Technical Manager - Metallurgy

Technical Manager - Metallurgy


Dunkirk, New York

Employment Type



Manufacturing & Supply Chain

Job ID



Our client is a $65 million steel company with an opening in their Dunkirk, NY plant for a Technical Manager of Metallurgy. 

Job Description:

Salary : $115000 - $135000

Technical Manager- Metallurgy


Position is responsible for providing order-to-cash metallurgical leadership and support related to the development, implementation, and continuous improvement of processes and products that safely and cost-effectively meet or exceed customer demands for quality, consistency, and on-time performance. This position pays between $110,000-$135,000 per year with great benefits and it is located in a very inexpensive but beautiful area, Dunkirk, NY. Watch a video about Dunkirk. A full relocation package is being offered.

Essential Job Functions

  • Ensure personal and staff compliance with safety policies and rules. Promote a safety culture.
  • Cultivate effective employee relations based on mutual respect, a team-based culture, and employee engagement in safety, quality, continuous improvement, and all other business activities.
  • Prioritize workload for the metallurgical staff based on business demands and available resources.
  • Communicate performance expectations to assigned employees, including safety, quality, and all documentation.
  • Initiate, develop, and implement plans that will improve existing process and product quality and consistency.
  • Initiate, develop, and implement manufacturing plans, processes, and procedures related to new products.
  • Measure and improve First Time Through (FTT) quality by unit.
  • Ensure compliance with established quality systems and procedures.
  • Review and investigate customer claims and internal CARs and prepare resolution reports.
  • Lead and manage product development initiatives and projects, ensuring timely and effective results that support cost-effective implementation of customer demands.
  • Develop capabilities regarding SPC, SQC, Lean, etc.
  • Define and report meaningful metrics related to development and production to ensure timely and efficient communication.
  • Oversee the Specific Product Design (SPD) process to provide direction and deliver timely and accurate results in line with customer expectations.
  • Oversee contract review and material application to customer orders.
  • Provide support relative to OEM qualification activities.
  • Review test results for compliance with product specifications/customer requirements
  • Determine root cause and ensure implementation of corrective actions through analysis of rejects and non-conformities in order to resolve customer-generated complaints and ensure satisfaction.


Job Requirements:


  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills High interpersonal effectiveness to achieve inter and intra-plant collaboration
  • Strong team and project management skills
  • Statistical process control and analysis
  • Effective problem solving
  • Results-focused and continuous improvement mentality
  • High-function computer literacy
  • Ability to travel domestically and internationally on a periodic basis to customers, vendors, or other locations.
  • Ability to manage and lead change


  • Minimum four-year degree in Metallurgy or Material Science and Engineering
  • Minimum 5 years process manufacturing, preferably in an AS9100/Nadcap certified mill environment, with 3 years in a leadership role
  • Stainless, low alloy, bearing steels and high-temperature materials knowledge
  • Specialty steel processing: AOD, VIM, ESR, VAR, hot working, heat treating, metal machining, and /or finishing experience non-destructive and destructive testing.
  • Demonstrated results leading project teams.
  • US citizen or US person meeting ITAR requirements
  • Sponsorship of VISA will be considered for strong candidates



  • Health and Dental Insurance Day one
  • 401k Company Match
  • Paid Holidays
  • Company-paid Life Insurance



Contact Details:

Scott Passeser, Sr. VP

Executive Alliance

Commack, NY 11725