Job Summary

Perform various tasks within the Metallurgical Laboratory for the evaluation of investment castings

Essential Tasks and Duties
  • Assess the physical structure of castings
  • Read and interpret customer specifications, industry standards, internal quality control documents and work instructions.
  • Create, coordinate and control the requests for outside laboratory testing.
  • Manage all material data, forms, reports, testing, and communication, as directed by the appropriate work instruction, both hard copy and computer based
  • Effectively use microscopes and their digital image analysis software programs
  • Use excellent computer skills and communicate with Engineering to write effective metallographic formal reports and findings from cut-ups and evaluations
  • Section castings and make micros using the Met Lab equipment
  • Review and approve outside vendor results and certifications

Job Qualifications

Education: BS in Metallurgy/Materials Engineering or other engineering disciplines preferred but not required. 

  • Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition, structure, and properties of castings and of the thermal processes and transformations that they undergo.
  • Production and Processing — Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of parts.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Computer Skills – Knowledge of basic computer functions as well as Microsoft Programs such as Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, etc.

  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Science — Using scientific rules and methods to solve problems.
  • Mathematics — Using mathematics to solve problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making — Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Efficiency - Timely evaluation of samples per project requirements
  • Communication – Ability to keep others informed in the lab regarding project updates, issues, or planning

Work Styles
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.

This is a non-management position
This is a full time position

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