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Manager Materials Characterization - Exempt S

Location: Reading
Posted on: August 24, 2019

Job Description:

Carpenter Technology Corporation (NYSE: CRS) is a recognized leader in high-performance specialty alloy-based materials and process solutions for critical applications in the aerospace, defense, transportation, energy, industrial, medical, and consumer electronics markets. Founded in 1889, Carpenter has evolved to become a pioneer in premium specialty alloys, including titanium, nickel, and cobalt, as well as alloys specifically engineered for additive manufacturing (AM) processes and soft magnetics applications. Carpenter recently expanded its AM capabilities to provide a complete "powder-to-part" solution to accelerate materials innovation, offer rapid prototyping, and streamline parts production.

TITLE OF POSITION: Manager-Materials Characterization


OVERVIEW: The successful individual will serve as both a manager and individual contributor. As a manager s/he will manage the activities and personnel of the respective area consistent with the goals and objectives of the organization. As an individual contributor s/he will provide a range of technical services to our internal and external customers and address manufacturing or customer-related problems when needed.


  • Organizes resources to balance urgent requirements and longer-term work of importance.
  • Leads the capital and project work of the operation and provide timely process support to meet the immediate business needs as well as the longer-term business objectives.
  • Serves in an expert capacity in one or multiple facets of the key characterization areas: Mechanical testing, metallography/ optical microscopy, electron microscopy, corrosion, failure analysis and/or X-Ray diffraction.
  • Coordinates and supervises the daily activities of business support, technical or production team.
  • Sets priorities for the team to ensure task completion; coordinates work activities with other supervisors.
  • Sets priorities for employees to meet daily deadlines.
  • Develops plans to meet short-term objectives.
  • Ensures that decisions are guided by policies, procedures and business plan and receives guidance and oversight from manager.
  • Manages the Characterization equipment, supplies, external testing and associated budgets.
  • Anticipates internal/external business and regulatory issues; recommends process/product improvements.
  • Contributes to the development of the functional strategy.
  • Participates in the development of the project strategy, in addition to project execution.
  • Effectively leads project teams or sub-teams (for organization-wide projects) to achieve milestones and objectives.
  • Works within budgetary/financial objectives set by director.
  • Manages costs/budgets for organization-wide projects or significant areas.
  • Applies management expertise to improve efficiency and accomplish operational objectives within own area of responsibility or department.
  • Proactively promotes ways to improve the quality of life and protect the environment in the communities in which the Company does business.


    • Four-year college degree in Material Science or related field or equivalent experience as determined by department manager.
    • Five + years' experience as an engineer in research and development or engineering.
    • Demonstrated experience in accomplishing goals through leading others.
    • Has developed depth and/or breadth of expertise in own function and broad knowledge of other functions.
    • Expert knowledge of metallurgical principles, standards, methods and practices.
    • Expert knowledge of metallurgical and production equipment.
    • Knowledge of newest and latest technologies available.
    • Expert knowledge of statistics, six sigma and/or BPI practices.
    • Practical understanding of industrial/manufacturing principles, standards, methods, and practice
    • Knowledge of disciplined problem-solving methods.
    • Expert knowledge in one of the following areas:

      • Mechanical testing
      • Gleeble testing
      • Metallography/ optical microscopy,
      • Electron microscopy,
      • Corrosion,
      • Failure analysis and/or
      • X-Ray diffraction techniques

        Carpenter Technology Company offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including life, medical, dental, vision, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, 401k with company contributions as well as many other options to employees.

        Carpenter Technology Corporation's policy is to fully and effectively maintain a program of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination for all employees, to employ affirmative action for all protected classes, and to recruit and develop the best qualified persons available regardless of age, race, color, religion, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, political affiliation or any other characteristic protected by law. The Company also will recruit, develop and provide opportunities for qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans.

Keywords: CARPENTER TECHNOLOGY CORPORATION, Philadelphia , Manager Materials Characterization - Exempt S, Executive , Reading, Pennsylvania

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