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09/06/19 Research Engineer

Resco Products Inc., Greensboro, NC

JOB SUMMARY and KEY OBJECTIVES

Resco Products, a world leader in Refractory production, has an opening for an entry level Research Engineer at its Greensboro, North Carolina facility.   Resco has a centralized research facility that supports seven manufacturing locations in North America producing a broad range of refractory materials.  The focus of this position will be Brick and Fired shapes, but will include all classes of refractory products.  This entry level position reports to the research manager and some travel will be required.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES and TASKS

  • Assist in the development of new refractory products
  • Perform testing in the in accordance to Resco and ASTM standards
  • Test and Characterize Refractory raw materials
  • Maintain records of laboratory testing
  • Report results of projects and present the results to Research and company management
  • Work in a safe manner and obey all safety rules
  • Help maintain a clean and safe work environment

 

THE CURRENT TEAM

The Research team is based in Greensboro, North Carolina conducts product development work for all Resco’s North American operations.  The Research group is part of the Technical Staff Group based in the corporate headquarters in Pittsburgh, PA.  This Position will work closely with Quality, Production, and Sales.

RESOURCE PROFILE

The Research Engineer is a self-motivated individual who is focused on product and process improvement at the facility.  This individual is analytical, organized, and has the ability to communicate with personnel at all levels of the operation. 

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION and EDUCATION

  • BS in Ceramic Engineering or Materials Engineering
  • Strong interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills.
  • Strong computer skills, including Excel and Word.
  • Ability to Manage Multiple Task
  • Limited Travel will be required.  Typically, less than 10% of time.

Note: The responsibilities and tasks outlined in this document are not exhaustive and may change as determined by the needs of the company.

SALARY or HOURLY WAGE: Salaried position with competitive compensation based on experience.

BENEFITS: As currently provided for Salary/ Non- Union Hourly employees. Includes medical, dental and vision insurance; life & AD&D, short term and long term disability insurance, 401(k) plan and paid holidays and time off.

RELOCATION ASSISTANCE: To be determined.

 

08/27/2019 Ceramic Engineer Intern

QorTek, State College, PA

Job Title:

Ceramic Engineer Intern

Date Posted

August 27, 2019

Department/Group:

Ceramic Processing

Location:

State College, PA

Salary Range:

$14/h

Position Type:

Internship / Part Time

 

Supervisor:

Ceramic Process Engineer

Start Date:

Immediate

About SSC

 

QorTek, Inc. is an advanced power electronic devices and materials company, headquartered in Williamsport, PA. QorTek State College facility develops and manufactures world-class high performance thick-film/multilayer piezoceramic materials and devices. QorTek is actively engaged in various technology development stages starting from preliminary proof-of-concept and feasibility demonstrations all the way through advanced engineering and manufacturing of piezoelectric products to meet different customer needs by integrating creative talent and business expertise.

QorTek is seeking Ceramic Process Engineering Intern(s) who will be responsible for various tasks in multilayer thick film piezoceramic device manufacturing process.

Job Description

ROLE AND RESPONSIBILITES

  • Provide support and fundamental understanding of piezoelectric ceramic manufacturing to include:  compositional formulations, powder processing, forming, sintering, polishing/lapping, electrode printing, polarization, material and electrical characterizations.
  • Use statistical and scientific methods to develop fundamental understanding and translate it into process improvements.
  • Work in a flat organizational structure and in cross-functional teams with sales, engineering, quality, and manufacturing.
  • Use engineering principles and data to help solve problems and troubleshoot production issues.
  • Ensure process improvement results are communicated, evaluated, and implemented.
  • Promote and develop technical growth and responsibility among department technicians/processors.
  • Translate work/findings/directions into reports and presentations to leadership that can be understood and are actionable.

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • Minimum workload: >3 h/day, >15 h/wk . Schedules are flexible to accommodate class schedules.
  • At least junior in Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE), or equivalent experience and education in materials science.
  • Experience in the use of material characterization tools such as, XRD, SEM, and PSA. Technical understanding of how the equipment works, along with an aptitude to learn the workings of unfamiliar pieces of equipment.
  • Experience in working in a lab environment and handling chemicals safely.
  • Experience in the use of Computer Applications including:  MS Word, MS Excel, MS PowerPoint, etc.
  • Proven “hands on” and "fine motor skills" to support handling and processing of micro/milli-piezoceramic devices.
  • Capable of understanding and dealing effectively in an entrepreneurial environment and being motivated by such a culture.
  • US Citizenship is required to be able to work in multiple programs and projects. 

Send Resumes to:

Don Kupp

QorTek, Inc.

