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Decatur, IL, USA · Decatur, GA, USA
Posted on Friday, December 8, 2023

Mueller is seeking a Metallurgist to assist in production and quality processes with emphasis in meeting customer deadlines, quality standards, safety improvements, scrap reduction, non-conformities, fewer returns and productivity improvements. Confers with management, engineering and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities and other considerations to facilitate production processes. This position will ultimately gain a more thorough understanding of the company’s material and processes that could provide expansion into new markets. Project work including but not limited to: chip reconstitution, reduction of micro-porosity, selection of new alloys, production process, etc.

  • Develop practices to improve safety, quality, efficiency, yield, productivity, and costs
  • Develop and optimize process and product development
  • Applies statistical methods to estimate future manufacturing requirements and potential
  • Work closely with operations and provide training to operating personnel
  • Provide metallurgical assistance to management, engineering, foundry teams, and special projects

Required Skills:

  • Bachelor's or Master's degree in a relevant field of work
  • PhD desired

Required Experience:

  • 4+ years progressive work-related experience with demonstrated proficiency in the discipline/technology/process related to the position including experience as a team member on project teams in a cross functional environment.
  • Brass foundry experience. Experience with C87850 alloy highly desirable.
  • Heat treatment experience
  • Machine shop experience
  • Experience with spectrometers


  • Ethics and Values
  • Drive for Results
  • Customer Focus
  • Overall Sales Process Effectiveness
  • Customer Effectiveness & Influence
  • Process Management & Compliance
  • Process Management & Compliance
  • Personal Development/Continuous Improvement

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, status as a protected veteran, or any other category protected by law.