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Plant Metallurgist & Lab Supervisor – Canada (PMDM)

Location:2430 Royal Windsor Drive
Mississauga, Ontario L5J 1K7
Reports To:Quality Manager

Job Description:

The incumbent is responsible for the development and implementation of new or improved lab processes and procedures to maximize operational quality, efficiency, and capacity in a Lean Manufacturing Environment. This is accomplished through the supervision and support of well-trained Quality Lab Technicians who monitor product quality to ensure customer specifications are met and to flag incorrect setups or equipment failure.


  • Acts as a metallurgical resource for Operations, Engineering and Quality teams
  • Supports production in problem solving and continuous improvement initiatives
  • Maintains, sources and implements new lab equipment ensuring calibration is up-to-date
  • Ensures equipment compliance with established safety regulatory guidelines.
  • Develops and maintains lab area utilizing 5S and visual management principles
  • Develops and trains Quality Lab Technicians on standardized work instructions
  • Drives continuous improvement initiatives within the lab
  • Supports and provides training for new and existing Quality Lab Technicians on lab equipment and processes to ensure smooth operation of the lab
  • Develops and tracks action plans to improve lab techniques and processes
  • Develops and documents lab procedures and standards for metallurgical evaluations and ensures conformance to IATF 16949 requirements
  • Reviews potential new products and provides recommendations on materials and process selection as part of the Feasibility Review Team
  • Ensures all customer prototype submissions meet metallurgical requirements and are documented appropriately
  • Identifies and champions the resolution of metallurgical problems for both series production and prototype parts using disciplined problem solving techniques
  • Prioritizes and co-ordinates the necessary testing to provide timely results on production issues and study trials
  • Ensures all internal failures and customer returns are evaluated using standard failure analysis methods
  • Communicates to management, colleagues, customers and suppliers on progress where necessary and using appropriate methods
  • Performs non-routine project work including materials/process testing and divisional support projects as required
  • Participates on APQP teams as needed
  • Work in compliance with Stackpole PMDM Quality and EHS Policies and Procedures, including IATF 16949 / ISO 9001 / ISO 14001.
  • All other duties as assigned

Job Requirements:

  • Graduate Engineer or Technologist in a Metallurgical or Mechanical discipline.
  • 3 to 5 years’ experience in high speed manufacturing with emphasis on Metallurgical Engineering
  • Ability to work and excel in a fast paced environment.
  • Knowledge and experience in Quality Systems (ISO, QS, IATF) and Lean Manufacturing principles and practices
  • Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Previous experience in a supervisory capacity is an asset
  • Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and AutoCAD
  • Experience with multiple forms of Non-Destructive testing is an asset
  • Past experience in metallurgical failure analysis including use of SEM

Application Instructions:

Please submit your resume indicating how you meet the requirements for this role. Applications without this information will not be considered.

Stackpole International aspires to be your employer of choice. We are committed to providing: a safe and healthful workplace; fair and equitable treatment in an environment that values diversity and rewards individual and team achievement; opportunities for growth and development; and competitive total compensation programs. Accommodation will be provided in all parts of the hiring process as required under Stackpole’s Accessibility For Ontarians Policy. Applicants need to make their needs known in advance. HR will arrange for any required testing and interviewing to determine suitable candidates.

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