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Senior Technician - Gleeble in New Kensington, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 12/8/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Primary Purpose of the Job:
  • To provide accurate and timely testing in support of various Arconic R&D projects across multiple business units. Test types include but are not limited to: forming limit diagrams, 3-point bend testing (on standard Instron-type test frame), draw bead simulation, Gleeble, and general press forming for unique R&D projects. Position will require independent operation of manual, mechanical, and computerized equipment to setup, run and verify test results for internal and external customer testing. Additionally, some light metalworking is required included small mill machining and shearing. Documentation of testing procedure and results will be required as well as daily housekeeping.
Major Activities / Key Challenges:
  • Set-up, verification and execution of bend, hem, draw bead, FLD, Gleeble, and other specimen test types on a variety of equipment and process types to meet customer requirements for dimensional accuracy and quality
  • Supporting a variety of qualification and alloy development projects and program managers with constantly changing requirements. Willingness to learn new forming, bending, Gleeble, and other testing technologies to support these efforts.
  • Development of and adherence to safe work practices for all tasks.
  • Maintain a clean work environment by practicing daily housekeeping.
  • Actively participate in Human Performance, preventative maintenance and quality efforts of related metal. forming equipment and work cells/area.
  • Maintain traceability of all incoming materials and test specimens.
  • Document all work including test procedures, machine settings, and final test results.
  • Interact with customers, machining and testing groups to ensure an understanding of project and testing requirements.
  • Operate manufacturing and forming equipment including mill machining, lathe, drill press, shear, brake press, mechanical testing (instron type), and ARAMIS camera systems.
Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:
  • General knowledge and hands-on experience of metal testing and deformation processes including setting up equipment, performing, inspecting and testing material
  • Ability to interact as part of a team environment
  • Self-motivated individual willing to learn and advance
  • Ability to consistently document procedures and test observations
  • Ability to work with Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)


Basic Qualifications:
  • High school diploma or equivalent from an accredited institution
  • Minimum of 2 years hands-on experience with Additive Manufacturing, CNC programming, deformation equipment, or test equipment operation
  • 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.
  • No relocation benefit is offered for this position. 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Associate Degree in engineering or equivalent experience
  • Machining and light prototyping experience a plus
  • Prefer CAD knowledge and g-code familiarity