Manufacturing Engineer

Department: Manufacturing Engineering    Location: Kokomo, IN

Business Purpose:
To provide metallurgical & process support to Manufacturing in various areas throughout the plant and to our numerous outside conversion operations. In addition, support Purchasing, Production Control, Quality Control, and Sales/Marketing in a shared goal of improving safety, quality, productivity, and cost while ensuring that our products meet the internal and external requirements of the customer order

Role Qualifications: (Required) & (Preferred)

BS Engineering (R) Materials Science or Metallurgical (P) or other Engineering specialty (R).

0-3 yrs. Will consider a recent graduate.

Areas of Knowledge:
Basic materials science (R), Thermomechanical processing of hot-forged, hot-rolled and/or cold rolling metals & finishing of flats and round products (P); Physical metallurgy of Ni- and Co base alloys (P); Manufacturing processes and equipment for conversion of Ingot metallurgy forms into wrought products (P); Statistical Process Control (SPC) and/or Lean (P).

Leadership, organization, communication/technical writing, math/analytical skills, SPC, computer skills (All R).

Global Accountabilities for the Role:
  • Safety – Support the corporate safety and environmental priority through a proactive focus on the use of proper PPE and efforts to improve the safety in Haynes’ manufacturing processes.
  • Quality – Ensure the quality of the product to the customer by actively identifying process/control issues, sound decision making when answering Product Reviews i.e. reworking and/or scrapping material, and follow-up on remedial actions to ensure they are effective and complete.
  • Productivity – Demonstrate an attitude of timeliness for requested work from your direct manager and area superintendents.
  • Cost – Demonstrate stewardship in exercising judgment in the use of company resources in dispositioning of nonconforming material and in developing optimal manufacturing processes.
Specific Accountabilities for the Role:

1. Manufacturing Processes Control:
    (a) Provide daily technical support to our internal and external Mfg. processes to meet our monthly  production goals. Audit routings to ensure that appropriate deformation/annealing/processing parameters will achieve passing specification property requirements.
    (b) Identify control parameters in assigned areas and monitor these for material response to reduce scrap/rework and
other off-quality trends.
    (c) Maintain trending data for key process characteristics.
    (d) Utilize computer systems, i.e., Shopfloor, TARGIT, Charge Cal, AX, etc., in daily work, for data analysis, and trending.
2. Quality Systems:
    (a) Disposition quality and/or metallurgical product reviews in a timely manner.
    (b) Analyze trends on material issues related to product reviews.
    (c) Maintain, develop, and improve Standard Operating Practices / Quality Control Instructions as needed.
3. Process Metallurgy:
    (a) Demonstrate an understanding of composition and metallurgy in daily activities.
    (b) Provide metallurgical support to ensure the product meets the specification requirements.
    (c) Provide Marketing/Sales/Customer with relevant metallurgical and process information as requested.
4. Processes Used:
    (a) Utilize the Process Deviation System to initiate and summarize improvement trials.
    (b) Work as directed on process planning for special projects, and alloy scale up activities at the mill.
5. Communication:
    (a) Summarize monthly input for the Manager – Mfg. Engineering monthly report by the 5th day of every month.
    (b) Communicate, as necessary, material processing information to all colleagues and key cross-functional relationships.
6. Leadership:
    (a) Conduct daily duties in an effective and professional manner.
    (b) Effectively utilize manufacturing engineering technician(s) to be able to complete tasks in a timely manner.