Steel mill in Alabama needs a senior Metallurgist to do chemical analysis of products, mechanical testing, and failure analysis within ASTM guidelines. The company is a hot steel mill. Must be familiar with hot mills, steel making, casting, and finishing. Will assist the QA Manager with communications to customer and suppliers. Participate in the company’s Continuous Improvement efforts. This job is in the Huntsville area.
Audit manufacturing processes. Use ISO 9002 methods to increase efficiency, quality and continuous improvement. Prepare and present training in metallurgy. Manage failure analysis process, including the identification and correction of problems. Conduct process check, sign certifications, assure that tests were done to customers’ specifications.
Monitor new products and processes, with the goal of maintaining safe working conditions, reducing costs, increasing efficiency, and increasing quality of company products. Review test reports to determine if physical characteristics of sample specimens meet metallurgical specifications, quality control standards, and customer performance requirements.
Investigate causes of defects. Advise production supervisors of processing defects. Disposition substandard material. Advise metallurgical personnel on problems in quality, and on testing techniques. Assist manufacturing engineering in specification interpretation on new orders. Develop procedures and document work instructions for lab operators. When needed, perform lab technician duties.
BS in Metallurgy, Materials Engineering, or Materials Science required. Advanced degrees preferred. At least five years’ experience working in a metals lab as a metallurgist. Should have experience with molten metals. Experience working with a steel company is preferred. Must be familiar with hot mills, steel making, casting, and finishing. Must be able to run all lab equipment and perform metals testing.
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