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Quality Control Engineer Steel - 4037

Absolute Opportunities
Ghent, Kentucky, United States
November 11, 2018


Quality Control Engineer – Steel - 4037

Role: Engineering, Science, or Related

Relocation Available: Yes

Industry: Manufacturing

Location: Kentucky

Town / City: Ghent

Job Type: Permanent full-time

Job description:

Company in Northern Kentucky looking for a Quality Control Engineer.


This position is responsible for providing professional quality engineering service and technical support involving technical quality, in-process quality, and customer service. Supports total quality program to improve cost, productivity, yields and customer requirements.

The QC Engineer will focus on internal quality, process and metallurgical control, process & new equipment development, as well as external/customer quality, process control and metallurgical development for end use applications, and new product development.


1. Develops Product Standard Manual including product

specifications, tolerances, mechanical properties, etc. for

distribution to all customers in order to promote a better

understanding of products and product identification.

2. Communicates customer requirements to all affected

employees in order to maximize understanding of customers'

needs and increases customer service through fewer errors,

claims or complaints.

3. Develops, defines and implements standardized routing

practices for inclusion in AS400 and Lev II computers to insure

consistent and repetitive process routing for maximum quality

and yields.

4. Studies and researches customer product needs to insure

the proper application of products to meet the specific

customer end use requirements and maximize customer relation-


5. Develops, researches and defines annealing conditions to

maximize AP lines' capacity, quality and cost savings.

6. Operates within standards and quality practices; ASTM

testing standards; ASTM, ASME, AMS minimum mechanical

properties and dimensional tolerances; and customer product


7. Format Data Entry

Format requests from inside sales to be reviewed and responded

to the issuing person the same day. (Received am/respond pm,

or received pm/respond am).

8. Material disposition at finishing lines (quality solution).

This can be considered the last step at involved in

Quality Control's participation in order follow-up, to be

completed within 24 hours of last process date. Special

process verification of CAP processed material.

9. Order Follow Up

Critical orders (defined by nature of applications, Sales or

Past performance) to be followed up by Quality Control. This

includes identifying critical needs of the order,

communicating these critical needs to the proper section within

the organization, monitoring and controlling the critical

needs during the critical stages of production and assisting

Material Control in ensuring on-time delivery of product.

10. Customer Claims and Complaints

Customer claims or complaints received from customer, field or

inside sales to be reviewed, analyzed and dispositioned within

72 hours. In case of situations requiring customer visits,

these dispositions to be done within 2 to 3 weeks of the

initial claim notification. This also involves follow up and

dispositioning of returning material.

11. Customer visits (visits to customer locations/customer visits

to the company). Visits to be included are initial visits for

establishing customer specification requirements, follow up

visits for product evaluation and visits for evaluating

claims and complaints.

12. Customer Support

This support activity mainly involves technical support

offered to the customer involving new products or product

sold by the company to the customer. 13. Melt Shop/Hot Mill/Cold Mill/Long Products internal quality review & analysis.

14. This section of QC is responsible for reporting productivity

status and managing special in-house projects.

15. Internal Quality- Analyzes quality by line, crew, data

collection. Assists in determining appropriate corrective


16. Production & Productivity Analysis- Analyzes production and

productivity by-line, data collection and analysis, during

down time and slow downs.

17. Yield- analyzes yields by line, crew and recommends improvements for production lines.

18. Areas of focus for analysis will be Melt Shop, Hot Rolling,

Cold Rolling. All areas integrated with these

processing facilities are within the scope of responsibility

for the Engineer.


Distribution and/or End user Accounts

Precertification/Test Certificate Errors

Retention Releases/Dispositions

Special Process Verification

Quality Dispositions



Levels of Accomplishment

-Level I: -Format creation, understanding of codes in relation to

industry standards.

-Release of material to ship through Quality solutions

-Level II: Level I in addition to the following:

-Claims/Complaints analysis through review of internal


(processing, production, equipment, procedures at error) or

metallurgical reason for issue of claim/complaint.

-Product support and development internally or externally

Level III: Level II in addition to the following:

-Routing standard and details involved

-Certification and pre-certification maintenance

-Retention (all QC releases) system disposition

-Order follow up, trial simulation, customer end-user support.


1. Minimum of B.S. in Engineering. Metallurgical/Material Science or Mechanical


Bottom Line Requirements:

1. Bachelor's Degree in Engineering, Metallurgical Science, Material Science or Mechanical Engineering or related.

2. 2+ years of Quality Control experience in a steel plant or similar setting.