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Heat Treatment Engineer

Position Title: Heat Treatment Engineer, Additive Manufacturing
Location: Huntersville, North, Carolina

Oerlikon AM is the newest business unit in Oerlikon’s Surface Solutions segment. Oerlikon AM is an end to end Additive Manufacturing solutions provider, with powder production, design and applications engineering, printing solutions, and post processing solutions including heat treatment and coatings.   Oerlikon Additive Manufacturing has R&D Centers and Production Facilities in the US and EU.


Heat Treat Engineer is responsible for heat treatment of additively manufactured parts in production line, implementing optimal heat treatment cycles and processes, overseeing the equipment, operational safety and maintenance with an understanding of customer and business needs. Understanding of aerospace industrial heat treatment processes, heat treating equipment (including atmosphere furnaces, vacuum furnaces, and HIP), standards, specifications and basic metallurgy metal alloys is essential for this position. This position will closely work with Engineering and Technology team to develop optimal heat treatment processes and controls.

We expect

  • Master level engineering degree with 3+ years or Bachelor level Engineering degree with 5+ years of heat treatment experience in aerospace industries.
  • Experience with taking technical ownership of the heat treatment process, developing and implementing the heat treatment process, and planning, scheduling and managing day-to-day heat treatment activities.
  • Experience with furnace calibrations, temperature uniformity surveys and other relevant measurements to be aligned with customer and industry requirements.
  • Experience with creating conformance reports and work packages.
  • Working experience in NADCAP and AS 9100 facility and exposure to SAE AMS and ASTM standards.
  • Ability to work with heat treatment furnace controllers, programming devices, data loggers and computers.
  • Understanding of basic metallurgy of various metallic alloys and industrial gases.
  • Understanding of working principles of various furnace heating, cooling, atmosphere, temperature measurement and their measurement and control techniques.
  • Profession Certification in heat treatment from industrial/accredited body is an advantage.
  • Able to liaise between engineering and technology, production operations, quality, safety and facilities.
  • Supports supply chain manager in external sourcing of heat treatment services.
  • Comfortable in a start-up environment and ability and willing to continuously learn.
  • Ability to execute multiple concurrent projects.
  • Self-driven, open and positive mind set.
  • Experience in international and cross-cultural business environment.
  • English (business fluent) – other languages beneficial.
  • Open to travel, if required, to customer locations, supplier locations.
  • Must be authorized to work in US without requiring any sponsorship.

About us

Oerlikon is a leading global technology Group, with a clear strategy of becoming a global powerhouse in Surface Solutions, advanced materials and materials processing. The Group is committed to investing in value-bringing technologies that provide customers with lighter, more durable materials that are able to increase performance, improve efficiency and reduce the use of scarce resources. A Swiss company with over 100 years of tradition, Oerlikon has a global footprint of over 15 000 employees at 186 locations in 37 countries and sales of CHF 2.85 billion. Sustaining growth and improving profitability in 2018: order intake to increase up to CHF 3.4 billion, sales to around CHF 3.2 billion, and the EBITDA margin to improve to around 15 % (after investments).

Oerlikon AM is spearheading the revolution that is Additive Manufacturing. We have gathered together a dynamic team with deep industrial knowledge, backed with state of the art facilities worldwide, built specifically for AM. We can provide AM solutions in metal alloys, ceramics and plastic materials. We can support our own AM printing capability with our own metal powder production, research and development, component design, application engineering and finishing. We are pioneering AM for all scales of manufacture from 1 part to series production runs lasting decades, and across all industries.. Join us and become a part of our future oriented, international team!

We have a great benefits package including medical insurance, dental and vision, tuition reimbursement, health and wellness benefits, retirement security contribution and 401(K). If you want to operate in a business environment that gives you the freedom to imagine what is possible - please send us your application!

Statement of Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action: Oerlikon AM is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. It is the policy of Oerlikon AM to provide for and promote equal employment opportunity in employment compensation and other terms and conditions of employment without discrimination based on age, race, creed, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, disability, marital status, Vietnam Era Veteran status, genetic predisposition, or carrier status. Oerlikon AM is committed to assuring equal employment opportunity and equal access to services, programs and activities for individuals with disabilities. It is the policy of our company to provide reasonable accommodation to a qualified individual with a disability to enable such individual to perform the essential functions of the position for which he/she is applying or in which he/she is employed. Further, it is our policy to provide reasonable accommodation for religious observers.

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