Aleris Lab Technical Advisor in Madison Heights, Michigan
Commonwealth Rolled Products is a leading manufacturer of Aluminum rolled products for the Automotive, Commercial, and Industrial markets. The Company operates its production facility in Lewisport, KY with the support of an Automotive Innovation Center for R&D, Sales and Field Service in Madison Heights (DET), and Inside Sales in the Cleveland, OH area.
Our Madison Heights Innovation Center is seeking to add a talented Technical Lab Advisor to its R&D team. The purpose of this role is to provide formability and mechanical testing at the Madison Heights Innovation Center Lab.
Actively participate in maintaining a zero incident safety culture.
Live and champion the Commonwealth Rolled Products core values; Safety, Integrity, Customer Focus, Ownership, Excellence, and Teamwork.
Prepare samples by mounting and polishing relevant sections, and etching surfaces to highlight grain structure
Digital imaging of material structure and defects
Analyze aluminum defects, both surface and structural, via micro sections and perform root cause analysis
Consult scientific literature to determine the correct working method
Conducts Formability, Mechanical, Corrosion, and Adhesive Bond testing (R&D Lab).
Properly operates all general laboratory equipment and instrumentation associated with the Mechanical and Formability Test Labs, exhibiting excellent quality of work and safety techniques in their operation.
Maintains the Laboratory Quality System by adherence to the Laboratory Quality Manuals and their supplements.
Recognizes equipment malfunction and inaccuracies in analytical testing through the use of control charts, testing limits, tolerances, knowledge, and experience.
Understands and adheres to up-to-date Work Instructions and Laboratory Quality Procedures while performing all required testing.
Exhibits competence in all areas of data and/or result reporting. Provides accurate result reporting to all areas.
Plans daily tasks and acquires needed assistance from co-workers if necessary, to ensure the satisfactory completion of essential and special request analyses.
Provides minor maintenance and verification to equipment if needed to insure its proper operation, recording all work done in Equipment Control Manual (EC manual), or contacts the appropriate personnel for repairs and/ or assistance through work orders.
Leads and carries out continuous improvement work as assigned by the Laboratory Manager.
Minimum of a two-year college degree in technical field required. Extensive forming or testing experience may be substituted for a degree in exceptional circumstances.
Previous experience in laboratory techniques and computer operations.
Ability to sort data and understand document systems and procedures in order to recognize current and/or potential problems, initiating effective resolutions or improvements within area of discretion identified by manager.
Ability to use logic and reasoning to analyze procedures and systems to determine cause and effect relationship of outputs and seek help for needed modifications or assistance.
Employs personal knowledge, skills and expertise along with mutual cooperation, joint participation, effective communication, and dignity to co-workers to maintain a teamwork atmosphere.
Two-year college degree in chemistry, mechanical, or metallurgy discipline.
B.S. in Engineering.
Commonwealth Rolled Products is an equal opportunity employer and supports diversity in the workplace. Qualified applications will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Our HR teams will reach out to the applicants who met the qualifications and most closely aligned with requirements of the positions.
Relocation Offered: No
Position Type: Full Time
External Company Name: Aleris
External Company URL: www.aleris.com
Street: 1450 E. Avis Drive