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Job Ref.: 4037

Job Title: Quality Control Engineer - Steel

Role: Engineering, Science, or Related

Relocation Available: Yes

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Kentucky

Town / City: Ghent

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Company in Northern Kentucky looking for a Quality Control Engineer.
  This position is responsible for providing professional quality engineering service and technical support involving technical quality, in-process quality, and customer service.  Supports total quality program to improve cost, productivity, yields and customer requirements.
The QC Engineer will focus on internal quality, process and metallurgical control, process & new equipment development, as well as external/customer quality, process control and metallurgical development for end use applications, and new product development.
  1.  Develops Product Standard Manual including product
              specifications, tolerances, mechanical properties, etc. for
              distribution to all customers in order to promote a better
              understanding of products and product identification.
          2.  Communicates customer requirements to all affected
              employees in order to maximize understanding of customers'
              needs and increases customer service through fewer errors,
              claims or complaints.
          3.  Develops, defines and implements standardized routing
              practices for inclusion in AS400 and Lev II computers to insure
              consistent and repetitive process routing for maximum quality
              and yields.
          4.  Studies and researches customer product needs to insure
              the proper application of products to meet the specific
              customer end use requirements and maximize customer relation-
          5.  Develops, researches and defines annealing conditions to
              maximize AP lines' capacity, quality and cost savings.
            6.  Operates within standards and quality practices; ASTM
              testing standards; ASTM, ASME, AMS minimum mechanical
              properties and dimensional tolerances; and customer product
          7.  Format Data Entry
              Format requests from inside sales to be reviewed and responded
              to the issuing person the same day. (Received am/respond pm,
              or received pm/respond am).
          8.  Material disposition at finishing lines (quality solution).
              This can be considered the last step at involved in
              Quality Control's participation in order follow-up, to be
              completed within 24 hours of last process date.  Special
              process verification of CAP processed material.
          9.  Order Follow Up
              Critical orders (defined by nature of applications, Sales or
              Past performance) to be followed up by Quality Control. This
              includes identifying critical needs of the order,
              communicating these critical needs to the proper section within
              the organization, monitoring and controlling the critical
              needs during the critical stages of production and assisting
              Material Control in ensuring on-time delivery of product.
          10. Customer Claims and Complaints
              Customer claims or complaints received from customer, field or
             inside sales to be reviewed, analyzed and dispositioned within
              72 hours. In case of situations requiring customer visits,
              these dispositions to be done within 2 to 3 weeks of the
              initial claim notification. This also involves follow up and
              dispositioning of returning material.
          11. Customer visits (visits to customer locations/customer visits
              to the company). Visits to be included are initial visits for
              establishing customer specification requirements, follow up
              visits for product evaluation and visits for evaluating
              claims and complaints.
          12. Customer Support
              This support activity mainly involves technical support
              offered to the customer involving new products or product
sold by the company to the customer. 13. Melt Shop/Hot Mill/Cold Mill/Long Products internal quality review & analysis.
          14. This section of QC is responsible for reporting productivity
              status and managing special in-house projects.
          15. Internal Quality- Analyzes quality by line, crew, data
              collection.  Assists in determining appropriate corrective
          16. Production & Productivity Analysis- Analyzes production and
              productivity by-line, data collection and analysis, during
              down time and slow downs.
          17. Yield- analyzes yields by line, crew and recommends improvements for production lines.
          18. Areas of focus for analysis will be Melt Shop, Hot Rolling,
              Cold Rolling.  All areas integrated with these
              processing facilities are within the scope of responsibility
              for the Engineer.
Distribution and/or End user Accounts
           Precertification/Test Certificate Errors
           Retention Releases/Dispositions
           Special Process Verification
           Quality Dispositions
          Levels of Accomplishment
          -Level I:  -Format creation, understanding of codes in relation to
                     industry standards.
                     -Release of material to ship through Quality solutions
          -Level II:  Level I in addition to the following:
                     -Claims/Complaints analysis through review of internal
                     (processing, production, equipment, procedures at error) or
                     metallurgical reason for issue of claim/complaint.
                     -Product support and development internally or externally
          Level III: Level II in addition to the following:
                   -Routing standard and details involved
                   -Certification and pre-certification maintenance
                   -Retention (all QC releases) system disposition
                   -Order follow up, trial simulation, customer end-user support.
    1.  Minimum of B.S. in Engineering. Metallurgical/Material Science or Mechanical

Bottom Line Requirements:

1.  Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Metallurgical Science, Material Science or Mechanical Engineering or related.
2.  2+ years of Quality Control experience in a steel plant or similar setting.

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