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Foundry Metallurgist / Casting Engineer (Full-time) in sand


Foundry Metallurgist / Casting Engineer (Full-time)

People are what make the difference at voestalpine. People who produce, process and refine high-quality steel products in flexible, specialized companies around the world. People who make our customers’ challenges their own. People with a never-ending drive to search for an even better solution. It’s people like you who keep voestalpine one step ahead.

Who we are

voestalpine Nortrak is North America’s leading designer and manufacturer of special trackwork. We are the technology leader in the trackwork Industry.  We have earned this position through a dedication to provide our customers with superior products, in field support, excellence in engineering and a commitment to service.

We have a location near you with ten facilities in Canada, U.S. and Mexico.In addition to our manufacturing facilities in North America, the voestalpine Turnout Systems group has 40 plants and locations in 21 countries.

Your Tasks

The Foundry Metallurgist/Casting Engineer will utilize process control and simulation tools to insure the production of consistently high quality castings.  In addition, the position will design and carry out test trials targeting product and process improvement.

Your Profile


  • Foundry methods – develop and implement rigging for optimizing quality and cost.  Oversee 1st article approval from pattern through finished casting including dimensional and radiographic evaluations.
  • Design and conduct trials to test and validate improved methods of rigging, molding, melting, heat treating, and pouring of castings. 
  • Develop and perform process audits to maintain process control.
  • Perform and/or supervise sand, metallographic, and spectro-chemical analysis testing.
  • Perform failure analyses on manganese steel and ductile iron castings to determine the cause of failure.
  • Provide technical oversight and guidance related to the troubleshooting and solution of product performance and production process problems.
  • Motivate employees toward very high goals in a dynamic and challenging environment while mentoring employees in specific technical areas.
  • Develop and foster constructive relationships with customers.
  • Other duties as assigned.


What we offer

voestalpine Nortrak employees enjoy a generous benefit package which includes medical, dental, vision, short term and long term disability, life insurance, AD&D insurance, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k) with a matching contribution,  Employee Assistance Program, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays and competitive vacation benefits.


  • This position requires a degreed metallurgist with 5+ years of recent experience in a steel foundry in a foundry engineering or technical position preferred.
  • Proven analytical and problem solving skills along with good oral and written communication skills.
  • This position reports to the foundry technical manager and is intended to groom the successor to the technical manager position.  Therefore good interpersonal skills are needed.
  • The successful candidate must be highly technology driven and proficient with the various melting and casting technologies.  Experience with SolidCast solidification simulation software is a plus.

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