Lean Improvement Engineer

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based superalloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels.  Carpenter’s high-performance materials and advanced process solutions are an integral part of critical applications used within the aerospace, transportation, medical and energy markets, among other markets.  Building on its history of innovation, Carpenter’s wrought and powder technology capabilities support a range of next-generation products and manufacturing techniques, including novel magnetic materials and additive manufacturing.


Lean Improvement Engineers at Carpenter provide a diverse range of technical product or process services to our internal and external customers.  This position will provide   support to operations and metallurgy functions to improve quality and business performance.


  • Responsible for making proper disposition of referred, non-conforming and off-standard materials.
  • Demonstrates the ability to provide training and education to operators and peers.
  • Engage and interact with operators in manufacturing setting to improve process.
  • Provides support, leadership and guidance to peers, operators, and managers in key projects.
  • Leads others in the use of statistical methods and experimental design.
  • Manages functional project teams to address and solve complex problems and recognize business trends– including project planning and budget compliance.
  • Recognizes and communicates technical risk to management.
  • Applies LEAN, SPC, six-sigma and/or BPI tools to detect and eliminate project and/or process inefficiencies.


  • Four-year college degree in Engineering.  Preference for Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science, or related field.
  • Minimum of 2-3 years of experience, combined with consistently strong performance.
  • Experience with Lean tools and principles
  • Experience and comfort in manufacturing environment
  • Strong interpersonal skills across multiple business levels
  • Ability to travel and access mill and manufacturing areas.
  • Ability to be self-directed and serve as a mentor to internal resources.

Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.

Carpenter Technology Corporation’s policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Full time
Reading, PA 19601, US