• Process Engineer

    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.


    Our Richmond, VA facility is seeking to add a talented Process Engineer to its team.  The purpose of this role is to hold, improve, and transfer knowledge related to Site manufacturing processes.  The role is responsible for process improvement & assurance, supporting product implementation, defining and starting up new investments and processes.  The key responsibility is to generate and manage all process settings and procedures to ensure the safe, effective, and efficient production of quality products.

    Responsibilities Include

    Responsibilities include:

    • Actively participate in maintaining a zero incident safety culture.
    • Live and champion the Aleris Core Values: Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus, Ownership, Excellence and Teamwork.
    • 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 quality and maintenance in operational area.
    • Manage process settings using 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 for customer claims or process interruptions.
    • Takes initiative in continuous learning and development within functional area.

    Key Deliverables

    • Products and material
      • General metallurgical knowledge.
      • Defines process requirements, prepares, and follows-up to verify results.
    • Systems, methods, & concepts for the installation assigned.
      • Knowledge of all general systems used: AS400, Wonderware, Minitab.  .
      • Knowledge of all common PC office tools.



    Required Qualifications

    • Bachelor's degree in an Engineering discipline (Industrial, Mechanical, Electrical, etc.)
    • 3-5 years of industrial experience

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Six sigma green belt or black belt preferred.

    • Experience in a molten metal processing environment 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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