Materials Engineer II in Brookfield, Wisconsin

Date Posted: 7/24/2020

Job Snapshot

Employee Type: Full-time
Job Type: Engineering
Date Posted: 7/24/2020

Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide independent recommendations for material selection and manufacturing processes.
  • Provide materials support to team projects for process development, product development, and root cause analysis activities.
  • Establish metallurgical analysis techniques and procedures to evaluate and optimize products and processes.
  • Use Design of Experiments (DOE) to optimize material systems, product design, and processing parameters. (DOE training provided).
  • Analyze and present materials data to a cross-functional project team.
  • Perform general material and metallurgical analysis including cutting, mounting, polishing, and evaluating microstructure.
  • Research new material systems and manufacturing technologies.
  • Work with material suppliers to optimize material selection, processing techniques, and troubleshoot quality issues.
  • Provide support to production facilities for engineering builds, product launches, mass production, and continuous improvement activities.
  • Occasionally operate pilot facility equipment including heat treat furnaces, stamping presses, welding equipment, lasers, etc.
  • Occasionally travel to suppliers, development partners, production facilities, and conferences.

Core Competencies

  • Experience with various materials and their applications-emphasis on metals and metallurgy.
  • Mid-level understanding of metallurgical process knowledge.
  • Familiarity with phase gate and New Product Development (NPD) processes.
  • Ability to present experimental data, analysis, conclusions and recommendations in a group setting to a variety of company levels and educational disciplines.
  • Self-motivation to lead NPD material/process investigations to solve and/or prevent quality issues.
  • Ability to recognize inefficiencies and suggest activities to pursue the improvement.
  • Maintain a safe and efficient work environment.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Willingness to adapt to a fast-paced work environment.
  • Problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Good written and verbal communication skills. Proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • Ability to work in a cross-functional team atmosphere and work with all levels within the company.

Additional Desired Skills

  • Experience with carbide joining methodologies, secondary operations and evaluation techniques.
  • Knowledge of coating technologies.
  • Experience with advanced analysis techniques such as SEM and EDS.
  • Experience researching and evaluating materials for additive manufacturing.

Education and Experience Requirements

  • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, or Materials Science at a minimum.
  • Preferably 2-5 years of experience with materials engineering, new product development, and failure analysis.
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