This position will be responsible to provide materials engineering support for product design, developing and maintaining engineering specifications, and providing material and process related support to engineering, manufacturing, suppliers, and customers. Additionally, this position includes some materials testing, failure analysis, report writing, and report review. Duties include but are not limited to the following:
Perform product design and process reviews.
Materials engineering support for requests from engineering, manufacturing, suppliers, and customers.
Create and maintain materials and process specifications.
Lead and support material and process related projects.
Perform material testing and failure analysis of components submitted to the Metallurgical Laboratory.
May include some sample preparation and metallographic examination, hardness testing, chemical analysis, photo documentation, non-destructive evaluation, as well as mechanical and performance testing.
Coordinate outsourced testing as needed.
Interpret test results, write reports, and effectively communicate with other engineers.
Responsible for completing other engineering projects as assigned.
Keep current with material and process related technology as it relates to Dana products.
Additional duties as assigned by supervisor.
Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical or Materials Engineering. May consider equivalent education and experience.
2-5 years of experience in materials engineering and manufacturing.
Experience in electric motor materials and battery materials a plus.
Failure analysis expertise including experience with scanning electron microscope with energy dispersive spectrometer.
Knowledge of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, plastics, elastomers, adhesives, welding, paints, corrosion and lubricants preferred.
Knowledge of hardness testing, tension and compression testing, fatigue testing, corrosion testing, chemical analysis, and microscopic evaluation techniques.
Demonstrated computer proficiency using Windows operating system, Microsoft Office products, and other software applications.
Good mechanical aptitude and the ability to read design prints.
Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
Strong interpersonal skills to work professionally with people from all levels of the organization, both inside and outside Dana.
Self-motivated and willing to accept responsibility.
Good written, verbal communication and presentation skills.
Strong time management and organizational skills.
Able to travel occasionally.
Able to work occasional overtime during the week and on weekends when needed.
Able to lift 50 lbs., and to stand for approximately 50 % of the time.