Location: Kohler, WI
Reporting to the Manager - Engineering, Cast Iron Processes, you are responsible for all metallurgical aspects of cast iron production including:
Establishment of and adherence to raw and final material specifications
Metallurgical process control plans
Customer certification requirements
Process monitoring practices
Metal and sand laboratory testing procedures and data management
In this role, you will supervise metal and sand laboratories and personnel (8 technicians) and meet or exceed goals for safety, quality, delivery, and cost components. You will also conduct quality improvement investigations on cast and enamel products, and work cross-functionally to meet cast iron division performance objectives and exceed customer expectations.
Participate in design review process for new and redesigned products as required to ensure the compatibility of the design and process capability. Participate in PPAP, FMEA, and Control Plan development.
Develop and establish process capability studies, controls, and information systems which provide enough data on quality for analysis of process effectiveness at various points in the process.
Evaluate and recommend corrective action for control of process standards through use of Kohler Operating System (KOS).
Develop and maintain process control systems as required and audit all systems for compliance with established parameters.
Ensure incoming material meets specifications and monitor iron chemistry and sand system for conformance to specifications. Evaluate requests for deviations from specification and recommend disposition.
Develop and issue reports, conduct related meetings, make recommendations, and initiate corrective action for all listed responsibilities.
Maintain technical state-of-the-art competence concerning process control techniques, equipment, and methods.
Bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering or materials science & engineering from an accredited and recognized engineering university.
Minimum of four years of applied metallurgical experience at the industrial scale with ferrous metal casting production; experienced with conducting metallurgical analysis and mechanical testing of metals and alloys.
Strong working knowledge of PCs and Microsoft Windows-based software, particularly MS Excel; proper application of statistics along with data interpretation and presentation are required.
A working knowledge of quality management systems and Lean techniques are desirable.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the US without requiring sponsorship now or in the future.
Why Work at Kohler Co.?
Kohler Co.'s mission is to contribute to a higher level of gracious living for those who are touched by our products and services. We understand that it takes investment in our associates’ development to make that happen. So, we offer ongoing investment in each individual’s personal development and the opportunity to collaborate with others across functions and roles at Kohler.
In addition to the investment in your development, Kohler offers a benefits package including a competitive salary, health, vision, dental, 401(k) with company matching, and more!
Beyond the competitive benefits and compensation, Kohler proudly offers a rich history, steeped in creativity and a commitment to our associates and communities. We invite you to learn more about our culture and company at www.kohlercompany.com.
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