Quality Control Engineer - Steel

Confidential Company  •  Ghent, KY

Less than 5 years experience  •  Engineering Services

$100K - $130K
Posted on 09/29/17 by Kevin Meyers
Confidential Company
Ghent, KY
Less than 5 years experience
Engineering Services
$100K - $130K
Posted on 09/29/17 Kevin Meyers

Quality Control Engineer - Steel - KY #3847


Relocation              Yes


Location                 Ghent Kentucky


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 we need notes on with candidate submittal:


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.

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