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1/18/19 Powder Process Engineer - Salt Lake City, UT

Electronic Systems / Harris Corporation

Powder Process Engineer - Salt Lake City, UT

Job ID: ES20182910-28371

Job Description:

Harris Corporation is seeking a Powder Process Engineer to join the powder manufacturing engineering department within the piezoelectric ceramic manufacturing plant in Salt Lake City, UT. The engineer will be responsible for providing support and establishing procedures and process controls to ensure quality cost-effective product.

 Principle Accountabilities:

  • Provides powder formulations to production for all compositions.
  • Reviews Electrical Tests, Processes, Raw Material Evaluation, Powder Lot, and Spray Dry Processing data and initiates corrective action in an expedient manner.
  • Evaluates electrical sample data and releases instruction to production.
  • Evaluates and develops process and procedures consistent with the company’s quality philosophy including the use of statistical process control.
  • Evaluates and initiates new methods, processes, materials and equipment to ensure a competitive position.
  • Actively involved in generating manufacturing operations sheets in conjunction with production manager, materials planner, and other engineering functions.
  • Identifies existing and potential problems and initiates corrective action.
  • Develops and maintains a highly motivated and technically competent workforce with good supervisory skills.
  • Interfaces with other departments in a spirit of cooperation consistent with the overall objectives of the company.

Qualifications:

  • BS degree in Ceramic Engineering, Material Science Engineering, or Chemical Engineering required up to five years of industry experience in ceramic processing, powder formulation, and processing, including broad knowledge of engineering and production practices. 
  • Ability to attain and maintain US Secret Clearance. 

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and communication skills.  

 

Click link to learn more:  Piezoelectric Ceramics | Harris

 

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https://www.harris.com//careers/jobs

 

1/18/19 Metallurgist Position

R.P. McKinley & Associates

This company is looking for current graduate or alumni.
METALLURGIST POSITION
Current opening with a leading Titanium manufacturer, West of Pittsburgh,  near Weirton, WV., for a Metallurgist. 
This position is responsible for various tasks relative to the day-day operations of the Metallurgical portion of the Laboratory, as it pertains to production for the Plant, metallurgical experiments and investigations.
They will take a new graduate or any alumni that may be interested. Will relocate the right person
The will not sponsor any applicants. This is working in the plant, very hands-on position working on the floor, and in the Lab.
This position pays very well, they have the best of benefits, a quarterly bonus program, wonderful growth, No Travel!
If you are interested please call or email.

Thanks,

Debbie Pruchnitzky
R.P. McKinley & Associates
(412)-824-5100
rpmdebbie@verizon.net
www.rpmemployment.com

PROFESSOR OF QUANTUM SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING - CLUSTER HIRE

JOB NO:96210-FA
WORK TYPE:FACULTY-FULL TIME
DEPARTMENT:ENGR/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGR
LOCATION:MADISON
CATEGORIES:ENGINEERING, INSTRUCTIONAL

POSITION VACANCY ID:

96210-FA

EMPLOYMENT CLASS:

Faculty

WORKING TITLE:

Professor of Quantum Science and Engineering - Cluster Hire

OFFICIAL TITLE:

PROFESSOR(C20NN) or ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR(C30NN) or ASSISTANT PROFESSOR(C40NN)

HIRING DEPARTMENT(S):

A197500-COLLEGE OF ENGINEERING/MATERIALS SCIENCE & ENGR

FTE:

100%

ANTICIPATED BEGIN DATE:

AUGUST 19, 2019

TERM:

N/A

ADVERTISED SALARY:

Negotiable 
ACADEMIC (9 months)

DEGREE AND AREA OF SPECIALIZATION:

PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or closely related field, with research expertise in quantum materials synthesis.

MINIMUM NUMBER OF YEARS AND TYPE OF RELEVANT WORK EXPERIENCE:

Candidates will have a distinguished academic record, exceptional potential in establishing a world-class research program, and a commitment to high-quality undergraduate and graduate instruction and mentoring. Preference is to hire at the Assistant Professor level, although exceptionally well-qualified candidates at the Associate or Full Professor level may be considered. Candidates for Associate or Full Professor must possess academic credentials to qualify for a tenured faculty appointment at UW-Madison.

