Metallurgist

United States of America
Pennsylvania
Jenkintown
Fasteners
Jenkintown
Operations
Full Time
February 1 2021

  


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With more than 120 operations and about 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

Headquartered in Portland, Oregon, this over 10 billion dollar company employs more than 20,000 people worldwide.  PCC has over 120 plants and has a presence in twenty-six states in the US and in over a dozen countries. PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers and shareholders while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

Effective early February 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

PCC Fasteners offers comprehensive product lines that cover virtually every aerospace fastening application, we produce fasteners, precision components, tooling, and engineered system solutions for the automotive, defense, industrial machinery, and other performance-driven markets
PCC Fasteners products' manufacturing operations are spread over four continents, forming a network of industry-leading companies, which enables our customers to utilize our experience and deep product knowledge wherever they need it. Embedded in a culture of continuous improvement, our assets and industry leadership insure that we will consistently deliver our customers the best value in the markets we serve.
Founded in Jenkintown, PA in 1903 as Standard Pressed Steel Company, SPS Technologies continues to operate from the original 560,000 square foot facility.
SPS Technologies has been developing and manufacturing critical fasteners since the early days of aviation, working closely with its customers to meet the needs of an ever-changing industry.
Many of the materials, designs, and manufacturing practices that have become industry standards were pioneered by SPS Technologies. SPS Technologies continues to advance the materials, designs, and manufacturing practices of aerospace fasteners today to meet the unique needs of next generation vehicles and assembly techniques.
Lab Metallurgist – Assigned to the Quality organization. Responsible for the quality of incoming raw material and outgoing finished parts. Work with a wide range of metals including aluminum, titanium, carbon and alloy steel, iron-base-superalloys and nickel-base superalloys.  Work closely and support quality control processes in aircraft fastener manufacturing. Involves on-site observations of procedures to ensure that workers are adhering to best practices or collecting samples to test within a laboratory setting. Prepare reports and make presentations to decision-makers to support quality enhancement procedures. Revise internal Procedures and Instructions, as required.

  • Review new and revised external specifications used by SPS Technologies for business impact.

  • Participate in the NADCAP MTL task group.

  • Revise internal material and process specifications as necessary.

  • Participate on Special Process projects and audits (Heat Treat, NDT, Plating).

  • Participate in Continuous Improvement projects with other technical co-workers.

  • Coordinate external Round Robins via a Third Party on mechanical, metallurgical and corrosion testing of materials and fastener products.  

  • Coordinate internal Round Robins for technician proficiencies in testing and evaluating results.

  • Document lab failures and perform trend analyses.

  • Oversee raw material receipt discrepancies.

  • Complete Receiving Inspection Reports on non-conforming material.

  • Disposition alternate material requests from Purchasing.

  • Prepare and submit material Substitution FORMS to customers.

  • Lead multi-discipline team to disposition lab and NDT failures.

 

 


• Bachelor’s Degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science & Engineering or Technical Field required.
• Master’s Degree in related field preferred.
• 5-10 years metallurgy experience in Aeronautical fasteners manufacturing preferred.

  • Analytical skills – Six Sigma certification or similar problem-solving methodology.
  • Team coordination – Work with manufacturing teams to collaborate on process improvements and problem solving.
  • Problem-solving skills –Excellent problem-solving skills to determine innovative ways to improve processes and resolve issues related to manufacturing and design. Experience with 8 Disciplines methodology as defined in AS13000:2014 and or A3 TPS problem solving methodology preferred.
  • Communication skills – Establish and maintain daily oral and verbal communications with department teams. Write and or contribute to reports to support: RCCA, findings regarding customer related investigations, site process development projects.





All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Full Relocation is authorized for this position.