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Metallurgy Research Intern / Co-op - Huntington WV

Company: Precision Castparts Corp. (PCC)
Location: Huntington
Posted on: November 17, 2022

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2 - Professionals

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SMC_H.H.00.0000.Cooperative Student

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2022 - 23

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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.In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.Special Metals is the world leader in the invention, production and supply of high-nickel alloys for critical applications. Special Metals has over a century of expertise creating high-performance alloy products engineered for the most brutal, mission-critical services in the industry. With its focus on research and technology, Special Metals has invented and developed a large majority of the commercial nickel-based superalloys offered in the market today and is the one of the largest volume suppliers of nickel superalloys.

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Spring and Summer 2023 Engineering Co-op Positions

  • Metallurgy Research Intern (or Co-op)Essential Duties and ResponsibilitiesAssist metallurgical staff in Special Metals' Research and Technology department in the development of new nickel alloys and production practices to meet increasingly demanding customer requirements in energy and aerospace markets.
    Consults with:
    • Immediate supervisor
    • Process Engineers
    • Plant Operators
    • Development Engineers, Research and Technology
    • Director, Process & Product Development
    • Chief Metallurgist
    • Vice President, Research and Technology
      Term of Employment:
      3-month minimum (to begin in January) - longer is desired (up to 8-month co-op)Examples of job tasks:
      • Assist development engineers in laboratory tasks, including but not limited to cutting, heat treating, performing electrolytic extractions, designing and building new test setups, performing corrosion tests, and performing annealing/aging studies.
      • Perform microstructural analyses of various as-cast and wrought materials and present meaning of findings with guidance from engineering supervisor.
      • Submit and manage test requests and work orders for equipment maintenance.
      • Monitor key processes in the mill and report deviations from process plans for development alloys.
      • Learn and utilize statistical analysis tools and DOEs to problem solve production issues.
      • Write technical engineering reports to upper management on results obtained from laboratory studies.
      • Upon conclusion of internship or co-op term, prepare and present a formal presentation to senior management on contributions and accomplishments.Qualifications:
        • Actively pursuing or completion of a degree in Metallurgy, Materials Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering, preferably in third year or higher.
        • Ability to communicate technical information to both technical and nontechnical audiences.
        • Self motivated and self sufficient to accomplish overall project goals ethically, on time, and with professionalism.
        • Proficient with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.
        • Ability to write formal technical reports.
        • Background/knowledge in microstructural analysis preferred.
        • Experience in lean manufacturing and six sigma problem solving methodology preferred.Competitive pay, relocation, and housing stipends offeredThese co-op opportunities are located at our Special Metals site in Huntington, WV.

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