LICENSE OR CERTIFICATE:

 

POSITION SUMMARY:

This position is part of a campus-wide cluster initiative to expand and broaden expertise in quantum science and engineering at UW-Madison. As part of the initiative there are new position vacancies in the Departments of Physics (PVL 96089), Electrical & Computer Engineering (96215), and this position in Materials Science & Engineering (96210). It is anticipated that successful candidates will develop strong collaborations with existing quantum research at UW Madison, as well as with other hires under this cluster program, and with external research centers. 

The position in the Department of Materials Science and Engineering is at the tenure-track level. We seek a faculty candidate to build a research program on synthesis of quantum materials. We are particularly interested in candidates with expertise in topics that include, but are not necessarily limited to, creating individually addressable electronic-state-defects (e.g. N-V centers in diamond, SiC), novel topological insulator materials, semiconductor heterostructures exhibiting quantum effects, edge states in two-dimensional materials, and other emerging directions. The candidate will have the opportunity to collaborate campus-wide with ongoing efforts in these and related areas in order to advance the materials basis for quantum science and technologies, including practical future quantum computing systems.
Tenure home will be determined at the time of hire based on the selected candidates qualifications and interests. Further information regarding this initiative can be found at: https://facstaff.provost.wisc.edu/cluster-hiring-initiative/.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION:

 

CONTACT:

Cynthia Rothwell
crothwell@wisc.edu
608-265-4970
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

INSTRUCTIONS TO APPLICANTS:

Candidates must apply online. Click on "Apply Now".  Applicants must upload the following:

-Cover Letter/Statement of Interest
-CV with complete list of publications
-One document that contains both:
Research Statement and
Teaching Statement

Please also request three reference letters be submitted directly by the referees to quantum-materials@mse.wisc.edu before the deadline.
The deadline for ensuring full consideration is January 15, 2019, however the position will remain open and application may be condidered until the position is filled. 

The department is strongly committed to having a diverse faculty and student body. Candidates from traditionally under represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. UW-Madison is seeking a diverse set of faculty candidates who will deepen our campus' interdisciplinary research strength in key areas of current and future research promise, as well as faculty candidates who will approach their work in a manner that advances our commitment to research excellence.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer; we promote diversity and inclusion for all faculty, staff and students and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applications for this position must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. Employment will require a criminal background check.

 

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11/20/18 Sr Research Associate - Polymers

Corning Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Sr Research Associate - Polymers

Date: Nov 13, 2018

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Req #: 28385

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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position: Corning’s Global Research division has a Senior Research Associate - Polymers position available at our Sullivan Park research facility in Corning, NY. This is a key role within the Organic and Biochemical Technology research department, and will report to the Research Director.

 

Day to Day Responsibilities:

• Accountable for all aspects of lab safety and adherence to Corning Values

• Conduct research in polymer blends, coatings, films, laminates, and adhesives primarily for applications in optical fiber, cable, connectivity, and automotive businesses.

• May lead project teams with scientists from Development, Engineering, and the Business units.

 

Travel Requirements: ~10% travel to manufacturing sites in North Carolina, Texas, and occasional travel to Europe and Asia, depending on the project scope.

 

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: 40 hr work week, Monday - Friday 8 - 5 with flex time possible

 

Required Education: A Ph.D. in polymer chemistry

 

Required Years of Experience: at least 15 years industrial experience with an emphasis on mechanistic understanding of polymer structure/property relationships.

 

Required Skills and Expectations:

• Personal dedication to continuous improvement in lab safety

• Has a track record of anticipating the need for new technology, developing strategic proposals to address, and driving new technology into the marketplace.

• Establishes proper balance between the sense of urgency to deliver program goals with complex technical and business drivers.

• Has wide contacts within industry and the technical community

• Has demonstrated ability to build and align multi-disciplinary teams to achieve business goals.

• Assumes responsibility for creating a coherent and collaborative environment for internal and external partners with different viewpoints.

• Communicates research strategy and direction at corporate level and to business partners.

