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Metallurgical Lab Technician Job, Kokomo, IN

Job Number: 1028451

Location: Kokomo, IN

Date Posted: 6-21-2017


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The FCA Quality organization is currently seeking a solutions-oriented Metallurgical Lab Technician to join the Quality team at the Indiana Transmission 1 Plant in Kokomo, IN. The Metallurgical Lab Technician is responsible for assisting Metallurgical Engineers and Material Scientists in day-to-day lab operations, as well as technical tasks that do not require the direct expertise of an engineer or scientist.
Job responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Maintain computerized records of experimental data and operate a variety of specialized equipment, including x-ray machines, spectrometers, electrolytic analyzers, pH meters, centrifuges, cut off saws, mounting press, polisher, microscope and automatic micro-hardness tester
  • Assist in the daily heat treat checks from the heat treat department
  • Perform engineering testing as required by the Engineers, including fatigue tests, torsional (twist) tests and others as needed
  • Provide quality data to support the plant for automatic transmission manufacturing operating and maintaining equipment in the metallurgical lab
  • Coordinate with SQA, 3rd party service provider, production control and manufacturing operations for receiving inspection, in-line inspection and sorting, teardown and autopsy
  • Flexibility to work on a pattern crew schedule over three shifts, and weekend schedule will be required
  • Actively participate in FCA employee suggestion program - Innovation by Suggestion
  • Support meetings at all levels of the company, including senior leadership; establish partnerships both internally and externally and influence others without direct authority
  • Show commitment and dedication in delivering a premier product to the consumer
  • Contribute or drive team success by clarifying expectation and minimizing political hurdles
  • Demonstrate unwavering commitment to delivering results and champion achievements
  • Exhibit a willingness to do things differently and consistently translate ideas into actions that yield results 

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Science or High School Diploma with equivalent experience
  • Mechanical aptitude
  • Ability to work a varied shift schedule, including overtime/weekends required
  • Strong communication skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Materials Engineering, Material and Science, or Metallurgy experience
  • Laboratory experience
  • Materials testing (i.e. performing tensile and hardness testing) experience
  • Familiar with American Society of Testing Metallurgist (ASTM) and ISO test requirements
  • Good computer skills
  • Self-starter 

FCA US is proud to extend to its employees a compensation and benefits package that is designed to retain their talent and to motivate and reward job performance. Our present compensation program provides for competitive, market based salaries, and annual vacation and holiday time off. We make available a comprehensive health care benefits plan which, depending upon the employee’s role, includes medical, dental, vision and prescription drug coverage. We also offer a disability absence plan, group and optional life insurance program, savings plan, tuition assistance, and vehicle purchase and lease discounts for certain employees, and for their family and friends.

Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Protected Veterans/Disabled.

Note: Some of the benefits listed above may not apply to summer vacation replacement and temporary employees.

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