Lead Metallurgical Engineer in Lansing at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 8/26/2021

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Job Description

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies ("CWST") is the group name for the collective technical services provided by the legacy companies of Metal Improvement Company("MIC"), E/M Coating Services, Everlube Products, FW Gartner Thermal Spraying, Para Tech Coating, Component Coating & Repair Services, Bolt's Metallizing and IMR Test Labs.

Curtiss-Wright invests in the development, recruitment, and retention of critical skills as part of its model for business success. We offer a competitive wage, a comprehensive benefits package including medical and prescription drug coverage, dental benefits, life and disability insurance, 401k retirement, tuition reimbursement, and paid vacation/holidays.

Lead Metallurgical Engineer

Manage all operations and activities of the Failure Analysis/Metallurgical Engineering (FAME) Department to meet customer expectations in a timely and cost effective manner. Perform independent work, guide the work of others, provide technical leadership and expertise, work with management, and interact with customers.

Location: Lansing, NY

Your Challenge:

  • Conduct high quality metallurgical testing evaluations and failure analyses demonstrating proficiency and expertise in utilization of a variety of techniques. Coordinate the input of other departments for overall testing and evaluation and IMR report requirements. Write failure analysis reports in an accurate and timely manner. Communicate results, answer questions and provide service to ensure positive customer relationships. Perform testing and tasks in support of other departments. Provide peer review of work and reports. Review and distribute incoming jobs and assure work completion as required. Perform all work in accordance with safe and proper procedures.
  • Contact customer, via phone, email or visit to review incoming failure jobs, prepare quotations, interpret customers' requirements; Interface with customers as necessary to assure that a high level of customer satisfaction is maintained. Conduct or assist in conducting customer tours, visits and audits.
  • Exhibit & maintain a high level of metallurgical skills and knowledge of material science. Keep abreast of new developments in the field and provide technical leadership to the lab. Serve as a resident expert and technical resource for others. Maintain professional visibility through involvement in professional societies and publication in technical journals.
  • Train other employees within and across departments on methods, procedures and other practices as required. Develop new methodologies, procedures and processes to enhance operations and work product.

Your Expertise:

  • At minimum Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Metallurgy, or related field, Master's Preferred
  • Possession of or qualification to pursue P.E. or other professional licensing
  • At least 7-10 years of hands on metallurgical engineering and/or failure analysis experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with metallurgical tools, equipment, and instrumentation.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in and knowledge of diverse range of specifications and methodologies
  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Previous experience using an SEM-EDS, doing weld evaluations, and performing evaluations on aerospace alloys is an asset

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request.   

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