Job Openings

Metallurgist – Waupaca – Lawrenceville:


Communicate established and evolving goals and objectives of Management to the workforce. Responsible for all metallurgical issues and processes. Responsible for enforcing safety policies. Responsible for metallurgical quality of all products and metallurgical hold issues.


  • Bachelors of Science in Metallurgical Engineering or Material Science.
  • Strong presentation/interpersonal communication skills.
  • Must acquire an advanced working knowledge of machines and equipment relevant to department.
  • Must acquire general knowledge and exposure to all production operations and administration of the company.
  • Must possess and demonstrate leadership ability to include conflict resolution, teamwork, policy adherence, legal aspects, promotion of company philosophy, respect for workforce, positive attitude, dependable, fair and ethical treatment of employees.
  • Needs to be able to conduct team meetings and give presentations.
  • Must acquire knowledge of safety policies and procedures for the company.
  • Must demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Mobility – willing to be plant, department and shift mobile for short term assignments.
  • Develop a working knowledge of the ISO/TS standards.

If selected for consideration, candidates must successfully complete a selection process that includes interviews, reference check/verification, and a pre-employment drug screen.


Waupaca Foundry offers competitive wages and exceptional benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision
  • Short and long term disability
  • Life insurance
  • 401(k)
  • Employer funded retirement plan
  • Paid vacations/holidays
  • Wellness program
  • Employee assistance program (EAP)
  • Employer supported career development, including tuition reimbursement

Waupaca Foundry is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.

Heidi Basham| Asst. Manager – Human Resources

Waupaca Foundry, Inc

A Hitachi Metals Group Company

18986 Route 287 | Tioga, PA 16929

T: 570.827.3245 ext. 431 | M: 607.377.7278

heidi.basham@waupacafoundry.com | www.waupacafoundry.com

Posted:  10-31-2019

Maintenance Manager – AAM Biscoe:

Job Summary:

Manages the plant maintenance staff, programs and processes, under direction of the Plant Manager, in order to ensure safe, timely and efficient operation of all plant machinery and equipment. Ensures that periodic and preventive maintenance are appropriately scheduled and accomplished, and that emergency troubleshooting and maintenance support are readily available as needed. Oversees maintenance goal setting, activity scheduling, work performance and performance management to ensure measurable goals, proper workload distribution, goal satisfaction and effective staff performance management. Monitors and continually improves maintenance processes and maintenance personnel performance to achieve enhanced levels of efficiency.


  • Manages maintenance supervisor outcomes by selecting, orienting, training, assigning, scheduling, coaching, counseling, and disciplining associates. Communicates job expectations, planning, monitoring, and appraising job contributions, and recommends compensation actions, adhering to policies and procedures.
  • Leads maintenance operational standards by contributing information to strategic plans and reviews; implementing production, productivity, quality, customer-service, safety, security, and health standards; resolving problems; identifying system improvements.
  • Evaluates systems and equipment performance by conferring with operating departments; identifying problems and requirements.
  • Keeps systems and equipment operating by implementing a preventive maintenance program; operating and testing systems and equipment.
  • Ensures repairs on systems and equipment by managing the restoring, repairing, rebuilding, or replacing faulty or inoperative components and parts.
  • Improves systems and equipment performance by studying performance results; identifying, recommending, and implementing changes, expansions, and additions.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy work environment by adhering to organization standards and policies, and to legal regulations; immediately addressing issues and alerting others regarding potential concerns.
  • Prepares maintenance information and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Contributes to maintenance and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • Four-year degree required in related field
  • 5 years of experience in maintenance superintendent/management level.
  • Experience in foundry environment preferred.
  • Excellent communication and leadership skills
  • Ability to work effectively in a stressful environment

To apply for the above position go to the following link:


Posted 10-30-2019

Quality Manager – AAM – Brewton:

Job Description Summary

The Quality Manager will oversee the daily operations of quality and lean activities, including quality system and audits, and regulations requirement coordination. This person will foster teamwork across departments to ensure full support of the above. This role leads the team with a hands-on approach and heavy floor presence. The QM will develop and implement effective programs, procedures, processes, goals, and methods to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements, corporate quality policies, and applicable industry quality standards. The QM will ensure that all customer communications and activities are thorough, effective and timely. As well, aggressively drive continuous improvement, and actively participates in Kaizen activity. This person will manage all product and process audits and the corrective/preventive action system used to ensure compliance; manages all aspects of quality activities associated with the supplier base.

