Senior R&D Technician-Metallurgical at Materion in Brewster, New York

Posted in Other 28 days ago.

Job Description:


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 our 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.

In 2016, we generated approx. $1B in revenue. As a team of 2,500 associates, we partner with customers in more than 50 countries. In early 2017, Materion closed on an exciting new acquisition that expands our footprint in the U.S., Europe and Asia.

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The Senior Development Technician i s a key member of the technical innovation & development team. The Sr. D evelopment Technician will provide general support to the members of the Technology & Innovation team. This includes hands-on execution in development of new manufacturing processes for new products or performance improvement of existing products, as well as the independent evaluation of new products and processes. The position can perform with minimal supervision and offers suggestions for improvements.

The Senior Development Technician i s a key member of the technical innovation & development team.


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: while other duties may be assigned the following are included to:
  • Develop processes and procedures for the production of new metal, alloy, or inorganic materials. Processes may include various methods of casting, hot and cold rolling, wire drawing, heat treating, cutting, mixing, chemical reaction, particle size reduction, forming, consolidation, machining, bonding, etc.
  • Document all processes, procedures, and product specifications, including the development and entry of Bill of Materials (BOM) and Routes
  • Process all necessary paperwork including parts numbers, production orders, requisitions and inventory records by utilization of SAP system.
  • Support Sales and Marketing by participating in meetings, conference calls etc. when direct communication with customers requires Technical input.



Requires high school diploma or equivalent plus minimum of 5 years of industrial training and at least 2 years related experience with equipment and processes.

Two-year technical degree or B.S. in Materials Science/Engineering, Metallurgy, Chemistry, Chemical Engineering, CAD/CAM engineering, New Product Design or relevant engineering field preferred.

LANGUAGE SKILLS: Ability to write standard documentation. Ability to communicate with other employees to share information and solve problems. Ability to write reports and to effectively present information to other employees of the organization.

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS: Ability to compute percent. Ability to organize data into tables and graphs. Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts such as exponents, logarithms, and quadratic equations.

REASONING ABILITY: Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Requires the ability to operate equipment as needed in all manufacturing departments after training. Ability to operate a computer and use software such as Microsoft Office, SAP, furnace controls and data logging software.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to walk; stand, talk and hear.

The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 40 lbs and occasionally lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and color vision.