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POSITION: Non-Ferrous Green Sand Foundry Manufacturing Engineer

 

JOB STATUS: Exempt

 

PRIMARY PURPOSE: A hands-on shop floor-based engineering role. Oversee and troubleshoot daily foundry processes

while pursuing continuous improvement in areas such as scrap reduction and productivity increases while minimizing cost.

Processes will include, but not be limited to, the following areas: making cores and molds; charging, operating, and tapping

furnaces; pouring molten metal into molds; and sawing, grinding, and finishing castings.

MAJOR JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

Through the use of lean engineering tools, design and optimize manufacturing processes for the improvement of

existing products and the introduction of new ones.

Develop, implement and manage scrap reduction initiatives.

Create new standard work instructions and documentation as process changes dictate.

Examines materials and products at various stages of processing to ensure they conform to specifications.

Observes machines and equipment for malfunction and works in tandem with maintenance team to troubleshoot

issues.

Assist in developing and implementing cost reduction initiatives through continuous improvement (kaizen) events

Participate in, and at times, lead capital improvement projects.

Assist in implementing and updating Value Stream Maps.

Keep up to date with current and developing trends at national and international level in the foundry industry.

REQUIREMENTS:

BS Degree in Mechanical or Metallurgical Engineering

Minimum of three (3) years of experience in a foundry floor-support role.

Continuous improvement and lean experience in a foundry environment.

Understanding of green sand process and controls.

Experience with the maintenance of foundry controls, monitors and foundry processes.

HIGHLY DESIRED:

Knowledge of shell core processes and pattern shops

Knowledge of tooling

Previous experience in a secondary casting or machining experience.

Understanding of the non-ferrous melting process.

Understanding of aluminum, brass and bronze alloys.

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