• Serves as an outstanding role model of someone who mentors and develops colleagues at all levels and different functions across the corporation.

• Strong leader and spokesperson for the technical organization. Effectively represents company interests outside Corning

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

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MS/PhD employment opportunities (111018)

  1. Almatis, Inc is currently looking to fill 2 positions in Japan. They are looking for Ceramic / Materials Science  or similar engineers with MS or PHD level preferred, or BS with experience.  We would also be interested in a Japanese person that is located (working or studying) in America or Europe that would be interested in returning to Japan.  Primary responsibilities would be customer support in the region, and managing product development projects for their given customer base.  The location for one is in Tokyo and the other is in Iwakuni.

Contact Dr. Charles Compson (Charles.Compson@almatis.com) for more information.

  1. Two post-docs at Lehigh University in Advanced electron microscopy and Ceramic processing.

Contact Professor Martin Harmer (mph2@lehigh.edu) for more information.

  1. Post Doctoral Position - US Citizen - AFRL / Univ Vermont (UVM).  A fully funded, two-year postdoc with competitive salary is available with Prof. Linda S. Schadler at the University of Vermont. The position will work with the Air Force Research Laboratory and UVM to translate significant quantities of nanocomposite and meta materials data at AFRL into a new data resource: DataMine and MetaMine. The goal will be to develop new data translation tools and data imaging approaches for materials design. Significant time will be spent at AFRL supported by the grant.

 

Contact Dr. Linda.Schadler@uvm.edu for more information.

11/19/18 Lab Scientist

Corning, Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Scientist - Chemistry

Date: Nov 26, 2018

Location: Painted Post, NY, US, 14870

Req #: 15441

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.

At Corning, our growth is fueled by a commitment to innovation. We succeed through sustained investment in research & development, a unique combination of material and process innovation, and close collaboration with customers to solve tough technology challenges. We are a four-time National Medal of Technology winner thanks to our technology leadership and R&D environment, which attract and enable the best scientific minds in the world. This pipeline of talent has brought life-changing innovation to your fingertips for more than 160 years.

Scope of Position (i.e. projects involved with and role within group): • Develop novel organic and hybrid materials and process to introduce functional structures on glass surface • Support teams to provide fundamental understandings in various micro/nano-fabrication process • Ensure timely delivery of various rapid sample prototyping request

 

Day to Day Responsibilities: • Work closely with research scientist to perform experiments, data collection, analysis and documentation in the area of micro/nano-fabrication. • Manage and maintain cleanroom daily operations and equipment update • Provide technical support and training to personnel that needs to access cleanroom facility

 

Travel requirements (please note if international): <10%, potential for international travel

Hours of work/work schedule/flex-time: M-F 8 – 5 (flexible)

 

Education and Experience (minimum required for consideration): BS or MS in materials science or chemistry

 

Required Skills (These are skills that candidates must possess): • Basic understanding of cleanroom protocol and working with hazardous chemicals and proper safety • Exposure to various metrology characterization tools such as SEM, TEM, AFM, UV-Vis, FTIR, DSC, optical microscopy, optical and mechanical profiler, mechanical indentation tests etc. • Experience with UV curing chemistry and process

 

Desired Skills (these are the skills that would be nice for candidates to possess): • Experience in Nano-imprinting & nano-replication • Good understanding in surface and interface physics and chemistry • Extensive hands-on experience in the Micro-fabrication process, especially in the area of photo-lithography and Micro-replication.

 

Soft Skills (Communication/Team/Leadership): Effective written and verbal communication skills, the ability to work with multiple projects simultaneously, self- motivated and well-organized

Pay Grade: Grade A (A)

Employee Referral Amount: $1,000.00 


Nearest Major Market: Corning

 

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Associate Scientist – Polyurethane Rigid Insulating Foam Applications Development

 

We are Covestro. We are curious. We are courageous. We are colorful. We refined Chemical material solutions with game-changing products. Let us empower you to push boundaries. Join us and our 16,000 colleagues now and together we will MAKE the world a brighter place. 
 

WHAT WE OFFER

As an Associate Scientist, you will lead and support the development of Polyurethane Rigid Insulating Foam applications to support our business strategy.

