Technical Specialist, Process Engineering - Additive Manufacturing in New Kensington, PA at Arconic

Date Posted: 5/16/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

  • This is a hands on senior technical position responsible for planning and executing Additive Manufacturing (AM) process development research projects supporting growth opportunities for Arconic in AM.
  • The selected individual will be responsible for metal additive process development based on powder bed platforms utilizing powder melting, sintering, fusion and bonding and must have a strong theoretical and working knowledge of these processes.
  • This position requires a broad understanding of materials, design, product development as well as additive post processes such as machining, heat treatment and finishing technologies.
  • The ability to influence outcomes and work within multidisciplinary teams to achieve the desired outcomes is a key accountability.
Major Activities / Key Challenges:
  • Identifies and leads major projects that support technology-based business opportunities on metal additive powder bed platforms
  • Documents and reports progress to corporate and BU project stakeholder
  • Links process developments to materials and properties and identifies opportunities for differentiation including cost impact, customer impact etc.
  • Identifies and implements novel technologies and approaches that influence processes, materials development, design and manufacturing of end-products.
  • Leads, recommends and advances areas for key process development to improve fundamental understanding and create IP.
  • Networks internally and externally and uses influence to ensure best resources and approaches are used.
  • Monitors and assesses competitive threats and emerging technologies and initiates actions to reduce threat/risk and capture emerging technologies that benefit Arconic.
  • Provides functional guidance to engineers/scientists.
Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:
  • Experience in powder based additive manufacturing process research and technology development
  • Experience with additive manufacturing process simulation and impact on microstructures and properties
  • Experience with aluminum, titanium and nickel material based alloy systems
  • Ability to use basic statistical methods to design experiments and analyze results

Basic Qualifications

  • Masters Degree in Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.
  • Minimum seven (7) years experience with additive manufacturing of metals using laser powder bed fusion (LPBF), electron beam melting (EBM), selective laser sintering (SLS) or binder jet printing
  • 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

  • PhD Degree in Materials Science or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited institution.