341 Science Park Rd, Suite 105

State College, PA  16803

e-mail:  dkupp@solidstateceramics.com

8/15/19 Mechatronics Engineer

Freeform Future, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Freeform is a stealth-mode startup backed by premier venture capital firm Threshold and the industry’s most successful technologists.  We are entrepreneurs dedicated to solving hard problems in order to deliver on the promise of 3D printing.  We value integrity, passion, problem-solving ability, and a sense of humor.  To reinvent an industry, you need the best people, and we are always looking for extraordinary people to join our team.

 

OVERVIEW

Freeform is searching for a world-class Mechatronics Engineer that is passionate about revolutionizing all aspects of the metal 3D printing industry.  As a crucial member of the engineering team, you will be responsible for bridging the gap between hardware, electronics, and software as well as driving the pace of innovation and maximizing hardware development speed. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Own key architectural decisions and the product delivery timeline through concept generation, design, analysis, testing, and delivery of the final product
  • Design, develop, test, and qualify complex electromechanical and optomechanical systems and components
  • Apply first-principles reasoning to the design and development processes
  • Lead by example in perpetuating a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and continuous learning/improvement
  • Develop innovative solutions to challenging engineering problems involving (but not limited to):
    • Electromechanical systems
    • Optomechanical systems
    • High-speed scanning and motion systems
    • Advanced sensors and sensing systems
    • Data acquisition and control systems
    • Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
    • Advanced robotics / industrial automation

 

ABOUT YOU

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • B.S. or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related technical field
  • Strong mechanical and electrical engineering fundamentals with extensive hands-on hardware development experience
  • Creative thinker able to apply first-principles reasoning to elegantly solve complex cross-disciplinary problems
  • Proficient in any mainstream commercial CAD software
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven self-starter that thrives in unstructured and fast-paced environments; ability to quickly adapt to strategic changes in direction
  • Able to effectively set and manage priorities, and consistently meet deadlines in a scrappy and entrepreneurial way
  • Able to provide legal proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, which applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike.  [Freeform does not currently sponsor H1-B visa petitions.]

 

NICE TO HAVE

  • Familiarity with industrial automation technologies and robotics
  • Experience designing and/or developing optical, optomechanical, and optoelectrical components and systems
  • Exposure to industry-standard systems and processes for optical system calibration and alignment
  • Familiarity with a broad range of conventional manufacturing techniques/technologies
  • Experience with high accuracy motion systems, high-speed scanning systems, optomechanical assemblies, and complex electromechanical systems
  • Working knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. ANSYS) and the ability to analyze results
  • Experience with designing and operating powder-based additive manufacturing systems
  • Familiarity with data acquisition and control hardware and software (i.e. LabVIEW)
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, Simulink, C/C++, and Python

 

LOCATION

  • Our naturally bright, cozy, and breezy headquarters are in coastal South Bay L.A., a couple of blocks from Main Street in downtown El Segundo.

 

WHY FREEFORM?

  • We have an inclusive and diverse culture that values collaboration, learning, and making deliberate data-driven decisions.
  • We offer a competitive compensation package that includes significant equity in the company, as well as a full suite of additional benefits including premium health care (medical, dental, and vision) and life insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.
  • Our work environment includes casual dress, flexible work hours, a fully stocked kitchenette, free parking, and regular catered team-building events.
  • Freeform is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity; employment with Freeform is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Contact: jobs@freeformfuture.com

 

8/15/19 Electrical Engineer

Freeform Future, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Freeform is a stealth-mode startup backed by premier venture capital firm Threshold and the industry’s most successful technologists.  We are entrepreneurs dedicated to solving hard problems in order to deliver on the promise of 3D printing.  We value integrity, passion, problem-solving ability, and a sense of humor.  To reinvent an industry, you need the best people, and we are always looking for extraordinary people to join our team.

OVERVIEW

Freeform is searching for a world-class Electrical Engineer that is passionate about revolutionizing all aspects of the metal 3D printing industry.  As a crucial member of the engineering team, you will be responsible for leading electrical system design, development, and integration efforts across the company as well as driving the pace of innovation and maximizing hardware development speed. 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Own key architectural decisions and the product delivery timeline through concept generation, design, analysis, testing, and delivery of the final product
  • Design, develop, test, debug, and qualify custom PCB’s, sensors, and electromechanical components
  • Apply first-principles reasoning to the design and development processes
  • Lead by example in perpetuating a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and continuous learning/improvement
  • Develop innovative solutions to challenging engineering problems involving (but not limited to):
    • Electromechanical systems
    • Optomechanical systems
    • High-speed scanning and motion systems
    • Advanced sensors and sensing systems
    • Data acquisition and control systems
      Advanced robotics / industrial automation

