Ceramic Engineer
At Arconic

Date Posted: 9/16/2017

Job Description

At our growing facility in LaPorte, as part of our Power and Propulsion business, this position will support our manufacturing through process control and continuous improvement initiatives and maintenance.
Responsibilities include:
Assuming responsibility for integrity of assigned product.
Interact with internal and external customers to understand technical requirements and resolve issues.
Document & prepare part specific work instructions, and maintain knowledge of job cost and develop/implement appropriate plans to improve profitability.
Would also be responsible for process ownership of the monoshell operation.
Provide program management for individual parts.
Troubleshoot manufacturing problems & root cause analysis.
​Responsible for the dimensional integrity and cost performance of a portfolio of investment cast, superalloy, aerospace and power generation components.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop new, and refine existing investment casting product to reduce scrap, rework, and manufacturing costs.
  • Maintain customer relationships through joint resolution of issues.
  • Maintain and improve casting scrap and rework.
  • Improve casting profitability through cost reduction
  • Achieve cost reduction through process improvements
  • Develop and refine manufacturing work instruction
  • Develop casting processes for new products.
  • Assist sales department in quotation of new products.
  • Achieve cost targets for development and production castings.
  • Establish and achieve milestones for casting development.
Job responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:
  • Monitoring and responding to metric trends
  • Developing new control metrics as well as improving current metrics and their associated instructions
  • Consulting and teaming with part specific engineers to find and fix the root causes of part quality issues
  • Synthesis of process metric trends and part specific quality issue insights to target the purchase of new or upgraded equipment
  • Partner with Purchasing, Facilities, and Accounting to develop the basic financial case for capital acquisitions
  • Contribute cogent information and experience to the corporate Process Owner group with regard to best practices in manufacturing techniques, control metrics, analysis approaches and new equipment specification
  • Other duties as assigned
The ideal candidate will possess the following:
  • Working knowledge of statistical analysis.
  • Strong Analytical abilities
  • Project Management experience

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Engineering from an accredited university
  • A minimum of 1 year of experience in manufacturing.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee
  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Ceramic Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Investment casting or ceramic slurry processing experience preferred
  • Familiarity with statistical process control, Six Sigma and Lean Manufacturing methodologies
  • Familiarity with the failure mechanics of sintered and un-sintered ceramic materials
  • Experience with ceramic slurry production and control
  • Prefer investment casting experience, ceramic process systems/materials processing experience, and familiarity with basic robotoics programming.

Job Snapshot

Employee Type:


La Porte, IN


Job Type:


At least 1 year(s)


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