Principal Development Engineer - Huntington, WV
Company: Precision Castparts Corp.
Posted on: September 17, 2023
Country United States of America State / County West Virginia
City Huntington Division PCC Energy Group Company HBE Function
Engineering Workplace Type On-Site Position type Full Time
Opportunity ID 7757 Company Profile The Special Metals Corporation
group of companies was created in the latter part of 1998 when
Special Metals Corporation of New Hartford, New York, acquired Inco
Alloys International, including its Huntington Alloys and Wiggin
Alloys divisions. In 2006, Special Metals Corporation became a part
of Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of complex
metal components and products. With a history of alloy technology
now going back some 100 years, our company continues to provide
solutions to difficult materials problems through such time-tested
products as our world-recognized INCONEL, INCOLOY, NIMONIC, UDIMET,
MONEL and NILO alloys. -Today's Special Metals is a world leader in
the invention, production and supply of the high-nickel,
high-performance alloys used for the difficult jobs in engineering.
These alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination
of heat resistance, high-temperature corrosion resistance,
toughness and strength and are used in the world's most technically
demanding industries and applications. Special Metals offers the
largest range of nickel alloys and product forms, as well cobalt
alloys, to more than ten worldwide markets. We produce nickel
alloys in all standard mill forms, from large ingots and billets to
plate, sheet, strip, tubing, bar and wire, the latter of which
includes core and filler wires for welding products. The company
has manufacturing and research facilities in the USA and Europe,
sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a distribution
network including most of the industrialized countries of the
world. -Special Metals Corporation is the world's premier inventor,
developer and producer of nickel alloy and cobalt alloys-with a
portfolio of more than 100 alloy compositions, wrought products and
welding consumables, over 80 percent of which were invented in our
own laboratories. All created to help redefine what's possible in
the world of energy and industry. -Our time-tested nickel alloys
are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat
resistance, high temperature and corrosion resistance, toughness
and strength for the most demanding applications. No other single
manufacturer offers such a comprehensive range of game-changing
alloy compositions and product forms.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
The position of Principal Development Engineer uses extensive past
technical knowledge, computational tools, and industry expertise to
define and develop new alloys, new products, new technologies,
and/or new applications for existing products within the Metals
Group. They provide technical support to manufacturing across
multiple PCC facilities and to current or prospective customers in
the form of data analysis, process recommendations, alloy
recommendations, root cause analyses, and more. ESSENTIAL
--- Mentor and coach less experienced engineers on process
technologies, alloy development, and project management.
--- Use computational tools to drive process optimization and rapid
process & product development.
--- In conjunction with Technical Sales & Marketing, define new
alloy and/or new product development opportunities and develop
--- Manage alloy/product development projects, ensuring adherence
to timelines and budgets.
--- Keep appropriate technical notes and data to enable and execute
timely patent applications with assistance from counsel. -
--- Work with Operations personnel to develop production processes
and procedures for new alloy/product during mill scale-up.
--- Lead technical and operations teams through the initial
production phase of the new alloy/product, including recording and
tracking of yield and cost data. Make relevant changes to
production procedures to reflect best practices.
--- Develop and promote new alloy/products in the marketplace and
with targeted customers.
--- Work with and lead relevant industry technical committees to
ensure new alloy/product gains appropriate approvals. -
--- Assist all outside sales representatives with technical
information and data analysis.
--- Manage and interpret customer requirements.
--- Represent company at trade shows as the technical resource.
--- Write and publish technical papers and provide technical
--- Manage and direct Co-Ops, Interns and technicians. -
--- Provide technical assistance to sales and customers.
--- Provide technical expertise to operations across PCC Metals
--- Lead teams or self-driven projects in yield, process control,
and cost reduction initiatives.QUALIFICATIONS
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
--- A BS and preferably an MS or PhD in Chemical, Corrosion,
Mechanical, Materials, or Metallurgical Engineering.
--- A minimum 10 years of experience working in nickel alloy
--- Preferred extensive experience in alloy development and
manufacturing with a repertoire of patents and/or publications.
--- Strong preference for previous involvement on committees in
relevant industry associations, including NACE, API, and
--- Extensive knowledge of nickel alloy systems, strengthening
mechanisms, elemental roles, and alloy applications.
--- Excellent Communication skills is required (VERBAL for
effective liaison and teamwork, PRESENTATION SKILLS to present
findings to colleagues and customers, WRITTEN SKILLS for formal and
informal communication of concise results in a public or internal
--- Problem-solving and analytical skills. Knowledge of statistics
and black belt certification in six sigma and/or lean manufacturing
is a plus.
--- Excellent organizational skills and the ability to work on
several tasks or projects concurrently.
--- Commercial acumen and an awareness of the business value of
--- The ability to work well independently, with minimum
--- Relentless drive, enthusiasm and
--- Excellent computer skills -
--- Attention to detail
--- Relentless initiative and drive
--- Great organizational skills -
--- The ability to explain design ideas and plans clearly -
--- Confident decision-making ability -
--- Excellent communication skills -
--- The ability to work within budgets and to deadlines -ADDITIONAL
--- Willingness to travel 5-30% of the time is desired.
--- The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties
to this position.PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS
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.
REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH
DISABILITIES TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.
Frequently moves about the production facilities. Must be able to
detect unsafe conditions from long distances.
WORK ENVIRONMENT - THE WORK ENVIRONMENT CHARACTERISTICS DESCRIBED
HERE ARE REPRESENTATIVE OF THOSE AN EMPLOYEE ENCOUNTERS WHILE
PERFORMING THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS OF THIS JOB. REASONABLE
ACCOMMODATIONS MAY BE MADE TO ENABLE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
TO PERFORM THE ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS.
The physical environment requires the employee to work both inside
and outside in heat/cold, wet/humid and dry/arid conditions.
Frequently required the use of personal protective equipment to
prevent exposure to hazardous materials. -(This position is
eligible for a referral bonus per the PCC Metals Group Referral
Bonus Program). Relocation Relocation is authorized for this
position. We are constantly searching for the best talent and offer
excellent development programs for recent graduates as well as
meaningful work experience for those still studying.
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