Manager, Process Technology, Metallurgy - Richmond, VA

Richmond | Virginia | United States

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Manager, Process Technology, Metallurgy - Richmond, VA

501 South 5th St
Richmond, Virginia, 23219-0501
United States

The opportunity:

This position provides in-depth technical knowledge to optimize mill performance.  This position provides advice on material selection, non-destructive inspection and repair methods to maximize the up-time of mill equipment. 


How you will impact WestRock:


  • Minimize mill equipment downtime.
  • Analyze equipment failures that impact employee safety or equipment uptime
  • Select appropriate materials and inspection practices for new equipment.
  • Provide on-site materials engineering assistance during major mill outages
  • Perform failure analysis on components to assist with root-cause problem elimination
  • Provide quality assurance reviews on new/replacement equipment
  • Develop material selection and inspection specifications for mill equipment
  • Facilitate the transfer of Best Practices/Technology between the mills


What you need to succeed:


  • Good communication skills both written and verbal.

  • Proficient with computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, and SharePoint.

  • Degree in metallurgical or material science engineering is preferred.

  • Graduate degree preferred

  • Professional engineering license is desirable

  • More than 10 years related work experience

  • Must be willing to travel as necessary to support mill operations.  Typical travel is expected to be 50-60% but may vary.  Some weekend and international travel is also required.

  • Overtime as necessary


What we offer:


  • Corporate culture based on integrity, respect, accountability and excellence

  • Comprehensive training with numerous learning and development opportunities

  • An attractive salary reflecting skills, competencies and potential

  • A career with a global packaging company where Sustainability, Safety and Inclusion are business drivers and foundational elements of the daily work.



WestRock Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to creating and maintaining a diverse workforce: Minorities/Females/ Disabled/Veterans. 



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