Product Evaluation Systems, Inc. (PES) is currently looking for a college student to assist in our metallographic/metallurgical laboratory. PES is an independent, full-service mechanical, metallurgical, chemical and nondestructive testing laboratory, located in Latrobe, PA. The metallographic lab focuses on describing material microstructures and measuring key microstructural features, such as grain size, volume fraction of phases present, inclusion ratings, degree of surface modification due to alpha case, carburization/decarburization or other surface treatments, and coating thickness and characteristics. Microindentation hardness is performed to determine Vickers and Knoop hardness values of bulk samples and/or individual phases. Weld and macroetch examinations are also performed on a variety of metals. Materials evaluated by the metallographic lab are primarily metallic alloys and cemented carbides. Analyses performed support our customers’ needs for quality control testing, process or product verification and qualification, and research and development.
Duties include: Sample sectioning, mounting, polishing, etching, and analysis using an optical microscope and image analysis software. Interns may also assist with certain failure analysis projects.
Minimum requirements: Available to work Monday through Friday during normal daylight business hours, completion of introductory materials engineering courses with at least one metallography lab class, and completion of General Chemistry I & II. Experience with Microsoft Excel preferred.
To apply, please send resume and cover letter to the attention of Jerry Capo (Technical Director – Metallurgy) at firstname.lastname@example.org or Walt Moorhead (President) at email@example.com. Please visit our company website at http://www.PES-Testing.com/.