Job: Technical Manager
Division: Weir ESCO…
Location: Newton, Mississippi
This job is an Onsite Position
Purpose of Role: Plan, direct, and coordinate the functional areas of our foundry, including castings rigging, pattern changes, and manage the work activities of technical personnel and local support for manufacturing metallurgy products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Why choose Weir: Be part of a global organization dedicated to building a better future: At Weir, the growing world depends on us. It depends on us constantly reinventing, quickly adapting and continually finding better, faster, more sustainable ways to access the resources it needs to thrive. And it depends on each of us doing the best work of our lives. It’s a big challenge – but it is exciting.
An opportunity to grow your own way: Everything moves fast in the dynamic world of Weir. This creates opportunities for us to take on new challenges, explore new areas, learn, progress and excel. Best of all, there is no set path that our people must take. Instead, everyone is given the support and freedom to tailor; make their own career and do the best work of their lives.
Feel empowered to be yourself and belong: Weir is a welcoming, inclusive place, where each individual’s contribution is recognized and all employees are encouraged to innovate, collaborate and be themselves. We continually focus on people and their wellbeing. We believe in fairness and choose to be honest, transparent and authentic in everything we do.
- Safety First: Demonstrate 100% commitment to our zero harm behaviors in support of our drive towards developing a world class safety Culture.
- Responsible for manufacturability of New Product Development (NPD), trial process, and existing product quality.
- Process control of foundry operations, utilizing process variation reduction (PVR) programs and key input variable (KIV) management.
- Work along-side manufacturing and process engineering and control systems resources, including building and monitoring data acquisition systems and output to deliver action plans; to meet key metrics and facility strategic plans.
- Responsible for ISO compliant quality system. Provide input on site strategy and tactical implementation of site goals. Contribute to financial objectives, implementing cost reduction projects. Provide performance management, career and talent development, and corrective action to staff as appropriate.
- Applying chemistry principles in sand and metallurgical processes; Experience with equipment, processes, and quality drivers in sand casting manufacturing; Analyzing sand-and-binder properties in relation to quality including Grain Fineness Number (GFN), percentage of fines and turbidity, shape, additions, and percentage of sand-binder-catalyst composition.
- Applying refractory methodology, materials, and supplies for electric arc furnaces, argon oxygen decarburization vessels, and ladles.
- Analyzing key process inputs for foundry variables, developing control limits, and creating and implementing countermeasures to prevent quality defects in castings; Analyzing material properties of metal associated with melting, pouring, and treating of steel.
- Experience with magnetic particle and visual inspection for identification of castings defects; and knowledge of electrostatic painting operations desired.
- Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering Technology, Metallurgy, or related technical field. Prefer 5+ years of related work experience in industrial or metallurgical manufacturing in a foundry type environment.
- Any equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered for candidates that have the ability to perform the objectives above.
Founded in 1871, Weir is a world leading engineering business with a purpose to make mining operations smarter, more efficient and sustainable. Thanks to Weir’s technology, our customers can produce essential metals and minerals using less energy, water and waste at lower cost. With the increasing need for metals and minerals for climate change solutions, Weir colleagues are playing their part in powering a low carbon future. We are a global family of 11,000 uniquely talented people in over 60 counties, inspiring each other to do the best work of our lives.
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Weir is committed to an inclusive and diverse workplace. We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, age, or any other legally protected status.