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Metallurgical Engineer/R & D - United States of America


Welding Alloys USA Inc

8535 Dixie Hwy
KY 41042
United States


Closing date

We are currently recruiting a Metallurgical Engineer/R & D at our Welding Alloys USA facility in Florence, Kentucky.

The job holder will report directly to the Wire Shop Production Manager.

Main responsibilities:

  • The job holder will undertake the following; research, development, evaluation and testing of welding wire, weld metals and welding procedures as relates to Welding Alloys products.
  • The role includes design or modification of welding wire formulas, developing specific welding procedures and evaluation of product suitability for real world applications.

Position requirement:

  • Strong metallurgical understanding of manganese steels, tool steels, cast irons, stainless steels, and low medium alloy steels.
  • Experience in destructive test methods, including but not limited to metallographic analysis and mechanical testing.
  • Good understanding of SMAW, GMAW and SAW welding principles and the influence of the welding procedure on base metal and weld properties.
  • Excellent ability to apply the scientific method to welding wire tests, welding processes, and product performance in customer applications.
  • Interaction with customers, sales representatives and production in order to provide optimal solutions for specific needs. Provide technical support as needed.
  • Good verbal and written communication skills, good computer skills and the ability to work well with others. Capable of independent project execution, ability to multi-task. Have a hands on approach, goal oriented and innovative problem solving.
  • Additional knowledge of process metallurgy, extractive metallurgy, and/or mineralogy would be a plus.
  • Additional knowledge of the role of alloying elements, external and internal wire fluxes, physical and chemical properties of metals and/or heat treatment is beneficial.

If you are interested in applying for this position, please send a covering letter along with your c.v. to: HR.USA@welding-alloys.com


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