ABOUT YOU

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • B.S. or higher degree in Electrical Engineering or related technical field
  • Strong electrical engineering fundamentals with extensive hands-on hardware development experience
  • Expertise in PCB design and embedded programming (ARM, AVR, or Microchip experience preferred)
  • Creative thinker able to apply first-principles reasoning to elegantly solve complex problems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven self-starter that thrives in unstructured and fast-paced environments; ability to quickly adapt to strategic changes in direction
  • Able to effectively set and manage priorities, and consistently meet deadlines in a scrappy and entrepreneurial way

Able to provide legal proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, which applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike.  [Freeform does not currently sponsor H1-B visa petitions.]

NICE TO HAVE

  • Familiarity with industrial automation technologies and robotics
  • Experience with high accuracy motion systems, high-speed scanning systems, optomechanical assemblies, and complex electromechanical systems
  • Experience with designing and operating powder-based additive manufacturing systems
  • Experience implementing machine learning control algorithms
  • Familiarity with data acquisition and control hardware and software (i.e. LabVIEW)
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, Simulink, C/C++, and Python

 

LOCATION

  • Our naturally bright, cozy, and breezy headquarters are in coastal South Bay L.A., a couple of blocks from Main Street in downtown El Segundo.

 

WHY FREEFORM?

  • We have an inclusive and diverse culture that values collaboration, learning, and making deliberate data-driven decisions.
  • We offer a competitive compensation package that includes significant equity in the company, as well as a full suite of additional benefits including premium health care (medical, dental, and vision) and life insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.
  • Our work environment includes casual dress, flexible work hours, a fully stocked kitchenette, free parking, and regular catered team-building events.
  • Freeform is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity; employment with Freeform is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Contact: jobs@freeformfuture.com

8/15/19 Mechanical Engineer

Freeform Future, LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA

Freeform is a stealth-mode startup backed by premier venture capital firm Threshold and the industry’s most successful technologists.  We are entrepreneurs dedicated to solving hard problems in order to deliver on the promise of 3D printing.  We value integrity, passion, problem-solving ability, and a sense of humor.  To reinvent an industry, you need the best people, and we are always looking for extraordinary people to join our team.

 

OVERVIEW

Freeform is searching for a world-class Mechanical Engineer that is passionate about revolutionizing all aspects of the metal 3D printing industry.  As a crucial member of the engineering team, you will be responsible for leading mechanical design efforts across the company as well as driving the pace of innovation and maximizing hardware development speed. 

 

WHAT YOU’LL DO

  • Own key architectural decisions and the product delivery timeline through concept generation, design, analysis, testing, and delivery of the final product
  • Design, develop, test, and qualify complex mechanical and electromechanical systems
  • Apply first-principles reasoning to the design and development processes
  • Lead by example in perpetuating a culture of inclusion, collaboration, and continuous learning/improvement
  • Develop innovative solutions to challenging engineering problems involving (but not limited to):
    • Electromechanical systems
    • Optomechanical systems
    • High-speed scanning and motion systems
    • Advanced sensors and sensing systems
    • Data acquisition and control systems
    • Thermodynamics and fluid mechanics
    • Advanced robotics / industrial automation

 

ABOUT YOU

  • 5+ years of industry experience
  • B.S. or higher degree in Mechanical Engineering or related technical field
  • Strong mechanical engineering fundamentals with extensive hands-on hardware development experience
  • Creative thinker able to apply first-principles reasoning to elegantly solve complex problems
  • Proficient in any mainstream commercial CAD software
  • Solid understanding of industry best practices for design and dimensioning/tolerancing
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driven self-starter that thrives in unstructured and fast-paced environments; ability to quickly adapt to strategic changes in direction
  • Able to effectively set and manage priorities, and consistently meet deadlines in a scrappy and entrepreneurial way
  • Able to provide legal proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States, which applies to U.S. citizens and non-U.S. citizens alike.  [Freeform does not currently sponsor H1-B visa petitions.]

 

NICE TO HAVE

  • Familiarity with industrial automation technologies and robotics
  • Familiarity with a broad range of conventional manufacturing techniques/technologies
  • Experience with high accuracy motion systems, high-speed scanning systems, optomechanical assemblies, and complex electromechanical systems
  • Working knowledge of simulation tools (e.g. ANSYS) and the ability to analyze results
  • Experience with designing and operating powder-based additive manufacturing systems
  • Familiarity with data acquisition and control hardware and software (i.e. LabVIEW)
  • Familiarity with MATLAB, Simulink, C/C++, and Python

 

LOCATION

  • Our naturally bright, cozy, and breezy headquarters are in coastal South Bay L.A., a couple of blocks from Main Street in downtown El Segundo.

