Job Summary

Responsible to assist the Friction Materials department with technical support, working close with other departments to define all operation parameters required to meet the quality standards of the different grades of friction materials to produce.  Teaming with production employees on the optimization of the shop process in order to maximize the output of all production without detriment of the quality of the product.  Research and development of practices and processes related to metallurgical and quality aspects of the heavy duty and performance friction material products.


Summary of Essential Job Functions

  • Support the production of friction materials and parts.
  • Identify manufacturing issues. Root cause analysis and problem solving.
  • Recommend and implement the improvement of friction materials and powder metal processes, equipment, and products.
  • Maintain and develop process and material specifications and work instructions.
  • Monitor and improve productivity, production efficiency, and scrap reduction.
  • Support safety, quality and production standard requirements.
  • Produce EAPA in case of any process or product deviations or changes.
  • Use of SPC and design of experiments.
  • Work with other departments of the company, raw material suppliers, vendors, customers, equipment manufacturers.
  • Oversee equipment repair and calibration.
  • Ensure that inventory records are accurately maintained and cycle counts are done in a timely manner.
  • Knowledge of QS9000, ISO9001:2008 APQP process or ISO quality systems is required.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • B.S. degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Metallurgical Engineering, or similar field.
  • Sintering furnace and protective atmosphere experience a plus.
  • Tool and Die knowledge a plus.
  • Experience with Microsoft Office products, email and the internet.
  • Strong interpersonal skills as well as the ability to communicate persuasively both orally and in writing are required.
  • Self-disciplined, self-motivated, and team player required.
  • Organizational skills and the ability to multi-task.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to provide proof of car insurance.


Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position for a long period of time.
  • Must be able to frequently move about inside the office to access file cabinets, office machinery, etc.
  • Must be able to frequently communicate with employees and exchange accurate information in these situations.
  • Occasionally moves equipment and /or parts weighing up to 75 pounds.


Quality Responsibility

Employees shall be committed to continually improve the quality and delivery of our product and services to better satisfy the needs and expectations of our customers.




Note:  This document is intended to describe the general duties required of this position.  It is not intended to serve as an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, and responsibilities.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with a disability to perform the essential functions of this position.


What We Offer

We are looking for dependable, energetic and self-starters who can work independent and as a team to include being a key contributor to the continued success of the Ace Manufacturing and Rokwell team. We offer a competitive salary along with a benefit package that includes health, denta, and life insurance; paid holidays, vacation, and a 401(k) plan. If you are interested in these exciting opportunities with a growing company, submit your application and resume online, or send your resume, cover letter, and salary history to: Human Resources, Ace Manufacturing & Rokwell Industries, 300 Ramsey Street, Sullivan, MO 63080. You may also fax to (573)468-4497.

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