The position will be responsible for the all aspects of materials involving the use and treatments of manufactured or purchased parts. This includes welding, coatings and heat treatment processes. Experience of materials will not be limited to metals but also include materials of any kind as required for the design and manufacturing processes.
Responsible for the initiation, planning, monitoring, reporting and closure of large material development and new/emerging associated technology projects. The role will closely coordinate with a cross-functional team of resources (Product Management, Strategic Marketing, Engineering, Operations, Supply Chain, etc.) for execution on-time and budget to meet or exceed project requirements. The Principle Materials Engineer will be expected to leverage their materials associated technologies expertise to drive superior execution and contribute to strategy development around enhancing capabilities.
Serve as Principle Materials Subject Matter Expert (SME) for the Industrial Group including all pump and valve products
Provide independent technical leadership in materials and associated existing and new technologies across manufacturing sites and all product platforms.
Investigate and match new technologies to product development needs to support substantial business growth in all served end markets.
Provide technical leadership to establish partnerships with external technical communities including universities, technical consultants and research companies.
Develop & execute technical material projects of varying complexity based on commercial needs & proposed technical solution
Drive all cross-functional activities & collaborate with functional leadership on all aspects of execution
Successfully identify and mitigate cost and technical risks involving material recommendations, developments and substitutions.
Partner with Industrial leadership team to develop advance material capabilities and technologies strategy & drive execution based on best practice.
Job Requirements CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS
Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
Demonstrate experience managing material technology projects including teams with engineering & production located across multiple global sites
Demonstrate proficiency in written and oral reporting to middle and senior management levels
Have exceptional cross-functional accountability with proven track record as a change agent
Demonstrate abilities to perform in a metric driven environment
Experience with lean principles or business-system culture
Must be a strong influencer, driven solely by data and facts
Must have a valid passport; travel both international and domestic, up to 20%
Education & Experience
Typically requires a minimum level of knowledge that is acquired through a four-year college degree in an applicable field and eight years related experience OR equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of 10+ Years leading cross-functional teams on complex material technology and associated technology projects.
Background in Welding, Castings and Heat Treatments processes and corrosion prevention
Proven experience in manufacturing and machining processes
Proven management experience in a global manufacturing company
Knowledge of fluid handling equipment (pumps, compressors, valves, controls)
Practical knowledge of Military certifications and audits
Strong manufacturing background with companies that produce metal products
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