POSITION TITLE: Metallurgical Engineer

REPORTS TO:  Corporate Metallurgist

LOCATION: Meadville , PA

POSITION SUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES:

The Metallurgical Engineer provides technical support to Operations and Quality for all phases of forging and machining operations. Supports Operations, to ensure good quality procedures are in place, oversees trials of new materials and processes to ensure good quality practices are being utilized, and provides metallurgical support to management personnel.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES and JOB DUTIES:

  • Interface with the Quality department in metallurgical testing methods, new part validations and raw material supplier audits.
  • Conduct thermal processing supplier development audits.
  • Oversee metallurgical testing methods and equipment such as:
    • Rockwell and Brinell hardness
    • Microstructure
    • Macroetch
    • Optical Emission Spectroscopy
  • Interface with Engineering and Sales team during quotation process.
  • Strive to continually improve quality and develop cost saving initiatives.
  • Provide new process development support and leadership in the areas of:
    • Induction hardening
    • Quench and temper
    • Normalizing
    • Isothermal annealing
    • Subcritical annealing
    • Nitriding
  • Ensure that Operations follows sound metallurgical practices.
  • Perform failure investigations on customer returns/claims.
  • Provide technical support for all phases of forging operations including tooling, heat treating, and machining.

QUALIFICATIONS and EDUCATION:

  • S. Materials Engineering
  • Knowledge of Forging industry and related tooling preferred, but not required.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong problem solving and analytical skills
  • Must be able to work with personnel at all levels of the organization.
  • Willingness to travel, when necessary
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness to learn
  • Commitment to safety

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the organization. Meadville Forging Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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POSITION TITLE: CNC Plant Engineer

Meadville Forging Company, a leading supplier of steel forgings to the automotive industry, is seeking a Plant Engineer for our Production Machining Plant located in Cambridge Springs, PA.  The facility utilizes automated CNC turning and milling machines and numerous automated systems including automatic dimensional gauging, vision inspection, robotics, induction hardening and eddy current testing.  The Plant Engineer’s primary responsibilities are to identify and implement equipment and process modifications to improve safety, quality and efficiency; and to direct and work with the maintenance department to optimize reliability and uptime.

The ideal candidate will have an extensive knowledge of automation equipment, PLC controls (Allen Bradley), Fanuc robots, electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.  Knowledge and experience with CNC machines is a plus.

Plant Manager Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Keep automation systems current and state-of-the-art.
  • Ensure that all equipment is safe and functional for production operation.
  • Collect and use data to:
    •  Identify and develop solutions to enhance safety, ensure quality or improve production.
    • Permanently correct and eliminate unplanned failures.
  • Ensure preventative maintenance procedures are designed, scheduled and performed safely and effectively to sustain operation between maintenance intervals.
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair unplanned equipment failures.
  • Create a work environment with safety and 5S as high priorities.
  • Maintain vendor relationships, order materials, obtain estimates and subcontract work as needed
  • Communicates with all levels within the organization, including other members of the management team, engineering, supervisors and operators

Plant Engineer Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Electrical or Mechanical Engineering
  • 5+ years relevant experience in manufacturing automation
  • supervisory experience preferred
  • Extensive knowledge in pneumatics, hydraulics, robotics, and electrical and mechanical systems.
  • PLC knowledge, Allen Bradley a definite plus.
  • Proven ability to effectively work with a maintenance, production and management teams.
  • Makes safety a priority at all times
  • Strong computer skills

Meadville Forging offers excellent benefits including Health, Vision and Dental Insurance, Short & Long Term Disability, Group Term Life Insurance, 401K with company match, Paid Vacation, 13 paid holidays and more.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the organization. Meadville Forging Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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POSITION TITLE: CNC Maintenance Manager

Meadville Forging Company, a leading supplier of steel forgings to the automotive industry, is seeking a Maintenance Manager for our Production CNC Machining Plant located in Cambridge Springs, PA.   The facility utilizes CNC lathes, CNC milling machines and numerous automated systems including induction hardening, eddy current testing, dimensional gauging, vision inspection, and robotics.  The Maintenance Manager’s primary responsibilities are to supervise and work with maintenance personnel to oversee and perform scheduled and unscheduled maintenance on all production equipment, to ensure safe, effective and efficient operation.

The ideal candidate will have an extensive knowledge of CNC machining equipment and controls, have excellent leadership skills, and possess a thorough understanding of electrical, mechanical, pneumatic and hydraulic systems.

Maintenance Manager Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Ensure that all equipment is safe and functional for production operation.
  • Ensure preventive maintenance procedures are designed, scheduled and performed safely and effectively to sustain production between maintenance intervals.
  • Prepare work schedules, assign work and oversee projects and assignments
  • Troubleshoot, diagnose and repair unplanned equipment failures.
  • Collect and use data to identify and develop solutions to permanently correct and eliminate unplanned failures.
  • Perform evaluations of employees and ensure that employees are trained in maintenance work processes and procedures necessary for proper maintenance duties.
  • Create a work environment with safety and 5S as high priorities.
  • Maintain vendor relationships, order materials, obtain estimates and subcontract work as needed
  • Create and adhere to maintenance budgets
  • Maintain and organize essential spare parts inventory
  • Documents inventory of tools and maintains them in working order
  • Communicates with all levels within the organization, including other members of the management team, supervisors and operators

Maintenance Manager Requirements and Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or GED required
  • 5+ years relevant experience in CNC equipment maintenance
  • 3+ years supervisory experience preferred
  • Extensive knowledge in pneumatics, hydraulics, robotics, and electrical and mechanical systems.
  • PLC knowledge a definite plus.
  • Proven ability to effectively work with maintenance, production and management teams.
  • Makes safety a priority at all times
  • Strong computer skills

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the organization. Meadville Forging Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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Position Title: Material Handler
Reports To: Press Room Supervisor
Shift: 2nd and 3rd Shift
Location: Meadville , PA

Position Summary and Key Objectives: Responsible for the material flow of incoming and outgoing product within the press room
department. Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work area. Performs job safely with little supervision; self-guided.

