Process Metallurgist



United States, West Virginia, Ravenswood

Remote Position: 


October 17th, 2023



Primary Purpose:

The Process Metallurgist position owns the process in the production unit, in order to optimize performance, maximize material recovery, eliminate process waste and improve productivity & conversion costs through metallurgical solutions, focused improvement projects and process control. This position also maintains the quality systems requirement for plate path and customer quality satisfaction.


Key Accountabilities:

  • Maintain and improve processing practices to improve product capability & performance, process efficiency and material recovery throughout the plate path
  • Provide Technical expertise & support to daily activities of production unit
  • Support process development for new products
  • Maintain all appropriate technical practices, customer & special process specifications and formal reports.
  • Lead or participate in the investigation, data analysis and implementation of solutions to complex problems involving multiple production centers and technical aspects.
  • Envision opportunities for process improvement and act on those ideas through equipment modification, process improvement, material changes, etc.
  • Maintain the quality systems requirement for the production unit (internal audits, equipment calibration, CAR, PFMEA, external audits, etc.)
  • Ensure full Compliance to Society and Customer specifications in the rolling process
  • Ensure customer quality satisfaction by managing customer claims and CAR
  • Benchmark within the Industry and sister facilities to ensure site maintains processes in compliance to customer needs and at best practice levels.
  • Become knowledgeable of the specific products and processes at the Ravenswood plate and coil facilities.


Leadership Competencies and Technical Skills Requirement 


  • Bachelors of Science in Metallurgy or Materials Science
  •  3 years of experience in Manufacturing (preferably in Aluminum industry) is desired
  • Teamwork & Mutual Trust
  • Entrepreneurship & Decisiveness
  • Sense of Urgency & Decentralized Decision making
  • Responsibility & Accountability
  • Rigor & Discipline
  • Transparency & Highest Standards of Ethics




  • Results-oriented with a data-driven, structured approach to root cause analysis and problem-solving
  • Effective in working in a team environment as well as working with aggressive individual goals
  • Capable of interacting and leading across multiple areas and levels of the organization.
  • Leading cross-functional teams for process management and improvements
  • Routine communication to management and to the shop floor about the progress of KPIs and the countermeasures in place to reach targets
  • Ability to quickly evaluate situations and make timely decisions regarding operating priorities, material disposition, corrective actions, containment requirements, and communication strategy.
  • Frequently deals with issues that are complex with no definitive "best practice" and multiple departments and various levels of management are needed to resolve
  • Works most in collaborative problem solving with unit teams
  • Authority to release tested material from the laboratory or from quality hold based on evaluation criteria



Job Dimensions



The Ravenswood operation is 24/7, there is an expectation of off-shift work from time to time as required by production or projects priorities.


It is expected that 40% of the time will be spent on the floor observing, auditing, and communicating to crews.  About 30% of the time will be spent collecting and analyzing data.  The remaining time shall be spent in meetings, communicating, and reporting.


Significant Relationships


  • APU Technical Manager
  • APU Managers
  • Central quality
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Process development metallurgists
  • Reliability Managers



  • Customers
  • Auditors & staff engineers
  • Constellium research center & sister facilities
  • Outside labs


Rolling Process Metallurgist