Quality Metallurgist in Lafayette, IN at Arconic

Date Posted: 10/6/2019

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Job Description

Arconic (NYSE: ARNC) creates breakthrough products that shape industries. Working in close partnership with our customers, we solve complex engineering challenges to transform the way we fly, drive, build and power. Through the ingenuity of our people and cutting-edge advanced manufacturing techniques, we deliver these products at a quality and efficiency that ensure customer success and shareholder value. 
Arconic Aluminum Extrusion serves the global aerospace and automotive markets with the most specialized engineering, highest quality, and the greatest breadth and depth of forgings and extrusions. Our vertically integrated capabilities and deep materials science expertise in aluminum and titanium structural casting is taking the industry to new heights. AEX is a business unit of Arconic (NYSE: ARNC).
Arconic is seeking a Quality Metallurgist to join our Aluminum Extrusion (AEX) business unit in Lafayette, IN.
Profile: The primary purpose of this role is to develop, control, troubleshoot, and improve all processes related to metallurgical properties of the products produced at Arconic Forgings and Extrusions, Lafayette Operations.
Essential Functions: The Quality Metallurgist within AEX requires technical and interpersonal skills essential to team work.  General duties for the Quality Metallurgist include but are not limited to:
  • Refine the processing limits of existing alloy systems to continually increase manufacturing robustness.
  • Monitor and adjust the production process using statistical process control through analysis of processing parameters and metallurgical testing results to insure that all requirements, both internal and external, are met.
  • Support and follow the quality system to prevent any defective pieces from leaving the facility and reaching the customer.
  • Review revisions in quality documentation to make sure that all technical requirements are met.
  • Support production in metallurgy related daily activities.
  • Disposition process violations in a timely manner.
  • Prepare and submit concessions to the customer for review and disposition.
  • Determine root causes of deviations and implement effective corrective and preventative actions to minimize future disruption to manufacturing.
  • Improve all processes within the manufacturing line to minimize quality events.
  • Work actively on continuous improvement and cost reductions to achieve the company’s financial objectives.
  • Communicate regularly with internal employees and customers.
  • Perform various department and/or company projects, including planning, organizing data collection, and presentation of results.


Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Material Science from an accredited institution
  • A minimum of 1 year of relevant experience in a manufacturing environment.
  • 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 Regulation (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
  • Aluminum casting or extrusion experience within a manufacturing environment
  • Experience with AS9100