Staff Engineer
At Arconic

Date Posted: 11/16/2017

Job Description

This role will lead aluminum product development and process improvement projects to deliver growth opportunities for Arconic Technology. This is an R&D position which will involve working collaboratively with researchers and engineers across Arconic, including Arconic Technology Center, ATEP, APP, AFE, AAP and other businesses within Arconic’s EPS, TCS and GRP Businesses groups. This position will grow the use of novel aluminum and non-aluminum alloy powders and additively manufactured products for use in Arconic's primary markets including Aerospace, Automotive, Building & Construction, Commercial Transportation, Industrial, Energy and Defense.

Major Activities / Key Challenges:

  • Identifying and leading development of creative solutions to alloy and processing problems
  • Designing and conducting experiments aimed at enhancing the level of understanding of the performance of products made by additive manufacturing and by conventional wrought processes
  • Analyzing experimental results and recommending actions aimed at new product development
  • Identifying, planning and executing projects that support new materials options suitable for additive manufacturing technologies
  • Identifying new alloy compositions optimized for additive manufacturing and helping to identify business value
  • Developing testing protocols for additively manufactured parts to establish allowables and lot-release confidence
  • Relating microstructures and processes to physical and mechanical properties.
  • Developing Intellectual Property protection for new alloy products and emerging technologies
  • Collaborating on multi-disciplinary teams with personnel across ATC, at Arconic BU's and with external customers on alloy, product and process development efforts
  • Networking in the Additive Manufacturing community to stay abreast of new developments
  • Presenting results and analyses in oral presentations, invention records, technical reports and product information brochures
  • Interacting with Arconic Business Units to ensure successful transfer of technology from lab-scale to product processing
  • Engaging with customers to establish performance requirements for commercially significant applications
Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:
  • Characterization of metallic materials
  • Knowledge of “light alloy” (e.g., Al-based, Ti-based alloys) physical metallurgy with emphasis on interactions between alloy design, processing microstructure, and mechanical properties
  • Understanding of the various additive manufacturing methods, including familiarity with atomization, subsequent powder metallurgy processing and additive manufacturing methods and equipment.
  • Understanding of the various additive manufacturing methods, including familiarity with atomization and subsequent powder metallurgy processing
  • Ability to design R&D experiments, analyze data and identify important variables and physically significant trends
  • Ability to network and collaborate across a broad spectrum of internal and external customers and collaborators
  • Technical writing and presentation skills

Basic Qualifications

  • PhD in Materials Science or Metallurgical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3 years of work experience including industrial experience in at least two of the following areas:
    • Development of new aluminum alloy products and processes
    • Additive manufacturing processing and equipment
    • Physical metallurgy of aluminum alloys, particularly of heat treatable alloys
    • Microstructure/process/property relationships of aluminum alloys
    • Mechanical property characterization of aluminum alloys including fatigue and fracture
  • 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

  • R & D project management
  • Technical writing and presentation skills as evidenced by technical reports and presentations.

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