Product Metallurgist

United States of America
Full Time
December 1 2020



With more than 150 operations and about 22,000 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 29,500 people worldwide.  PCC has over 160 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.

Business Profile

Titanium Metals Corporation (TIMET) is one of the world's largest fully integrated titanium producers. Since 1950, TIMET has been leading the industry in mill and melted products, supplying nearly one-fifth of the world's titanium. We convert rutile ore into sponge; melt and refine ingot and slab; and manufacture mill products. TIMET has a global network of service centers supported by its seven primary melting or mill facilities in Henderson, Nevada; Toronto, Ohio; Morgantown, Pennsylvania; Witton, England; Waunarlwydd, Wales; and Ugine, France. With products ranging from sophisticated high temperature alloys used in jet engines, to advanced corrosion resistant alloys used in the chemical industry, TIMET's reach spans the breadth of the titanium applications, and has the technical depth to support developments across a wide range of applications. TIMET's fully integrated supply chain, dedicated research facilities, and decades of experience make us the partner of choice for titanium.

Location Profile

Leveraging advanced electron beam (EB) melting and vacuum arc remelting (VAR), we turn titanium scrap into melted products or intermediate feedstock for both our internal mill production processes and our valued customers around the world. TIMET's toll melting programs provide customers yet another cost-effective outlet for the scrap they generate. Our customers benefit from exclusive, closed-loop agreements to ensure their raw material scrap flows back into their products to further minimize costs. Our advanced electron beam technology allows most forms of scrap to be remelted while ensuring defect free material to be shipped right back into your supply chain.

 This position is responsible for the maintenance of all technical and metallurgical quality aspects of the products manufactured by the TIMET Toronto production department in which the Product Metallurgist operates.


Ensuring that product has been produced in accordance with the defined metallurgical processes of the applicable Toronto production department, including:

Ensuring that the product meets the customer requirements.

Ensuring that the customer approval and fixed practice requirements have been followed.

Controlling product produced under DOE’s and MPE’s.

Arranging for re-testing, rework and deviation of non-conforming product.

Working with the Operations and Planning group to facilitate material movement through the department.

Working with the OSC to ensure product has been processed in accordance with subcontractor approvals and

agreed process routes.

Assisting the Chief Metallurgist with the introduction of new products or processes into standard production.

Compile data to help define product process capability and liaise with tech edit to ensure that the contract review process results in acknowledgement of orders that have proven capability.

Review non-standard orders and consult with Chief Metallurgist on poor process capability orders.

Review basis specifications and consult with tech edit on capabilities versus requirements.

Define test requirements.

Maintain FTP databases and highlight most frequent causes of non-conformance.

Manage the customer relationships

Review specification technical requirements.

Assist Chief Metallurgist with resolution of customer technical questions/problems

Draft responses customer complaints of a technical nature.

Handle customer process qualifications, approvals and metallurgical offers.

Develop working relationships with counterparts at customers and end users.

Assist with customer visits and audits and prepare responses to resultant actions.

Provide technical guidance within the department:

Communicate with production personnel on metallurgical and quality assurance requirements.

Liaise with peers in research, sales and applications development team(s) on new product/process development.

Provide technical contribution to achievement of company and plant goals and objectives.

Four year Bachelors degree in a metals or materials discipline

Up to two years experience in a metals processing industry, with titanium processing experience preferred.


Basic interpersonal skills, some negotiation and influential ability, sound personal integrity

Good verbal and writing skills, particularly technical reports.

Analytical and creative thinking

Participative in team building across functional boundaries

Courteous and professional in dealing with difficult problems or opportunities



Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint

Working knowledge of titanium metallurgy, and metal working operations

Working knowledge of aerospace and industrial material and quality specifications

Awareness of laboratory and nondestructive testing methods

Ability to apply basic statistical techniques and analysis tools (e.g. Minitab)


Full Relocation is authorized for this position.