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Metallurgist- Staff Specialist
Carpenter Technology | Reading, Pennsylvania
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Job Description

Carpenter Technology Corporation is a leading producer and distributor of premium specialty alloys, including titanium alloys, nickel and cobalt based super-alloys, stainless steels, alloy steels and tool steels. Carpenter's high-performance materials and advanced process solutions are an integral part of critical applications used within multiple markets including aerospace, transportation, medical and energy. Building on its history of innovation, Carpenter's wrought and powder technology capabilities support a range of next-generation products and manufacturing techniques, including novel magnetic materials and additive manufacturing.

TITLE OF POSITION: Senior Metallurgist



Project based position working with a technical team, as well as other functions within Carpenter to deliver strategic goals. Examples include development of new processes and qualification for new facilities, improving existing processes for quality and business performance, lead or support quality investigations by customers, primes and/or regulatory bodies. Key functions include product performance monitoring, identification and recommendations for improvement opportunities, and reporting.


* Anticipating internal/external business and regulatory issues
* Recommending process/product improvements.
* Contributing to the development of the Carpenter metallurgical functional strategy.
* Leading project teams or sub-teams (for organization-wide projects) to achieve milestones and objectives.
* Participating in the development of the project strategy, in addition to project execution.
* Solving unique and complex problems that may have a broad impact on the business.
* Developing innovative services, technologies or products that address current and future customer problems or needs.
* Working within general functional, company and industry guidelines
* Developing business or technical rationale to obtain resources.
* Recognizing, communicating, measuring, and implementing actions to mitigate technical risk.
* Identifying and predicting future needs for alloy development.
* Identifying potential new products, processes and partners.


* Four-year college degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science or related field.
* 10+ years' experience preferred in metallurgy with consistently strong performance.
* Expert knowledge of metallurgical principles, standards, methods and practices.
* Expert knowledge of metallurgical and production equipment.
* Knowledge of newest and latest technologies available.
* Strong interpersonal and communication skills to include verbal, written and listening skills.
* Ability to travel up 10 - 25%
* Abilities and/or experience across a broad range of areas and skills including:
* Effectively managing broad and/or complex projects and reliably delivering results on schedule
* Initiating programs and projects
* Applying SPC, Six-Sigma and BPI tools in the search for and elimination of project and/or manufacturing process inefficiencies
* Organizing and prioritizing tasks and making appropriate decisions
* Accessing mill and manufacturing areas
* Assisting others in the use of statistical methods and providing support to others for experimental design
* Providing training and education to key customers
* Providing support, leadership and guidance to peers, customers and managers related to key projects and opportunities
* Anticipating and responding in a timely manner to internal and external customer needs
* Making significant individual contributions to the attainment of team objectives
* Initiating, leading and participating on teams as appropriate
* Working with management to develop and implement strategic plans for the company
* Championing innovative new ideas


* Experience managing costs/budgets for organization-wide projects or significant areas.

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.

About Carpenter Technology

Carpenter Technology Corporation (Carpenter) is engaged in the manufacturing, fabrication and distribution of specialty metals. The Company operates in two business segments: Advanced Metals Operations (AMO) and Premium Alloys Operations (PAO). The Company develops, manufactures and distributes cast/wrought and powder metal stainless steels and special alloys, including high-temperature alloys, controlled expansion alloys, ultra high-strength alloys, implantable alloys, tool and die steels, and other specialty metals, as well as cast/wrought titanium alloys. The Company provides material solutions to the needs of the aerospace, industrial, energy, medical, consumer products and automotive industries. (Source: 10-K)

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