 

WHY FREEFORM?

  • We have an inclusive and diverse culture that values collaboration, learning, and making deliberate data-driven decisions.
  • We offer a competitive compensation package that includes significant equity in the company, as well as a full suite of additional benefits including premium health care (medical, dental, and vision) and life insurance, paid vacation, and holidays.
  • Our work environment includes casual dress, flexible work hours, a fully stocked kitchenette, free parking, and regular catered team-building events.
  • Freeform is an Equal Opportunity Employer that values diversity; employment with Freeform is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

 

Contact: jobs@freeformfuture.com

 

8/9/2019 3M 2019 R&D Recruiting Event

Ph.D. Opportunities / Internship Opportunities

6/4/2019 Process Engineer

Corning, Corning, NY 14830

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.


Scope of Position:

  • Support manufacturing improvement initiatives, including fundamental understanding, variability reduction, defect reduction and process control improvement.
  • Improve existing manufacturing processes and capabilities.
  • Develop methods and processes to improve existing products.
  • Develop methods and processes to implement new products.


Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Provide engineering expertise and leadership for process technologies within the Diesel Manufacturing Plant’s Firing Department (Corning Environmental Technologies).
  • Manufacturing problem solving as needed in support of operations, including root cause identification and resolution.
  • Apply knowledge of engineering principles and methods to resolve challenges.
  • Plan, organize and execute work streams and projects to deliver step change improvement.
  • Role includes individual contributor and project leadership responsibilities.
  • Manage internal Corning and external vendor resources to complete project deliverables.
  • Support development and execution of firing technology strategy, roadmap and project portfolio.


Projects Involved with:

  • Improving firing manufacturing technologies, processes and equipment.
  • Developing methods and processes to improve quality, cost and efficiency of fired part attributes.
  • Developing methods and processes for the manufacture of new products.


Role within Group:

  • Member of Diesel Manufacturing Plant’s Firing Engineering Department.
  • Provide technical and process engineering skills to meet department goals and objectives.
  • Work with and facilitate alignment between engineering and operations as well as upstream and downstream process to deliver step change and improvement of firing technology capabilities.



Travel Requirements:

Minimal travel should be expected. International travel is unlikely. Typical travel requirement is 5% or less.



Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time:
Typically 7:30 AM – 5 PM Monday – Friday; off-hours / weekend support as necessary.
 

Required Education / Required Years and Area of Experience:

  • BS or MS in an engineering discipline (ceramic, materials or chemical preferred).
  • 1 - 3 years of experience in manufacturing, engineering or development.



Required Skills:

  • Technical competence in ceramic, materials or process engineering.
  • Aptitude for successfully driving to root cause and implementing step change improvement in manufacturing.
  • Aptitude for ceramics processing technologies.
  • Project leadership aptitude, including ability to achieve results through teams.
  • Demonstrated effectiveness at technical problem-solving and decision-making.



Desired Skills:

  • Experience in thermal processing (kilns and / or furnaces preferred).
  • Demonstrated results developing and delivering step change improvements in manufacturing.
  • Skills and experience with statistical process control and Design of Experiment methods.
  • Demonstrated technical expertise in process improvement, measurement, characterization or ceramics processing.



Soft Skills:

  • Self-starter, able to function with a high level of independence.
  • Communicates effectively in writing and in a group setting.
  • Interpersonal skills - open, engaging, enables others.
  • Leadership potential.
  • Ability to perform in team or matrix environment.



This position does not support immigration sponsorship.


We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Corning


Candidates should apply at: https://corningjobs.corning.com/job/Corning-Process-Engineer-NY-14830/554693200/?locale=en_US

6/4/2019 Firing Process Engineer

Corning, Painted Post, NY 14870

Corning is one of the world’s leading innovators in materials science. For more than 160 years, Corning has applied its unparalleled expertise in specialty glass, ceramics, and optical physics to develop products that have created new industries and transformed people’s lives.

Corning succeeds through sustained investment in R&D, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges.

Corning’s Environmental Technologies segment manufactures ceramic substrates and filter products for emissions control in mobile and stationary applications around the world.

