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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

Website

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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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