Foundry Process Engineer

ATEK Metal Technologies

SUMMARY:  Responsible for continual improvement of foundry molding processes to impact safety, quality and productivity.

WAGE TYPE:  Salary

FLSA Exemption:  Exempt

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop and validate operating processes for existing products. 
  • Lead and complete continuous process improvement projects. 
  • Lead process-based problem resolution in support of day to day operations of the foundry. 
  • Work with design engineering to identify and resolve equipment and tooling-based issues. 
  • Develop and document operating instructions that maintain process control. 
  • Work with production processes to ensure that daily production runs meet quoted parameters including cycle times, product quality and scrap rates. 
  • Educate process operators on proper procedures and process control.
  • Develop lean manufacturing methods throughout the facility. 
  • Responsible for all process related functions in support of foundry operations. 
  • Perform any, and all, other job related tasks as assigned.

ORGANIZATIONAL STRUCTURE:  Reports to:   Foundry Process Manager

QUALIFICATIONS:  The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Equivalent combinations of education and experience may be substituted for the expected levels of education and experience required.

Education and/or Experience Expected: 

  • High school degree or GED is required; engineering degree is preferred. Must have ten+ years foundry experience directly related to molding and process engineering
  • Demonstrated experienced in molding process problem solving in a foundry environment
  • Experience in the reduction of foundry process scrap
  • Experience in delivering continuous improvement projects

Preferred:

  • Aluminum foundry experience
  • Six Sigma methodology experience
  • Foundry automation experience
  • Experience in core make and post molding processes (heat treatment, de-core, finishing)

Communication Skills:

  • Must be able to read, write and comprehend the English language
  • Must establish and maintain high levels of responsiveness and credibility with employees
  • Must be able to drive excellent results while maintaining positive and effective relationships with peers and subordinates
  • Must be able to train operators for continued performance improvement

System Skills:

  • Microsoft Suite

Working Conditions:

  • Will have regular exposure to foundry environment including: dust, heat, fumes and noise.   

Equal Opportunity Employer – Minorities / Women / Veterans / Disability


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