Dana is a global leader in the supply of highly engineered driveline, sealing, and thermal-management technologies that improve the efficiency and performance of vehicles with both conventional and alternative-energy powertrains. Serving three primary markets passenger vehicle, commercial truck, and off-highway equipment Dana provides the world's original-equipment manufacturers and the aftermarket with local product and service support through a network of nearly 100 engineering, manufacturing, and distribution facilities.
The Plant Metallurgist exhibits these behaviors:
Lead the associates in your area through coaching, engagement, communication, morale building and teaming. Be the Leader and Coach not the boss.
Engage, coach and train your team to continuously improve the Safety, Quality, Delivery and Cost goals of the business
Drive action where ever needed to resolve urgent issues
Be a key leader in implementation of Dana Operating Excellence (OOE) process
Escalate actions needed to achieve OOE implementation goals
Team with Area Managers, Union Stewards, Support personnel and other Leadership to constructively solve operational issues that both meet the business goals and the intent of the current contract
Tasks and Responsibilities:
Supervise Metallurgists, MET lab operations, lab technicians, and Pyros.
Conduct studies of metals and alloys to determine their physical characteristics for manufacturing purposes or determine compliance with manufacturing specifications and standards
Apply knowledge of metallurgy to recommend engineering and manufacturing changes to attain design objectives in the most economical manner possible
Consult with engineers to develop methods of manufacturing at minimum costs
Work with customers to make sure their expectations are being met and exceeded
Conduct failure analysis
Provide support to Sales and Purchasing departments - Interpreting standards, proposing materials and processes, qualifying new suppliers, resolving material or quality issues, etc.
Responsible for communicating metrics and ensuring understanding and ownership at the production team level
Prioritize production schedules based on product introduction, equipment efficiency and materials supply
Team with support groups such as EHS, Quality Assurance, Engineering and Planning to escalate and improve urgent issues as well as drive continuous improvement
Provides all subordinates with constant communication, guidance, coaching and support necessary to perform their jobs effectively and accurately
Works with the Safety Department to monitor safety compliance and to review and plan for special requirements on incoming jobs
Leads regular audits of the department to ensure proper safety and environmental practices are being followed
Uses progressive discipline to correct and manage major violations of company policies, and the Collective Bargaining Agreement (e.g., fighting, sabotage, etc.)
Investigates incidences of, and initiates corrective actions to, improper conduct on the floor or major violations of company policies or the CBA
Accountable for heat treat department organization by driving 5S deployment
Assure the proper training of all department personnel
Ability to understand and follow applicable company and regulatory safety and environmental procedures
Ability to understand and correctly utilize appropriate PPE equipment as required
All other duties as assigned by Management
Previous experience in ferrous heat treating/manufacturing preferred
Supervision experience desired, but not required
Statistical knowledge, knowledge of PPAP and FMEA would be highly valuable
Knowledge of Lean Manufacturing preferred
Experience with AS 400 system helpful
Ability to travel to customer sites (infrequently)
Must be available to work flexible hours and weekends
Experience in a multi-shift operation with emphasis in a union environment is strongly desired
Familiar with computers, Microsoft Office Suite
Education and Work Experience:
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