Paul Sanders presented with an Outstanding Faculty Award

sandersPaul Sanders was presented with an Outstanding Faculty Award on Sunday, about 250 students gathered for the 9th Annual Greek Life Awards Ceremony in the MUB Ballroom. In addition to the many student awards presented, Order of Omega, the Greek Life Honor Society that coordinates the awards, also took the time to recognize some exceptional faculty and staff.
There are more than 500 students in fraternities and sororities at Michigan Tech, and Order of Omega really wanted to emphasize that these awards (Outstanding Faculty Award and Outstanding Staff Award) would be coming directly from the students.
Link to Tech Today article

Employment: Process Welding Engineer

Process Welding Engineer 
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:
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
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 
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:
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.
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