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Metallurgical Engineer

Company: US Pipe, A Forterra Company
Location: Bessemer
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Job Summary: Provide technical support to melting and casting departments, assist in product quality initiatives and manages product development projects and conducts metallurgical studies and analyses in support of company product development and quality assurance activities.

Essential Functions:

Monitor, analyze, and review (through statistical analysis of process parameters) process / production performance and then plan and execute enhancements to improve process capability, yield, alloy recovery, metallic charge cost, cupola performance and reliability to include auxiliary equipment (e.g. baghouse).

Provides technical support to casting operation.

Performs metallurgical analyses and physical testing associated with the plant-wide product improvement initiatives.

Manages product and associated process development projects.

Conducts metallurgical analyses and forensic investigations associated with returned failed products from Customer Complaints.

Provides procedural instruction to fab shop, welded products, and product test bay personnel as needed.

Audits subcontractor processes and parts at subcontractor facilities.

Performs drafting, reviewing, and revising of Company Technical Documentation.

Performs product and process quality audits.

Performs or supervises the periodic metrological analyses of plant prepared mechanical test specimens in support of production plants' conformance to national product testing standards.

Additional Functions:

Reviews developments in the ferrous metals industry related to U. S. Pipe products.

Skills & Requirements
Scope Data/Working Conditions/Physical Demands:
--- Office, laboratory, and foundry/processing plant work environments.
--- Lifting of moderate loads, some exposure to heat and industrial plant environment.
--- Occasional overnight travel required.

Skills, Knowledge, Abilities and Traits:

Requires a BS in Metallurgical or Materials Science Engineering with 3 to 5 years relevant work experience in ferrous metallurgy, including ductile iron, steels, and stainless steels, and the metallographic analysis of these metals. Must be familiar with various ferrous metal forming industries and related processes such as heat treating. Also needs familiarity with metrological and analytical equipment and its operation. Must possess Project Management skills, effective communication, and technical writing capabilities. Knowledge of various MS Software Programs needed.


Keywords: US Pipe, A Forterra Company, Birmingham , Metallurgical Engineer, Engineering , Bessemer, Alabama

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