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Product Engineer

East Hartford, CT 06118

Posted: 03/18/2024 Industry: Other Job Number: 192173

Job Description

Casting Lab Product Engineer
The Rapid Prototype Casting Lab (RPCL) is seeking an investment casting product engineer for our Materials & Processes Engineering organization to develop advanced tooling and casting mold designs for the production of advanced commercial and military turbine engine components. You will also partner with the appropriate quality lead to ensure dimensional and metallurgical conformance of cast products, and you will serve as the technical interface with internal and external customers and suppliers to effectively support the RPCL.

Key Responsibilities
Project lead for development, casting, and delivery of parts to customer specifications
Ensure the uniformity and efficiency of mold designs to optimize process efficiency
Work with the Process Modeling team to simulate and optimize casting processes
Collaborate with various design groups to add foundry specific features to the CAD design for tooling release
Lead tooling design, production, and procurement efforts
Advance the state of technologies for tooling and laboratory support fixtures in support of manufacturing processes
Ensure dimensional and metallurgical conformance of final product to customer expectations
Utilize statistical process control and continuous improvement tools to maximize and optimize RPCL throughput
Coordinate cell activities with the Process Engineers and Operations Manager
Lead efforts to enhance the quality of cast components produced in the RPCL
Analyze and enhancing production processes to minimize non-conformances by implementing specific corrective actions where necessary to improve efficiency and overall part quality
Define and implement lead time improvement, cost reduction, and process improvement opportunities

Job Requirements

Required Qualifications
B.S. degree in Engineering with 5+ years applicable experience
OR
M.S. degree in Engineering with 3+ years applicable experience
US Citizen due to program requirements

Preferred Qualifications
Degree in Mechanical Engineering or Manufacturing Engineering
Six Sigma green belt or equivalent
The ability to create positive relationships and craft clear communication
Experience working with nickel alloys and single crystal casting process
Experience in gating and mold design for single crystal airfoils
Fluency in product and tooling electronic definition interpretation
A demonstrated history of implementing, maintaining and monitoring tooling for cast/core products and designing/monitoring associated quality assurance/control measures
Hands-on developmental and manufacturing experience with investment casting wax injection molding and wax assembly machinery and processes
Full proficiency in Computer-aided Design (CAD) systems such as NX
Ability to effectively work in a laboratory environment with a diverse group of skilled hourly operators and professional engineering staff

Additional Information

HKA Enterprises is a global workforce solutions firm. If you're seeking a new career opportunity or project experience, our recruiters will work to understand your qualifications, experience, and personal goals. At HKA, we recognize the importance of matching employee goals with those of the employer. We strive to seek credibility, satisfaction, and endorsement from all of our applicants. We invite you to take time and search for your next career experience with us! HKA is an EEO Employer who participates in the US Citizenship and Immigration Services E-Verify Program.

Meet Your Recruiter

Nancy Boyce

Nancy Boyce is a Sr. Technical Recruiter with over 30 years' experience serving the Aerospace and Engineering industries.  Her favorite part of her job is working with a candidate through the whole process of getting them hired and then seeing them become successful in their career path.  The best way to contact Nancy is via phone or email

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