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05/22/18 Metallurgist

North American Höganäs, Johnstown, PA

Date posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

North American Höganäs
Johnstown, PA


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:

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05/22/18 Application & Market Development Manager,

CPO Almatis Greater Pittsburgh Area

Date posted: Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Greater Pittsburgh Area


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


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.

Date posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

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.


  • 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.


  • 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.


  • 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
Area of Interest
R & D / Technical / Engineering
Job Type
Monroe East Operations-V60

Date posted: Friday, May 4, 2018

Universal Technology Corporation (UTC)

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


* 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