Archives—August 2015

Employment: Job Openings

HB Consultants LLC, a third party technical recruitment firm specializing in the steel and metals industries, has the following openings. Please email resume to hb.consultants@sbcglobal.net.


Material Engineer/Metallurgist –located in a rural town near Memphis TN. Work closely with sales and operating crews as well as other division, improving process, developing new products and championing safety, quality and cost initiatives.
BS in Metallurgical Engineering or similar technical field. Prefer a candidate with experience interacting with customers. 2-3 years industrial experience required.
Metallurgical/Process engineer openings –9 positions available! Must be steel or other primary metals experience 3 years minimum.


TECH REP. BSMatl Sci/Met’l/CHEM/MECH . Knowledge of steel products and 5 years experience. Salary + 5-15% bonus. Location IN (near Indianapolis).
Tech Service Engineer – BSMatl Sci/Met’l/CHEM/MECH , located in South Carolina, salary OPEN, carbon steel rolling required, 50 to 75% travel. Company is very eager to fill. 5+ years experience in steel products or knowledge of steel and steel properties (such as having worked in the capacity as steel metallurgist) considered.


Tech Service Engineer, Southern Alabama, steel, heavy travel, salary OPEN. BSMatl Sci/Metl/CHEM/MECH . 5+ years experience in steel products or knowledge of steel and steel properties (such as having worked in the capacity as steel metallurgist) considered.
Metallurgical Engineer near Houston, TX. 5 years experience, Plate, HSLA, Degree a MUST, Hot Roll these are the ideals.


2 Production/Melt management positions open – one in northern Alabama & one in NW Indiana. 5 years minimum melt shop experience, EAF preferred
Process Engineer located in NE OH area- cold mill/galvanize experience. Metals facility located in the Youngstown OH area. BS a must (Material Science or Metallurgy preferred). Bonus potential up to 15%, with an average 5-8 %.
Provide technical solutions to equipment, process and application problems through on site observations, plus analysis of equipment and process data, to identify opportunities for improvement. With operations management, assist in, and /or develop, solutions and system improvements to take advantage of those opportunities.
Provide technical expertise to optimize quality, productivity and yield. Work closely with operators and production supervisors to optimize quality, productivity and yield. Coach/Lead continuous improvement teams. Resource for technical guidance to both operators and supervisors. Develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) with supervisors and operators. Develop and justification of new projects. Interact with Quality Tech Reps/Customers and other departments to communicate, identify, and resolve technical issues. Interface with Commercial and Quality departments on the development of new customers/orders when appropriate. Perform other related work, as required.
BS in Mechanical, Industrial, Manufacturing Engineering, Materials Engineering (with emphasis on metals), or Metallurgical Engineering. 3 yrs manufacturing experience, preferably in metals.
PREFERRED: intermediate level skill with Microsoft Office applications. Familiar or experience with Toyota Production System and/or Lean Manufacturing. Familiar with ISO system and documentation.


IN – General Manager, Primary Operations – responsible for all aspects of Melt Shop operations including the safe functioning of the Electric Arc Furnace, Ladle Metallurgical Furnace, and Caster. Oversee all operations and assure production goals are met in a safe and efficient manner.
BS Metallurgy, Engineering or a related field. Additional educational experiences are a plus. Minimum 10 yrs working in a shop with an Electric Arc Furnace. Experience in slab casting. Experience in managing Scrap metals. Strong management skills with ability to oversee managers, supervisors and hourly employees in a Union environment including both operating and maintenance personnel
Be a champion of Safety and promote safety by example in all aspects of the operations. The Manager is responsible for assuring that all operating and maintenance procedures promote safe practices.
Effective verbal and written communication skills. Create/ oversee budgets, monthly spending and capital project expenditures. Oversee maintenance of all equipment to assure efficient and consistent operations of facility. Work with other General Managers as a part of the Management Team. Long term employment commitment. Report directly to the Director of Operations.
Quality/Systems Engineer, west of Chicago, carbon steel, 5 years, Quality systems experience, BS Eng a must, bonus potential.