Senior Metallurgical Engineer in Cleveland, OH at Arconic

Date Posted: 6/23/2019

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Job Description

Arconic Cleveland Operations, a forging facility located at 1600 Harvard Ave., is seeking a Senior Metallurgical Engineer to join its Quality Department. Under the direction of the Chief Metallurgist, this position provides technical support to metallurgical product and process controls, prepares metallurgical reports, approves quality of products produced, ensures the success of R&D efforts, and provides root causes & corrective actions of product failures. This position interacts with Quality/Metallurgical, New Product Development, and Sales personnel, and provides support to salaried production supervisors to ensure compliance with applicable customer, company, and industry standards.  
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
  • Leading metallurgical control and developing processes and practices for Aluminum, Titanium and Nickel based alloy forgings. This includes developing, controlling, and troubleshooting all preventative programs and systems to improve processes, project design, and equipment performance related to metallurgical properties of products to ensure compliance with customer and industry specifications.
  • Determining acceptability of micro structural features of metallographic samples from production forgings per customer and company specifications.
  • Developing and maintaining quality assurance systems, procedures, and equipment to meet customer specifications and company quality requirements. This includes updating manufacturing/quality work instructions for specific tasks, and technical manuals for broader overview of systems.
  • Monitoring and adjusting the production process using statistical process control and analysis of processing parameters and metallurgical testing results to ensure that all requirements, both internal and external, are met.
  • Supporting salaried production supervisors in metallurgy related daily activities, including providing on-call responses to restore flow and developing/implementing countermeasures to prevent problem reoccurrence, such as with equipment malfunctions or new product set up.
  • Interfacing with customer representatives and outside testing labs through emails and phone calls on product and metallurgical quality issues, such as new forging qualifications, to ensure compliance with a variety of customer documents, drawings, sales order requirements, government specifications, and company standards.
  • Monitoring and assisting outside suppliers to assure compliance to stated customer specifications and company requirements on our premises.
  • Initiating and/or implementing continuous improvements projects, including engineering solutions to eliminate safety and quality concerns, repetitive equipment failures, stability activities, and cost reductions on critical processes to achieve the company’s financial objectives.
  • Conducting material and process development programs, on topics such as corrosion testing and failure analysis, in partnership with personnel at the Arconic Technical Center.


Bachelor's degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Materials Science from an accredited institution. 
3+ years of experience as a Metallurgist with experience in aluminum, titanium, or nickel based alloy forge processing and development.

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 not available