Day: December 12, 2014

Entry Level Metallurgist

HB Consultants LLC, a third party recruiting company, that specializes in the metal industry has the following job openings. Please email resume as a Word attachment to

Entry Level Metallurgist– 0 to 3 years experience. Recent grads considered with co-op or internship experience including Dec. 2014 grads. Steel producer located in IL. Candidates must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.
Review and approve incoming steel to ensure compliance to material purchasing specifications. Perform routine metallurgical testing of heat treated and control-cooled forgings including: hardness testing (as-needed to assist Metallurgical Technician), microstructural analysis, data entry of test results.
Support Chief Metallurgist as needed with non-routine metallurgical analyses including all tasks above as well as: grain flow preparation, spectrographic chemical analysis, preparation of metallurgical reports. Provide Metallurgical support of internal heat treatment operations including: daily review of heat treat monitoring systems, monthly system accuracy tests, periodic internal audits. Provide plant-wide oversight of hardness testing equipment and procedures including verifications and calibrations. Assist Metallurgical Technician as needed with maintaining supplies and equipment in Metallurgical Laboratory including verifications and calibrations where required.
Bachelor’s Degree – Metallurgy or Materials Science & Engineering or equivalent work experience. 0-3+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment. Know Lean Manufacturing practices (5S, TPM, Small Group Activities), Safety, Quality, and Environmental practices within a manufacturing environment. Familiar with Continuous Improvement strategies. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Previous experience working in a lab environment. Strong attention to detail, experience analyzing information, and reporting research results
Metallurgist/Heat Treat Engineer – Small to medium size metals operation located in NC. 3 + years experience in high and low carbon steel and heat treat. BS degree in Metallurgy Engineering, Materials Engineer, or Mechanical Engineer required. Experience in metallurgy, processing/forming carbon steel, heat treatment, electro plating, project management, metallurgical characteristics of steel, and selection and use of materials, selection of new equipment, etc. Source raw materials, develop new processes, troubleshoot existing processes, process improvements, root cause analysis and corrective action, data collection and analysis, AutoCad, investigate/ follow up on customer complaints, etc. Self starter and able to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.