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Process Engineer at Vallourec in Muskogee, Oklahoma

Posted in Architecture 30+ days ago.

Type: Full-Time

Job Description:


 The Process Engineer position will focus on improving and sustaining both current and new product quality, practices and standards.  The position will provide support for Heat Treat, Hydro-testing, Cut-off and other various departments within the facility. The position will strive to reduce the cost of methods and materials through process optimization/capability. The position will also collaborate with department managers, process communities or the industrialization team concerning proposed and/or completed improvements.



  • Improve downstream quality concerns and resolve multi-discipline problems.

  • Maintain and improve standard operating procedures, work instructions, JIBs, etc.

  • Reduce variation of key process indicators.

  • Lead the Process Improvement Team(s), if applicable.

  • Benchmark the existing and evaluate new technologies, processes and materials.

  • Isolate and reduce sources of variation and resolve production and quality issues through the use of Manufacturing Process Control and/or advanced problem-solving techniques, i.e. Design of Experiments, process capability, SPC and FMEA.

  • Implement root cause analysis and corrective action of non-conformances to mitigate rework, reduce cost and improve quality.

  • Validate existing knowledge, conduct training and re-training of operators.

  • Build technical capabilities, necessary to execute Vallourec Star strategy by identifying and presenting Capital Expenditure Projects.

  • Promote effective communication vertically and horizontally within the organization.



  • Ability to work independently or in a group to execute objectives in a cross-functional environment.

  • Ability to teach and promote problem solving and variation control methodologies to all levels of the organization.

  • Ability to apply manufacturing process control techniques and/or lean manufacturing experience.

  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing within the organization.

  • Demonstrate project management skills for process improvement and/or product development.

  • Demonstrate strong decision-making skills based on analytical approach to problem solving, including application of statistical techniques.

  • Knowledge of basic metallurgy and the heat treatment of steel.

  • Appropriate communication via radio, telephone and/or in person.

  • Maintain organization and cleanliness of work area.

  • Adheres to safety and security procedures.

  • Reports potentially unsafe conditions.

  • Uses equipment and materials properly.

  • All other tasks assigned by shift lead, supervisor and/or manager.



  • Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical, Metallurgy, Material Science or Industrial Engineering.

  • 5 years of experience in the pipe/steel manufacturing industry is preferred.

  • CAD experience preferred.

  • Combustion experience preferred.



  • Accountable

  • Reliable

  • Punctual

  • Detailed

  • Adaptable

  • Proactive

  • Self-motivated

  • Open-minded

  • Communicative

  • Safety conscious

  • Quality conscious


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