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Senior Research Metallurgist

 

We, as employees of Deringer-Ney Inc., are very proud of our Company.  We are privileged to work with products of high value and criticality across a wide range of industries.  Our team also values the tradition of excellence that has allowed us to continuously operate for over two centuries. It is our belief that the future of Deringer-Ney is only as bright as the people we hire; therefore, we take great care in the individuals we select for employment.  We continuously seek new ideas and better ways of servicing our customers and our employees, and improved ways of doing business.  After enjoying recent expansion, we plan to continue that trend. 

We are a private enterprise with family ownership that is keen on investing in future growth.  Long-term innovation in metallurgy is key.  Being a vertically integrated component manufacturer, we are a major consumer of our own metal products.  Control over synthesis, processing, and properties of DNI-made materials is therefore crucial to our overall success.  

If our culture sounds like something you would enjoy being a valuable part of, we would like to hear from you.

The Senior Research Metallurgist provides technical expertise in broad areas of materials and processes in support of all areas of the company. He/she initiates and conducts new material, process, and product development; works directly with customers and potential customers to resolve technical problems; and assumes leadership of R&D during the absence of the R&D Manager.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Become a technical expert and thought leader at Deringer-Ney.
    • Initiate and conduct new product development, especially in the areas of new alloy formulation, materials processing, and innovative use of all Deringer-Ney expertise and capabilities
    • Maintain working knowledge of technological developments in both new and existing markets, and keep upper management aware of potential impact of these changes
    • Support new product development activities of others within the company
  • Provide support within our company and to our customers
    • Provide metallurgical support to resolve day-to-day manufacturing problems with particular emphasis on deformation processing of materials
    • Provide technical support and training to the Sales and Marketing departments
    • Work directly with current and prospective customers to select appropriate Deringer-Ney products, or develop novel solutions if needed

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Form relationships with customer, industry, and academic thought leaders
  • Provide high quality, high impact technical communications
    • Prepare well written, professional reports, whitepapers, and publication-quality manuscripts
    • Document new test methods to support improved product quality/ reliability
    • Produce detailed failure analyses for the Company, current, and prospective customers
  • Track and report on the status of developmental and support projects
  • Perform critical economic analysis of the value of new technologies and equipment
  • Benchmark competitive products and technologies
  • Supervise activities of member(s) of the R&D Technician Team

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a strong applied and theoretical understanding of mechanical metallurgy
  • Must have intimate experience with wrought metal products, particularly: swaged, rolled, drawn, stamped, and cold headed materials and components
  • Modeling of deformation processes and experience with precious metals both a plus, but neither are required
  • Experience with patent application and prosecution preferred
  • Experience managing small groups (1-3 people) preferred

TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Degree in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering with a strong materials processing emphasis.  Preferred education/experience levels as follows for Senior Research Metallurgist are:
    • BS + 12 years industrial research experience;
    • MS + 5 years industrial research experience; or
    • PhD
  • Outstanding candidates at lower experience levels may be considered for a Research Metallurgist position
  • Demonstrated record of preparing high quality technical reports, whitepapers, and manuscripts for trade or academic journal publication

For all positions at the Bloomfield Connecticut facility contact:
email: Resumes@DeringerNey.com
or
Apply On-Line

Deringer-Ney Inc.
Human Resources
353 Woodland Ave
Bloomfleld, CT 06002
Fax: 860-286-6113

ITAR/EAR Requirements:

Presently, all positions at Deringer Ney, Inc. require access to information or technology that is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and/or other US government security regulations. These regulations do not permit access rights to non-US citizens or to other unauthorized individuals. Therefore, all applicants must be US Citizens or US Permanent Residents ("green card holders") to be considered for a position.

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