last update May 8th, 2019

#W142/2018 Successful placement!

Position: Metallurgy Manager WANTED / Automotive Industry Poland

Scope of responsibilities:

  • direct activities within the Heat Treatment and Metallurgical Laboratory in support of the production process.
  • ensure all activities within the HT and Met lab are geared to the achievement of required quality standards and product throughput.
  • provide specialist advice and guidance to managers, designers, manufacturing engineers and facilitators on HT and metallurgical matters.
  • Ensures good teamwork and cooperation
  • ensure adequate and timely investigation of production and service related metallurgical problems liaising with the quality and warranty department.
  • manage and plan shift operations as required to meet the demands of production.
  • manage and supervise the duties of the labor in the Heat-treatment function.
  • manages the selection, training, development, and evaluation of the Metallurgy Department associates.
  • establishes overall department goals and objectives
  • develops and manages short and long-range plans for improvement activities in the department
  • maintains good housekeeping and safety standards


  • required: 5 years in industry on Engineer position
  • BA or engineering degree in physics, chemistry, metallurgical engineering or materials engineering
  • demonstrated experience with budgets and establishing cost estimates
  • very high technical skill within the chemical/metallurgical/physics fields
  • high level of interpersonal skills to work effectively with others
  • good English oral and written communication skills
  • planning and organizational abilities
  • high level of analytical ability where problems are complex

contact(at) or call +49 170 7342130


#O141/2018 Successful placement!

POLAND: Heat Treatment Plant Manager (PhD of Material Engineering) wanted?

Well-experienced Heat Treatment Plant Manager (PhD of Material Engineering) seeking position in heat treating field. Working experience for 14 years within American company. Experienced with vacuum, induction and atmosphere furnaces. Production implementation, cooperation with several subcontractors and suppliers, continuous improvement processes, health & safety, costs control and corrective actions, supervision of several start-ups, implementation of new technologies.

Currently looking for a challenging engineering position in the heat treating industry.

contact(at) or call +49 170 7342130


#O112/2015 Successful placement!

Are you searching for a Managing Director of a Business Unit or for Sales or Aftersales General Manager?

Here is your perfect candidate:


With 27 years of experience at two big premium furnace manufacturers and excellent competences in business development, sales negotiations, sales management, technical and commercial order processing, organization of customer support, service & maintenance and marketing strategies & activities as well.

Excellent access to a large customer base in Europe (more than 400 records in D, A, CH, I, F, SP, S, PL, RO / vacuum and atmosphere furnaces) ! The people loved to work with that individual, keeping this person at the same time in their good memory.

Easily adapted in any work environment and with the ability to work with people of all nationalities.
 Clear and accurate communicator, sharing thoughts and ideas.
 Proactive atitude with analytical approach to problem solving, dynamic and accustomed to work under pressure.

Spoken languages: German, English, Italian and French.

Wants to be part of a competitive and international environment, with the opportunity to contribute to the growth of the organisation utilising the existing skills and competences.


# O111/2015 Not available any more!

CEO, President, Managing Director or Board Member

(Furnace Manufacturers, Main Components or Process Gas Suppliers, Commercial Heat Treat Shops, Media House, Private Equity)

One of the best Global Business Developers and Sales Directors in our industry worldwide, with over 20 years of experience at global furnace manufacturers and leading commercial heat treat shops as well, with deep knowledge of the European and American heat treat markets, who began his passion for heat treatment already in the age of 15, metallurgist, graduated Engineer of Material Science and Master of Business Administration (MBA) will be shortly available for you.


# W110/2015 Successful placement!

Senior Sales Engineer for Vacuum Furnaces Wanted

One of the biggest Vacuum Furnace Manufacturers worldwide is searching for an experienced Sales Engineer with good technical knowledge of vacuum heat treatment technology and excellent relationship within German/European automotive industry incl. gear manufacturers and injection technology providers. If you are native German speaker with good communication skills in English, and good technical knowledge of vacuum technology, age 35-55, please send your resume to


# O109/2015 This opportunity is gone!

Erfahrener Härterei-Betriebsleiter / Geschäftsführer sucht einen neuen Wirkungskreis
(Deutschland, Österreich, Schweiz, Liechtenstein, Niederlanden)

Ein Jahrzehnt Erfahrung in der Leitung von verschiedenen Bodycote Standorten sowie Sulzer Metaplas. Kostencontrolling, Prozessoptimierung und Qualitätsmanagement sind seine Stärken, ohne jedoch die anderen Bereiche zu vernachlässigen. Technischer Betriebswirt mit handwerklichem Hintergrund, der alle Bereiche des Unternehmens managen kann.


