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Research Engineer - Henderson NV

Company: Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
Location: Henderson
Posted on: January 20, 2023

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United States of America

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TIMET Division



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Company Profile

With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability - not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

Job Description

SUMMARYAs part of the Metallurgy Team at the Henderson Technical Lab, the engineer will support the PCC Metals Group by conducting and coordinating relevant experimental processing trials as well as guiding pilot plant processing operations. This role includes supporting production facilities as well longer-term development projects that contribute to growth of the business. The engineer at this level is expected to have prior work experience with non-ferrous metals and a mechanistic understanding of thermomechanical processing. A background in metallurgy related to non-ferrous metals (particularly titanium and nickel alloys) is expected.KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Devise test protocols to support process/product development activities in alignment with the TIMET business and evaluations of products/components for TIMET/PCC companies
  • Provide technical support to improve production processes within TIMET plants
  • Prepare reports for internal and external audiences
  • Participate in joint industry programs
  • Provide technical support in response to inquiries made to TIMET
  • Contribute to longer term R&D projects conducting projects consistent with the Technology Roadmap
  • Guide and interpret internal and external ICME research efforts to aid in metal processing and alloy development
  • Participate in corporate wide initiativesQUALIFICATIONSCOMPETENCIES
    • Demonstrated written and verbal communication capabilities - ability to effectively collaborate with other technical as well as non-technical personnel in order to move projects forward
    • Outstanding written and oral communication skills, particularly with technical reports and presentations.
    • Analytical and creative thinking and the ability to clearly communicate such ideas/concepts.
    • Sound reasoning skills and decision making.
    • Application of computational tools and data analytics.
    • Ability to work independently and high personal accountability.
    • Ability to effectively work in diverse multi-disciplinary teams.
    • Excellent attention to detail.
    • Good written and oral communication skills
    • Demonstrated problem solving skillsEDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
      • Either a BS degree with 3+ years of experience, a MS, or a PhD in Materials Science and Engineering or a related field.
      • Experience working with titanium and/or nickel alloys is requiredPreferred (1 or more):
        • Experience in thermomechanical processing of non-ferrous metals
        • Experience using DEFORM or other finite element software to conduct continuum and/or crystal plasticity modeling
        • Development or use of tools to perform predictive data analytics on microstructure-property relationships
        • Experience in computational physical metallurgy including but not limited to the use of atomistic modeling, CALPHAD programs, ICME, and/or phase field modeling
        • Knowledge of titanium metallurgy
        • Knowledge of metal manufacturing technologiesSPECIAL SKILLS
          • MS Office Required
          • Preferred experience: Scanning electron microscopy, image analysisADDITIONAL NOTES
            • Must be a US Person (Green Card OK) to support MAI programs.
            • Travel up to 20%JOB DIMENSIONSWORK ENVIRONMENT - Not a remote position.


              Relocation is authorized for this position.

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