Responsibilities include:

• Set up and support development and implementation of products and strategies (portfolio optimization)

• Product development and optimization involving hands-on laboratory and machine work both internally and in collaboration with external customers 

• Further develop product expertise for a variety of rigid insulating foam applications

• Lead and manage development projects and programs on regional/global levels also in collaboration with other business units, (Innovation, Product Management, Production and Marketing, Sales, Process Development Groups) and external stakeholders (customers, raw, material suppliers, machine manufacturers)

• Contribute to organizing and developing laboratory staff/personnel

• Align IP strategies (patents, FTO analyses) with development and product strategies

• Improve profitability by efficient resource planning/utilization and optimizing processes, projects and products

Value Added:

• Support team goals to create customer-recognized value, which is visible to management of the customer and within Covestro PUR management

• Support technical teams’ efforts to create and implement novel technology models with customers and/or technology partners

• Provide high value services to the team

• Attain sustainable competitive advantages

• Successful introduction of new value-added products and processes

• Timely resolution of customer technical issues

• Identification of new application opportunities for existing products and technology

WHAT YOU OFFER

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in a technical discipline (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science) with 3+ years’ experience OR PHD in a technical discipline (Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, Polymer Science, Material Science).

Essential/Preferred Skills:

• Mastery of experimental design, data/statistical analysis, and modeling

• Hands-on wet chemistry experience using laboratory equipment

• Experience in the polyurethane industry

• Aspires to become a recognized technical expert within the polyurethane industry

• Demonstrated strong communication skills for interacting with all levels of personnel and within different parts of the organization, including internal and external customers, sales and commercial representatives, manufacturing and product management representatives and within the larger technical community to support both business objectives and management initiatives

• Passionate about research

• Ability to travel globally

• Strong commitment to safety culture

• Knowledge of respective chemistry, processing, structure property, relationship

• Knowledge in safety, quality management, IP management

• Effective communication, leadership and presentation skills

• Organizational and project management skills

• Proficiency in Microsoft Suite applications including Word, Excel, and Outlook.

• Fluency in English

• Team Oriented

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YOUR APPLICATION
Are you curious, courageous and colorful as we are? If so, we can offer you exciting career opportunities. We look forward to receiving your application including a cover letter, your resume, certificates as well as your salary expectations and your notice period. Become part of our Team - apply now!

Equal Employment Opportunity: Hiring and advancement are based on job-related requirements and on an individual's qualifications to perform a job. All aspects of employment are carried out free of discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, age, disabilities, genetic information, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression or any unlawful criterion, existing under applicable federal, state, or local law.

Contact Us

Info-Hotline: +1 844-522-6775If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you may request a reasonable accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access this site as a result of your disability. To make a request, please call (412) 413-4123.

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Date posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

ATI
Monroe, NC

Job Description
ATI Specialty Materials (ATISM), an Allegheny Technologies Company, is a recognized world leader in the production of specialty alloys including titanium, nickel and specialty steel for the aerospace, biomedical, oil & gas, chemical processing and nuclear industries.

We are currently seeking a Sr. Engineer, Technology at our Monroe, NC plant. We are located approximately 25 miles southeast of Charlotte, NC.

The primary purpose of this position is to invent, develop, and improve specialty alloy products and processes for ATI to drive growth in aerospace engine, airframe, oil and gas, and biomedical markets. Reports to Director of Research and Development.

Responsbilities:

  • Develop and improve titanium, nickel-base superalloy, specialty steel, powder metal, and additive manufacturing products. Become company and industry recognized metallurgical expert in an alloy class or manufacturing process.
  • Conduct testing and characterization in order to provide expert, timely materials solutions to internal and external customers. Provide technical marketing support to the Business Development organization through customer visits and targeted technical support.
  • Propose, defend and execute project concepts for new products, cost savings, quality improvement, and process innovation. Collaborate with technology and research colleagues across ATI.
  • Communicate results to management, colleagues, and customers in the form of written reports and oral presentations.
  • Maintain industry expertise and current knowledge of developments in Ti, Ni-base superalloy, specialty steel, or powder metallurgy and additive manufacturing by experimentation, attending meetings and conferences conducted by trade associations, by reviewing trade literature and by periodic visits to customer or supplier base.

