Additive Manufacturing Staff R&D Engineer – Coldwater, MI

Position Summary

We are currently sourcing candidates for an Additive Manufacturing (AM) Staff R&D Engineer in our Coldwater, Michigan facility. The Staff R&D Engineer will help with developing processes and parameters for additive manufacturing of refractory metals. H.C. Starck Solutions has an active research program in additive manufacturing of refractory metals. The candidate will lead research projects supporting customer applications including, but not limited to, aerospace, defense, industrial, electronics, and medical markets. 

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Collects, analyzes, and prepares data for internal and external Marketing Communications campaigns
  • Principle investigator in process development and optimization of metallic additive manufacturing processes. 
  • Responsible for operating and maintaining on-site AM equipment, as well as supporting operation of other off-site AM equipment as needed. 
  • Develop and write operating procedures for AM equipment and necessary peripherals. 
  • May be required to train and supervise technician(s) on operation of AM equipment and peripherals. 
  • Lead test experiments designing, collecting and analyzing material property data for in-house and vendor produced Additively Manufactured metallic materials. 
  • Work closely with supervisor, the rest of R&D, and Market teams to develop print parameters for materials and parts in support of H.C. Starck Solutions’ AM business. 
  • Support Sales and Marketing Teams, and H.C. Starck Solutions’ AM customers in determining how to best support their AM development work, as well as how to best address potential performance issues. 
  • Optimize, control, and support transition of AM processes into production. 
  • Support Operations involved in additive manufacturing of parts and market teams to resolve production quality issues by providing analytical and characterization data. 
  • Interact with all other internal functions of H.C. Starck Solutions, external vendors and suppliers to conduct AM related R&D projects and to provide AM related support, as necessary. 
  • Develop and coordinate relationships with AM centers at universities, national labs, etc. to augment our AM capability offering to customers and to collaborate on development efforts. 
  • Travel to vendors, customers, suppliers, conferences, and H.C. Starck Solutions production facilities in support of growing business sectors. 
  • Pursue and protect intellectual property rights as appropriate. 

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • 5+ years of industry experience 
  • Proficient in the use of Microsoft Office products 
  • Good analytical skills 
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills 
  • Ability to communicate proficiently both orally and in writing using the English language 
  • This position may require the applicant to be licensed under certain United States laws and regulations 
  • Competencies include: analytical thinking; customer orientation; effective communication; relationship building; team leadership; results orientation 

Note: This position will involve access to export-controlled technical data and/or technology and the position requires either U.S. Person status or the ability to obtain an export license from the appropriate government agency for Non-U.S. Persons.

To Apply for this Position

H.C. Starck Solutions offers a highly competitive compensation along with excellent benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with company match. Please email your resume with your salary expectations to kelly.cline@hcstarcksolutions.com

H.C. Starck Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in all our business practices.

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Marketing Specialist – Newton, MA

Marketing Specialist – Newton, MA

We are currently sourcing candidates for a Marketing Specialist in our Newton, MA facility.

Position Summary

The Marketing Specialist is responsible for the collection and preparation of content for our internal and external communication strategies. This includes maintaining and updating information on our products and services for our website, brochures, presentation, and various other marketing tools. The Market Specialist also supports our strategic marketing initiatives through collection and analysis of market relevant data, such as product applications, competition, and industry trends/developments. In this position, he/she reports directly to the Head of Global Marketing & Strategy Development and works closely with various departments in our organization, including Marketing, R&D, Sales, HR, as well as Management.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Collects, analyzes, and prepares data for internal and external Marketing Communications campaigns
  • Continuously researches and evaluates of market-relevant information (customers, industry, competitors)
  • Is interface to multiple different departments on a global scale (e.g. R&D, Sales, Marketing, Management, HR)
  • Supports our Market Directors in developing their marketing strategies
  • Helps develop, implement, and maintain market intelligence databases and tools to improve analysis of demand and supply trends, predicts industry developments and competitive behaviors
  • Translates findings into concise reports, summarized presentations, and discussion guidelines
  • Supports ad-hoc reporting needs on market positioning and business developments
  • Collaborates with sales teams to support customer opportunities and develop sales enablement tools (e.g. sales presentations, training materials, brochures/flyers, data on technology trends)
  • Supports ongoing project activities with quick turnaround times

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in marketing or related degree required

  • Beneficial: 2-3 years of experience in a business-to-business marketing environment for a manufacturing or professional services firm

  • Ability to clearly explain technical and analytical information (verbally, written, and in presentation format)

  • Experience with coordinating integrated marketing activities

  • Analytical, creative, and innovative approach to solving problems

  • Ability to provide total analytic support which includes data extraction, developing reports, and synthesizing data

  • Experienced in Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word

  • Competencies include: self-driven, creative, analytical, interested in technology and innovation, effective communication, strong team player, sense for structure and quality, interested in learning, excited about developing new best practices

To Apply for this Position

H.C. Starck offers a highly competitive compensation along with excellent benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with company match. Please email your resume with your salary expectations to kristen.gasser@hcstarcksolutions.com.

