R&D / Metallurgical Engineer
Barnes Group, Inc. - Windsor, CT

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Our Aerospace group is seeking a dynamic Research and Development professional to join its team. The right candidate will have metallurgical, materials, and process engineering experience and be able to apply that experience in the R&D Lab while assisting with NPI and production across various Barnes Aerospace divisions. If you are a high-energy, motivated individual who thrives in a fast-paced environment, you are encouraged to submit your name for further consideration.

Corporate Values: Integrity, Empowerment, Emotional Intelligence, Collaboration, Competitiveness, Continuous Improvement, Workplace Fairness, and Globalization.

Core Responsibilities:
  • Troubleshoot and determine root causes and corrective actions on problems that hinder production, that result in products of unacceptable quality or that increase overall costs.
  • Maximize the utilization of BA R&D Lab to assist in NPI and production within Windsor, East Granby and other Barnes Aerospace divisions.
  • Provide metallurgical support to engineering teams when working on concurrent engineering, repair development for BA Aftermarket and troubleshooting projects with customers and suppliers.
  • Help determine what new materials and processes are available that would increase production, reduce costs or improve process capability, product quality or on-time delivery.
  • Coordinate running the 3D Rapid Prototyping Machine and any other equipment in the lab for NPI and analysis including Metallography and X-ray Diffraction Stress Analysis.
  • Perform Process Engineering project assignments.
Required Skills
  • Metallographic analysis and failure analysis experience.
  • Familiarization with key metallurgical processes such as brazing, welding, heat treatment, casting, forming and coating technologies. Must understand basic principles.
  • Familiarization and experience in surface science and tribology preferred.
  • Knowledge of both classical and factorial design of experiments.
  • Knowledge of Lean and Six-Sigma principles preferred.
  • Working knowledge of AutoCAD and Unigraphics preferred. Ability to run a 3D printer.
  • Self-starter, ability to handle multiple assignments, strong project management skills.
  • Developed technical writing and presentation skills.
Required Experience
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Metallurgy or Material Science required.
  • Minimum of 3 years of experience.