Investment Cast Engineer

Elmore, Ohio

Posted in Manufacturing and Production

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The Investment Casting Engineer leads the implementation and operation of the investment casting product line. This individual serves as the subject matter expert for investment casting at Materion. A strong technical casting background is required. Candidates should be knowledgeable on casting processes and have experience with determining the causes for casting defects. The holder is expected to both identify the causes for defects in our Al-Be investment castings and then implement the appropriate process changes for their elimination.

This individual manages the investment casting product line, balancing the requirements from - Customers, Vendors, Sales, Machine Shop, Quality, and Operations. The investment casting engineer will likely need to interface with customers, potential business partners, and US Government organizations. In addition to the technical developmental responsibilities, the holder will also be responsible for safety, production, quality, and spending control of projects as assigned.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Comply with and support all EH&S activities while operating in a safe, honest, and ethical manner.
  • Design and optimize gating for investment casting products.
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures (SOP), routings, work instructions, and bills of material for investment casting products.
  • Achieve and maintain necessary quality levels for investment casting portfolio; including radiographic, geometric, and material property requirements; implementing corrective actions where necessary.
  • Evaluates performance of manufacturing operations and expedites actions as required to obtain maximum production efficiency.
  • Maintain product schedule and relationships with key vendors.
  • Independently drive and lead multiple programs with various customers.
  • Perform detailed cost analysis for new products and cost reduction opportunities.
  • Evaluates operations direct variable cost (DVC) and manufacturing yield performance. Recommends and implements cost reduction activities.
  • Operate independently of direct management while keeping management informed of progress and any important issues.
  • Support new products with customer visits as required.
  • Assist with other duties as assigned by Engineering Supervisor.


Minimum Experience/Capabilities
  • Undergraduate degree in engineering (e.g. Materials Science, Mechanical...)
  • 3+ years of professional technical experience with investment casting
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully lead technical projects and teams
  • Excellent written and presentation skills

Ideal Experience/Capabilities
  • Undergraduate degree with materials focus (e.g. Materials Science, Metallurgy, Ceramics...)
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Experience supplying castings to the aerospace industry under AS9100 or equivalent.
  • Experience leveraging Lean Six Sigma methodology and tools.
  • Experience managing vacuum casting equipment, furnaces, and finishing equipment.
  • Experience in tooling design and manufacturing.
  • Experience in geometric dimensioning & tolerancing (GD&T).
  • Experience in investment casting gating design, solidification, and defect analysis.
  • Proven product and/or process development skills.

The selection of the person to be hired for this position is contingent on the candidate having export compliance eligibility for access to U.S. controlled technology which comes under the licensing jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

The candidate selected will have to qualify as either a U.S. citizen, a U.S. National, a lawful permanent resident of the U.S., a Person Admitted into the U.S. as an Asylee or Refugee., a National of a country that is not prohibited from having access to U.S. controlled technology (via a letter of assurance), or a Person to be approved for an export license by the governing agency whose technology comes under its jurisdiction. Please understand that any job offer that requires approval of an export license will be conditional on Materion's determination that it will be able to obtain an export license in a time frame consistent with Materion's business requirements.

Materion Corporation and its subsidiaries (the "Company") is an equal employment opportunity employer. It is the Company's policy to not unlawfully discriminate against an applicant or employee on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran or military status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. The Company also prohibits harassment of applicants and employees based on any of these protected categories. It is also the Company's policy to comply with all applicable federal, state and local laws respecting consideration of unemployment status in making hiring decisions. The information collected by this application is solely to determine suitability for employment, verify identity and maintain employment statistics on applicants.

Applicants with disabilities may be entitled to reasonable accommodation under the terms of the Americans with Disabilities Act and certain state or local laws. A reasonable accommodation is a change in the way things are normally done which will ensure an equal employment opportunity without imposing undue hardship on the Company. Please inform the Company's personnel representative if you need assistance completing any forms or to otherwise participate in the application process.

Materion's Veteran Employee Resource group supports veterans and promotes the benefits of hiring veterans in the workplace. We honor all those who have served and are a military friendly company. Veterans are encouraged to apply and military experience and skills are transferrable to Materion careers.

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