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Metallurgical Services Manager in Dover, NJ at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/12/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    9 Roy Street
    Dover, NJ
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 3 year(s)
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Job Description

The individual in this position will be the metallurgical “backbone” for the ADC operation.  Responsibilities include management of the metallurgical services department as well as technical support to engineering, quality, sales, and manufacturing.  Support includes all metallurgical aspects of the single crystal, directional solidification, and equiax processes across all product lines and customers, including specialty NDT operations such as crystal verification. Metallurgical services leadership includes control of alloy and master heats, heat treatment, metallurgical evaluations, welding, and testing.  Also responsible for due diligence regarding intellectual property and technology export disclosures.
  • Manages staff to provide timely, cost-effective, technically-competent services to ADC management/operations regarding relevant metallurgical processes.
  • Establishes and maintains appropriate documentation of procedures.
  • Manages metallurgical services technician training and certification, equipment maintenance, purchase of equipment and supplies, relevant internal and external audits, and metallurgical process customer certifications.
  • Coordinates analysis and procedures according to applicable government regulations, manufacturing processes, or other considerations, and approves modification of metallurgical formulas, standards, specifications, and processes.
  • Performs the role of export technical focal point for ADC to establish and update procedures, conduct training, and perform due diligence to insure compliance with US government export and ITAR regulations as well as APP rules regarding intellectual property protection.
  • Develops, trains, and motivates employees for maximum efficiency, productivity and morale; maintains a safe working environment and insures compliance with safety policies and procedures.
  • Determines manpower requirements, schedules overtime, insures that required materials are ordered and inventoried and provides for equipment maintenance.
  • Administers performance appraisal and salary administration systems for department employees.
  • Drives continuous improvement in all aspects of metallurgical process operations.
  • Consults with technical personnel to solve metallurgical process problems, evaluating new materials, adequate tests, methods, etc. to control quality of production.
  • Manages group to ensure that timely, cost-effective, technically-competent services are provided to ADC management and operations regarding metallurgical processes.
  • Defines, assigns, reviews, approves and, in some cases, conducts technical projects and task forces with and for ADC manufacturing operations; projects and task forces include but are not limited to process improvement, manufacturing problem-solving, and failure analysis.
  • Provides technical support for all metallurgical process audits, both internal and external.
  • Ensures all customer certifications and approvals concerning metallurgical processes are met.
  • Motivates, develops and trains group employees; supervises work assignments.
  • Complies with all EHS rules required for the work environment.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned or required to support our business.


Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree or advanced degree in Metallurgy or Materials Science from an accredited institution.
  • Background in superalloy investment casting technologies
  • 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')
  • 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
Qualifications :
  • Minimum ​3 years supervisory experience in a technical role
  • Work experience in Ni-based superalloy systems, preferably in aerospace investment casting.
  • Training and/or education in SPC, blueprint reading, computer systems including word-processing, spreadsheets, and technical applications.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. 
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Efficient analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully collaborate with cross-functional team members. .
  • Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers