Archives—October 2013

Research Scientist Position

Job openings at the Materials Research Laboratory at the University of Illinois

We have several job openings that might interest some students/ post docs that have experience in Electron Microscopy instrumentation.

Research Scientist(s) position

Please see the link below for the job information and to apply electronically online:

*Note for those unfamiliar with University jobs here, a common question:  Is the job for only one year with the “12 month appointment”?

All academic positions at the University are appointed on a 9- or 12-month service basis, eligible for annual renewal based upon mutual agreement and the annual performance review process.  This Academic Professional position is a regularly recurring staff scientist role not subject to grant funding. See for more information.

Waupaca Foundry 3 Positions

We are looking for three aspiring engineers at this point. One position is a full-time metallurgist and the other two are intern/co-op positions, one for our metallurgical department and the other for our pattern engineering department. We would be looking for a material science major for the two metallurgical positions, however, we would be open to any mechanical or technology engineering students (possibly ones taking the casting course) for the tooling engineer position.

Alumni Tyler Nooyen and Chris Heczko will be in Houghton on November 6th for interviews. Students can apply only at the HuskyJobs application on the MTU Career Center Site.

Metallurgical Intern Co-op Position

Metallurgist Position

Tooling Engineer Intern Co-op Position

Steel Industry Representatives at Michigan Tech

Paul Sanders-Steel Day
Paul Sanders-Steel Day

Michigan Tech undergrads meet with representatives in the steel industry

With the help of a $35,000 grant from the Association of Iron and Steel Technology, the university was able to invite companies to the first-ever Steel Day.

“The steel industry is a major manufacturing industry in the United States,” said assistant professor in materials science engineering at Michigan Tech, Paul Sanders. “It provides a lot of jobs, it provides material for infrastructure. It’s a really important industry, and we really want to get students who like that type of work, like manufacturing, and get them to help support the industry.”

Read more and watch the video at Upper Michigan’s Source, by Sarah Blakely.

Up close and personal with steel

Industry reps speak with Michigan Tech students

Brad Jonas, metallurgist with Charlotte, N.C.-based Nucor, said he was telling students although they may not have thought about the steel industry for a career, many types of engineers are needed in the field.

“We’re trying to present opportunities engineers have with the steel industry,” he said. “There’s all sorts of avenues in our environment.”

Jim Turnquist, Tech director of career services, said the first-ever gathering of steel industry representatives separate from Tech’s Career Fair was created to highlight the growth of the steel industry and because many students may not realize the career potentials in the industry.

Read more at the Mining Gazette, by Kurt Hauglie.

Steel Industry Comes to Campus

Dow Building
Dow Building

Students from all majors will get a chance to learn about career opportunities in the steel industry on Tuesday, Oct. 15, during Michigan Tech’s first annual Steel Day. Major players in steel such as Gerdau, Nucor, Cliffs and Arcelor Mittal will be interacting with students in a fun and informational setting.

The day will start with a cookout on the Dow Patio from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., when students can visit interactive displays set up in the Dow Atrium. At 6:30 p.m., a panel of industry experts will answer questions and talk with students in the Memorial Union Ballroom A. Later that evening, over $1,500 in prizes will be raffled off to participants.

To increase awareness of the steel industry, Michigan Tech’s materials science and engineering department, Advanced Metalworks Enterprise and student professional society Materials United are working with Career Services to organize and publicize this event.

Steel Day is meant to engage all students who might be interested in pursuing a career in this vital industry. Company representatives are hoping to build personal relationships with first-and second-year engineering students in an effort to promote careers within the industry.

From Tech Today. Photo courtesy of the College of Engineering.