Constellium is a global sector leader that develops innovative, value-added aluminum products for a broad scope of markets and applications, focusing in particular on aerospace, automotive and packaging.

Primary Purpose

The Plate Process & Quality Metallurgist position in the plate department owns the plate process in order to optimize performance, maximize material recovery, eliminate process waste and improve productivity & conversion costs through metallurgical solutions, focused improvement projects and process control. This position also maintains the quality systems requirement for plate path and customer quality satisfaction.

Key Accountabilities

  • Maintain and improve plate processing practices to improve product capability & performance, process effeciency and material recovery.
  • Provide Technical expertise & support to daily activities of plate department
  • Maintain all appropriate technical practices, customer & special process specifications and formal reports.
  • Lead or participate in the investigation, data analysis and implementation of solutions to complex problems involving multiple production centers and technical aspects
  • Envision opportunities for process improvement and act on those ideas through equipment modification, process improvement, material changes, etc.
  • Maintain the quality systems requirement for the Plate department (internal audits, NADCAP audits, equipment calibration, CAR, PFMEA, external audits, etc.)
  • Ensure customer quality satisfaction by managing customer claims and CAR
  • Benchmark within the Industry and sister facilities to ensure site maintains processes in compliance to customer needs and at best practice levels.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

An Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Company Name
Ravenswood, WV 26164

Technical Competencies

  • Bachelors of Science in Metallurgy/Materials Science/Engineering
  • 1 to 3 years’ experience in Manufacturing preferably in Aluminum industry is desired


  • Result-oriented with a data-driven, structured approach to root cause analysis and problem-solving
  • Effective in working in a team environment as well as working with aggressive individual goals
  • Capable of interacting and leading across multiple areas and levels of the organization.
  • Leading cross-functional teams for process management and improvements
  • Routine communication to management and to the shop floor about the progress of KPIs and the countermeasures in place to reach targets
  • Ability to quickly evaluate situations and make timely decisions regarding operating priorities, material disposition, corrective actions, containment requirements, and communication strategy.
  • Frequently deals with issues that are complex with no definitive “best practice” and multiple departments and various levels of management are needed to resolve
  • Works most in collaborative problem solving with unit teams
  • Authority to release tested material from the laboratory or from quality hold based on evaluation criteria

Job Dimensions

The Ravenswood operation is 24/7, there is an expectation of off-shift work from time to time as required by production or projects priorities.

It is expected that 40% of the time will be spent on the floor observing, auditing, and communicating to crews. About 30% of the time will be spent collecting/analyzing data, and project work. The remaining time shall be spent in meetings, communicating, and reporting.

Significant Relationships


  • Plate Technical Manager
  • APU Lean Manager
  • APU Managers
  • Central quality
  • Reliability Engineer
  • Process development metallurgists
  • Reliability Managers


  • Customers
  • NADCAP auditors & staff engineers
  • Constellium research center & sister facilities
  • Outside labs
How to Apply