Scope of Position:

  • The primary focus is to provide equipment / process engineering and operations support to the Kiln Firing Department.
  • Lead and support daily production needs through process control, process troubleshooting, experimentation, and environmental compliance.
  • To provide continuous improvement projects and systems to reduce cost, increase selects, and integrates processes into production.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

  • Investigate and identify causes for process and equipment issues and implement appropriate and effective corrective action.
  • Provide first level support for troubleshooting kilns and associated material handling systems. Establish and publish periodic process performance measures to reflect overall kiln performance.
  • Provide education/training to production workers as needed in implementation of process changes as a function of ongoing efforts and project work.
  • Provide written and verbal communication across all levels of the organization on both ongoing and project work.
  • Conduct experiments in Firing (design, perform, and evaluate) to improve production performance, product quality, and kiln performance.
  • Support Quality Systems through the use of experiments, Change control procedures, Standard Operating Procedures, Job Aids, and other documentation and training tools.
  • Provide technical advice (within own area of knowledge and experience) and problem solutions to others.
  • Support off-hour / weekend operational and project requirements as needed.

 

Projects Involved with:

  • Support and implement continuous improvement projects
  • Specific projects and tasks to be identified through MBO process

 

Travel Requirements: Minimal <5%


Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: Typically M-F 8-5 with weekend and off hours support required


Required Skills:

  • Manufacturing experience
  • Process engineering, problem solving experience, designed experiments, statistical skills
  • Experience in plant based process improvement projects
  • Technical curiosity
  • Computer – PI, Excel, Word, Minitab, Power Point, and Access

 

Desired Skills:

  • Firing and combustion experience
  • Mechanical and equipment experience
  • Environmental regulatory compliance experience
  • Six sigma / Process Excellence familiarity

 

Education and Experience:

  • BS in Mechanical, Ceramics, Materials or Chemical Engineering
  • 0 – 3 years

 

Soft Skills:

  • Strong documentation and communication skills – written and verbal
  • Excellent team player. Works effectively with cross functional teams.
  • Leadership (self-directed)

 

We prohibit discrimination on the basis of  race, color, gender, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or veteran status or any other legally protected status.


Nearest Major Market: Corning

Candidates should apply at: https://corningjobs.corning.com/job/Painted-Post-Firing-Process-Engineer...

5/30/2019 Assistant or Associate Professor

Penn State MatSE Department, University Park, PA

Search: https://psu.jobs/job/87256

Campus/Location: University Park Campus
Date Announced:04/22/2019
Date Closing: open until filled
Job Number: 87256
Classification: Exempt
Work Unit: College of Earth and Mineral Sciences
Department: Materials Science and Engineering

Description

The Department of Materials Science and Engineering at The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA, has openings for two tenure-line faculty positions. One position will be filled at the Assistant or Associate Professor level, depending upon the successful candidate’s qualifications and experience, while the second position will be filled at the Assistant Professor level. Both positions are scheduled to have a start date of July 1, 2020. The qualified candidate will have a PhD by the time of hire and expertise in one or more of the following areas of specialization: biomaterials, quantum materials, informatics, machine learning and data science in materials, energy materials, optoelectronic materials, polymer science, or metallurgy. The successful candidates will be responsible for carrying out research, service and teaching in materials science and engineering. Penn State is one of the largest materials research institutions in the United States, and the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MatSE) is an international leader in materials education and research. The MatSE Department consists of 29 faculty members, 200 graduate students, and 370 undergraduate students. Research programs span the many sub-disciplines of materials science and engineering with more than $16.3 million expenditure in 2017. Steidle Building, which houses the MatSE Department, recently underwent a $52 million renovation that provided new laboratory space, educational labs, office and meeting space, and state-of-the-art facilities. In addition, the Materials Research Institute supports state-of-the-art facilities for characterization, synthesis, nanofabrication, and computation. These facilities are co-located in the new Millennium Science Complex. Penn State hosts several federally and industry sponsored centers, including the NSF-Materials Research Science and Engineering Center (MRSEC) for Nanoscale Science, NSF-Materials Innovation Platform (MIP), Center for Two-Dimensional and Layered Materials (2DLM), NSF-Center for Dielectric and Piezoelectrics (CDP), and Center for Innovative Metal Processing through Direct Digital Deposition (CIMP-3D). There will be additional opportunities for engagement with the Institute for CyberScience, Penn’s State’s computational research hub, and with the Institutes for Energy and the Environment, which works to build teams of researchers from different disciplines to enable new partnerships and new ways of thinking to solve some of the world’s most difficult energy and environmental challenges. Opportunities also for engagement with the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, which offers interdisciplinary graduate programs, operates shared core facilities, supports strategic research initiatives through faculty co-hires and cluster hires, and operates the institutes` Centers of Excellence, among many other activities supporting interdisciplinary and transdisciplinary research at Penn State. To apply, upload (cover letter, curriculum vitae, a statement of research vision and contact information for five references). Please address all inquiries and nominations to Prof. Jon-Paul Maria, Chair of the Search Committee and send to Ms. Peg Yetter at may14@psu.edu. The Search Committee will review applications and nominations beginning May 1 and will continue to receive them until the position is filled. For more information about the Department of Materials Science and Engineering, visit our web site at www.matse.psu.edu. The Pennsylvania State University’s College of Earth and Mineral Sciences takes an active role in building talented, inclusive and culturally competent workforce. We understand that our shared future is guided by basic principles of fairness, mutual respect, and commitment to each other. Applicants should provide evidence, either woven through their application materials or as a separate diversity statement, of a commitment to fostering diversity, equity, inclusive excellence, and belonging and of engagement that creates an inclusive environment in their department/workplace.