Roles and Responsibilities:

  • Accomplishes quality by orienting, training, assigning, and coaching employees.
  • Meets quality standards by enforcing production, productivity, quality, customer-service, safety, security, and health standards; resolving operational problems; identifying work process improvements.
  • Controls product quality inspection actions by enforcing manuals, resources, and web sites.
  • Resolves product quality standard applications by examining and interpreting specifications, and correcting vague references.
  • Provides management planning and control information by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing product quality results data and trends.
  • Contributes to the quality department and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.
  • Consolidates, analyzes, and reports key quality metrics on a regular basis to identify areas for improvement.
  • Leads the management team in the review of facility’s quality metrics using disciplined problem-solving techniques to identify, implement, and correct/prevent actions.
  • Manages the quality team in addition to associated resources for quality-assurance coverage; will build and support a high-performing team by managing goals/metrics, providing timely feedback on performance, and facilitating the talent-management process.
  • Ensures the proper bench strength of the quality team and the development of its associates.
  • Establishes project plans and manage initiatives based on defined priorities, anticipating cross-functional and cross-team collaboration opportunities, and coaches team members on timely and accurate accomplishment of goals, providing access to development experiences as appropriate.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills and Education

  • BA/BS plus minimum 8 years professional experience;  Advanced Degree preferred
  • Minimum 3 years of experience supplying the automotive market.
  • Ductile Iron Foundry experience strongly preferred.
  • Extensive Experience in the following areas – Quality Management, Timely Decision Making, Decision Quality, Dealing with Customers, Accuracy and Attention to Detail, New Product Launches, Analytical Thinking, Policy/Procedure Development

To apply for the above position go to the following link:


Posted 09-24-2019

Plant Manager – AAM Brewton:

Location – Brewton, AL


Manages all aspects of operations and infrastructure maintenance for a manufacturing facility. Develops strategic and tactical plans: oversees processes to run facility and manage staff in accordance with regulatory procedures and ethical standards. Supports negotiation of, and adherence to infrastructure service agreements with local government, service providers, and utilities. Creates strategies and support systems to achieve the objectives of the plant and AAM. Develops and supports systems to ensure continuous improvement; supports AAM Operating System and lean manufacturing principles. Ensures communication and cooperation among all plant functions and with other Casting Plants.


  • Directs plant organizational strategies by contributing information, analysis, and recommendations to strategic thinking and direction; establishing functional objectives in line with organization goals.
  • Directs plant operational strategies by analyzing trends; preparing critical measurements; implementing production, productivity, quality, customer-service, safety, security, and health strategies; leading system improvements.
  • Directs plant financial strategies by anticipating requirements, trends, and variances; developing action plans; measuring and analyzing results; initiating corrective actions; minimizing the impact of variances.
  • Plans plant operations by evaluating sales and delivery information; identifying short-term and long-range issues; identifying and evaluating options; choosing a course of action.
  • Delivers customer-acceptable products by enforcing quality standards; maintaining good manufacturing practices.
  • Improves quality production results by studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.
  • Maintains organization stability and reputation by complying with legal requirements; helping others comply.
  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy plant environment by adhering to organization standards and policies, and to legal regulations; alerting others regarding potential concerns.
  • Prepares plant information and reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
  • Contributes to plant and organization success by welcoming related, different, and new requests; helping others accomplish job results.
  • Directs plant human resource strategies by determining accountabilities; communicating and enforcing values, policies, and procedures; implementing recruitment, selection, orientation, training, coaching, counseling, disciplinary, and communication programs; planning, monitoring, appraising, and reviewing job contributions; reviewing compensation strategies.
  • Seek to improve safety, 5S, and visual management continuously.
  • Support and participate in Kaizen and other Lean Manufacturing activities.
  • Optimize production schedules and meet quality and cost standards.
  • Maximize production efficiency and continuously seek to reduce the cost of operations by developing new, and refining current, processes and utilizing the work force more efficiently.
  • Maintain close supervision over production operations, coordinating with Maintenance, Plant Engineering, and Environmental through direct reports to maintain coordination and control of operation across departments and all shifts.
  • Maintain conformance with budget, and proper utilization of personnel, equipment, and facilities.
  • Ensure that all departments follow established guidelines for safety, production, quality, and environmental quality.
  • Oversee and direct the preparation of operating budgets for plant departments.
  • Administer budgets and monitor budget compliance during the business year, taking appropriate corrective action in the event of a budget variance.
  • Drive for no injuries through communication, training and leadership by example.
  • Develop, establish, and administer short and long term manufacturing and operating plans to meet established goals and objectives.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Industrial Management or related field.
  • 8 -10 years of progressive levels of supervision experience.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Solid organizational skills including attention to detail and multi-tasking skills.
  • Must have experience in the foundry/manufacturing industry.
  • Training and Lean certification through an accredited organization – It’s a plus.

