to fill the role of metallurgical engineer. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for metallurgical engineer
  • Assist in continuous education for technicians, supervisors and personnel that have a direct impact in the quality of the iron
  • Define heat treat instructions to produce iron that meets all customer and process specifications
  • Lead development and implementation of metallographic investigations in the field
  • Support lead materials engineer in gathering the field materials data and analysis
  • Lead field inspection activities through the modification of inspection systems and procedures
  • Lead training of field technicians to qualify them for different materials inspection techniques
  • Develop field and lab inspection procedures to perform material assessments in the field
  • Lead LTA and other specialty services development programs
  • Develop plant standards, technical instructions, and procedures in order to ensure that all metallurgical activities are in alignment with corporate standards and customer requirements
  • Provide direct leadership of thermal treatment area including setting of general policy, determining of proper procedures/work instructions, and training of associates as needed
Qualifications for metallurgical engineer
  • Conduct failure analyses, material recommendations, corrosion studies and mitigation, damage assessments, materials testing, RCA inputs, heat treatment and remaining life studies for area
  • Execute metallurgical research and development projects aimed at alleviating long-term and/or repetitive failures
  • Undertake plant ageing studies
  • Update and maintain metallurgical and corrosion flow diagrams (MCFDs) for area
  • Provide ad-hoc metallurgical expert support for projects and operations beyond Secunda operations
  • Interface with other engineering disciplines, Inspection, Group Technology and external consultants, contractors and providers

Metallurgical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is searching for experienced candidates for the position of metallurgical engineer. We appreciate you taking the time to review the list of qualifications and to apply for the position. If you don’t fill all of the qualifications, you may still be considered depending on your level of experience.
Responsibilities for metallurgical engineer
  • Work with local SQA for feeding back issues to supply base
  • Analyze process audit and customer feedback results in correlation with process capability and corporate standards and periodically and proactively establish preventative and/or corrective actions
  • Provide all metallurgical training needed for associates to understand and perform their job functions
  • Investigate new heat treat technology and equipment
  • Utilize own knowledge base to identify, develop, and carry out project ideas for overall improvement of quality, performance, and/or cost structure
  • Act as plant liaison with corporate metallurgical resources and serve as an interface with customers at a technical level
  • Perform damage analysis & prepare reports with recommendations, solutions, corrective actions
  • Schedule all product fatigue/wear-life testing schedule metallurgical and/or mechanical failure testing with outside labs
  • Develop standard welding procedures and approve all changes/deviations
  • Conduct ultrasonic testing of welds and product parts magnetic particle inspection of welds and product parts
Qualifications for metallurgical engineer
  • Demonstrated skills in statistical analysis of data, root-cause analysis, combined effects analysis and life cycle
  • Assist in the selection of external service providers by measuring their technical competence
  • Adhere to training and development for metallurgical engineers
  • Assist with scorecard objectives for Metallurgical Engineering
  • Participate and conform to safety initiatives, systems and procedures
  • Conform to quality management system of metallurgical department and laboratory

Metallurgical Engineer Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking to fill the role of metallurgical engineer. Please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications. While this is our ideal list, we will consider candidates that do not necessarily have all of the qualifications, but have sufficient experience and talent.
Responsibilities for metallurgical engineer
  • Developing and maintaining quality assurance systems, procedures, and equipment to meet customer specifications and company quality requirements
  • Monitoring and adjusting the production process using statistical process control and analysis of processing parameters and metallurgical testing results to ensure that all requirements, both internal and external, are met
  • Supporting salaried production supervisors in metallurgy related daily activities, including providing on-call responses to restore flow and developing/implementing countermeasures to prevent problem reoccurrence, such as with equipment malfunctions or new product set up
  • Interfacing with customer representatives and outside testing labs through emails and phone calls on product and metallurgical quality issues, such as new forging qualifications, to ensure compliance with a variety of customer documents, drawings, sales order requirements, government specifications, and company standards
  • Initiating and/or implementing continuous improvements projects, including engineering solutions to eliminate safety and quality concerns, repetitive equipment failures, stability activities, and cost reductions on critical processes to achieve the company’s financial objectives
  • Conducting material and process development programs, on topics such as corrosion testing and failure analysis, in partnership with personnel at the Arconic Technical Center
  • Single point of contact for United States Steel customer
  • Proactively monitors quality performance of mill and competition at assigned customer locations
  • Drives continuous improvement in product quality
  • Investigates and dispositions rejected material at customer locations
Qualifications for metallurgical engineer
  • Experience with design value development, specification writing, supplier/part qualification
  • BSc (Engineering) or BEng (must)
  • Minimum of 8 years or more experience within metallurgical / corrosion engineering field
  • Exposure to petrochemical damage mechanisms (strongly recommended)
  • Knowledge of Codes and Standards used in the petrochemical industry (ASME, API, NACE, ASTM, AWS), welding and fabrication techniques, NDT, people management and training and development (preferred)
  • Post graduate metallurgical qualification (preferred)

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