The Materials Associate performs a variety of assignments during a two-year developmental program. These assignments, supplemented by selected training opportunities, are designed to provide broad based knowledge in the areas of thermal treatment, bearing materials and metallurgy, project management, quality systems, and lean six sigma. This program is designed to equip the Materials Associate with the skills and knowledge to assume a responsible position in a manufacturing plant following completion of the program. In addition, early exposure to different functional areas will provide the Materials Associate the opportunity to explore a variety of career opportunities within the company.
A typical assignment following completion of the program is plant metallurgist. Such an assignment usually requires relocation (relocation assistance is available). Following a plant metallurgist assignment, the associate may move into a technical or managerial role in: corporate thermal treatment bearing materials and metallurgy supplier quality development alloy steel (technology, manufacturing or sales. Automotive or industrial bearing manufacturing.
Typical assignments during the program may include:
- Plant problem solving
- Plant continuous improvement
- Creation of new corporate metallurgical specifications
- Bearing damage analysis
- Material selection for new products
- Metallurgical support for new product development
- Heat treat process development
- Bachelor degree in Metalurgical/Materials Engineering or related and minimum of 0-3 years of related experience OR
- Master/PHD degree in Metalurgical/Materiasl Engineering
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