Metal Casting Process Engineer

Santa Clara Valley (Cupertino), California, United States
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Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200148416
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Key Qualifications

  • 10+ years hands-on process development in a metal casting facility (aluminum direct chill slab and billet casting experience strongly preferred)
  • Experience developing and optimizing casting processes for unique alloys and challenging functional/cosmetic requirements
  • Deep understanding of the impact of casting process parameters on resulting microstructure and material properties
  • Skilled at using metallurgical analysis tools to diagnose issues and drive process corrections
  • Flexibility to tackle challenges in new areas, and to apply a broad foundation of knowledge to identify methods of investigation and study


▪ Work onsite and remotely with our raw material suppliers to communicate development objectives and build common understanding ▪ Develop and casting and related processes including heat treatments to meet our functional and cosmetic requirements ▪ Utilize Designs of Experiment for data-driven process refinement ▪ Summarize and report process information and trial results to cross-functional teams ▪ Support new materials as they scale towards mass production, establishing robust process SOPs and in-process quality controls ▪ Audit new suppliers and evaluate their technical capability and equipment suitability for our needs ▪ Drive the selection of new equipment or technologies as needed to achieve cosmetic or functional requirements ▪ Periodic international travel (~ 25%) as needed to support process development

Education & Experience

Master’s degree or higher in Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science, Materials Manufacturing, or equivalent experience

Additional Requirements