# O108/2015 Successful placement!

Graduate Engineer (MSC/Dipl. Ing.) in Metallic Materials & Metallurgy with a wide international experience in the Automotive, Aluminium Extrusion and Tooling Industry and excellent knowledge in Metallurgical Defects, Material Analysis, Material Development, Heat Treat Management & Failure Analysis, Process Optimization, Process Quality

is seeking employment in the European heat treatment industry (ready for relocation)

Offering few years of dynamic experience in the functional areas of Material Selection & Development, Manufacturing Execution, Metallurgy, Laboratory, Process Engineering, Manufacturing Environment, Assessment on Customer Specification Requirements, Heat Treatment Operation and Process Quality Engineering (APQP, FMEA, PPAP, MSA). Experienced in Six Sigma as part of Lean Manufacturing Project.  Gained knowledge as a product engineer, process engineer and plant metallurgist in manufacturing of dies and product development.

Languages: English (fluent), Dutch (good written & spoken), Polish (native speaker)

Heat Treatment Engineering experience 

  • Developing/directing/monitoring/maintaining FMEA, Control Plan and SOP
  • Initiating plans and work flow through effective utilization of manpower, equipment, facilities, materials and equipment maintenance
  • Heat treatment equipment transfer
  • Assuring attainment of business objectives and heat treat production schedules
  • Day to day activities associated with heat treat including corrective actions, achieving customer specifications, adhering to quality procedures, and meeting on time deliver expectations
  • Development of heat treat team through performance reviews/coaching sessions, identifying training needs and timekeeping
  • Working closely with quality personnel in terms of receiving feedback and advice on both routine and non routine tested product
  • Leading and maintaining 5S activities and standards
  • Driving safety awareness and maintaining safe working conditions and practices,
  • ensure proper traceability system for all heat treated parts and ensure strict discipline in the production system to avoid any scrap.

Plant Metallurgist supervising heat treatment operations 

  • Developing relationships with key customer technical personnel as appropriate
  • Providing metallurgical support in the development of new accounts and new products
  • Reviewing new and revised customer specifications and advising the Sales and QA teams
  • Resolving any arising technical issues with customers and appropriate QA and Production staff (or sub-contractors)
  • Initiating and assisting in research and development projects from conception to implementation
  • Obtaining customer approvals for new suppliers and products
  • Investigating of customer complaints of a technical nature including the review of issues with customers
  • Monitoring raw material suppliers and sub-contractors
  • Analysing complaints and internal non-conforming items and improving operating procedures
  • Advising production staff on the recovery/disposal of nonconforming material (test failures etc)
  • Providing plans for, and ensuring achievement of cost reduction programs on an annual basis
  • Preparing of annual budgets and effectively operating within approved levels
  • Ensuring meeting of corporate directives and /or legislations in the area of health and safety

Major Achievements

  • Solid technical understanding of microstructure – property relationships and the effects of alloying and processing on those properties
  • Well – oriented in development of material specifications, material supply considerations and test methods
  • Experienced in failure analysis and failure prevention
  • Optimized quality and process of hot work steel/high speed steel/stainless steel SS resulted from hardening process
  • Active involvement in the development in raw, hardened, tempered material procurement
  • Proficient in samples extraction resulted from WEDM units required for material destructive testing
  • Played a pivotal role in evaluating and testing of steel to improve dies application
  • Gained experience in supplier auditing and providing DGM guidelines and quality assurance activity
  • Monitoring nitriding services developed to enhance wear resistance in Dies Industry
  • Well versed in building customer oriented relation and solutions-oriented approach and customer-focus
  • Six Sigma Green Belt


# O107/2015   Successful placement!

Graduate Mechanical Design Engineer with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and 15 years experience in furnace design, heat treating and powder metal industry covering Automotive, Mining, Construction, Machine Tool, Aviation sector and Military segments is seeking contract work opportunities, full or part time.

Professional skills:

  1. Wide engineering knowledge.
  2. Advanced design techniques – 2D and 3D, CFD (Comp. Fluid Dynamics) and FEM.
  3. Full computer skills: Autodesk 2D/3D, CFD Simulation.
  4. Heat transfer calculation, pressure calculation acc. TUV, stress calculation of all furnace components, CFD calculations, FEM calculations.
  5. Ability to work in hard and stressful environment.

Over 85 projects of vacuum furnaces for high technology, 35 projects of heating furnaces for automotive, powder metallurgy (incl. MIM) and tooling industry, 63 projects of furnaces from the remaining sectors, installations and modernization of several used furnace systems (cooling systems, heat treatment, auxiliary equipment, transportation units). 9 technical articles about heat treatment in engineering news papers (Elektrowärme International, Powder Injection Moulding, Chemie Technik,  Gaswärme International and Ceramic Forum International.
Career positions in the last 15 years: Designer, Director of Design and Sales Department of Melting Furnaces, Director of Construction and Sales Department of Vacuum Furnaces, General Manager, Senior Engineering Specialist, Project Engineer. Currently senior engineer and Phd student in a metallurgy institute in Germany.  Wide international experience.


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