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Director - Engineering

Beaver Falls, PA 15010

Posted: 06/25/2018 Employment Type: Direct Placement Category: Engineers-All Other Job Number: 76929

Looking for a hands-on leader  who is interested in being a  key player with  a  growing manufacturer  in Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  This position serves on the company executive team and reports to the President/CEO.  The engineering director will act as chief metallurgist for this cold drawn bar mill  which focuses on the manufacture of special shapes. 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Acts as chief metallurgist and is responsible for all quality, plant and equipment maintenance.
  • Contract Review.
  • Product Engineering.
  • Product Testing.
  • Project Engineering.
  • Environmental Compliance.
  • Budgetary responsibility  for  MRO, chemicals, energy, environmental, tooling and maintenance spending.
  • Primary contact for supplier and customer technical requirments.
  • Maintain  ISO 9004: 2015 compliance program.
  • Direct reports include Process Engineer & Metallurgist.
  • Responsible for all environmental compliance requirements working in concert with third party environmental engineering firm.
  • Work with executive team to establish and execute strategic and tactical plans.
  • Establish spending plans and control spending for assigned responsibilities.
  • Responsible for maintaining company ISO certification, lead ISO Management reviews, lead preparations for internal surveillance and renewal audits; maintain QMS.
  • Process owner for all product technical specifications, including material specifications, annealing requirements, process paths and product  certification.
  • Process owner for all tool room activities including tool design and maintenance as well as spending and technical capability.
  • Process owner for all product testing including external and internal test requirements, metallurgical lab activities and organization and product certifications
  • Responsible for capital spending, process and budget.
  • Process owner for all plant and equipment maintenance activities with eye for continuous improvement in safety, productivity, product yield, equipment up time and reduced process variability.
  • Responsible for energy procurement (contract and spot buys); waste stream haul out and disposals; as well as new supplier approvals.
  • Supports sales growth activities.
  • Back up for manufacturing director when absent.
  • Occasional travel for supplier quality assurance and customer relations.

  • 15 + years of diverse plant  and product engineering assignments of increasing responsibility  including mill an/or engineering leadership roles in steel industry.
  • Bachelor of Science, Metallurgy or Metallurgical Engineering.
  • Solid foundation in ISO requirements.
  • Strong internal and external customer focus.
  • Strong supplier quality foundation.
  • Working understanding of steel annealing processing and effects to achieve mechanical properties.
  • Strong foundation of environmental compliance requirements.
  • Superior general business savvy and entrepreneurial bent toward measured risk-taking.
  • Comfortable using integrated ERP system for business process control.
  • Comfortable on shop floor, interacting with operators for process improvement and problem solving.
  • Team player and strong individual contributor.
  • Willingness to roll up sleeves and get things done daily.
  • Comfort with metallurgical lab activities and test procedures.
  • Practical experience leading maintenance and project engineering.

  • Cold finished steel manufacturing expertise including de-scaling, drawing/rolling, annealing and finishing.
  • Extensive customer contact and supplier contact  experience.
  • Working understanding of governmental permitting requirements.
  • Appreciation for organizational dynamics and how to motivate people to do their best work focused on organization' s priorities.
  • Expense and capital budget expertise.
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