Process owner for shell making departments in an investment casting plant. Including Clean & Cap.

Scrap Reduction Owner in Shell.

Contribute to continuous improvement projects to reduction process variation in the investment casting process.

Interface with manufacturing and engineering personal on daily basis to address daily issues in manufacturing.

Identify problems, generate alternatives, and implement solutions to problems that affect yield, rework, and overall quality of the product using a standardized approach.

Take a leadership role occasionally in resolving problems in cross-functional team setting.

  • Owner of all shell making processes.
  • Owner of all incoming shell and wax materials.
  • Establish and maintain SPC control charts for all key variables.
  • Investigate shell mold failure using root cause analysis.
  • Publish reports on testing and completed tests using data-based decisions.
  • Run Ceramics Lab and supervise technicians
  • Prepare and maintain work procedures, for shell and Clean & Cap.
  • Identify, evaluate and implement new process technologies that will extend manufacturing and product capabilities.
  • Work closely with other departments to ensure organization objectives are achieved.
  • Maintain a positive work atmosphere by behaving and communicating in a professional manner.


  • Control quality of incoming materials including ceramic and wax used in investment casting.
  • Control ceramic slurries and sands in production use for investment casting.
  • Lead and/or contribute to problem solving teams involving cross-functional teams.
  • Supervisor technician.
  • Manage Ceramic Lab.


Manufacturing Manager
Plant Supervisors
Other engineers


Education: BS in Ceramic Engineering or other technical field
Experience:  No previous experience required  
Certifications/Licenses: None
Other Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Knowledge of ceramic materials and their properties; Knowledge of Statistical Process  Control; Good problem solving skills; Good writing skills to develop procedures; Good verbal communication skills with suppliers, co-workers, and management; Ability to multi-task.  


  • Working Environment:   Half Office Environment. Half Manufacturing Environment. Occasional work required on weekends.
  • Physical Demands:    Near Vision — Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
Sitting/Standing for extended periods of time, able to lift up to 20lbs. Extended periods of time using a computer screen. Extended periods of time using a keyboard.
  • Travel Requirements:  none
  • Required PPE:     Check for required PPE in areas you may be working in
  • Safety Glasses:    Needed in all areas of the plant.
  • Steel toe shoes:  Needed in all areas of the plant.

This is a full time position

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