To apply visit: https://psu.jobs/job/87256

5/24/2019 Post-doctoral Research Engineer

Institut de Recherche Technologique Antoine de Saint Exupéry, Toulouse, France and State College, PA

Departement: Materials
Supervisor: Project manager
Localization: Toulouse, France and State College, PA

The Institut de Recherche Technologique Antoine de Saint Exupéry seeks to reinforce the competitiveness of research and industry in the French aeronautic, spatial, and embedded systems domains in Occitanie, Nouvelle Aquitaine, and Provence-Alpes-Côte d’Azur.

Financed 50% by the public sector and 50% by the private sector, the IRT regroups the industries of the aforementioned regions, public establishments, and their laboratories in order to collaborate in three strategic technological domains: high-performance multifunctional materials, more electrical aircraft, and embedded systems.

As part of its developmental goals, the IRT is seeking a Post-doctoral Research Engineer on the subject of “Precipitation and dissolution kinetics during heat treatment of Ni alloy 718 components produced by additive manufacturing – microstructural evolutions and metallurgy” (F/H) for a duration of 18 months. This work is to be carried out in partnership with The Pennsylvania State University and the work will be split more or less evenly between the United States and France.

Mission:

The production of critical aircraft or satellite components by additive manufacturing requires a profound understanding of as-built microstructures and evolutions of the metallurgical state of the part over time. A relationship between microstructure and mechanical properties is thus established and permits the operational limitations of the part to be defined. The justification of these criteria necessitates the development of robust experimental databases as well as predictive numerical models and advanced dimensioning methods. These integrate the microstructural and metallurgical characteristics of the produced parts as well as their evolutions in service.

The proposed research activities fall within the scope of the AnDDurO project, in which the IRT Saint Exupéry collaborates with several industrial partners in the aerospace and spatial domains and notably a number of small and medium businesses in the additive manufacturing sector. This project aims to improve the scientific understanding of powder bed additive manufacturing techniques for alloys of titanium, nickel, and aluminum. The notion of durability, central to the project, is studied as it relates to physical metallurgy, mechanical resistance to different types of loads, the impact of process defects, and the effects of long-term heat treatments.

The objective of the post-doctoral work is to generate a reliable data set describing materials produced by the different additive manufacturing technologies considered in the project. The principal tasks include the metallurgical and microstructural characterizations of additively-manufactured nickel alloy 718 as well as phase transformation kinetics during different stages of post-fabrication heat treatments.

The planned work program is described as follows:

  • Understanding of the subject, the associated problems/questions to address, the specific tasks to be performed, the targeted objectives, and the characterization techniques to be employed to achieve those objectives.
  • Metallurgical characterizations essentially based on the study of phase transformations during heating and cooling of samples produced using the different additive manufacturing technologies studied. This is a key point in the study and will utilize thermal analyses such as dilatometry and potentially other complimentary techniques.
  • Microstructural characterizations of both as-built and post-treated samples. These characterizations will be performed at each step of thermomechanical processing to observe the evolution of the microstructure and optimize the heat treatment of AM parts.
  • Fine characterization (SEM, TEM) of hardening precipitates over the course of aging heat treatments and determination of the peak aging point for AM alloy 718.
  • Construction of simulated phase transformation diagrams (CHT, CCT) specific to AM alloy 718 and comparison with the existing literature on cast or wrought products.
  • Production of a report containing the description of the techniques and experimental methods employed, the results obtained, and their interpretation.

This work program will be executed in collaboration with university laboratories in the region.

Profile sought:

The applicant should possess a Ph.D. in Materials / Metallurgy / Mechanics with at least 3 years of experience in the study of metallic materials in an industrial setting, technical center, or research laboratory.