To apply for the above position go to the following link:


Posted: 10/07/2019

Project Manager Engineer – AAM – Brewton:

Job Summary:

Manages a team of project engineers and processes involved in testing and validation of product, component, or system designs. Manages and coordinates a set of projects involving the various tests conducted to validate performance of a product, component, or system to design specifications. Researches and monitors industry developments, technology, methods and process advances. Identifies potential new testing and validation methods, tools, and equipment.


  • Achieves test/validation engineering operational objectives by contributing information and analysis to strategic plans and reviews; preparing and completing action plans; identifying, developing, and implementing process improvements.
  • Coordinates activities with the customer for both validation and product integration into target vehicles.
  • Meets test/validation engineering financial objectives by estimating requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions.
  • Tracks test/validation engineering project accomplishments by comparing outcomes to plans; summarizing results; keeping management informed.
  • Manages multiple projects – timing, deliverables, and resources.
  • Communicates testing/validation status and results to customer and internal departments via both written reports and oral presentations.
  • Reviews reports to make sure they are clear and accurate before sending to product engineering or customers.
  • All other duties as assigned.


  • 5 years of project management experience.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Engineering or Management preferred.
  • Strong computer skills, Microsoft Office and relational database experience preferred.
  • Self-motivated and self-driven individual.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Strong project and relationship management skills

To apply for the above position go to the following link:


Posted 10/07/2019

Maintenance Supervisor – AAM-Brewton:


Supervises employees in the installation and maintenance of electrical and/or mechanical equipment and machinery used in company operations.

Oversees the installation and maintenance of equipment and machinery

Oversees the work of maintenance and maintenance support staff; communicates expectations and provides direction and training. Monitors work performance and provides feedback.

Coordinates maintenance of production equipment and oversees technical process control and quality process control by performing the following duties:

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Maintains safe, secure, and healthy maintenance environment by adhering to organization standards and policies, and to legal regulations; immediately addressing issues and alerting others regarding potential concerns.
  • Directs workers engaged in painting and performing structural repairs to masonry, woodwork, and furnishings of buildings.
  • Directs workers engaged in ground maintenance activities, such as mowing lawns, trimming hedges, removing weeds, and raking and disposing of leaves and refuse.
  • Directs workers engaged in the general cleaning and up keep of buildings, including buffing, dusting, sweeping, mopping, vacuuming, and washing windows.
  • Directs workers assisting other departments as requested, including moving furniture and unloading and storing supplies.
  • Requisitions tools, equipment, and supplies.
  • Inspects completed work for conformance to blueprints, specifications, and standards.
  • Studies production schedules and estimates worker hour requirements for completion of job assignment.
  • Interprets company policies to workers and enforces safety regulations.
  • Documents maintenance services by completing forms, reports, logs, and records, ensuring accuracy of data.
  • Establishes or adjusts work procedures to meet production schedules.
  • Suggests changes in working conditions and use of equipment to increase efficiency of work crew.
  • Analyzes and resolves work problems, or assists workers in solving work problems.
  • Initiates or suggests plans to motivate workers to achieve work goals.
  • Maintains time and production records.
  • Confers with other supervisors to coordinate activities of individual departments.
  • Performs activities of workers supervised. 

Education / Experience:

  • Five years prior experience required in installation, maintenance, and the repair of machines and equipment.
  • Two year associate in machine maintenance and repair or equivalent experience.
  • BA/BS is a plus.

To apply for the above position go to the following link:



Posted 10/07/2019