Harrison Steel Castings Co.
  • Foundry
  • Attica, IN, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Harrison Steel is hiring a Foundry Superintendent, who will oversee and coordinate the day to day activities involved in the production of steel castings, with a focus on safety, quality and productivity. This individual manages up to 24 supervisors, who lead hourly employees in molding and pouring steel castings. Position reports to the Director of Operations.

The successful candidate will have 10 years or more of Foundry experience, and a good understanding of the sand castings process. Bachelor's degree in Industrial, Chemical or Mechanical Engineering required. Also required: Previous experience as a supervisor or manager. Expert level proficiency in Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint.

The individual should be familiar with preparation and creation of sand molds and cores, sand testing, melting and pouring of molten metal, and the shakeout process. The individual directs, coordinates and evaluates all units responsible for these duties and overall Foundry production.

We prefer a Six Sigma Black Belt and in-depth knowledge in Statistical Process Controls. It is important to note that standardization within our industrial steel foundry is sometimes limited, due to our focus on low volume, specialized castings. Many orders number below 10 parts per year. Quality always takes priority over lean processes and methods.

The best candidate has the ability to incorporate varying degrees of lean principles where lean practices cannot be implemented.

The individual also must possess genuine ability to handle and work with people, and must perform well under pressure, on a regular basis.


  • Oversee production of the daily Foundry schedule and make necessary changes due to production or customer demands.
  • List daily samples on the Foundry schedule.
  • Maintain schedules for both hourly and salaried personnel, and make necessary changes, based upon available employees, using a computerized time and attendance system. Also verify and correct attendance on a weekly basis.
  • Maintain an open door policy for any and all Foundry and Foundry personnel problems.
  • Interview and train employees; plan, assign and direct work; appraise performance; reward and discipline employees; address complaints and resolve problems.
  • Delegate the following tasks to an assistant: List daily sample pouring results in the database. Maintain database of Molding and Pouring scrap.


Occasional exposure to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level is usually moderate in the office and loud in the Foundry. Our Production buildings are not climate controlled. Temperatures reach 100 degrees inside the facility on many summer days and drop well below 40 degrees in the winter. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


Competitive salary; 401k and profit sharing; medical, dental and vision insurance available for purchase; reduced golf rates and memberships at Harrison Hills Country Club.


Harrison Steel is a family owned company that engineers and manufactures castings of 350 to 12,500 pounds, net casting weight, for businesses in industries such as agriculture, mining, and oil and gas. HS is located in Attica, Indiana, where it was founded in 1906 by J.W. Harrison, as the National Car Coupler Company. Attica is a rural city surrounded by traditional Midwest farmland that about 3,200 residents call home. The foundry is a 40-minute drive from Lafayette, Indiana or Danville, Illinois, and 1.5 hours from Indianapolis.

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