Required skills:

  • Understanding of additive manufacturing processes of metallic alloys
  • Understanding of metallurgy and mechanical behavior of nickel superalloys produced by conventional processes or by additive manufacturing
  • Technical experience with
    • Metallographic preparation
    • Tools for microstructural characterization (optical and electron microscopy) and metallurgical transformations (notably thermal analyses—a practical knowledge of techniques like absolute or differential dilatometry, DTA, and/or TMA is a plus)
    • CALPHAD methods and numerical tools
  • Ability to define and employ experimental protocols
  • Ability to critically and objectively interpret experimental results
  • Ability to diagnose and resolve problems
  • Must conform to hygiene and safety regulations
  • Must have a professional level of English (written and spoken)


Other requirements :

  • Aptitude and desire to perform experimental work
  • Ability to work in a team
  • Can manage priorities well and adapt to change.
  • Analytical mindset, listening skills, and ability to effectively communicate technical information.
  • Hard-working, dependable, and rigorous.

While the work planned for this position is to be split between The Pennsylvania State University and the IRT Saint Exupéry, only proficiency in English is necessary. Knowledge of the French language is a plus, but the lack thereof is not an obstacle to a successful candidature.

If this offer is of interest, please send your candidature (cover letter + CV) to recrutement@irt-saintexupery.com with the reference 18PD-MAT-AND-02.

5/17/2019 Materials Scientist/Engineer

Scientific Design Company, Inc., Little Ferry, NJ

Summary of Position: 

Perform materials synthesis, testing, and characterization of ceramic type of metal oxides used as catalyst carrier/support. Understanding of materials science and engineering with strong hands-on experience is necessary. The candidates are expected to be familiar with some commonly used characterization techniques such as scanning electron microscopy (SEM), mercury porosimetry, and elemental analysis. Some knowledge in catalyst synthesis and testing is a plus. Should be a good team play with strong communication skills.

Major Activities and Responsibilities:

• Prepare laboratory formulations for porous ceramic materials used as catalyst carrier/support (40-50%)
• Perform physical, chemical and surface characterization of the materials (20-30%)
• Collaborate with external companies to scale-up the materials developed in the lab (10-20%)
• Contribute to identification, purchasing, and commissioning of new lab equipment
• Purchase and maintain good inventories of chemicals, lab supplies, parts, and etc.
• Responsible for lab safety and general house keeping
• Attend internal and external meetings

Background Requirements: 

• MSc, or BSc with experience, in materials science and engineering or related field such as chemistry and chemical engineering
• Strong hands-on experience with ceramic forming, processing, and sintering techniques/skills preferred
• Profficient with SEM-EDS
• Knowledgeable with materials characterization of physical, chemical and surface properties by using techniques such as mercury porosimetry, mechanical testing equipment, BET, elemental analysis, and etc
 

Candidates should send their resumes to eschreier@scidesign.com.

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world.

3M has a long-standing reputation as a company committed to innovation. We provide the freedom to explore and encourage curiosity and creativity. We gain new insight from diverse thinking, and take risks on new ideas.

Here, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.

Job Description:

3M is seeking a Microwave Research Engineer for the Corporate Research Process Laboratory located in Woodbury, MN.  At 3M, you can apply your talent in bold ways that matter.  Here, you go.

Job Summary:

The person hired for the position of Microwave Research Engineer will support the development of precision drying and curing processes for the complete range of 3M products and will require working with multi-disciplinary teams.  The job consists of activities such as providing support in the selection of drying and curing technologies, performing design of experiments, analyzing material properties and reporting of results on bench-top or R&D and manufacturing process line experiments. This position will require the candidate to achieve advanced understanding of a suite of process and materials technologies, gather application requirements and drive successful commercialization campaigns.  This person would have a strong knowledge and creative ability to combine mechanical and materials systems culminating in truly innovative approaches to new products.

For additional information, please visit: https://www.3m.com/3M/en_US/company-us/about-3m/research-development/

This position provides an opportunity to transition from other private, public, government or military environments to a 3M career.     

