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Sr. Materials Specialist in North Canton, OH at The Timken Company

Date Posted: 7/8/2018

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Job Description

Your Career Begins at Timken 
If you're ready for a challenging career that provides you with the ability to advance personally and professionally, look to Timken.  Our associates make the world more productive by improving the efficiency and reliability of the machinery that keeps industry in motion.

Purpose and Scope

This position exists to maintain the quality of the Timken products produced internally and externally, including develop solutions to complex and most of the times, unique problems and/or major projects concerning bearing metallurgical quality, process quality control and suppliers’ quality control.

This position ensures that the compliance to the corporate requirements and customer specifications at the Timken plants and at suppliers by auditing Timken plant, suppliers, communicating and interpreting Timken specifications as well as helping plants to resolve customer complaints. This position is also responsible to maintain the steel inspection system by the SuperBlue method.

This position is the major contributor of training new metallurgists/engineers in the company. As part of the Global Metallurgical Quality this position is the main corporate support for global metallurgical issues.


  1. Provide solutions to any major customer issues related to materials and metallurgy.
  2. Leads the resolution of internal quality issues concerning heat treat, process control and materials. Be the main contact for plant metallurgist support globally.
  3. Develop, qualify and audit heat treat, forging and casting suppliers. Maintain and publish supplier score cards.
  4. Responsible of maintaining the SB system including trouble shooting and results publication as well as develop standard working procedures.
  5. Work with multiple functions across the organization (e.g., Mfg. Adv., engineering, operations, supply chain to ensure the compliance to the corporate and customer requirements.
  6. Develop specifications and reconcile and resolve differences between Timken and customer/supplier specifications.
  7. Train new metallurgists and engineers.


Experience in bearing manufacturing plant and/or other related steel components manufacturer including heat treating operation and evaluation of material properties is essential to success. Areas such as detailed knowledge of special metallurgical tools including heat treat and process control, metallography, CQI-9, forging process and mechanical test equipment as well as ability of statistical analysis is necessary.  Knowledge of steel making process, NDE techniques and auditing skill are required.  Excellent verbal and written communication, Microsoft Office is also required.   Project management for large multi-discipline projects is necessary. Automotive experience a plus.


Minimum – Bachelor’s of Engineering

Preferred – Master’s of Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science

All qualified applicants shall be treated equally according to their individual qualifications, abilities, experiences and other employment standards. There will be no discrimination due to gender or gender identity, race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, age, disability, sexual orientation, veteran/military status or any other basis protected by applicable law