Employment: Process Welding Engineer

Process Welding Engineer
 WorthingtonIndustries.com 
Posting Date: 03/09/2015
Reply Date: 03/27/2015
Job Category: Engineering
Department: Operations
Business Unit / Location: Other – Other
New Job Code: No
Pay Type: Salary
Job Reports To: TWB Director of Engineering
Position Contact: patrick.lambrix@twbcompany.com
Summary:
Worthington Industries/TWB Company is looking to hire a Process Welding Engineer for the Nashville TN – Prattville, Alabama area. This newly created position requires a highly creative and self-motivated individual with good communication skills and willingness to work with people with a variety of backgrounds to support welding operations in a Tier 1 automotive manufacturing environment. A hands-on and can-do mindset is essential for this position as you will be directly interacting with personnel on the manufacturing floor.
General Responsibilities:
Investigating and implementing improvements to existing welding processes.
Insure awareness of state of the art with regard to materials joining technology.
Troubleshooting of existing welding processes.
Training operators and maintenance personnel.
Investigation and development of new materials joining technologies.
Develop and maintain standardized operating procedures.
Initiate action to prevent product non-conformances relating to process and quality.
Interface with Quality, Logistics, Maintenance, Production and Engineering personnel to assure timely production support.
Consult with equipment suppliers to determine appropriate equipment and specifications.
Perform process analysis for cost reduction, quality improvement and efficiency improvement
Skills:
Bachelor degree in Welding Engineering
Experience in the automotive industry.
PLC and robotics knowledge.
Working knowledge of Microsoft applications and Auto CAD.
Experience with working directly with welding processes. Preferably laser welding but other welding experience will be considered.
Strong communication skills (both verbal and written) are required to effectively communicate throughout the organization.
Solid understanding of Lean Principles (6S, Kaizan, Kanban, SMED)
Strong analytical ability to analyze and solve problems.
Strong Interpersonal & Teamwork skills; yet able to perceive needs and work independently.
Data driven problem solving approach including root cause analysis.


Employment: Quality Engineer

Quality Engineer
WorthingtonIndustries.com 
Posting Date: 03/09/2015
Reply Date: 03/27/2015
Job Category: Quality Control
Department: Quality
Business Unit / Location: Other – Other
New Job Code: No
Pay Type: Salary
Job Reports To: TWB Quality Manager
Position Contact: patrick.lambrix@twbcompany.com
Summary:
Worthington Industries/TWB Company is looking to hire a Quality Engineer for the Nashville, TN- Prattville, AL area. The primary duty of this newly created Quality Engineer position is to develop, evaluate and improve quality standards for industrial processes, materials, and products. This person will be responsible for the initiation and the continuous improvement of processes and procedures relating to established quality assurance and external agency testing, data acquisition and analysis, product and process audits, gauge calibration, and evaluation of raw materials, materials in process, and finished products within a manufacturing facility. This person will also be responsible for maintaining and improving processes and procedures within the Quality Management System to ensure ongoing approvals by ISO and other external audit groups.
General Responsibilities:
Lead & manage all supplier quality activities, including supplier development & monitoring of existing suppliers.
Approve supplier initial sample submissions (PPAP).
Work with suppliers on cost saving initiatives.
Responsible for the development, application and maintenance of quality control systems for processing materials into finished products.
Develop and initiate methods and procedures for inspection, testing and evaluation.
Devise sampling procedures, supervises the design of forms for recording quality checks and preparation of instructions for these procedures.
Develops and implements quality engineering methods and procedures to assess costs and responsible for non-conforming material.
Writes, as determined by Quality Manager, training policies and manuals on quality issues.
Assists in coordinating ISO 14000 and TS 16949 or other certification programs to ensure company is in compliance.
Leads corrective action teams for customer complaints.
Responsible for quality portion of PPAP, APQP and corrective action process.
Skills:
Bachelor of Science in related discipline or equivalent experience required.
ASQ Certification preferred.
Three to five year experience in a QC or QA field, preferably in a high volume, automotive and/or steel processing, laser welding/ manufacturing environment.
ISO and TS experience preferred.
Strong communication and interpersonal skills
Good math skills and detail oriented.
Strong computer skills are required for the position.