Primary Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Lead the development of microwave drying/curing technology and apply work to new products and manufacturing processes
  • Developing correlations from materials properties to process parameters to product measurements, thereby creating clear cause and effect understanding
  • Provide drying/curing expertise to support existing manufacturing operations and transfer technology to 3M’s technical community through consulting and teaching
  • Manage the design, fabrication, and procurement of experimental equipment for development and testing
  • Presenting results in a clear and concise manner to a multidisciplinary team and making recommendations with respect to material formulation and/or process modifications
  • Ensuring successful technology scale-up from laboratory to manufacturing and assist with troubleshooting process and product quality issues
  • Characterization and analysis of physical properties of substrates, fluids and dispersion


Basic Qualifications:

Possess a Master's or higher in a science or engineering discipline (completed and verified prior to start) from an accredited institution
Combined experience with microwave research in a private, public, government and/or military environment

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Ph.D. degree in Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering or related discipline from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrated understanding of microwave/RF processing and design
  • Understand correlation of material properties in a microwave processing system
  • Materials characterization and metrology
  • Highly motivated, self-starting and creative problem solvers
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills and demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent written and oral communications skills are essential
  • Must be able to work well both in multi-disciplinary teams and independently
  • Previous or current 3M Internship, Co-Op or Tech Aide experience
  • Experience with one or more of the following: Python/Perl, Fortran, C, C++, and Matlab
  • Microsoft Office suite experience and ability to write macros in Excel


Location: Woodbury, MN
Travel: May include up to 10% domestic/international
Relocation: Is authorized

4/15/2019 Materials Scientist/Engineer (Internship)

3D Glass Solutions, Albuquerque, NM

JOB DESCRIPTION:

Research and study the structures and chemical properties of various Photo-Sensitive Glass Ceramic (PSGC) materials. Determine ways to improve overall PSGC material properties related to strength, RF performance, manufacturability, and optical performance among others.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Conduct research on the structures and properties of PSGC materials to obtain information that could be used to develop new products or enhance existing ones.
• Prepare reports, manuscripts, proposals, and technical manuals for use by other scientists and requestors, such as sponsors and customers.
• Perform experiments and computer modeling to study the nature, structure, and physical and chemical properties of PSGCs
• Plan laboratory experiments to confirm feasibility of processes and techniques used in the production of materials with special characteristics.
• Determine ways to strengthen or combine materials or develop new materials with new or specific properties for use in a variety of products and applications.
• Devise testing methods to evaluate the effects of various conditions on particular materials.
• Confer with customers to determine how to tailor materials to their needs.
• Knowledge of analytical equipment such as DSC, XRD, SEM and other toolsets for material characterization.
• Recommend materials for reliable performance in various environments.
• Test individual parts and products to ensure that manufacturer and governmental quality and safety standards are met.
• Supervise and monitor production processes to ensure efficient use of equipment, timely changes to specifications, and project completion within time frame and budget.
• Test materials to determine conformance to specifications
• Test material samples for tolerance under tension, compression, and shear to determine the cause of metal failures.

EMPLOYMENT CATEGORY: 

Summer hire internship; possible full employment

BASIC QUALIFICATION, EXPERIENCE, SKILLS & EDUCATION:
• Bachelors or Masters of Science in Materials with Ceramics/Glass emphasis
• Development environment software (e.g. National Instruments, LabVIEW)
• Strong verbal and written communications skills
• Must be highly motivated, self-driven, goal-oriented individual
• Must be authorized to work in the USA SALARY Depends on Experience (DOE) and qualifications

Visit our website to apply: https://www.3dglasssolutions.com/about-us/careers-2/

4/2/2019 Ceramic Engineer Summer Intern

Glidewell Laboratories, Irvine California

Job Description:

Position at Prismatik

We're excited to offer this internship which will provide students an opportunity to work on significant impacting projects. You will interact with all levels of the company and partner with your mentor to complete various projects. Instead of taking food and drink orders, or testing somebody else’s code, you will design and code your own projects and present your work to our technology and business leaders. You will also get to participate in fun activities with other interns such as a canoe outing exploring Newport Beach's bay, eat and mingle at company picnics, exercise at the Glidewell Gym, and participate in many other fun activities.

What You'll Do:

  • Uses Good Documentation Practices to document experimental methods and results.
  • Understands and follows technical instructions and accurately; describes any conditions, successes, or problems resulting from those instructions.
  • Explains technical details and describe complex actions in a simplified manner that can be understood by non-technical workers or a translator.
  • Takes routine data retrieval and analysis to develop a standard methodology for developing the next experimental iteration.
  • Facilitates problem solving teams and delegate tasks to others in the pursuit of a solution.
  • Handles multiple complex tasks and set priorities with multiple internal customers.
  • Works in a team when necessary or be a team leader within functional area.
  • Supports teams with data-based analysis and conclusions.
  • Performs other related duties and projects as business needs require at direction of management.


What You Need:

  • Must be currently enrolled in a Master's or Bachelor's degree program in the Materials Science or Ceramic Engineering field
  • Research experience with ceramics.


Disclaimer: Glidewell Laboratories does not provide housing or flights for interns.

Apply at this site: https://glidewelldental.com/jobs/?p=job%2FoHUJ9fwd