PURPOSE: To design, develop and evaluate welding consumables and associated processes; to conduct applied research into new areas of welding consumable design and/or on new welding processes.
JOB DESCRIPTION (DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES):
- Utilizes and applies engineering and scientific principles in materials engineering to understand the weld consumable development process, and the interactions between materials and processes during manufacturing process development/optimization; collaborates with team members and members of the department utilizing the benefit of this understanding to enhance the execution of projects
- Develop hard facing, stainless and nickel welding consumables, welding processes and test methodologies and/or systems/processes in consideration of market needs, industry codes/standards, and manufacturing capabilities.
- Provide product development and support with a primary focus on technology and product development and process improvement to ensure the consumable product lines deliver targeted performance and cost
- Work on customer sales opportunities by supporting alloy welding application solution development;
- Work with sales and product management to define product value propositions
- Facilitate development of manufacturing process capabilities to support introduction of new products
- Facilitate technology transfers among Lincoln subsidiary companies as needed
- Establish standards and methodologies for, and conduct evaluations of product performance, root cause analysis and warranty resolutions; develop/refine test methods, as applicable, to support new product development and product evaluations
- May provide task oriented direction to Technicians, Technologists
- Maintain records of all work in process and document interim and final results in the applicable format;
- Assumes additional responsibilities as needed or directed in support of the Company’s 2025 Strategy.
- 5 plus years’ experience required
- Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy, Materials Science, Welding Engineering, Chemical Engineering or Chemistry; familiarity with materials analysis techniques
- Experience must include: manufacturing processes, including welding or casting; arc welding process optimization; material property characterization techniques, including metallography, electron microscopy, and spectroscopy; and characterization of ceramic and metal powders.
- Computer literate with working knowledge of MS Word, MS Excel, MS Access and MS PowerPoint, as a minimum
- Possesses and applies both practical and fundamental understanding of various arc welding processes
- Good written and verbal communication skills
- Works effectively in a cross-functional team environment