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Principal Process Engineer - Heat Treat

North Canton, OH, US, 44720

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Purpose of Position

This position exists within the Corporate Manufacturing Engineering Team at Timken World Head Quarters to provide technical expertise, project management and leadership in the design, development, and delivery of process solutions for Timken’s various bearing manufacturing plants. This position is ideal for someone who has the capability and the desire to grow technically and develop into a process specialist/leader in bearing manufacturing. The ideal job candidate has a good understanding of thermal treatment and metal working processes and can specify, order, implement necessary manufacturing equipment for capital and continuous improvement projects.



Essential Responsibilities

  1. CAPITAL PROJECT MANAGEMENT – Develop and implement investment proposals to support Timken’s business initiatives in the areas of thermal treatment and related processes. This includes business case development, submission of Appropriation Requests (AR’s), forecasting expenditure, cost tracking and timely completion of projects within the approved budget.
    1. Manage and coordinate project selection, develop detailed project proposals including all necessary justifications and supporting documentation.
    2. Develop new equipment specifications and manage build of new assets and cells. Support new equipment installations from concept to equipment runoff and production start-up.
  2. TECHNOLOGY TRANSFORMATION: Create deployment plans for newly developed thermal treatment and related manufacturing processes.
  3. MANUFACTURING CI – Provide leadership on continuous improvement projects to increase throughput, improve quality, reduce costs, and enhance safety. Analyze and benchmark alternatives and conduct cost comparisons. Work with manufacturing plants to identify opportunities and provide recommendations.
    1. Participate in developing and implementing continuous improvement solutions in thermal treatment and related processes.    
    2. Develop, implement, improve, and maintain new and existing processes in various Timken plants. This could include:
      1. Modifications to processes, operating procedures, tooling, and workholding.
      2. Documentation of any recommendations, standard operating procedures, training materials and preventative maintenance procedures as well as potential rollouts and implementations.
  4. TECHNICAL SUPPORT – provide prompt technical support and service to manufacturing plants as requested. 
    1. Help resolve production and maintenance issues.  Utilize basic troubleshooting skills to provide appropriate solutions as quickly and safely as possible to minimize production downtime.
    2. Identify and correct safety and ergonomic problem areas to insure a safe and productive work environment.
  5. TRAVEL - Domestic and international travel to Timken plants and/or supplier locations is expected approximately 25% of the time.


Minimum Required Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical / Industrial/ Metallurgical Engineering or a related field with 10+ years of relevant work experience or a master’s degree with 7+ years of relevant work experience.    
  2. Experience with heat treat process development and deployment.
  3. US Citizenship or Green Card.



  1. Ability to manage and complete short-term and long-term projects with little supervision.
  2. Ability to work in a team environment both as a leader and contributor.
  3. Heat treat process development experience (carburizing, hardening, tempering, etc.)
  4. Good understanding of ferrous metallurgy and metallurgical inspection methods.
  5. Experience with layout development and with the selection, specification and procurement of heat treat equipment is beneficial.
  6. Understanding of basic statistics including design and analysis of experiments
  7. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  8. Capital project management experience.
  9. Strong written and oral communication skills.
  10. Proficiency in Microsoft Office, Microsoft Project, and CAD (AutoCAD and/or Unigraphics).  Experience with statistical analysis of large datasets is useful.
  11. Knowledge of industrial bearing manufacturing is beneficial. 


Physical Requirements

This position involves occasional plant floor activities requiring the ability to stand, bend, sit and walk on a frequent basis to perform the essential functions of the job. 


Candidates should have personal initiative, be motivated and be pro-active.  They may work on projects jointly with other full-time manufacturing engineers and frequently interact with shop floor personnel as well as upper management.  There may be occasional requirements for working on weekend days to limit project interference with daily production requirements or to achieve plan timelines.  Success is measured by completion of assignments and handoff of organized working materials, results, reports and presentations in electronic formats.  Knowledge sharing and the development of other Timken associates is a requirement of this position.




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.#IND-ENG

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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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