GENERAL FUNCTION: Designs, develops and improves manufacturing processes. Assists in maintaining and improving processes and systems that affect the quality of our steel cast products:
Foundry Engineers utilize CAD, Pro-Engineering, SolidWorks, and Magmasoft software to perform foundry engineering and technical assignments using foundry manufacturing engineering best practices & principles to mold and pour steel castings.
Foundry Engineers design and implement manufacturing methods and processes that support casting product quality goals and objectives that have a direct impact on “cost and profit”.
A key element of a Foundry Engineers job is to provide support to the foundry production floor by trouble shooting problems and effecting timely solutions in order to maintain the continuity of the shop floor process flow.
Foundry Engineers must design concept drawings of steel castings with CAD and SolidWorks and or Magmasoft solidification software and provide cost estimates on tooling and steel castings.
Mechanical drawings, digital models, process documentation are reviewed and changes are made by Foundry Engineers in their manufacturing responsibilities.
There is a 50% interface with other manufacturing departments and to the shop floor to address and resolve “real world” hands on the problem engineering challenges.
On occasion, Foundry Engineers will need to interface with customers, suppliers, and outside sales personnel to evaluate, cost estimate, and select purchased tooling and materials.
Foundry Engineers may need to go on to the shop floor to manually pick up a core box, casting pattern tool, or various parts of a pattern to maneuver them for measuring or observation in design.
Foundry engineers occasionally may need to climb onto or into large molds or sand cores to observe fit and hand touch the molds and castings on the foundry shop floor.