Manager Process Engineering




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This position is responsible for supporting casting foundry manufacturing needs by providing technical/metallurgical support to the Business Center.  The work involves responsibility for development and implementation of new casting programs in addition supporting current manufacturing casting programs and associated processes. Making changes based on process/product priorities and objectives, ensuring adequate process engineering resources and operational equipment, assigning casting program work, and providing technical guidance to both engineering and manufacturing departments. Co-ordinating multiple experiments or investigations for process and product quality improvement, optimization, and cost reduction to deliver top quality castings meeting customer specifications on time




  • Organizes projects, investigations, analytical studies to develop and test new applications of engineering knowledge.
  • Acts as engineering authority on casting projects, determining the manufacturing requirements to manufacture castings, determines the acceptability of process/product design modifications, materials, and work methods, and determines approaches to resolve problems and meet project objectives.
  • Develops, approves and coordinates process engineering teamwork schedules, assigning work to meet deadlines, establishing priorities and objectives, estimating costs and resource needs, and deploying staff.
  • Makes recommendation on equipment and systems, their configurations, modifications, and integration in casting program work.
  • Recommends, plans, and implements research & development needs, or other technical projects, experiments or investigations.
  • Identifies, analyses, and advises on unusual or difficult problems, initiates investigations and devises effective solutions.
  • Controls process variables to obtain specified metallurgical characteristics and qualities.
  • Investigates methods of improving metallurgical processes.
  • Reviews production orders or schedules ahead of time to ascertain process/product needs.
  • Develops or revises standard operational and working practices and observes workers to ensure compliance with standards.
  • Compiles, stores, and retrieves process engineering data.
  • Provides technical support to the Business Center. Actively pursues the elimination of waste, the continuous improvement of processes, equipment reliability and efficiency, and the reduction of operating costs.
  • Troubleshoots processing problems.
  • Interfaces with production personnel regarding all processing requirements.
  • Develops and implements process improvements.
  • Interacts with customers regarding technical concerns in processing their products and quality issues.
  • Executes metallurgical evaluations.
  • Performs quality investigations, as required.
  • Accesses manufacturing feasibility for responses to requests for quotations from customers.
  • Designs and conducts training.
  • Executes assigned personal projects.


N.2  MANAGEMENT OF PERSONNEL                                                                                      40 %

Ensures effective supervision, direction, training, coaching and personnel development of personnel in order to deliver stated results.  Develops and maintains effective employees, training, and progression programs.




  • Provides area leadership in Total Quality behavior and philosophy.


  • Is a key player in selection of personnel.




  • Ensures periodic appraisal of each employee’s performance.


  • Develops and implements effective employee development programs.


  • Interfaces regularly with customers to ensure choice of supplier status.


  • Develops strategies to ensure attainment of financial objectives.


  • Determines manpower needs and staffs accordingly.


  • Ensures effective and ongoing training at all levels.


  • Ensures an ongoing effective safety program.


  • Maintains strong line of communication with employees.


  • Keeps all involved through periodic updates on objectives and performance.


  • Interfaces directly with Human Resources Manager to resolve employee issues such as complaints or leaves of absence





Respects the values and code of ethics of the company.





Respects the Environment, Health & Safety programs of the company




  • Learns and understands company EHS rules and regulations.


  • Wears protective equipment as required.


  • Follows all safety rules.


  • Reports safety hazards, unsafe acts, and any accidents as per company procedures.










  • Basic computer operation
  • Problem solving
  • Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
  • Drafting
  • SPC
  • Analytical analysis skills
  • Understands Aluminum Investment Processes, evaluation, and experimentation techniques
  • Knowledge in techniques of planning and management of project work, and the implementation of departmental administrative measures
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical experience in a manufacturing environment dealing with material applications



  • Must be fluently bilingual in both French and English
  • Demonstrates superior communication skills – written and oral
  • Has the ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Has the ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the business unit.
  • Is able to use effective communication in any kind of situation
  • Bachelor’s degree in a engineering with a concentration in metallurgical engineering or materials science or equivalent work-related experience with continuing education in the technical courses to have an understanding of materials and high-temperature processing.
  • Experience in investment or other casting methods is preferred.

Job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change, or new ones may be assigned at any time.


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