Ceramic Development Engineer in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/5/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    1 Misco Drive
    Whitehall, MI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 2 year(s)
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Job Description

This opening is with Arconic – Whitehall Operations, a division of Arconic Engines – a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, performance coatings, and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets.

This position will lead efforts to develop and implement improved ceramic materials and optimized/simplified processes.  The candidate will apply dispersion science, injection molding and ceramic processing and property experience to solve ceramic material, slurry mixing, slurry stability, injection molding, and resulting ceramic performance issues by identifying root causes and implementing innovative solutions.  The candidate must be able to work independently, with minimal supervision, and as part of cross-functional teams, and will work with manufacturing personnel to implement material and process improvements.


Basic Qualifications:
  • MS in Ceramic Engineer, Materials Science, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, or Materials Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • A minimum of 2 years work or research experience related to ceramic formulation development, process engineering, dispersion/mixing or ceramic product development.
  • 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.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. %22Green Card Holder%22), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • PhD in Ceramic Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering, or Colloidal Science.
  • Strong analytical and data processing skills.
  • 3+ years related experience as a post-doc and/or in industry.
  • Experience with ceramic processing, and proven understanding of colloidal dispersions, ceramic raw materials/fabrication/injection/processing.
  • Experience in project development and management from idea creation to implementation with limited supervision.