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Plant Metallurgist

Company: Grede
Location: Browntown
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:

Grede Holdings LLC has openings for Plant Metallurgists in Browntown, Wisconsin.

Job duties include:

1. Managing green sand system forproduction of ferrous (gray and ductile iron) castings, including determiningmaterial requirements and maintaining and adjusting a Hartley Control system.

2. Supervising and monitoringgreen sand testing, utilizing MiniTab SPC charts to monitor sand test data fortrending.

3. Certify product to materialspecification according to ASTM A48, ASTM A536 and specific customercertification requirements; and certify product meets REACH, RoHS, CaliforniaProposition 65 and other requests from customers.

4. Analyze metallurgical defectsof ferrous (gray and ductile iron) castings to determine root cause of thedefect. Using problem solving andstatistical techniques to adjust process parameters to eliminate defects.

5. Setting metallurgicalparameters including cupola charge make-up, base chemistry targets, percentMgFeSi treatment, alloy additions, Brinell inspection, heat treatment,in-process and final inspections, ultrasonic and magnetic particle testing.

6. Reviewing customer blueprintsfor metallurgical requirements and specifications and providing detailed informationto quote team.

7. Assuring that all castingsmeet the specified mechanical and physical properties through spectrometer andLeco carbon determinator testing, Brinell testing and metallographicanalysis.

8. Use of ultrasonic and magneticparticle equipment to certify castings to customer requirements. Documenting test results for certificationfor both production and sample parts.

Position requires:
Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering, or Material Science, or foreign equivalent education, and 3 years' experience working as a Metallurgistis required. 3 years' experience is required in each of the following:

1. Operating inspection equipment for testing ferrous castings including: spectrometer, Leco carbon determinator, ultrasonic equipment, Brinell equipment, and magnetic particle equipment;

2. Setting Metallurgical parameters including, charge make-up, base chemistry targets, heat treatment, in-process and final inspections;

3. Preparing samples for metallographic analysis including cutting samples, mounting, grinding and polishing;

4. Analyzing microstructures and defects of ferrous castings.

5. Using problem solving and statistical techniques to conduct root cause analysis.

Experience may be obtained concurrently.

Applicants should apply online at Plant Metallurgist - Career Portal ( and reference job ID# 08012022.

Other details

  • Job Family Manufacturing Engineering Group
  • Job Function Not Defined
  • Pay Type Salary

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Keywords: Grede, Rockford , Plant Metallurgist, Professions , Browntown, Illinois

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