H.C. Starck Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in all our business practices.

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Process Engineer – Coldwater, Michigan

Process Engineer – Coldwater, Michigan

We are currently sourcing candidates for a Process Engineer in our Coldwater, Michigan facility.

Position Summary

Responsible for the development, monitoring and improvement of all manufacturing processes within the Coldwater Hot Works production areas. Ensures that all processes accurately reflect the documented production practices, costing is adequate and quality requirements meet or exceed customer specifications.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Develop, document, and oversee the manufacturing process for respective product lines in cooperation with manufacturing and quality control to ensure that all applicable standards are met or exceeded
  • Evaluate new processes, manufacturing methods and equipment, as required, to improve process capabilities, material yields, and develop new products
  • Provide technical support to customers in an effort to define product/process requirements or troubleshoot existing materials or applications
  • In conjunction with quality control and quality assurance to resolve nonconforming material issues, customer complaints, complete and implement corrective and preventative measures, perform FMEA or other statistical analyses to support all quality initiatives.

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • 3-5 years’ experience in a similar or related metals manufacturing environment

  • Experience with project management

  • Thermo-Mechanical processing of metal mill products, Combustion systems and process equipment control systems preferred

  • Bachelor’s Degree in metallurgical or mechanical engineering

  • 5 years’ experience in a similar or related metals manufacturing environment

  • Working knowledge of MRP/ERP planning tools

  • Experience with SPC, Lean Manufacturing and SAP

  • Proficient in using MS Office software Ability to communicate proficiently both orally and in writing using the English language

  • This position may require the applicant to be licensed under certain United States laws and regulations

  • Competencies: results orientation, entrepreneurial orientation, analytical thinking, taking initiative, effective communication, influencing others, self-confidence

Note: This position will involve access to export-controlled technical data and/or technology and the position requires either U.S. Person status or the ability to obtain an export license from the appropriate government agency for Non-U.S. Persons.

To Apply for this Position

H.C. Starck offers a highly competitive compensation along with excellent benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with company match. Please email your resume with your salary expectations to kelly.cline@hcstarcksolutions.com

H. C. Starck Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in all our business practices.

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Business Intelligence Analyst – Finance – Newton, MA

Business Intelligence Analyst – Finance

We are currently sourcing candidates for a Business Intelligence Analyst – Finance position in our Newton, MA facility. This position will support the Director, Financial Planning & Controlling with financial business analysis by compiling, managing, and analyzing financial information which will serve as the basis for strategic decisions and planning processes for the global H.C. Starck Solutions division. Furthermore, the role will be a major contributor to the successful implementation of the financial consolidation and reporting system OneStream and will act as a main contact for its business users.

Essential Functions & Responsibilities

  • Drive the design and development of financial data gathering and management processes in order to deliver accurate financial results and sound financial analysis; maintain and improve complex spreadsheets by implementing reporting efficiencies
  • Customize and administer the financial consolidation and reporting system OneStream; provide technical guidance for local OneStream users
  • Design and build intuitive and reliable dashboards that provide actionable insights for various functional departments, including sales and executive leadership teams
  • Support and advise the budgeting and forecasting activities of the division; adapt processes to accommodate changing company requirements; examine contingent processes to propose and initiate improvements as needed
  • Prepare ad hoc analysis and provide data to assist the preparation of management reporting in support of headquarters and division management; assist with special projects
  • Develop strong working relationships with business teams, including accounting and sales, to gain additional insights for analysis and data validation and understand their evolving information needs

Required Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business, Finance, MIS, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics, or similar quantitative/analytical fields
  • Affinity for handling large data amounts accurately and a passion for helping others use it to drive informed business decisions; excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical skills and aptitude for problem solving, including data analysis and validation; ability to exercise independent judgment and to identify and improve processes
  • Expertise in MS Excel; Visual Basic skills a plus
  • Experience with SAP and financial consolidation and reporting systems (Hyperion or OneStream) beneficial
  • 2+ years of relevant experience
  • Required competencies include: ability to work with details; analytical thinking; teamwork and cooperation; integrity and trust; result orientation; taking initiative; managing change; effective communication

To Apply for this Position

H. C. Starck offers a highly competitive compensation along with excellent benefits, including Medical, Dental, Vision, 401(k) with company match. Please email your resume with your salary expectations to kristen.gasser@hcstarcksolutions.com.

H. C. Starck Solutions is an Equal Opportunity Employer supporting diversity in all our business practices.

Download the full job specification here

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