• Process Engineer

    Tech, R&D and Engineering
    Relocation Available
    Position Type
    Full Time
  • Overview / Job Summary

    Aleris is a global leader in the manufacture and sale of aluminum rolled products, with approximately 14 facilities in three geographically aligned business units in North America, Europe and China. We serve a variety of end-use industries, including aerospace, automotive, defense, building and construction, transportation, packaging, and consumer goods.


    We are seeking to add a talented Process, Product, Technology (PPT) Engineer, Hot Rolling to our team in Lewisport, KY. The purpose of this role is to hold, improve and transfer knowledge of processes, responsible for process improvement & assurance, support product implementation, define and start up new investments and processes. The key responsibility is to generate and manage all process settings and procedures to guarantee a qualitative production.



    Responsibilities Include

    • Responsible for the definition of all process settings which must be used to ensure stable and robust quality in efficient processes.
    • Identify and lead capability improvement projects.

    • Lead major quality improvement projects taking into account safety, costs and environmental constraints, as well as the effects on subsequent installations.
    • Support quality and efficiency improvement projects from other departments (production, technical services, six sigma).
    • Initiate and verify process changes and validate all process changes within primary assigned installation.
    • Assist production, when necessary, to perform root cause analysis or trouble shooting in a structured way to solve internal and external non conformities.
    • Accountable for implementation of corrective actions in relevant processes resulting from claims and non-conformities.
    • Partner with production and maintenance in his operational area.
    • Manage process settings through several hundreds of parameters in department to ensure stable and capable processes.
    • Responsible for the setup of a system of process control of all relevant sub processes to ensure stable performance in time.
    • Provide second line technical support to several customers, when installation is involved.
    • Takes initiative in continuous learning and development within functional area.
    • Responsible to deliver the input for R&D developments on the industrialization status.

    Key Deliverables

    • Products and material
      • General metallurgical knowledge about the products produced in the plant
      • Detailed knowledge on thermo-mechanical & physical processing for assigned installations.
    • New product implementation
      • Support Product Technology or to the R&D implementation department to ensure fast and robust introduction of new specifications or products.
      • Checks and refreshes the installation bible(s) and capabilities.

    • Investments
      • Start up and commissioning support of new instillations and processes

      • Detects the need for new investments or processes to improve quality or robustness.

      • Defines process requirements, prepares and follows up the startup of, and verifies results from new investments or processes.

    • Systems, methods & concepts for the installations assigned
      • Good knowledge of all (level 2) preset systems.
      • Good knowledge of all (level 1) control systems used.
      • Familiar with the IT architecture of the plant interconnecting the platforms mentioned above.
      • Good knowledge of all common PC Office tools.


    Required Qualifications

    • Engineering degree required.
    • Has a profound knowledge of all processes of assigned installation - Mechanical & hydraulics, Chemical, Physical, Electrical & controls, Measurement systems, IT platforms (level 1– 3), and Thermo-mechanical processing capabilities.
    • Experience with the aluminum rolling process required.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Six sigma green belt or black belt preferred.

    Aleris is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace.  Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.  Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who meet the qualifications and are most closely aligned with requirements of the position.



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