Technical Manager

United States of America
Schulz - Tunica
Full Time
July 1 2020


Special Metals


Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC) is a leading worldwide, diversified manufacturer of complex metal components and products. It serves the aerospace, power, and general industrial markets. PCC is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, and forged components used in jet aircraft engines and industrial gas turbines. The Company is also a leading producer of highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace and other general industrial markets, manufactures extruded seamless pipe, fittings, forgings, and clad products for power generation and oil & gas applications, and supplies metal alloys and other materials to the casting and forging industries. PCC is a high quality business with dominant positions in most segments of the markets in which it serves.

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. Buffet, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.


The Special Metals Corporation group of companies was created in the latter part of 1998 when Special Metals Corporation of New Hartford, New York, acquired Inco Alloys International, including its Huntington Alloys and Wiggin Alloys divisions. In 2006, Special Metals Corporation became a part of Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. With a history of alloy technology now going back some 100 years, our company continues to provide solutions to difficult materials problems through such time-tested products as our world-recognized INCONEL, INCOLOY, NIMONIC, UDIMET, MONEL and NILO alloys.

Today's Special Metals is a world leader in the invention, production and supply of the high-nickel, high-performance alloys used for the difficult jobs in engineering. These alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high-temperature corrosion resistance, toughness and strength and are used in the world's most technically demanding industries and applications. Special Metals offers the largest range of nickel alloys and product forms, as well cobalt alloys, to more than ten worldwide markets. We produce nickel alloys in all standard mill forms, from large ingots and billets to plate, sheet, strip, tubing, bar and wire, the latter of which includes core and filler wires for welding products. The company has manufacturing and research facilities in the USA and Europe, sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a distribution network including most of the industrialized countries of the world. 

Special Metals Corporation is the world's premier inventor, developer and producer of nickel alloy and cobalt alloys—with a portfolio of more than 100 alloy compositions, wrought products and welding consumables, over 80 percent of which were invented in our own laboratories. All created to help redefine what's possible in the world of energy and industry. 

Our time-tested nickel alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high temperature and corrosion resistance, toughness and strength for the most demanding applications. No other single manufacturer offers such a comprehensive range of game-changing alloy compositions and product forms.



Greater Memphis area

Plans, develops, establishes, evaluates and refines the processes through which SXP manufactures its products. Represents and safeguards SXP interests while ensuring its processes are established to meet the metallurgical and product quality requirements of its customers and regulatory agencies.

The position incumbent is responsible for:

Defining the SXP manufacturing process to efficiently meet all required industry and customer requirements

Process metallurgy development, definition and support

Guiding all external technically-related discussions with SXP customers

Additional Responsibilities

Primary responsibility for defining the manufacturing process to meet customer requirements and creation of process routers

Engineering reviews of customer inquiries, orders and requirements including management of the SXP process to review external specifications.

Establishes the manufacturing and inspection processes required to ensure compliance with customer requirements.

Primary facilitator of all customer contact for process metallurgy, inspection technology and application, process definition.

Supports Operations and QC Supervisor(s) to develop in-process and final inspection processes to detect and resolve nonconformities at the earliest stage possible.

Assists the organization to establish metrics, collect and analyze data to highlight improvement opportunities to reduce scrap and rework, improve yield and improve customer satisfaction. Maintains a pipeline of projects to drive optimization in rework, yield and process efficiency, while continuing to maintain all internal and external product quality requirements.

Responsible for defining and managing all process and product qualification programs

Works with all areas of the plant in the writing and use of work instructions, documentation of processes, and in the training of employees in support of maintaining a competent workforce.

Develops, trains and deploys the latest problem-solving approaches to support company process improvement goals.

Conducts interviews, makes hiring/firing decisions and recommendations for wages. Conducts competency assessments and performance evaluations and issues discipline and improvement plans for subordinate employees.

Must understand and follow requirements of SXP QMS and EHS system.

Completes      various other assignments and duties as assigned.

Education and Experience

Engineering Degree required in field of Metallurgical Engineering required. Training in metallurgical field required. Candidates with degrees from other engineering disciplines may be considered who demonstrate adequate relevant experience and training.

Ten years’ heavy manufacturing experience required in metals-related field, preferably with prior experience in the extrusion or mechanical working of nickel based super alloys and/or stainless steel.

5-7 years’ experience in a leadership role is required.

Special Skills

Computer literacy is a requirement.

Ability to interface with any person in the organization.

Organizational skills and attention to detail are critical.

Reliable attendance and good communication skills are essential.

Ability to work in a high pressure environment.

Ability to work flexible hours as required, including weekends and holidays

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Full Relocation is authorized for this position.

This requisition is closed to applications.