Entry Level Metallurgist

Entry Level Metallurgist– 0 to 3 years experience. Recent grads considered with co-op or internship experience including Dec. 2014 and May 2015 grads. Steel producer located in IL. Candidates must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.

Review and approve incoming steel to ensure compliance to material purchasing specifications. Perform routine metallurgical testing of heat treated and control-cooled forgings including: hardness testing (as-needed to assist Metallurgical Technician), microstructural analysis, data entry of test results.
Support Chief Metallurgist as needed with non-routine metallurgical analyses including all tasks above as well as: grain flow preparation, spectrographic chemical analysis, preparation of metallurgical reports. Provide Metallurgical support of internal heat treatment operations including: daily review of heat treat monitoring systems, monthly system accuracy tests, periodic internal audits. Provide plant-wide oversight of hardness testing equipment and procedures including verifications and calibrations. Assist Metallurgical Technician as needed with maintaining supplies and equipment in Metallurgical Laboratory including verifications and calibrations where required.

Bachelor’s Degree – Metallurgy or Materials Science & Engineering or equivalent work experience. 0-3+​ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment. Know Lean Manufacturing practices (5S, TPM, Small Group Activities), Safety, Quality, and Environmental practices within a manufacturing environment. Familiar with Continuous Improvement strategies. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Previous experience working in a lab environment. Strong attention to detail, experience analyzing information, and reporting research results


MSE and Rail Transportation seminar: Railroad Bearing and Wheel Failures

feb24Rail Transportation seminar: Dr. Brent Wilson, Amsted Rail
Title: Railroad Bearing and Wheel Failures
Feb 24, 2015, 4:00 PM Dow 642

Dr. Wilson has been directing product research and metallurgical analysis for railroad specific applications from both academic and industrial positions for ten years.Currently, he is the Director of Research and Development for Amsted Rail, the world’s largest manufacturer of railway undercarriage components, i.e. wheels, bearings, axles, castings, and end-of-car coupling devices.Throughout his career, he has been working toward continuous improvement in both product reliability and performance through the application of technological advancements to new and existing products for multiple industries, including: railroad, automotive, aerospace, military, and pipeline.

For the past six years, Dr. Wilson has been an active member of the AAR Technology Outreach Committee focusing on emerging and developing technologies in the railway sector.During his career, Dr. Wilson has authored and/or presented over 40 articles on industrial research, specifically highlighting technical innovations in engineered products and performance.

Sponsored by the Michigan Tech Rail Transportation Program


Materials Scientist Position

Nanoscience Instruments is currently looking for a Materials Scientist to help support our customers for a new nanoindentation product. This is an exciting position that combines application support with sales and marketing. It requires creativity, a pleasant personal demenor, excellent communication skills, and strong knowledge of nanoindentation and various applications.

A Materials Scientist who has these qualifications and interested in finding new employment, please follow the link below. Additionally, please feel free to email me any questions.

Materials Scientist Position at NSI


Technical Support Coordinator, Tool Steel at Hitachi Metals America

Technical Support Coordinator, Tool Steel (working title)
Hitachi Metals America

To contribute to Hitachi Metals America’s (HMA) vision of contributing to society by developing and providing environmentally friendly leading-edge materials, technologies, products, and services. The position is responsible for supporting and executing sales strategy for Tool Steel products and is responsible for technical leadership throughout sales process, serving as primary technical interface between customers and factory/suppliers and supporting new business development strategies.

Technical Support Coordinator Tool Steel Jan2015


Entry Level Metallurgist

HB Consultants LLC, a third party recruiting company, that specializes in the metal industry has the following job openings. Please email resume as a Word attachment to hb.consultants@sbcglobal.net.

