| Position Purpose |
The Materials Engineer 2 (Level 2) reports to Engineering Leadership and whose focus is performing routine analysis functions which require the application of standard techniques, procedures, and criteria in carrying out a sequence of engineering analysis tasks. This position requires a moderate level of supervision; complex work is still reviewed by a more senior engineer. In addition, this position may participate in project-specific relationship building with Customers, Suppliers, individuals or organizations.
- Performs tests such as intergranular attack, viscosity, and specific gravity, salt fog, microstructure evaluation of various metals and macro/microhardness testing, carbide and other coating evaluations. - Performs qualification of braze joints, weld joints, electrical discharge machined (EDM) surfaces, hardcoat, consumables or operator certification. - Performs contamination analysis: can identify metals and is learning to differentiate between possible internal vs. external sources. Learning non-metallic analysis. - Performs less-simple failure analysis to answer specific questions, generally more than single component analysis and including some operational factors. - Learns from more senior materials engineers. Creates self-development plan. - Disposition NCRs. - Proposes corrective action to address a nonconformance - Begins working directly with outside suppliers and customers - Modifies or creates work instructions, operating procedures, engineering specifications or processing documents when appropriate. - Supports audits as required: internal, supplier, customer, third party.
- Solid engineering knowledge; solid understanding of component and material function with respect to the issue(s) at hand. Must know of the basic common references to the discipline, such as ASM Handbooks and various other technical texts and have demonstrated this with specific application. - Learning in-house special processes, engineering and process drawings and associated standards. Learning the variables that affect process output. - Solid written/verbal communication skills and presentation skills; basic technical writing skills (procedures, reports, etc.) and directing content to the intended audience. - Solid problem solving & troubleshooting skills and analytical calculation skills. - Basic understanding, or is learning, theory behind quantitative measurement techniques, accuracy analyses, instrumentation calibration and/or uncertainty of measurement. - Solid use of PCs and associated software. Competent user of equipment specific and application specific software. - Effective time management skills. - Able to effectively operate in the project team environment and communicate with customers. - Solid knowledge of appropriate internal information management systems: WISE, applications, document access creation, familiarity with many job relevant documents. Knows where and how to find internal and external specifications. - Familiar with the use of the analytical techniques available in the internal lab and knows the limitations of the techniques.
Education or Formal Training
- Bachelor's degree technical/science or International equivalent with additional materials related coursework required (Materials Science or Metallurgy degree preferred). - Professional certifications preferred (ie. National Instruments Lab View, ASM course(s), technical webinars, etc.).
- Greater than 1 year in related field or entry level Master of Science degree or International equivalent required.