Sr. Foundry Engineer at Mueller Water Products

Posted in Other 13 days ago.

Location: Chattanooga, Tennessee

Job Description:

Mueller Company, a subsidiary of Mueller Water Products and publicly traded company (NYSE: MWA) is the nation's leading manufacturer of flow control devices for the water and gas distribution industries and North America's largest and only full-line supplier of potable water distribution products.

Position Summary:

  • Responsible for designing and implementing methods and equipment for process improvements and controlling manufacturing costs.

  • Provide engineering and technical expertise in No Bake foundry process operations with emphasis on improving safety conditions, developing productivity improvements, implementing quality standards, , and reducing scrap, non-conformities, and returns.

  • Collaborate closely with tooling and pattern design to ensure effective and efficient tool qualification & PPAP processes.


  • Evaluate manufacturing processes by applying knowledge of product design, production, assembly, tooling and materials

  • Mentor junior engineers and develop knowledge of processes

  • Support development of foundry strategic plan and lead execution of strategic plan

  • Utilize knowledge of foundry processes and casting defects to identify and resolve non-conformities

  • Utilize problem solving methodologies such as 6 Sigma, 8D and 5 Why to continually improve the process

  • Develop process documentation, training, and controls to ensure product quality and consistency

  • Complete machine guarding, ergonomics, and human factors assessments

  • Improve manufacturing efficiency through analyzing and planning workflow, space requirements and equipment layout.

  • Provide manufacturing decision making information by calculating production, labor and material costs, reviewing production schedules and estimating future requirements.

  • Functionally understand CAD modeling and rigging geometry for tooling engineering

  • Collect, analyze and summarize data, information and trends to prepare product and process reports. Maintain product and process data.

  • Implement new systems and procedures as designed.

  • Utilize FMEA, DFMEA and DOE's to drive continuous improvement in the manufacturing and engineering processes.

  • Support equipment troubleshooting by working with maintenance team and outside vendors

  • Develop and mentor staff and technicians

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge through attending educational workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participation in related professional organizations.

  • Direct efforts to meet and/or exceed compliance with all regulatory bodies, organizations and government requirements in the performance of position duties.

Position Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Materials Science, or Metallurgy and 8+ years experience in foundry operations

  • OR 12+ Years in foundry operations with relevant duties

  • Working knowledge of melt, molding, core make, casting finishing, tooling, and other aspects of foundry production

  • Experience collaborating with product design, tooling engineering, and quality for product qualification and PPAP processes.

  • Experience with capital projects scope development, justification and management.

  • Strong working knowledge and experience in Lean manufacturing, Six Sigma tools.

  • Outstanding PC/Systems knowledge and skills.

  • Strong leadership, communications and interpersonal skills with ability to interact with all levels of employees, customers and outside professionals.

  • Knowledge dealing with complex manufacturing situations, hardware specifications, quality standards, product development, CAD/CAM and technical specifications.

Mueller is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer.

We do not discriminate based on race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristic.

We encourage anyone with the required skills to apply.

This job description is subject to change at any time. This document does not limit managements right to proscribe or restrict the tasks or duties that may be assigned or reassigned.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.
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