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Plant Metallurgist

Bucyrus, OH, US, 44820

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Purpose and Scope

This role is a key contributor to the overall efficiency and effectiveness of the Bucyrus Bearing plant's metallurgical and heat treat operations. This role has the primary responsiblity for the oveall heat treat and meallurgical process, including coordination of customer-related quality issues, quality related process improvements, the collection and monitoring of plant quality metrics, the control of non-conforming products, the development of tactics to reduce cost and improve scrop, the implementation of new technologies to improve internal and external quality. This person will work with the plants Product Engineering team in overseeing/monitoring Timken's Supply-base, in order to drive continuous improvement in both the quality and performance of purchased components. 



  1.  Implement corporate and plant standards, technical instructions and procedures in order to ensure that all metallurgical activites are in alignment with corporate standards and/or customer requirements. 
  2.  Keep plant current with required lab submissions for various audits, and monthly reporting.
  3.  Provide manufacturing support via the analysis of metallurgical quality issues related to heat treatment and finsih production and establish appropriate resolution for optimizing plant processes, including those which inhibit product flow as well as trouble   shoot metallurgical processes as they impact turning and grinding operations.
  4.  Exercise authority and responsibility to hold suspect product and to stop production of equipment producing unsatisfactory product.
  5.  Manage the disposition of questionable product- interpret product metallurgical charictaristics and make decisions on corrective actions and deviations needed as a result of product not meeting Timken/Customer Standards.
  6.  Work with local SQA for feeding back issues to supply base.
  7.  Analyze process audit and cutomer fedback results in correlation with process capability and corporate standards periodically and proactively establish preventative and/or corrective actions.
  8.  Provide/administerall metallurgical training needed for associates to understand and perform their job functions.
  9.  Act as a plant liaison with corporate metallurgical resorces, and serve as the interface with cusomers at a technical level.
  10.  Develop, coordinate and implement processes to ensure optimum control of non-conforming product. 
  11.  Coordinate and lead efforts to improve supplier quality, including the management of metallurgical issues in both green and finished product, and in developing supplier capabilities in order to promote a more robust supply-chain type of component. 
  12.  Supervison duties.


Technical Skills 

  • Metallurgical/materials background
  • Knowledge of CPI9 and other industry metallurgical standards
  • Knowledge and experience in Supplier Quality
  • Knowledge of ISO9001, TS 16949 requirements
  • Knowledge and application of SPC and Eddy current technologies
  • Knowledge of APQP, PDMEA, PCP
  • Strong leadership skills, good team skills, excellent communication skills
  • Experience analyzing and problem solving


Education and Experience

Minimum-Bachelor of MS Metallurgical Engineering/Material Science

Preferred-Master of MS Metallurgical Engineering/Material Science

5-7 years metallurgical experience in plant or segment





All qualified 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.

Join one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies® – an honor we’ve received ten times.


The Timken Company designs a growing portfolio of engineered bearings and power transmission products that improve the reliability and efficiency of global machinery and equipment to move the world forward. Timken posted $3.8 billion in sales in 2019 and employs more than 17,000 people globally, operating from 42 countries.

Why Choose Timken?

  • Over a century of knowledge and innovation
  • A culture of top performance
  • A global, diverse environment
  • Products that contribute to a sustainable world
  • A conviction to improve communities around us
  • Competitive salary and benefits

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