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If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to General Aluminum. Our people, our plants and our management have a passion for quality and continuous improvement. Whether we provide a raw casting or a machined & assembled component to our customer, we always give our best effort with ever improving quality.


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General Aluminum is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All associates and applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Position Details

Aluminum Casting Process Engineer

  • Conneaut, Ohio
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    Duties and responsibilities

    • Define by analysis and experimentation the optimum setup of new and existing dies
    • Use shot monitoring, and other casting process parameters to document processes and troubleshoot casting problems.
    • Produce detailed documentation of processes. Verify that documented processes are repeatable
    • Lead and manage the systematic reduction in scrap and re-work
    • Initiate reviews of existing processes and search for and implement continuing improvements
    • Troubleshoot difficult casting problems and assist other setup personnel in solving problems
    • Keep informed on the latest methods of manufacturing and improved machinery design
    • Determine the proper task time and the number of pieces per hour that can be produced. Aid in design of special tools, and work with responsible parties for equipment arrangement and installation.
    • Follow upon engineering changes for production parts after launch.
    • Provide Time Studies with information needed for labor cost estimates and provide planning with information regarding starting dates and changeover dates and production capacity
    • Investigate customer and production suggestions/ issues and work with team leaders to support production and make improvements.
    • Train others in principles of tilt pour casting, equipment setup, troubleshooting, use of setup sheets, and quality systems procedures
    • Assist Tool Engineering in making design decisions on new dies, including cavity orientation, runner and gate size and location, slide and core configuration, cooling, etc
    • Perform design experiments on jobs as needed to diagnose casting problems. Use statistical techniques where appropriate
    • Participate in production meetings and initiate and/or perform corrective action analysis as required
    • Perform machine capability studies on die casting machines
    • Evaluate and recommend new technology and ideas for improvements to production

    Qualifications

    • Required – 2 yr. college degree or university program certificate or 2-4 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    • Required - Must be committed to a high standard of safety and be willing and able to comply with all safety laws, polices, and rules. Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by company. Must be regularly available to work at least 8 hours per day, 40 hours per week. Must be available and willing to work such overtime as is necessary or desirable to meet business needs. Must be able to stand, bend and stoop. Regularly lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.                                                         

    Working conditions and environment

    Noise may exceed 85db must wear hearing protection. Exposure to extreme heat.                          

    Normal equipment used

    Hand tools, gauges/fixtures, measuring devices and computer. Safety glasses, gloves, hearing protection and steel toed shoes are required.