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Metallurgical Engineer

Worthington Steel

Last Updated: 5/06/24

Job Description

The Metallurgical/Materials Science Engineer in this position is responsible for providing product, process and systems support for production processes at our facility in Delta, Ohio. This facility has a pickle line, hot dip galvanizing line, and slitter, and supplies the automotive, construction, energy, and agricultural markets. Responsibilities include applying metallurgical and engineering principles to the design, development and operation of processes and equipment while also contributing to new grade and supplier development. The ideal candidate is a self-motivated problem solver who demonstrates a strong work ethic and enjoys continuous learning to support meeting customer expectations.


  • Support and promote safety initiatives.
  • Develop material and processing parameters to efficiently achieve desired end-product properties and attributes based upon customer and industry specifications.
  • Define and develop mechanical property and performance capabilities for hot rolled and coated products.
  • Research, design and manage product/process capability and development and continuous improvement projects.
  • Provide metallurgical expertise to the purchasing, commercial, operating, material disposition, and customer claim groups.
  • Interpretation of industry (e.g. ASTM, EN/DIN, SAE) and customer specifications.
  • Interface with steel mills to ensure raw material enables correct final product characteristics.
  • Prescribe metallurgical testing and interpret results for internal and external customer presentations.
  • Support the metallurgical laboratory through test standard interpretation, procedural development, and test equipment selection due diligence.
  • Involvement in on-site meetings/tours with customers and vendors.
  • Mentor junior metallurgists and laboratory technicians.
  • Participate in claims and corrective action processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Desired Experience

  • Advanced degree in Metallurgical Engineering/Materials Science Engineering or equivalent experience
  • Multiple years of hot dip galvanizing experience
  • Knowledge in statistics and/or advanced analytics a plus
  • Advanced knowledge of ferrous metallurgy
  • Advanced knowledge of steel making and downstream processing technologies
  • Advanced knowledge of steel forming processes
  • Strong computer skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge of welding a plus


Company Details

Columbus, Ohio, United States
Worthington Steel (NYSE:WS) is a metals processor that partners with customers to deliver highly technical and customized solutions. Worthington Steel’s expertise in carbon flat-roll steel processing, electrical steel laminations and tailor welded solutions are driving steel toward a more sustainable future. As one of the most trusted metals processors in North America, Worthington Steel and its...