Senior Development Metallurgist

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Midwest, Northeast
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 1
Date Posted: September 13, 2019
Expiry Date: December 31, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Any
Years of Experience: 2
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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The Senior Development Metallurgist conducts research develops processing techniques, and other technologies with a focus on the development of new products, services and markets.  The position will also research and propose new production equipment, procedures, and methods to automate, improve, and/or scale-up existing processes.

Perform metal manufacturing processes employing techniques appropriate to the task to maintain or improve the Company's competitive market position.  Duties may include utilizing a broad range of equipment currently used in Development or Manufacturing.

  • Identify and develop novel approaches to optimize metal manufacturing processes. (Including for example:  alloying, casting, deformation, heat treatment and analytical characterization)
  • For new development projects, conduct experiments, perform analytical characterization activities, gather data, analyze data, establish material property relationships, draw conclusions, and document concise technical reports with clear recommendations.
  • Apply solid scientific understanding to the innovation and development of novel materials and processes.  Drive analytical data gathering and processing for data-based decision making.
  • Scale and validate new product processes in conjunction with the R&D team and operations.
  • Ensure any sub-contract vendors are appropriately evaluated and selected.
  • Identify and drive continuous improvement.  Apply solid scientific understanding to the innovation and development of novel materials and processes especially relating to metal product manufacturing.
  • For approved Product Development follow the Stage-Gate development process.  Ensure as part of the design iteration loop, failure analysis of development products and re-design are routinely performed.
  • Support identifying and evaluating new analytical technology relevant to current and future products.
  • Make recommendations for capital equipment purchase. Evaluate metal processes and identify risk areas. Understand liabilities, yield, environmental and health & safety.
  • Maintain awareness of trends and new developments in metallurgy through membership in professional societies and technical readings.
  • Support AMG Sales and Marketing in new product development.
  • Provide technical reports to customers for new qualifications and on-going technical analyses.
  • Support Sales and Marketing by participating in meetings, conference calls etc. when direct communication with customers requires Technical input. This may also encompass technical seminars, trade shows, exhibitions etc.
  • Provide guidance on the potential viability of new materials and their manufacturability.
  • Be available to comment on the R&D Prototype Schedule in conjunction with Sales, Logistics and Manufacturing.