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Process engineer

Howmet Aerospace - Usine Laval

This is a Contract position in Laval, QC posted July 10, 2024.


Main responsibility is to provide technical aluminum casting know-how to relevant manufacturing department and engineering, to maintain or improve product quality or processes.


  • Provides training and technical development and instructions to employees and departments in order to establish manufacturing consistency and repeatability.
  • Ensures that the employees have the necessary material, supplies, and tools to perform their work adequately.
  • Ensures that the required production process is being followed.
  • Communicates and explains activity instructions and product criteria requirements complete comprehension by the employees.
  • Ensures that the employees know how to perform their duties and respect the required standards.
  • Provides experience and skills to manufacturing and engineering related to part and process issues/activities.
  • Responsible for product criteria setups and updating.
  • Works with engineering in projects, investigations, and studies to develop, improve, correct, or optimize part quality or processes.
  • Responsible for process control and product development
  • Troubleshoot casting product and process issues/problems in production
  • Establish, document, and verify part specific gating and risering, molding, foundry, and heat treat techniques/parameters.
  • Analyze casting defects using metallography and NDT methods
  • Evaluate, plan and eliminate defects, failures, and scrap for both production and development programs to ensure a robust process and consistent casting metallurgical quality
  • Provide technical support and corrective action relating to customer complaints, customer returns, and internal/external audits.
  • Ensure the proper calibration and operation of emission spectrometer for chemical analysis
  • Support, implement, and promote foundry environmental health and safety practices
  • Technical oversight and responsibilities in materials testing lab (tensile, chemistry, hardness, metallography)
  • Test new foundry methods and practices
  • Support all continuous improvement, lean manufacturing, and cost reduction initiatives
  • Support foundry research & development process/product activities


DEC (college or foundry technology certificate) or Bachelor in Engineering (Metallurgical, Material Science)

Professional Designation


Minimum of 3 years’ experience in a manufacturing environment.

Job Skills

Training in the following will be favorably considered.

  • Continuous improvement
  • Health & Safety
  • Foundry experience
  • Bilingual

Training requirements

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