The Metallurgist ensures metal quality by conducting materials and structural component tests and evaluations for material characterization and failure analysis. Responsible for maintaining standards; analyzing finding and preparing reports.
Maintains quality standards by completing nondestructive tests, examinations, and inspections (NDT, NDE, NDI), including liquid penetrant inspection (PT), magnetic particle inspection (MT), radiographic inspection (RT), ultrasonic inspection (UT), and eddy current inspection (ET); applying accept/reject criteria.
Identifies and characterizes materials samples by investigating atomic scale structures, using x-ray diffraction (XRD); analyzing findings.
Determines materials macro properties by examining materials microstructure, using scanning electron microscope (SEM), energy dispersive spectrometer (EDS), image analysis, thin film analysis, and failure analysis; analyzing findings.
Determines materials durability by conducting failure tests; analyzing findings.
Improves materials, products, and processes by recommending changes based on analytical findings; investigating and resolving concerns; developing new tests.
Prepares metallurgical reports by collecting, analyzing, and summarizing data and trends.
Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer's instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques.
Improves quality results by following QS9000 standards; studying, evaluating, and re-designing processes; implementing changes.
Helps customers by answering technical questions; responding to requests.
Maintains safe work environment by following organization standards and legal regulations.
Updates job knowledge by participating in educational opportunities, trade shows, and conferences; reading professional publications; maintaining personal networks; participating in professional organizations.
Enhances department and organization reputation by accepting ownership for accomplishing new and different requests; exploring opportunities to add value to job accomplishments.
Bachelor's in Chemical Engineering or related field
Minimum 3 years related experience
General Computer skills
Research skills: Analyzing information, dealing with complexity, reporting research results, scientific curiosity, documentation skills, verbal communication, written communication, lab environment, attention to detail.
Must be able to remain in a stationary position 50% of the time
Must be able to occasionally move about the inside the office to access files, equipment, etc.
Constantly operates production machinery
Occasionally ascends/descends a ladder
Able to communicate and exchange accurate information
Able to lift 50 lbs