Manufacturing Engineer / Metallurgist
at Altra Industrial Motion

Date Posted: 3/26/2018

Job Description

TB Wood's, Inc., an Altra Industrial Motion Company, is hiring for a Manufacturing Engineer / Metallurgist for the Chambersburg, PA location.  This position is full-time.

Job summary:

The manufacturing engineer / metallurgist will design, measure, analyze, improve, set controls and standardize manufacturing processes in the foundry. These activities will be performed with the involvement of process owners and operators.

Duties and Responsibilities

Responsible for material evaluation including; daily coordination of material testing; data collection, verification, retention and retrieval; result analysis and reporting; ensure proper functioning and calibration of test equipment and data acquisition software.

 Audit the iron melting, alloying, pouring, shakeout, heat treat and other related processes daily. Raise a concern and document when abnormalities are found. Take corrective action or elevate the issue so that the process returns to standard quickly.

 Review production defects daily and provide expert guidance on cause and effect relationships resulting from iron composition, properties, microstructure, solidification and testing. Use the scientific method to prove or disprove root cause determinations.

 Identify, measure and reduce process variation by implementing effective administrative or engineering controls. Utilize and improve standard work and job instruction.

 Review furnace vital signs with the melt supervisor. Participate in furnace relining process.

 Work with maintenance and the melt supervisor in planning and justifying capital expenditures.

 Provide gate and riser design and utilize solidification software when necessary.

 Actively support the needs of production personnel.

 Lead and/or actively participate in problem-solving and Kaizen activities


Job Requirements


Structured, root cause problem-solving

Excellent written and verbal communication. Ability to simply explain complex topics.

Excellent user of MS Office

Positive teamwork orientation

Fundamental understanding of lean principles


BS in Metallurgical Engineering or Material Science

4 years’ experience working in a manufacturing operation; iron sand cast foundry preferred.

Demonstrated leadership skills resulting in measured improvement and sustainability.

Must be able to periodically work with the second and third shifts.


Job Snapshot

About Us

Altra Industrial Motion is a leading global supplier of quality power transmission and motion control products. Providing the essential control of equipment speed, torque, positioning, and other functions, Altra products are used in nearly any machine or process involving motion. Our products are sold in over 70 countries in a variety of major industrial markets, including food processing, material handling, packaging machinery, mining, energy, automotive, primary metals, turf and garden and many others.

Altra products are marketed under a variety of well recognized and established manufacturing brand names. Operating independently, each of these companies is committed to the guiding principles of operational excellence, continuous improvement and customer satisfaction.

Our products are frequently used in a wide range of high-volume manufacturing processes, where the reliability and accuracy are critical in both avoiding costly down time and enhancing the overall efficiency of manufacturing operations.

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