Metallurgical Technician

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Ladson South Carolina
  1. QA/QC
  2. Permanent
1093274
$20 - $23

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Job Summary:
This position is responsible for providing support to the daily operations of the Metallurgical Laboratory including sample preparation, performance of analytical tests and preparation of technical reports.

Experience:
0 – 2 years’ experience in metallurgical testing
Minimum 2 years’ experience in an automotive manufacturing environment

Essential Functions:
• Operation of common machine shop equipment including (but not limited to) horizontal and vertical band saws, milling machines, lathes, grinders and hand tools
• Preparation of mechanical, chemical and corrosion test specimens
• Operation of metallurgical equipment including metallurgical abrasive saw, hand grinder, manual polisher and mounting press
• Perform preventative maintenance on laboratory equipment as necessary
• Preparation of mounted and polished metallurgical samples
• Perform acid-etching on metallurgical samples
• Preparation of corrosion testing brine solutions
• Perform hardness testing
• Perform analytical chemical analysis testing
• Perform corrosion testing including applicable acceptance testing
• Perform routine tension and compression tests
• Operation of image analysis system
• Monitor and adjust corrosion chamber(s) conditions remaining with specified limits
• Perform weekly hardness verifications
• Perform weekly pH and salinity meter verifications and / or calibrations
• Communicate effectively using Outlook
• Compile and store information electronically per company’s standard operating procedures
• Preparation of technical reports documenting test results
• Monitor laboratory 30-day sample storage and dispose of samples as necessary
• Complies with IATF 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025
• Complies with organizational policies and procedures
• Utilize 5S methodology to maintain the laboratory
• Maintain safety standards within the assigned area of responsibility


Education:
High School diploma or GED

Specific Skills:
• Working knowledge of IATF 16949, ISO 14001 and ISO 17025
• Demonstrated understanding of ISO 17025 requirements including data control, laboratory integrity and continual improvement
• Familiarity with lean principles including 5S
• Basic knowledge of machine shop equipment and practices
• Basic knowledge of handheld gages and equipment (calipers, micrometers, thickness gages, etc.)
• Basic knowledge of hardness testing methods, equipment and sample preparation
• Basic knowledge of tensile testing methods, equipment and sample preparation
• Basic knowledge of metallurgical testing methods, equipment and sample preparation
• Basic knowledge of corrosion testing methods, equipment and sample preparation
• Basic knowledge of chemical analysis testing methods, equipment and sample preparation
• Basic knowledge of laboratory chemicals and reagents
• Basic knowledge of driveshaft components
• Basic knowledge of both metric and English units of measure
• Ability to read and interpret technical drawings
• Ability to read and follow technical test methods and specifications
• Ability to create accurate technically competent test reports
• Ability to plan and organize his or her own work effectively in consultation with others
• Demonstrated knowledge of computer and software operation including MS Word, Excel, Outlook & Access
• Understand the consequences of non-conformances to the customer
• Understand the relevance and importance of their activities and how they contribute to achieving quality objectives (UNIVERSAL per IATF 16949)

Desired – Education/Skills/Experience:
Associates Degree in a technical field
Previous metallurgical laboratory experience
SAP experience
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