Dynamet Incorporated's Washington, PA facility, is a leading domestic and international supplier of titanium alloy products. Acquired by Carpenter in 1997, Dynamet supplies titanium bar, wire, fine wire, strip, and precision shapes for the aerospace, medical, consumer, motorsports and recreation industries. Committed to offering excellence and innovation in the manufacture of titanium and other specialty metal products, Dynamet ensures strict quality controls through its testing and analysis laboratory. Dynamet is a member of Carpenter's Performance Engineered Products division and maintains a second manufacturing facility in Florida.
QUALITY ENGINEER Clearwater, Florida location
POSITION SUMMARY: Quality employees are responsible for testing product and ensuring that we meet our customer's specifications. This Quality Engineer will be the subject matter expert on technical quality testing methods and is responsible for coaching and mentoring the hourly quality employees. Flexibility and cross training are expected because as business conditions and needs change employee assignments may be changed.
Based on working knowledge of all machinery within area, perform a diversified range of moderately complex tasks related to the preparation of specimens by instrumental methods. Analyses consist of several complex steps, including type correction standards, and are completed under moderate supervision. Inspect test specimens for acceptable quality criteria, rejecting poor quality test specimens, and requesting replacement samples from internal customers as required. Prepare test specimens for analysis using various equipment.
Assist in the improvement of process and product Quality at Carpenter to increase First Time Through (FTT).
Assist and provide input in the establishment of Critical to Quality measures (CTQ), Key Process Characteristics (KCC), Key Control Characteristics (KCC), control plans and FMEA.
Increase customer satisfaction by reducing claims, remakes, scrap and deviations from standard work.
Assist in Improving critical work center Overall Equipment Effectiveness (OEE).
Effectively detect and refer quality issues to higher level Quality Specialist.
Stabilize processes and refer to higher level Quality Specialist to implement statistical process controls (SPC) to establish and maintain process capability.
Participate in inspection, measurement and sampling method improvements (MSA).
Maintain the Resample Log.
Develop Work Instructions for Hourly Employees.
Maintain Customer Samples.
Coordinates and schedules Outside Calibrations and 3rd Party Testing.
Perform physical/analytical tests to ensure quality control using various methods including ICP/OES (primary) Microtrac, Sieve Analysis, Sample Preparation, and Combustion Analysis (C,S, N, O, H).
Perform prescribed routine preventative maintenance checks, corrective maintenance and make adjustments as required on various sample preparation machinery and auxiliary equipment. Register new test specimens into the electronic laboratory management system. Properly identify samples and retain or discard these samples according to standard operating procedure. Accurately perform analysis of furnace and product specimens. Maintain these instruments according to intervals required by SOP. Review test data and apply appropriate corrections based on certified reference material analyses or other statistical means.
Perform all other duties and special projects as assigned.
Four-year degree in a technical field required, preferably with a major in Mechanical, Metallurgy or Industry Engineering. 1 3 years of relevant quality experience.
Working knowledge of chemical lab testing procedures and lab testing equipment. Working knowledge of statistical analysis methodology. ICP/OES, Combustion Analysis experience.
Working experience that show mechanical skills for routine maintenance, minor repairs and the maintenance of the testing equipment.
Applicable knowledge of chemical lab testing procedures and knowledge of using instrument software and applying type correction to results.
Ability to organize tasks and follow established priorities for processing samples and make appropriate decisions.
Ability to lift and carry items weighing up to 40 lbs.
Ability to work with minimal direct supervision in a production oriented environment and ability to be held accountable for individual results and impact on team.
Requires excellent written and verbal communication skills, customer service skills, detail oriented and ability to prioritize tasks.
Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.
Carpenter Technology Corporation's policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.