Staff Engineer – Manufacturing (Product Engineer)

Precision Castparts Corp. - Special Metals
Huntington, WV


•    BS in Metallurgy, Chemical Engineering or Materials Science.
•    One to three years of experience in a manufacturing (alloys) environment.

•    Strong knowledge of the principles and practices VAR/VIM/ESR melting, Hot & Cold Rolling, Forging and Extrusion.
•    Familiar with metallurgy principles and equipment for the purpose of tracking and implementing internal changes.
•    Conduct necessary experimental work to verify concepts, establish mill capacity in order to produce and obtain customer validation to ensure product development and implementation.

•    Excellent computer skills
•    Lots of initiative
•    Great organizational skills
•    The ability to explain design ideas and plans clearly
•    Confident decision-making ability
•    Excellent communication skills
•    The ability to work within budgets and to deadlines
•    A comprehensive knowledge of relevant legal regulations

•    The Company retains the right to change or assign other duties to this position.


How to Apply


The Special Metals Corporation group of companies was created in the latter part of 1998 when Special Metals Corporation of New Hartford, New York, acquired Inco Alloys International, including its Huntington Alloys and Wiggin Alloys divisions. In 2006, Special Metals Corporation became a part of Precision Castparts Corp., a worldwide manufacturer of complex metal components and products. With a history of alloy technology now going back some 100 years, our company continues to provide solutions to difficult materials problems through such time-tested products as our world-recognized INCONEL, INCOLOY, NIMONIC, UDIMET, MONEL and NILO alloys.

Today’s Special Metals is a world leader in the invention, production and supply of the high-nickel, high-performance alloys used for the difficult jobs in engineering. These alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high-temperature corrosion resistance, toughness and strength and are used in the world’s most technically demanding industries and applications. Special Metals offers the largest range of nickel alloys and product forms, as well cobalt alloys, to more than ten worldwide markets. We produce nickel alloys in all standard mill forms, from large ingots and billets to plate, sheet, strip, tubing, bar and wire, the latter of which includes core and filler wires for welding products. The company has manufacturing and research facilities in the USA and Europe, sales offices in North America, Europe and Asia, and a distribution network including most of the industrialized countries of the world.

Special Metals Corporation is the world’s premier inventor, developer and producer of nickel alloy and cobalt alloys—with a portfolio of more than 100 alloy compositions, wrought products and welding consumables, over 80 percent of which were invented in our own laboratories. All created to help redefine what’s possible in the world of energy and industry.

Our time-tested nickel alloys are highly engineered to offer a superior combination of heat resistance, high temperature and corrosion resistance, toughness and strength for the most demanding applications. No other single manufacturer offers such a comprehensive range of game-changing alloy compositions and product forms

With more than 120 operations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide, Precision Castparts Corp. is the market leader in manufacturing large, complex structural investment castings, airfoil castings, forged components, aerostructures and highly engineered, critical fasteners for aerospace applications. In addition, we are the leading producer of airfoil castings for the industrial gas turbine market. We also manufacture extruded seamless pipe, fittings, and forgings for power generation and oil & gas applications; commercial and military airframe aerostructures; and metal alloys and other materials for the casting and forging industries. With such critical applications, we insist on quality and dependability – not just in the materials and products we make, but in the people we recruit.

PCC is relentless in its dedication to being a high-quality, low-cost and on-time producer; delivering the highest value to its customers while continually pursuing strategic, profitable growth.

In 2016, Berkshire Hathaway, led by Chairman and CEO Warren E. Buffett, acquired Precision Castparts Corp.

The position of Product Engineer will be required to provide technical interface between the customer and Special Metals Corporation.  Provide materials engineering input and to give direction and guidance in all phases of the product life cycle, from inception through introduction into the marketplace.

•    Work on technical matters relating to nickel alloys.
•    Assess and analyze structures of various metals.
•    Develop, establish and document new and improved procedures and methods for metal production.
•    Establish Company process standards.
•    Initiate, manage and monitor experimental and product testing projects.
•    Perform root-cause failure analysis.
•    Monitor alloy performance and evaluate material deterioration.
•    Provide engineering direction in order to optimize the production of alloys.
•    Perform characterization of new product.
•    Responsible for providing technical oversight for specified development programs:
o    Technical advice to customers and overall technical assistance to the Company’s Manufacturing Department in selected product lines.

•    Accomplishes all tasks as appropriate.

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