Entry Level Metallurgist– 0 to 3 years experience. Recent grads considered with co-op or internship experience including Dec. 2014 grads. Steel producer located in IL. Candidates must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.
Review and approve incoming steel to ensure compliance to material purchasing specifications. Perform routine metallurgical testing of heat treated and control-cooled forgings including: hardness testing (as-needed to assist Metallurgical Technician), microstructural analysis, data entry of test results.
Support Chief Metallurgist as needed with non-routine metallurgical analyses including all tasks above as well as: grain flow preparation, spectrographic chemical analysis, preparation of metallurgical reports. Provide Metallurgical support of internal heat treatment operations including: daily review of heat treat monitoring systems, monthly system accuracy tests, periodic internal audits. Provide plant-wide oversight of hardness testing equipment and procedures including verifications and calibrations. Assist Metallurgical Technician as needed with maintaining supplies and equipment in Metallurgical Laboratory including verifications and calibrations where required.
Bachelor’s Degree – Metallurgy or Materials Science & Engineering or equivalent work experience. 0-3+ years’ experience working in a manufacturing environment. Know Lean Manufacturing practices (5S, TPM, Small Group Activities), Safety, Quality, and Environmental practices within a manufacturing environment. Familiar with Continuous Improvement strategies. Strong computer skills (Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint). Previous experience working in a lab environment. Strong attention to detail, experience analyzing information, and reporting research results
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Metallurgist/Heat Treat Engineer – Small to medium size metals operation located in NC. 3 + years experience in high and low carbon steel and heat treat. BS degree in Metallurgy Engineering, Materials Engineer, or Mechanical Engineer required. Experience in metallurgy, processing/forming carbon steel, heat treatment, electro plating, project management, metallurgical characteristics of steel, and selection and use of materials, selection of new equipment, etc. Source raw materials, develop new processes, troubleshoot existing processes, process improvements, root cause analysis and corrective action, data collection and analysis, AutoCad, investigate/ follow up on customer complaints, etc. Self starter and able to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to work in the US without sponsorship.


Students win Shapeways 3D Printing Campus Battle Grand Prize

Michigan Tech beat out over 200 universities—including second-place Princeton—to win the Shapeways 3D Printing Campus Battle Grand Prize. Each student that participated receives the following:

  • A $75 Shapeways 3-D print credit, which is particularly useful to students without access to a campus makerspace.
  • A three-month trial of General Assembly’s Front Row Learning platform with unlimited access to both live and on-demand streaming classes across a number of topics in tech, business and design.
  • A three-month Skillshare.com scholarship. Skillshare is an online learning community to master real-world skills through project-based classes.
  • A Tinkercad T-shirt from Autodesk
  • A Shapeways print

The physical prizes are en route and will be distributed by Professor Joshua Pearce (MSE/ECE).


MSE Seminar: Disorder-Engineered Titanium Dioxide Nanocrystals: Fundamentals and Application to Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production

Materials Science & Engineering Department at Michigan Technological University; John & Virginia Towers Distinguished Lecture Series, Samuel S. Mao, University of California at Berkeley, Friday December 5, 2014
11:00 am – 12:00 pm, Room 610, M&M Building

Title: Disorder-Engineered Titanium Dioxide Nanocrystals: Fundamentals and Application to Solar-Driven Hydrogen Production;

This seminar will provide an overview of recent progress in the development of earth-abundant photocatalytic materials for solar-driven production of hydrogen. The emphasis will be the realization of disorder-engineered titanium dioxide, starting with an introduction of the fundamental concept behind disorder engineering. The method of synthesizing disorder-engineered titanium dioxide nanocrystals will be presented, followed by measurements of their structural, optical, and electronic properties. Photocatalysis experiments based on solar-driven hydrogen production using disorder-engineered titanium dioxide nanocrystals, that can absorb solar energy in both visible and infrared wavelength regions, will be summarized, and the physics underlying visible light absorption as well as an increased photocatalytic efficiency of disorder-engineered titanium dioxide nanocrystals will be discussed.

Speaker Bio: Professor Samuel Mao obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of California at Berkeley in 2000. He is Director of Clean Energy Engineering Laboratory of the University of California at Berkeley. In 2013, he founded the Institute of New Energy, a private international research institution, after raising more than $15 million startup fund. He was also a career staff scientist at U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory between 2001 and 2013. He published 130 refereed articles, which have received over twenty-thousand (20,000) citations. He is also an inventor of more than 20 patents, and has delivered 100 plenary, keynote, or invited talks at various international conferences and leading universities. He has served as a technical committee member, program review panelist, grant evaluator, and national laboratory observer for the U.S. Department of Energy. He co-founded the First International Symposium on Transparent Conducting Materials, the First International Conference on Energy Nanotechnology, and the First International Workshop on Renewable Energy. He co-chaired Materials Research Society (MRS) annual meeting in the spring of 2011, and the International Conference on Clean Energy in 2012. He received 2011 “R&D 100” Technology Award.