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Metallurgist/Heat Treat SME

Requisition ID:  11938
Category:  Engineering & Technology
Career level:  Professional
Contract type:  Permanent

Metallurgist/Heat Treat SME




Reports to:  Engineering Manager

Location:  Sumter, SC


Position Summary:

This position is responsible for all plant heat treatment and chemical processes. Responsibilities include a variety of metallurgical activities including metallographic and physical testing facilities, providing product and process control testing services, product and process development, failure analyses, problem solving and quality control testing. 


Duties and Responsibilities (including but not limited to):

  • Supervision of all special process personnel and activities supporting heat treatment, NDT, chemical passivation, and particle analysis.
  • Responsible for maintaining NADCAP certification and AS9100 compliance for all heat treatment, NDT, chemical passivation, and particle analysis.
  • Serves as the “Subject Matter Expert” and performs/ oversees various tests including fatigue, microhardness, physical and mechanical property testing, heat treat NDT (micro and macro).
  • Provides on-going metallurgical analyses and physical test results for production process control, product quality assurance, and provides product and material analyses.
  • Prepares, analyses, and maintains metallurgical specimens for product validation.
  • Performs materials and process evaluation for the development of new and existing products.
  • Performs routine and non-routine audits on laboratory procedures and analyses ensuring high levels of accuracy in both testing procedures and evaluations.
  • Recommends proper evaluation techniques for materials and processes.
  • Incorporates new and emerging material development processes and evaluation techniques where applicable.
  • Observes and/or participates in testing of new materials.
  • Maintains heat treat equipment certifications to ensure that all applicable specifications are met.  
  • Oversees the training, training requirements, qualifications, and skill enhancement of NDT operators.  Establishes and enforces safe laboratory practices.
  • Provides applicable expertise for quoting new products and/or prototypes.
  • Provides technical service and assistance to other departments as requested or assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Education/Experience Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree Metallurgy, Material Sciences, or relevant engineering degree with three to five (3 to 5) years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply proper analytical and/or lean tools in completion of their assignments.
  • Must be able to effectively interact with all levels of the organization both orally and written.


Education/Experience Desired: 

  • ASNT level III certificate.
  • Experience in a metal working manufacturing environment.
  • Prior experience supervising a small team performing task of a technical/ analytical manner.  


Information for Internal Applicants ONLY:


In accordance with SKF USA recruiting policy, please be advised that to be considered you must:

  • be in your current position for at least one year
  • have received a Full Achievement or higher overall performance rating
  • notify your current Manager of your application for this position.


Please note internal candidates will receive a confirmation that they have successfully applied for position.  If you do not receive this confirmation, please verify with the recruiter that your application was indeed received.


This Position is NOT open for International Assignment and only open to permanent U.S. residents.

About SKF

SKF’s mission is to be the undisputed leader in the bearing business. SKF offers solutions around the rotating shaft, including bearings, seals, lubrication management, condition monitoring and maintenance services. SKF is represented in more than 130 countries and has around 17,000 distributor locations worldwide. Annual sales in SEK is around 75 billion and the number of employees ca 41,000.

Nearest Major Market: Columbia
Nearest Secondary Market: South Carolina