Requirements
Minimum REQUIREMENTS:

  • MS in materials science and engineering or related discipline or BS in materials science engineering and equivalent work experience in the field of aerospace specialty materials.
  • Minimum 2 years university or industrial experience in physical metallurgy, metallurgical processing, alloy design, manufacturing, or research and development in Ni-base alloys, ferrous alloys, titanium alloys, or powder metals.
  • Must be comfortable meeting with customers, presenting at technical meetings, and be willing to travel 6 -- 12 times per year.
  • Must be enthusiastic and excited about tackling challenges and comfortable with ambiguity and change that accompanies working in a research environment.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Ph.D in materials science and engineering or related discipline.
  • 3 - 5 years industry or university experience in physical metallurgy, metallurgical processing, alloy design, manufacturing, or research and development in Ni-base alloys, ferrous alloys, titanium alloys, or powder metals.
  • Demonstrated experience/expertise in researching, developing, specifying, or utilizing specialty alloys and powder metals such as titanium, nickel-base superalloys, specialty steels, or other aerospace metals.
  • Record of successful new product development, process improvement, and/or cost savings implementation.
  • Experience analyzing microstructure of aerospace metals using SEM, EBSD, TEM, optical microscopy, and/or diffraction methods.
  • Experience using thermodynamic calculation software such as ThermoCalc, JMat Pro, Pandat, etc. and using results for solving materials engineering problems.
  • Experience using finite element codes such as DEFORM or ABAQUS and using results for solving materials engineering problems.
  • Experience with specialty alloy processing such as vacuum induction melting (VIM), vacuum arc remelting (VAR), electro-slag remelting (ESR), plasma arc melting (PAM), gas atomization, or open die forging.
  • ATI Metals and its subsidiary companies will provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants without regard to applicant's race, color, religion, sex, gender, genetic information, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, or any other status protected by federal or state law. The company will provide reasonable accommodations to allow an applicant to participate in the hiring process if so requested.

Requisition Number
18-2259
Area of Interest
R & D / Technical / Engineering
Status
Full-time
Job Type
Exempt
Location
Monroe East Operations-V60

ZIRCOA, INC.
31501 SOLON ROAD
SOLON, OHIO 44139-3525

 

PROCESS ENGINEER

Summary/Objective
The Process Engineer performs work to support Zircoa’s strategic business initiatives through
process design, optimization and improvement; equipment design & development,
experimental work and statistical analysis.
Essential Functions
 Develop, implement and optimize production processes in support of current and new
products
 Lead identification, selection, acquisition and implementation activities for new
processing equipment.
 Assist in development of project schedules and work to achieve project deliverables on
time and to budget.
 Lead development and validation of new materials as required.
 Lead qualification activities of alternate raw material grades and vendors
 Create and improve process documentation and assist with development of training
material
 Lead training of Zircoa personnel in supported processes and products
 Utilize statistical techniques to support analytical activities, experimental design and
data-based decision processes
 Document and communicate plans, project actions and investigations and present
within Zircoa and to customers.
 Support the Sales and Marketing function in areas of process capability and product
performance.
Competencies
 Knowledge of ceramic materials, processes and processing equipment. Familiarity with
Zirconia is desirable
 Familiar with ceramic processing equipment and processes including: batching,
blending, mixing, forming, sintering and machining
 Familiar with statistical analysis and techniques including capability analysis, design of
experiments, hypothesis testing and correlation analysis.
 Familiarity with laboratory tests and operations is advantageous
 Foster change, working collaboratively across multiple functions.
 Project scope and schedule definition
 Ability to manage multiple priorities

