Development Engineer in Whitehall, MI at Arconic

Date Posted: 11/20/2019

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    1 Misco Drive
    Whitehall, MI
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  • Experience:
    At least 4 year(s)
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Job Description

This opening is with Arconic – Whitehall Research and Development, a division of Arconic Engines – a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, performance coatings, and forging and ring rolling for high performance parts primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets.
This position will plan, execute and analyze efforts to develop improved casting processes, evaluate existing casting manufacturing processes, and set up casting processes for production of test material. Respond to information and consulting requests. Maintain communications with vendors, contractors, and suppliers; with company personnel, and customers as needed. Prepare verbal or written reports and presentations. Continue to improve performance by maintaining a proactive awareness of advancements in the current state-of-the-art.  Will perform and document material analysis upon request of production and act as a resource for technical data on materials properties and processing. Supervise technicians


  • BS in physical science, material science, metallurgy or engineering from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 4 combined years industrial materials and processes experience and / or postgraduate experience with materials and processes.
  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status.
  • 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.
  • Some experience with investment casting preferred. Demonstrated project management skills.
  • Advanced degree material science, metallurgy or engineering.
  • Experience in process, material and/or product development. 
  • Working knowledge of Statistical Analysis, Experience with Ni-, Fe-, Co-, and Ti- based alloys. 
  • Ability to interpret microstructural, chemistry, and mechanical testing data. 
  • Knowledge of industry standard specifications and procedures (ei. ASTM, ASM) and experience with industrial experiments: planning, designing, executing, and analyzing. 
  • Successful process experimentation experience, including use of experimental design principles.
  • Excellent written & verbal communication skills; ability to work hands-on, must be able to work with job related materials; good PC skills
  • Ability to work well with all levels of plant personnel and to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Self-Starter and Strong Interpersonal Skills. 
  • Ability to analyze and interpret technical journal contents.
  • Understanding of experimental design and ability to handle multiple tasks quickly and thoroughly