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American Outdoor Brands Corporation Plant Metallurgist in Springfield, Massachusetts

Position Overview:

The Metallurgist will provide high level technical knowledge for metallurgical understanding of critical processes or products.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor of Science in metallurgy, material science, or mechanical engineering -- advanced degree preferred

  • Minimum 6-8 years of hands-on, manufacturing/metals industry experience

  • Must possess and demonstrate superior skills in material structural analysis and their relations to mechanical properties

  • Experience in failure analysis and prevention

Competencies and Skills:

  • Must be able to communicate in English verbally and in writing (basic verbal instructions, simple written memos and instructions)

  • Working knowledge of atmospheric, vacuum, and salt methods of heat treatment

  • Experience with forging, metal finishing, MIM, PM, castings, and injection molding

  • A genuine belief in continuous improvement and disciplined processes, with a willingness to analyze, challenge and change processes, if needed, to create a more efficient environment and culture or related discipline

  • Possess the ability to influence individuals and groups at all levels of our organization with strong interpersonal skills

  • Ability to foster change, promote and implement improvement -- lead by example

  • Proficient with Microsoft Office applications, statistical tools and related software

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Manage daily activities and tasks of Metallurgy lab.

  • Analyze macro and microstructures of both ferrous and nonferrous materials

  • Perform first article metallurgical inspections on all new product components

  • Work with all internal business units as well as external suppliers, providing in-depth technical expertise

  • Develop new or improve upon existing metallurgical processes

  • Provide and manage failure analysis utilizing internal equipment or by seeking external lab assistance

  • Monitor and provide problem solving assistance to the heat treat, forging, and finishing departments

  • Work closely with product engineering with new designs and materials

  • Write technical reports for all levels of the organizational management structure

  • Provide incoming level inspections for all raw material or related parts

  • Assure metallurgical and operating processes are in control and capable of meeting the needs of internal and external clients

  • Maintain up to date knowledge of best industry practices in metallurgy, manufacturing, and quality

  • Perform all forms of NDT

  • Develop new materials and coatings for future products

  • Requires up to 5% travel

NOTE: This list presents only the principal duties of the position and is not intended to be comprehensive. The duties and responsibilities listed above may be changed or supplemented at any time in accordance with business needs and conditions.

Physical Demands:

  • Continuous: sitting, occasional: walking, standing, bending, kneeling, squatting, reaching, fine and gross upper body motor movement.

  • Maximum lift: 30 pounds

  • Frequent lift: 15 to 30 pounds

  • Occasional lift: 0 to 30 pounds

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

Work Environment and Personal Protective Equipment:

Within any of our facilities, employees may be exposed to manufacturing noise, airborne liquid chemicals, fine particulate dust, ambient temperatures, and industrial lighting. Work environment is similar to most manufacturing and distribution operations. May be exposed to excessive noise, temperatures, hazards associated with working around moving machinery, work in confined quarters, exposure to vibrations and shop lighting, continuous exposure to hot temperatures, may be humid, odors, dust, continuous exposure to mechanical hazards, and occasional exposure to chemical hazards.

The following Personal Protective Equipment is required:

  • Safety glasses with side shields and hearing protection required when on manufacturing floor

The use of additional personal protective equipment (PPE) may be required when a job task(s) is being completed in or around your assigned department or in another department, this includes safety eyewear, hearing protection, and safety footwear.

Smith & Wesson (and its affiliates) is an equal opportunity employer and considers for employment and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, military service, application for military service, physical or mental disability, genetic information or any other status protected by applicable state or local law. Candidates must possess proper authorization to work in the United States and, where applicable, to possess technical data as defined in the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR 120.10.

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