Supervisory Responsibility
Supervise technical support staff in assigned tasks
Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment, in manufacturing operation, and lab
areas. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones,
photocopiers, etc. Occasional/intermittent access to and operation of specialized analytical
resources and equipment, both internal and external to Zircoa.
Physical Demands
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an
employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The
employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach
with hands and arms.
Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, salary exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday.
Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.
Travel
Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-the-area and overnight
travel may be expected.
Required Education and Experience
 BS Ceramic Engineering, Material Science or Chemical Engineering
 Five or more years’ experience in process engineering, or materials development, in a
relevant industry
 The candidates will have skills working in a manufacturing environment with all the
processes that are used including raw materials, batching, forming, and firing
 Familiarity with analysis of microstructures a plus.
 Broad background in materials processing, phase equilibria, and thermodynamics
 Utilization of experimental design and statistical analytical methods
Preferred Education and Experience
 Master’s degree in Ceramic Engineering or Material Science
Additional Eligibility Qualifications
None required for this position.
EEO Statement
Zircoa, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of
activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties,
responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

ZIRCOA, INC.
31501 SOLON ROAD
SOLON, OHIO 44139-3525

SALES ENGINEER / PRODUCT MANAGER

Summary/Objective

As a sales engineer or product manager, you will nurture current relationships with customers and develop new ones.  You will receive many requests for zirconia and will discover many apparent opportunities.  Your task is to qualify those opportunities.  Which ones really need zirconia?  Which ones need the zirconia that we offer?  Which ones need a product or service that we can provide in a way that other suppliers do not or cannot?  Markets and industrial technologies change.  What new opportunities require development of a product or service that Zircoa is uniquely capable of developing?  Is the opportunity the best use of our resources?  Is it sustainable—is it of long-term value to the customer, to industry, and to Zircoa?  You will build the case and inspire Zircoa to apply its resources to achieve positive benefit to industry and the world.
 

Essential Functions

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Direct sales and managing customer relationships

  • Supporting distributors and sales agents
  • Qualifying customer inquiries and quoting products, services, and projects
  • Communicating voice of the customer to all stakeholders
  • Promoting products and services through website content management, promotional literature, and trade shows
  • Sales forecasting to support resource planning and improvement initiatives
  • Monitoring market and technology trends that affect current sales and growth opportunities
  • Identifying and qualifying new growth opportunities
  • Supporting applications engineering by defining customer’s critical needs
  • Strategy and business planning to ensure sustainable value and growth
  • Managing projects to ensure execution of plans to bring new products to market

 

Competencies

  • Leadership and Influence
  • Communication—non-verbal, verbal, written, presentation
  • Collaboration and Creativity
  • Self initiation, goal planning and execution
  • Organizational skills with ability to manage multiple concurrent projects
  • Problem Solving/Analysis/Critical Thinking/Decision-making
  • Project Definition and Management

 

Supervisory Responsibility

None

Work Environment

This job operates in a professional office environment, in manufacturing operation, lab areas, and a variety of office and industrial environments when visiting customers.   This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, etc. 

Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time, salary exempt position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday. Evening and weekend work will be required as job duties demand, especially as related to travel for customer visits. 

Travel

Customer visits require routine travel out-of-the-area and overnight.  Most domestic travel is one to four days.  Occasional international travel is typically one to two weeks. 

Required Education and Experience

  • BS in Material Science, Ceramic or Chemical Engineering
  • Two or more years in a product development, process engineering, or application engineering function

 

Preferred Education and Experience

  • In addition to the above, experience or training in industrial sales is a plus

 

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

None required for this position.

 

EEO Statement

Zircoa, Inc. is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Other Duties

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Date posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

Universal Technology Corporation (UTC)
http://www.utcdayton.com/pages/careers.html

Research Scientist - Molecular Dynamics for Polymers

Job Summary

Universal Technology Corporation (UTC) seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research Scientist. The successful candidate will join a diverse team of scientists and engineers in the Composites Performance Research Team within the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL). He or she will contribute to ongoing research projects and have the opportunity to propose, design, and carry out new research efforts within the broader scope of the group's research mission, which focuses on the characterization, testing, and behavior and lifing of multifunctional and structural composite systems for Air Force applications.

In particular, this position will support ongoing projects simulating the evolution of damage in neat and reinforced polymer systems. The candidate will provide expertise to the research team in atomistic modeling and support development of a computational damage simulation suite. In-depth knowledge of and experience with molecular dynamics (MD) techniques is particularly valuable, including classical MD, coarse grained MD, density functional theory (DFT) and quantum mechanics. The position is well suited for a recent Ph.D. or with directly relevant experience.

