Metallurgist in Rochester, NY at Arconic

Date Posted: 3/13/2018

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Job Description

Arconic Engines is looking for a Metallurgist to have technical ownership of hardware produced for applicable customers while supporting the business to achieve established processing and financial targets. This role is responsible for the metallurgical integrity of products and for supporting manufacturing through process control and improvement initiatives. The Metallurgist position is located at our aerospace forged rings plant in Rochester, NY.

Arconic Engines is a world-class producer of aero engine and industrial gas turbine components, including airfoils, rings, disks and forgings. We excel in vacuum melted superalloys, machining, performance coatings and hot isostatic pressing for high performance parts that enable the next-generation of quieter, more fuel-efficient aero engines and cleaner power generation. Arconic Engines is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE:ARNC).

Join Arconic and join a network of people who are passionate about industry-changing technology that advances the world. You’ll have the opportunity to work with leading global companies that operate in world-changing industries—such as aerospace, automotive, building and construction, defense and commercial transportation. It’s not just a job. It’s a career and a path to the future. You’ll be part of a diverse culture of learning, teaching and mentorship. Arconic is fully committed to developing people: providing employees with the resources, and learning and development opportunities they need to excel and build a career.

Key Responsibilities:
  • Act as the primary technical contact for applicable customers.
  • Develop, modify, improve, and troubleshoot the metallurgical processes associated with the production of seamless rolled rings and other open-die forgings.
  • Lead the process of new part introduction (NPI) for applicable customers, including final review of qualification packages prior to customer review.
  • Investigate and conduct experiments concerned with physical characteristics, properties, and processing of metals to develop methods of commercially manufacturing forgings from primarily Ferrous, Titanium and Nickel base alloys.
  • Conduct metallurgical failure analysis and disposition for applicable customers, including generation of non-dimensional concessions for customer review.
  • Review of new and revised technical (material, process, quality, etc) specifications, as necessary.
  • Release hardware for production utilizing processes that are designed to meet or exceed customer technical (metallurgical and quality) requirements as specified on purchase orders, blueprints, specifications or other related documents.
  • Consult with Engineers and the Operations personnel to develop methods of manufacturing at minimum costs, and to implement robust shop floor instructions.
  • Support Continuous Improvement and Cost Reduction activities as directed, including the use of Quality and Finite Element Analysis tools, as appropriate.
  • Other tasks as assigned.

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills; ability to read, analyze, and interpret complex technical documents, including design drawings or blueprints. Ability to make effective presentations to customers and management.
  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, quadratic equations, and permutations; ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to a wide range of intellectual and practical problems; ability to deal with a variety of abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to deal with nonverbal symbolism (formulas, scientific equations, graphs, etc.,) in its most advanced phases.
  • Advanced skill with MS Excel and Access; Minitab experience preferred.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Metallurgy, or Materials Science, from an accredited Institution
  • 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 an U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. 'Green Card Holder'), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prefer 1+ years of Engineering experience in a manufacturing or industrial environment
  • Experience in Aerospace forging using titanium and/or nickel based super alloys
  • Familiar with metallurgical lab work, lab equipment, and interpretation of macro and microstructures relevant to the Ferrous, Titanium and Nickel base alloys.
  • Experience with Quality systems and specifications