Metallurgical Engineer Professional I/II

Date: Aug 29, 2023

Location: Canton, OH, US, 44706

Company: TimkenSteel

How do you manufacture the world’s cleanest alloy steel? How do you help your customers push the bounds of what’s possible? With a smart and passionate team of people who are focused on a strong set of core values, on giving their best every day, and who are proud of the contributions they’re making to our company and community. People who want to make a difference.


Relocation may be offered for this position.



This position supports the business by performing technically accurate laboratory investigations in support of customer service, quality / continuous improvement, failure analysis and other manufacturing activities. This position disseminates the results and recommendations of the investigative work via written reports, meetings, and direct communications to facilitate, timely, cost-effective solutions / changes for improved product offerings and profitability. This position will also operate the chemical analysis equipment to perform heat matching analysis for various claims or continuous improvement related efforts.



  • Perform laboratory investigations as directed by the lab manager. These investigations will result from requests submitted by internal Technical Service associates, Sales associates, Manufacturing associates, etc. The requests will be vetted for value before investigations are initiated. Investigation activity will typically include the following items, for which the position shall be capable of:
    • The collection and identification of all samples and assembling all available information pertaining to the subject analysis, including related mill processing records, customer processing records (if appropriate), trends in related observations, etc.
    • Formulating and implementing a work plan, while anticipating changes and additions in the scope of work. Scheduling and/or carrying out appropriate tests to accomplish the stated plan in a timely fashion keeping in mind appropriate quality, etc.
    • Analyze results obtained from the tests performed. This requires arranging test data in a logical sequence, while compiling associated information. Review of the test data, researched information, independent calculations, and educated assumptions of missing or non-existent information. Possibly confer with other experts / interested parties and correlation with historical information/data to best understand the data. Based on this, propose probable causes and/or potential solution.  
    • Effectively correspond with interested parties and required resources, via meetings, one-on-one, telephone, or email.
    • Collaboration with other TimkenSteel associates on root cause analysis and recommendations for corrective actions.
    • Complete the investigation via a written report that documents the background, materials, procedures, results, and conclusions.
  • Develop and maintain technical/metallurgical expertise in the areas of failure analysis, steel processing, customer applications, etc.
  • Perform chemical analysis testing as directed by the labs manager. This testing will support continuous improvement efforts as well as verify heat sources for claim investigations.


Technical Skills

  • Physical and mechanical metallurgy principles
  • Mechanical testing of materials (tensile, impact, hardness)
  • Non-destructive testing of materials (hand ultrasonic testing and magnetic particle inspection)
  • Aptitude in computer use for writing investigation reports and accessing data
  • Failure analysis techniques and approaches for steel and steel components
  • Effective communication skills (verbal, written, e-mail, etc.)


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Metallurgy/Materials Science Engineering 


Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Metallurgy/Materials Science Engineering with 2 years of experience in manufacturing and/or lab experience.
  • Master of Metallurgy/Materials Science Engineering 


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Nearest Major Market: Canton
Nearest Secondary Market: Akron