Job Responsibilities

* Classical MD, coarsed grain MD, DFT, peridynamics, and quantum mechanics simulations
* Algorithm development and programming implementation for high performance computing frameworks
* Theoretical development in quantum mechanics, quantum chemistry, or transition state theory
* Spatial or temporal multiscale analysis methods
* Modeling of damage evolution in composite materials
* Preparation of research findings in technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations

Qualifications

* U.S. citizenship
* Ph.D. in materials science, chemistry, physics, mathematics, or related discipline
* Good communication skills, both written and verbal, and team-oriented approach

05/22/18 Metallurgist

North American Höganäs, Johnstown, PA

Date posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

North American Höganäs
Johnstown, PA

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The Metallurgist will work with specification, root cause analysis for deviations, develop trending for products, working hands-on with production and process development teams for new applications and working closely with quality and technical service departments.   

Successful candidates will possess a Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Science or related experience.  Effective communication skills are a must.

Employees of North American Höganäs enjoy a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits package.  Check us out on Facebook at Hoganas AB.

Candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

NAHLOGOTYPE
Michele.mcclelland@nah.com
No Phone Calls Please
EOE M/F/D/V

05/22/18 Application & Market Development Manager,

CPO Almatis Greater Pittsburgh Area

Date posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Almatis
Greater Pittsburgh Area

website

Job description
If you want to be part of a fast growing global company, please apply!

With more than 100 years of alumina expertise and a turnover of above $500 million, Almatis is the world’s leader in the development, manufacture and supply of premium alumina and alumina-based products which are mainly used in the refractories, ceramics and polishing markets. The processed materials are used in a wide variety of industries including iron and steel production, cement production, non-ferrous metal production, the ceramic, automotive, construction, the chemical, petrochemical and electronics industries and many more. Almatis is a global and fully-integrated producer, serving its customers with 1150 people from sixteen strategically located sales, research and manufacturing sites.
Almatis is seeking an Applications & Market Development Manager, CPO

Responsibilities:

Main focus areas are as follows:

  • Provide customers with technical product/application and manufacturing assistance to ensure maximization of Almatis product sales and profits and customer satisfaction in the ceramics, polishing and other markets.
  • Coordinate and follow-up on critical product and customer requests to provide the necessary communications link between Almatis customers and the Commercial & Production organizations.
  • Be the primary liaison for special customer/product requests, ensuring that any agreed upon specifications are consistent with production and laboratory capabilities.
  • Contribute to resolving customer complaints when problem is of technical nature.
  • Train and support the CPO and Customer Service Representatives to ensure a highly competent technical sales effort.
  • Identify new application and market opportunities for Almatis’ alumina-based products both within and outside of the ceramic, polishing and other industries through direct customer interface, society conferences, journal & trade literature and other contacts.
  • Assist in prioritizing the opportunities and managing the established new product development programs to completion. Assess competitor products to determine competitive threats or opportunities.
  • Provide input and assist in developing the annual North America Applications budget and monitor expenditures to ensure appropriate control in assigned areas.
  • Provide, maintain and update product data sheets and specifications for alumina product lines either as the acting Technical Product Champion (TPC) or as assigned by the TPC, according to the Almatis Product Life Cycle procedure.
  • Maintain frequent contacts with Institutes or Work Groups investigating independently in areas where Almatis’ products are or should be utilized.
  • Qualifications

Education and/or Experience:

  • Fundamental technical knowledge in material sciences gained through a university degree.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required, however, Master’s Degree or higher preferred with a minimum of five (5) years relevant work experience.
  • Materials and or Ceramic Engineering preferred.
  • Proven track record as Applications & Market Development Manager or in similar position is a given.

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Professional knowledge in the field of ceramics, its production processes and end use markets.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Our Offer

  • An interesting job with perspectives and opportunities for your professional development
  • Attractive remuneration and benefits package
  • An international, highly motivated team with a spirit of performance, connectedness & appreciation.

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