Linamar Metallurgist in Livonia, Michigan

Job Description


Metallurgist will oversee metallurgy lab and direct activities taking place in the lab. The metallurgist will provide guidance to lab technician(s) and actively participate in the lab activities as needed to complete work requests. The metallurgist will review data and create reports based on analysis. Analysis may include samples from incoming materials / components, prototype parts, weldments, failure analysis, warranty returns etc. In addition to support provided in the laboratory, the metallurgist will also provide input to the engineering teams during the design and testing phase of new products. Further, the metallurgist will work with product engineering to assist with metallurgical specifications for drawings as well as support development for metallurgical processes such as welding, heat treating, coating, casting etc.

About Linamar**

Linamar Corporation is a Canadian diversified global manufacturing company of highly engineered products across global industries and markets. From the entrepreneurial seeds planted by our dynamic founder, to the support provided along the way, all Linamar employees are poised for success in this fast-paced and rapidly growing environment. With access to the tools you need to succeed, you will make an impact along with other motivated and engaged employees.

**Key Accountabilities:

  • Destructive and Non-Destructive testing

  • Metallurgical sample preparation

  • Hardness measurements (Rockwell, Vickers, Brinell)

  • Evaluation of material microstructures before and after heat treatment.

  • Failure Analysis and reporting

  • Oversee metallurgy lab and technician(s)

  • Magnetic Particle Inspection

  • Assist in DFMEA/PFEMA activities

  • Support design engineering on the development of new products and materials

  • Research and proposals of materials / processes

  • Maintenance of Lab Equipment and proposals for new equipment needs

  • Establish and maintain lab processes

  • Maintain and update laboratory scope

  • Present results to Suppliers, Customers, or Linamar staff

  • Maintain effective communication with managers, supervisors, engineering, and production employees.

  • Assist in the training of employees as it relates to metallurgy, equipment usage, techniques etc.

  • This job description is intended to convey information essential to understanding the scope of this position and it is not intended to be an exhaustive list of skills, efforts, duties, responsibilities or working conditions associated with the position. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

**Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering / Materials Science, Metallurgy, Chemistry, or equivalent scientific field

  • Three to five years of independent experience in automotive components failure analysis

  • Hands on heat treatment and welding experience is preferred (mig, tig, laser, electron beam).

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel).

  • Detailed knowledge and understanding of main principals of Physical Metallurgy of ferrous and non-ferrous materials

  • Some practical knowledge of cast iron and aluminum casting processes and related Physical Metallurgy principals

  • Some knowledge of steel and cast iron parts machining specifics

  • Deep comprehension and understanding of drawing / engineering material properties

  • Experience with contamination testing helpful

  • Hands on experience in metallurgical sample preparation

  • Hands on experience in hardness measurement

  • Hands on experience with microscopes

  • JOMESA (contamination / particle size & type) measurement helpful

  • Level 2 NDT MPI certified preferred

  • Experience in analysis of microstructures of ferrous, including cast irons, and aluminum alloys.

  • Practical knowledge and ability to interpret results of studies using SEM, FTIR, and other analytical techniques.

**Desired Characteristics:

  • Ability to interpret microstructures of ferrous and nonferrous materials.

  • Ability to work collaboratively with engineers, other technologists and technicians and other staff on the same project. May conduct work and collect samples independently.

  • Learn through courses offered by technical institutes, colleges, universities and through in-house workshops offered by company. Receive training on new computer programs and software updates. Acquire new learning by communicating with their co-workers, colleagues and peers and reading available books, manuals, reports and journals.

  • Must adhere to and promote adherence to EHS procedures affecting the laboratory.

**Why Linamar:

  • Opportunities for career advancement

  • Tuition Assistance

  • Community Outreach

Req ID: 9015BR

Position Title: Metallurgist

No. of Positions: 1

Geographic Location: Livonia, Michigan, USA

Facility: McLaren (USA)

Department: Quality Assurance

Current Shift: Days

Employment Type: Full Time Salary

Percentage of Travel Required: 11-25%

Removal Date: 29-Aug-2018