Arconic Staff Engineer, Brazing in Lancaster, Pennsylvania



Staff Engineer, Brazing

Job Function:

Research & Development / Technology

Business Unit Group:

Arconic Technology Center

Position Description:

The Staff Engineer - Brazing will provide technical leadership relative to the development of new clad and brazing sheet products for aluminum heat exchangers, to work collaboratively with internal and external customers on production and application issues, and to assist with day to day lab operations of Arconic’s Heat Exchanger Material’s Technical Center.

Major Activities / Key Challenges:

  • Utilize heat exchanger design and manufacturing knowledge to identify, develop and lead completion of R&D projects for materials development along with leading implementation in collaboration with technology, manufacturing and commercial team members

  • Identify, lead and conduct bench-scale experimental projects which support the development new clad materials for application to heat exchanger and adjacent markets, with focus on automotive, residential and commercial heat exchangers

  • Identify opportunities and implement innovative solutions to improve the evaluation methods for the development of clad materials

  • Identify opportunities for improvements in clad materials processing within manufacturing facilities and at customer locations.

  • Forms and leads multi-displinary teams, including members from Alcoa Technology, manufacturing and commercial organizations to accomplish project work and implement solutions.

  • Influence senior technology and business unit leaders in new and emerging technology areas and have input into BU specific roadmaps

  • Assesses and recommends actions regarding competitive threats and emerging technologies

  • Supervise lab technicians, providing functional guidance and supporting the creation of an engaged work environment

  • Organize, prioritize and ensure completion of technical support to operations, sales organization and end customers to understand and resolve quality or performance issues pertaining to clad products.

  • Interface with external vendors and suppliers to get work scopes and timing for R&D work defined

  • Communicate progress and results through written detailed technical reports, patents, oral presentations, and other publications

Essential Knowledge & Skills / Education:

  • Knowledge in aluminum physical metallurgy, engineering properties and applications

  • Experience in metallurgical and mechanical characteriation of materials

  • Strong interpersonal skills and communications skills are required

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • Experience in product development gained through industrial research, product development and/or production environments

  • Demonstrated ability to develop project plans and to execute to complete work within timeline

  • Ability to work with resources within and outside of the program team to accomplish required work

  • Ability to lead and influence at multiple levels in the organization

  • Hands-on work required: Ability to apply fundamentals and technology into practical solutions and applications


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Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of aluminum sheet fabrication process

  • Demonstrated knowledge of aluminum brazing materials and brazing manufacturing processes

  • Understanding of aluminum corrosion, evaluation and related areas

  • Project management

  • SEM/EDS and analysis techniques

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Basic Qualifications:

  • PhD in Materials Science/Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering from an accredited institution

  • Minimumof5 years experience in aluminum physical metallurgy and processing

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Business Unit:

Arconic Technical Center

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Compliance With the Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Laws and Regulations Arconic reaffirms its policy to provide equal employment opportunity in recruiting, hiring, upgrading and promotion, conditions and privileges of employment, company-sponsored training, access to facilities, educational assistance, social and recreational programs, compensation, benefits, transfers, discipline, layoffs, recalls or termination of employment to all employees without discrimination because of race, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity / expression, veteran status, genetic information, sex or age (within statutory limits). We live our Values and measure our success by the success of our customers, shareholders, communities and people. Arconic’s success is driven by the advantage created by the collective efforts of its employees, and is dependent upon a diverse, inclusive environment that embraces change, new ideas, respect for the individual and fosters an equal opportunity for success. We have zero tolerance for discrimination, intimidation or harassment of any kind.