Foundry Metallurgist - Process Engineer
If you would love to be part of a company that is poised for substantial growth with opportunities for advancement then working for CPP and it's subsidiaries may be the right fit for you! We have multiple facilities in Albany, OR and are a world class supplier of titanium castings for the aerospace industry. If you are selected to join our team you will enjoy benefits such as quarterly bonus, medical, dental, vision, 401(k), company paid life insurance, and other great benefits!
The Foundry Metallurgist reports to the Engineering Manager, and their main responsibility is to establish, maintain and implement process controls surrounding metal processing to improve overall metal quality and cost within customer prescribed material requirements. Additionally, this position oversees process control for all metallurgical testing per customer requirements, performs root cause analysis for casting anomalies, and recommends and participates in the implementation of process improvement initiatives.
- Works safely by following all safety rules and safe work practices. Always considers safety before action.
- Holds technical responsibility for the metallurgical requirements for Casting, Heat Treating, Welding and Mastermelt departments, as well as HIP and material testing of metals.
- Holds technical responsibility for developing new alloys or evaluates the ability of the foundry metals program to produce castings statistically capable of meeting customer material requirements and recommend alternatives.
- Establishes and monitors chemical and physical properties of all metals poured to meet customer specifications and governing standards.
- Responsible for improving quality relating to metallurgical defects or mechanical properties.
- Responsible for establishing material (raw or produced) purchasing and certification requirements
- Review’s supplier (raw materials, heat treat, product) certifications as required for conformance to internal and customer-defined material requirements.
- Responsible for metallurgical questions or consulting with engineers and customers (latent defect returns for example).
- Establishes and audits processes such as heat treat cycles to produce castings with necessary properties.
- Instructs, trains and delegates authority to foremen, engineers, or technicians in the areas of foundry metals processing, testing, certification review, etc.
- Holds full technical responsibility for interpreting, organizing, executing, and coordinating assignments.
- Evaluates product quality and recommends and implements process changes to obtain a Cpk of 1.33 or greater.
- Writes control procedures to define processes and establish control limits to meet customer defined material requirements.
- Refines processes through the development of new techniques, materials, and equipment and by re-establishing control limits.
- Determines and specifies, through statistical evaluation, the acceptable levels for process variables to ensure product quality.
- Qualifies new materials through testing and evaluating process responses.
- Obtains Nadcap certification for welding and heat treat audits.
- Performs internal and vendor qualification audits to ensure compliance with process procedures and customer requirements.
- Represents the company in off-site project/technical meetings and seminars.
- Supports the company goals regarding inventory, cost of quality, profit, and delivery.
- Other duties as required
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities typically required to perform the essential functions fo this job:Knowledge of:
- Aerospace material requirements and quality system practices.
- Titanium alloy metallurgy
- Statistical evaluation software programs such as Minitab
- Microsoft Office Suite programs (proficient in Outlook, Excel, Word).
- Effective communication in written form to vendors, customers, and all organization disciplines.
- The effective organization and scheduling of work.
- Apply Continuous Improvement concepts, Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma techniques and principles to a production environment.
- Use Design of Experiments.
- Establish Project goals with defined timelines and accountability.
- Work independently and in a team environment.
Education, Certifications and Experience:
- B.S. in metallurgy, Metallurgical engineering, or Engineering with concentration in metallurgy preferred
- B.S. engineering degree with minimum 4 years of Foundry Metallurgy experience.
- Experience with Titanium alloys (Ti 6-4, 6-2-4-2, 15-3-3-3, 35V-15Cr) preferred
components and sub-assemblies, supplying the commercial aerospace, military and industrial markets with small-to-large “function critical” products. CPP provides its customers with a “total solution” source, taking them from concept to finished product with one of the broadest and most diverse product offerings in the industry. More information about our company can be found at: http://www.cppcorp.com/
CPP Corporation is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits, hires, trains, and promotes employees in all job classifications without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, national origin, disability, veteran's status, or other legally protected status.
This is a non-management position
This is a full time position
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