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

Harrison Steel is hiring a Foundry Engineer, with seven or more years of experience within metals manufacturing. The Foundry Engineer evaluates existing work processes and configures new manufacturing methods within our production facility.

We prefer a completed Bachelor's degree in Engineering or related field from a four-year college or university. Individuals with an Associate's Degree in Engineering, or a related field, with significant industrial experience will be considered. Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint is required.

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 works within all units responsible for these duties and overall Foundry production.

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


  • Process evaluation and improvement. We want a robust process that decreases initial training time for our workers, thanks to carefully crafted, data-driven Work and Process Instructions.
  • Process failure analysis and troubleshooting. Improve process capability and production volume while maintaining and improving quality standards.
  • Establish process standardization and provide engineering support to the department. Create operating procedures to reduce downtime, and maintain and improve tooling/equipment.
  • Pattern specific troubleshooting. Casting defect analysis and troubleshooting. Sample casting evaluation and analysis.
  • Scrap and rework reduction
  • New material and process R & D


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. The successful candidate will spend 60 to 80 percent of time on the production floor, and 20 to 40 percent of time in an office setting, on group and individual projects.


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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