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Sr. Engineer Brazing more...
Location:Ronks (Lancaster), PA
First posted:February 06, 2020


Arconic is currently in search of a Sr. Engineer -Brazing to join our Global Rolled Products (GRP) business unit in Lancaster, PA.
GRP is a dynamic global organization that offers the widest variety of aluminum plate and sheet in the world. GRP is made up of Arconic's rolling operations around the world and is Arconic's most global group with manufacturing and commercial sites in North America, Eastern Europe, Western Europe, Asia, and Russia. GRP produces the widest variety of aluminum sheet and plate products in the world. Our aluminum is the foundation for many products serving customers in a wide range of industries, including aerospace, building and construction, and automotive systems and distribution.

Job Description:

The purpose of the Sr. Engineer - Brazing position is to provide technical support 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 in Lancaster, PA.

Major Activities and Key Challenges Include:

  • Develop and complete R&D projects for materials development along with guiding implementation in collaboration with technology, manufacturing and commercial team members

  • Provided technical support to operations, sales organization and end customers to understand and resolve quality or performance issues pertaining to clad products

  • 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. 

  • Participate on multi-disciplinary teams, including members from Arconic Technology, manufacturing and commercial organizations to accomplish project work and implement solutions.

  • Provide functional guidance to technicians and support team.

  • Work with Arconic fabrication locations and across groups within the Technology organization to accomplish project objectives and implement solutions.

  • 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

Major Customers:

  • Global Brazing, Global Rolled Products

Essential Knowledge & Skills/Education:

  • Knowledge in physical metallurgy of metallic materials, engineering properties and applications

  • Experience in metallurgical and mechanical characterization of materials

  • Strong interpersonal skills and communications skills are required

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment

  • 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


Basic Qualifications :

  • BS in Materials Science or Metallurgical Engineering with 3 years related work experience

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of aluminum sheet fabrication process

  • Knowledge of aluminum brazing materials

  • Understanding of aluminum corrosion, evaluation and related areas

  • Understanding of brazing manufacturing processes

  • Project management proficiency

  • MS in Materials Science with 2 years experience

  • PhD in materials Science

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