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Metallographer at Materion in Brewster, New York

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Simply stated, Materion makes advanced materials that improve the world. We are a global leader in creating innovative, high performance engineered material solutions and services for a wide range of growth industries: high-tech consumer electronics , telecommunications , commercial aerospace , defense , medical , automotive , and many more.

Our products, services and expertise help enable customers' technologies. We supply sophisticated thin film coatings for hard disk drives, specialty inorganic chemicals for solar energy panels, bio-compatible materials for implantable medical devices, specialty alloys for miniature consumer electronics components, optical filters for thermal imaging, critical components for infrared sensing technology, special materials for LEDs and much more. As the world's only integrated "mine-to-mill" supplier of beryllium-based products, we also offer beryllium, specialty engineered beryllium alloys and beryllium composites.

As a team of 2,700 associates, we partner with customers in more than 50 countries. In 2017, we generated over $1B+ in revenues and made an exciting new acquisition that expanded our footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

For more information, check out our video " Materion Is " along with other videos of us showing you how we're Making a Difference our shared purpose of" Making Advanced materials that Improve the World."

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The Metallographer performs sample preparation, testing, and manages data in support of Materion's requirements for customers and the ISO 17025 management system. The Metallographer reports to Senior Analytical Chemist or Analytical Lab Manager as appropriate.


  • Selection of metallographic tests required on material in order to meet the needs of internal and external customers. This includes working with members of the Quality lab to determine sample priority, including the Lab Lead and Lab Coordinator .
  • Perform metallographic preparations, photograph representative sections and take measurements as necessary.
  • Develop and validate new processes/methods for metallographic preparation and testing, as required to support the business. Participate in improvement projects and problem-solving teams.
  • Author reports and/or data extracts as needed in order to certify work and support the needs of the business.
  • Perform surface cleanliness evaluations, contaminant identification, and other work using the SEM and associated software as needed.
  • Author procedures and work instructions as required in order to document metallography and SEM processes as a part of the lab quality system.
  • Responsible for maintaining current revision level of industry specification/standards that are applicable to metallography.
  • Provide assistance with analytical work (LECO, ICP, salt spray, etc) per direction from Analytical Lab Manager or Senior Analytical Chemist .
  • Proficient in the use of computers, standard office software and systems (e.g. LIMS, SAP), and the ability to perform data entry accurately and quickly with no errors or transpositions.


  • High school diploma, technical school, or GED required at a minimum, coupled with 2 or more years of metallographic experience.
  • Preference for 4 year degree (physics, chemistry, engineering, or metallurgy).
  • W orking knowledge of ISO 9001 and laboratory quality systems preferable.


  • Must be very proficient in speaking and writing the English language.
  • Must possess above average communication and interpersonal skills to provide internal and external customer service.