Key Responsibilities and Job Duties:
 Safe operation of a 6,000 ton capacity fork truck 4-5 hours per day.
 Transport billets from the steel yard into the press room and load billets into the press hopper.
 Scan and enter inventory/work orders into presses and make finished good tags with the barcoding system, visual manufacturing.
 Removing scrap, trim and re-run billets: requires pushing tub to dump 10-20 times per day.
 Replenish graphite and general housekeeping
 Assist with the setup of mechanical forging presses.
 Inform shipping department of low dunnage or stock.
 Replace gas tanks on the fork truck which weigh 40-45 lbs.
 Leveling hot forged products in bins using a metal rake.
 All other duties required by supervision.

Qualification and Education:
 High School Diploma or G.E.D.
 Forklift experience preferred
 Previous manufacturing experience preferred, but not required
 Knowledge of material tracking system preferred

Physical Demands
Reaching: Frequently required when picking parts out of tubs and performing other essential functions of the job.
Bending: Frequently required in the essential functions of the job.
Climbing: Frequently required when getting on and off the fork truck.
Hand usage: Frequently required for pushing, pulling, raking, reaching and grasping.
Lifting: Up to 50 lbs. occasionally. 10-20lbs frequently.
Walking: Occasional walking and standing.
Environment: Mostly indoors, but occasionally outside, dirty, working on concrete flooring. Cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
Hours: A minimum of 8 hours per day, 5 to 6 days a week depending on production demand.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the organization. Meadville Forging Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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POSITION TITLE: Press Room Supervisor
SHIFT: 2nd Shift
REPORTS TO: Forging Manager
LOCATION: Meadville

POSITION SUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES: The Press Room Supervisor(s) is responsible for supervising union production and Quality Tech employees in the Press Room department. This position plans and assigns work and ensures policies and procedures are being followed. They ensure a safe working environment and are responsible for meeting quality & production goals.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES, JOB DUTIES and COMPETENCIES:
 Enforce company work rules, policies, and safe work practices.
 Provide employee training and development. Resolve employee issues through problem
resolution and seeks assistance and guidance from Human Resources when necessary.
 Maintain time sheets, in process work orders, scale sheets and other documents as required.
 Balance safety, quality, productivity, and cost to achieve positive results in all areas and strive to continuously improve.
 Manage departmental performance measures, including visual controls and provides regular progress reports to the Forging Manager.
 Responsible for making sure new employees receive all required and proper training.
 Troubleshoot both equipment and forging problems.
 New job or new process development.
 Implementation of continuous improvement projects.
 Insuring that proper housekeeping is being completed.
 Fulfill all requirements as assigned from IATF 16949.
 Record and approves absenteeism and timekeeping.
 Scheduling and approving hourly employee vacations.
 Layered Process Audits.
 Operating Material Tracking and Visual Manufacturing.
 Knowledge and application of IAM & USW labor union contracts.
 Conduct accident investigations.
 Tooling evaluation of used dies.

EDUCATION and QUALIFICATIONS
 High School Diploma required
 Ability to apply and interpret blue prints
 Ability to use micrometers and height gauges.
 High degree of mechanical aptitude required.
 Ability to effectively communicate with employees at all levels of the organization
 Knowledge of forging, tooling and trouble shooting.
 Must possess and demonstrate a high degree of reliability.
 Associates degree and or 3 years supervision experience preferred, but not required.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the organization. Meadville Forging Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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Position Title: Set-Up Technician
Reports To: Set-Up and Die Room Supervisor
Location: 15309 Baldwin Street Extension Meadville , PA

Position Summary and Key Objectives:
Responsible for setting up and storage of tooling and associated dies needed in the forging process. Responsible for maintaining a clean and safe work area. Performs job safely with little supervision; self-guided.

Key Responsibilities and Job Duties:
 Maintain inventory and set-up of all forging tooling and dies
 Assembling trimmers, die sets, pierce operations & drop through’s.
 Assembling cassettes for 1000 ton, 1600 ton, 2500 ton & 4000 ton presses.
 Operate steam cleaners, cutting torch (acetylene & propane), belt sander, grinder, impact wrenches & basic hand tools.
 Operate fork trucks in order to transport and store forging tooling.
 Inspect and fill out necessary paper work on new, used, and re-worked dies according to blue prints.
 Demonstrate good mathematical ability & attention to detail.
 All other duties required.

Qualification and Education:
 High School Diploma or G.E.D.
 Previous manufacturing experience preferred, but not required
 Ability to read micrometers, depth mic’s & height gauges.
 Basic math skills, addition, subtraction, division, conversion of fractions to decimals, and decimals to fractions.
 Basic computer skills, data input & data extraction.
Physical Demands
 Reaching: Frequently required when building loads and performing other essential functions of the job.
 Bending: Frequently required in the essential functions of the job.
 Climbing: Frequently required when getting on and off the fork truck.
 Hand usage: Frequently required for pushing, pulling, reaching and grasping.
 Lifting: Up to 50 lbs occasionally, 10- 20 lbs regularly.
 Walking: Frequently walking and standing.
 Environment: Mostly indoors, but occasionally outside, dirty, working on concrete flooring. Cold in the winter and hot in the summer.
 Hours: A minimum of 8 hours per day, 5 to 6 days a week depending on production demand.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the organization. Meadville Forging Company is an equal employment opportunity employer.

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