Forging Engineering Manager

Danville, Illinois, United Statesthyssenkrupp Crankshaft Co LLC

Type of contract:Full-time, Permanent
Experience level:Management
Remote work:Not possible
Job field:Production & Manufacturing
Status:Ongoing recruitment, entry date flexible
Posting date:2023/05/26
Job number:US_RS_06063
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Your responsibilities

Are you ready to Ignite the Fires of Innovation as a Forging Engineering Manager? If you thrive in a fast-paced environment, possess a relentless passion for forging excellence, and have the vision to steer our engineering team towards unparalleled achievements, then this is the opportunity you've been waiting for. Join us on this transformative journey, where your expertise will forge a path towards extraordinary success!

The Forge Engineering Manager reports to the Head of Forging and is responsible for overseeing all Forging Engineering functions including Process, Design, Tooling, and Product Engineering

  • Develop forge tooling designs for new parts and improve forge tooling designs for existing parts
  • Communicate and collaborate with customer on full life cycle of parts from conception to testing to serial production
  • Walk plant floors to observe processes and monitor product from start to finish
  • Improve the operational performance by identifying quality and customer needs and assisting the staff in identifying and diagnosing customer, process and quality problems
  • Provide Process Engineering Change notices for internal and external customer design changes
  • Plan, assign, and distribute work
  • Establish priorities
  • Instruct and train in methods and procedures

Your profile


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Related Field
  • 3-5 years of experience in manufacturing required with at least 1-2 years prior management experience preferred

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Knowledge of thermal dynamics and forging processes
  • Ability to identify areas for process improvement, and implement strategies to enhance productivity, efficiency, and quality
  • Ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams, including production, maintenance, and quality, to drive process enhancements and resolve technical challenges
  • Knowledge of up-to-date industry trends, technological advancements, and best practices in forging with proven track record of incorporating into the manufacturing process
  • Ability to ensure the feasibility and manufacturability of new products, considering cost, quality, and efficiency aspects
  • Ability to lead the process qualification and validation activities for new products, ensuring compliance with relevant industry standards
  • Ability to Utilize a host of CAD and office software such as Pro-E, AutoCAD, Vero CAD, Anvil, and Forge3
  • Excellent written and oral language ability
  • Strong mathematical ability, especially in trigonometry

Your benefits

We offer an outstanding Benefits Package that includes:

  • Company Tuition Reimbursement Package
  • 401K Match
  • 120 hours of Paid Time Off after completion of Probation Period
  • Comprehensive medical plans with flexible cost options ranging from $4.62 to $57.62 a week. We also have a Preventative Healthcare and Medical Program with additional premium discount on medical insurance premiums.
  • Dental plans ranging from $0.48 to $4.15 a week
  • Vision Plans ranging from $0.35 to $3.69 a week
  • Company Paid Life, AD&D, Short Term Disability, & Long Term Disability
  • 11 paid Holidays
  • Gym Membership Reimbursement


For additional information on our company culture, company benefits, or to potentially get scheduled for an interview, please text CRANKSHAFT to 25000


If you are an applicant with a California residency, please click on the following link:  California Job Applicant Notice of Collection


$90000 - $110000/ year

Important to us

Health & Safety

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

Highest health & safety standards and a wide range of health promotion and healthcare activities.

We value diversity

thyssenkrupp Crankshaft Co. LLC is an equal opportunity employer and committed to diversity. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age and veteran status or any other protected status required by applicable law.

Applicants with disabilities who require reasonable accommodation in connection with the application process are encouraged to contact us at


thyssenkrupp integrated its Forging & Machining and Undercarriage businesses to start the new business unit Forged Technologies. With roughly 7,000 employees at 18 production sites in seven different countries, thyssenkrupp Forged Technologies has sales of over one billion euros and operates over 50 forging press lines and more than 150 machining and assembly lines in seven countries. The product portfolio includes undercarriage systems for heavy machinery as well as crankshafts, connecting rods, pistons, chassis products, transmission systems and rotor shafts for the automotive industry.

From receiving your documents to acceptance: the application process

Step 1

Online application

Have you found an interesting vacancy? Then apply online. You won’t need more than 10 minutes. The entire application process – from initial contact to response – usually takes between four and six weeks.

Notes on application

You will have submitted your online application to thyssenkrupp in no time! As long as the position is available on our career page, you have the opportunity to apply.

We have adapted the application process to the current situation and conduct our interviews by video (not in the U.S.), telephone and also personally - in compliance with the applicable and necessary distance and hygienic rules. You will receive detailed information on this topic from our recruiting experts during the application process, while you can find general information and application tips here finden.

Further information about thyssenkrupp, our products and locations can be found directly on the company website.

We wish you every success with your application and stay healthy!


Move things forward with us - as colleagues and above all as a team.
Because together we dare to do something new and take things into our own hands.

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