Metallurgical Test Engineer in Lansing at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 1/4/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies currently offers independent laboratory testing services (Analytical Services) through our IMR Test Labs business unit. Materials testing aids in the raw material selection and validation processes during the design phase for a component. Analysis also facilitates the on-going quality assurance, process verification and finished goods testing during the production phase. IMR's mechanical, chemical and metallurgical testing services ensure the integrity of the design and manufacturing processes of critical metal, ceramic and composite components. Our expertise in failure analysis further aids in identifying and solving issues with materials or components that are not performing properly, including coatings/surface treatment issues, improper wear, field failures and fractures. IMR's five facilities in the US and Asia provide materials testing and failure analysis services to a variety of markets.

The Opportunity | Metallurgical Test Engineer

Perform high quality engineering projects and mechanical and material evaluations to meet customer expectations in a timely and cost effective manner. Work independently on special projects and with fellow engineers, scientists, and technicians across departments. Provide knowledge and insight on a variety of materials while designing unique test plans for product and component testing.

Your Expertise

  • Opportunity to oversee several metallurgical engineers and failure analysts, direct high-end work through the Metallurgical Services group, and work directly with cross-functional teams across Analytical Services locations to improve process flow and efficiency.
  • Perform technical analysis in the nonmetallic and mechanical department, with a focus on quality assurance, R&D, material identification and failure analysis for industrial clients.
  • Organize projects for standardized testing and develop techniques for special projects.
  • Conduct material evaluations of non-metallic material, TMA, abrasion testing and various product testing.
  • Prepare and review reports to ensure quality.
  • Analyze samples using a variety of analytical techniques. Analytical techniques will include the use of a broad spectrum of instrumentation and/or specialty area testing disciplines.
  • Train, monitor and coordinate assigned activities of other laboratory personnel in the areas of test set up, sample preparation and data collection to ensure that IMR's quality and safety standards are met.
  • Review work, distribute incoming jobs, and assure work completion in a high quality and timely manner.
  • Interface with customers on a regular, proactive basis to ensure that the highest level of customer satisfaction is maintained.
  • Interact with customers to understand and meet their needs and expectations.
  • Conduct or assist in conducting customer tours, visits and audits
  • Review special project leads, quotes, and test plans
  • Exhibit and maintain a high level of engineering skills.

Your Expertise

  • Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or related field
  • Four to six years of experience in a laboratory or related environment, including process and quality engineering.
  • Four to six years of experience in a laboratory or related environment.
  • Ability to train and communicate effectively with fellow employees.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and execute multiple priorities.
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills and ability to work well under pressure and deadlines.

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. LV-PV

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