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Metallurgical Engineer

Morgan Advanced Materials is a world leader in advanced materials development and production. We produce a wide range of specialist, high specification materials that have extraordinary attributes and properties. Despite the complexity of our technologies, our focus is simple – we supply innovative, differentiated products made from advanced materials which enable our customers’ products to perform more efficiently, more reliably and for longer
The Technical Ceramics business of Morgan Advanced Materials engineers high performance functional and structural ceramic materials, components and sub-assemblies to address customer-specific technical challenges.
The business employs advanced materials science and applications expertise to produce parts that enhance reliability or improve the performance of its customers’ products. Much of what the global business unit makes is used in demanding, harsh or critical environments. Our Technical Ceramics business works in selected segments of the electronics, energy, healthcare, industrial, petrochemicals, security and transport markets, typically in close collaborative customer relationships.
Group Key Figures: Revenue £1b, ~9,000 employees, manufacturing in 30+ countries, and customers in 100+ countries. A UK PLC with head office located in Windsor, Berkshire UK. Listed on London Stock Exchange; Member of the FTSE 250 Index.

Major Responsibilities:
Interested in Physical Metallurgy and Brazing with an aptitude to learn and improve the process required to manufacture vacuum-grade precious-metal braze alloys. A desire to see how your product is applied at various customers. Alloying, casting, rolling, heat treatment, drawing, stamping, testing and atomizing. Perform vacuum and hydrogen brazing for metal-metal and active braze alloys, ceramic to metal bonding. Interface with customers by assisting the sales team to understand their need and provide solutions. Join a pioneer of precious-metal and active braze alloy development and a well-respected producer of aerospace and medical grade alloys for over 50 years.
Essential Functions:
  • Learns all key metallurgical processes, including inputs and operating parameters, involved with precious metal alloy production. Utilize this knowledge to push process improvements, which will take many forms
  • Become and act as a subject matter expert for all metallurgical related production issues
  • Take on and carry through to completion, corrective and improvement projects in production
  • Proposes and evaluates the new equipment and processes
  • Own the new product development role, to see that new jobs are properly technically reviewed, manufactured and approved by quality
  • Assists in testing and quality aspects of braze alloy production
  • Directs the design, development, and/or improvement of manufacturing / brazing processes for an assigned area
  • Build rapport with the shop floor, to promote learning/teaching in both directions both technical and safety focused
  • Interaction with customers internal/external for technical support and understand needs/perceptions
  • Assist commercial team in preparing proposal for customers, including costing and project planning
  • Performs work with a safety mindset, including regular safety audits.
  • Keeps abreast of current product developments and trends in areas of expertise, willingness to attend technical conferences and tradeshows
  • Actively identifies new areas for learning and takes advantage of learning opportunities
Minimum Qualifications and Education Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s Degree (MS or PhD preferred) in Metallurgical Engineering or Material Science, metallurgical focus preferred.
  • Understanding of metals-ceramic phase diagrams will be highly desirable.
  • Three years’ experience in industry, aerospace or medical industries preferred. Worked in quality system-controlled manufacturing (AS9100, ISO9001).
  • Experience with vacuum systems, inductive and resistive furnaces, rolling equipment, wire drawing, atomizing, brazing and other equivalent experience.
  • Experience in precious metal vacuum brazing is preferred
  • Must be hands-on. Willingness to dive in, figure out the issue and fix it
  • Must have good inter-personnel skills with a variety of personalities, ability to communicate from shop floor level through direct management to upper management.
  • Must have interest in spending time on shop floor.
  • Detailed oriented and the ability to arrive at decisions using data. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Solid works, GD&T, and Project Management.
Frequently: Analyzing, decision making.
Frequently: Extended day.
Constantly: Works collaboratively, with and around others, face-to-face and verbal contact, inside.
This job description does not state or imply that all duties to be performed are specifically identified above. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested or instructed by an authorized person of the Company. This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at-will” relationship.
Morgan Advanced Materials is an EEO/AA/M/W/D/V Employer.