Metallurgical Lab Technician
Chrysler Group LLC - Perrysburg, OH

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The Chrysler Quality Organization is currently seeking a Materials Lab Technician professional to join our Quality team at Toledo Machining facility in Toledo, Ohio. This position offers the selected candidate an opportunity to be an internal part of company whose focus is to change the automotive landscape. The Materials Lab Technician professional is responsible for materials (metals & chemical) analyst and evaluations to support Toledo Machining operations.

The Materials Lab Technician expert must be a creative problem solver, proactive and steadfast in the identification and resolution vehicle quality. The selected individual will have experience in managing cross-functionally and possess a broad knowledge of the entire automotive engineering, manufacturing and quality landscape and present outstanding teamwork, interpersonal and communication skills. The candidate must be high-energy, hands-on individual with strength of convictions -- a self-confident leader who, in part due to his/her personal presence, style and demeanor, effectively sells ideas and solutions to others. Moreover, this person must have unquestioned integrity.

The specific responsibilities for this role:
  • Preform material reduced pressure testing to determine density
  • Prepare metallurgical samples for microscopic evaluation
  • Operate hardness test equipment (Rockwell, Superficial, Microhardness, Leeb)
  • Operate ultrasonic test unit
  • Machine tensile bars and test on tensile test unit
  • Maintain lab database in accordance with ISO & world class manufacturing standards
  • Actively involved in plant Kaizen system* Provide monthly lab failure reports using Excel to organization
  • Position will most likely be on 2nd shift
  • Plan, prioritize, set goals and manage multiple projects in a technical and business environment
  • Strong communication skills to support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership
  • Establish partnerships both internally and externally and to influence without direct authority
  • Commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
  • Represent the "Voice of the Customer" to the platform teams
  • Contribute or drive team success by clarifying expectation and minimizing political hurdles
  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that deliver results
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work in a team environment

In 2008, the Quality Organization within Chrysler became its own standalone function. Since then, the group has more than tripled in size. This growth is a testament to the commitment of Chryslers' senior management to produce a top-rated quality product. In setting high standards in the six types of quality: reliability, dissatisfaction, regulatory, perceived, performance, and service, Chrysler's product line and customer experience has improved dramatically. The teams within the Quality Organization are empowered to improve customer satisfaction for their system or area. As a result, Chrysler now has the best quality in the 73-year history of the company.

Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor's degree in science
  • Experience in metallurgy heat treat processes, destructive and non-destructive testing techniques
  • Automotive background
  • Advanced computer skills -- specifically, Access and/or Excel
  • Ability to operate lab equipment
  • Availability to work varied shifts when required --which may include

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Bachelor degree or higher in engineering metallurgical or chemical
  • Minimum 1 year lab experience, in quality, manufacturing, or engineering
  • Prior experience using destructive and non-destructive testing
  • Prior experience using lab equipment (Plasma cutter, band saw, Hardness tester, polisher, microscope)

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