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POST DATE 8/9/2016
END DATE 12/30/2016

Sig Sauer, Inc. Newington, NH

Newington, NH
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



Category: Engineering R&D
Location: Newington, NH

Job Title: Metallurgist

Department: Quality Assurance

Reports To: Manager, Quality Assurance


The Metallurgist will oversee the daily operation of the Metallurgical Laboratory and provide for its efficient operation. He/she will serve as a technical resource to Sig Sauer Engineering, Manufacturing, Quality and Supply Chain functions with regard to material selection, processing, and testing. He/she will interface with Sig Sauer suppliers and outside laboratories to insure that requirements are well defined and adhered to. The metallurgist will lead by example. He/she will insure that testing is performed to the highest professional standards in accordance with the applicable ASTM specifications, on equipment which is calibrated and maintained in good working order to yield accurate, reproducible results. The metallurgist will see that results of tests are communicated in clear concise reports. He/she will maintain technical proficiency and provide for the training of laboratory personnel.

Job Function/Responsibilities


Provide technical direction and establish priorities for the Metallurgical Laboratory and its personnel

Maintain the Lab in good order through the application of 5S workplace organizational activities.

Create and maintain appropriate documentation to include work instructions, Heat Treat Specs, Material Specs, Lab Orders, Lab Reports, Log of Material Received for Test, and Log of Prepared Specimens.

Prepare samples for metallographic examination and micro-hardness testing by sectioning, rough grinding, mounting, fine grinding, polishing and etching.

Interpret microstructures and draw conclusions regarding the material and the heat treat processes which produced them

Perform micro-hardness tests, (Vickers and Knoop), per applicable ASTM Standards.

Perform failure analysis, draw conclusions from data, and report the results in clear technical prose supplemented by photographs.

Maintain identification of material submitted for testing, including the metallurgical mounts produced from them. Store mounts in an organized manner to allow retrieval as required.

Utilize Microsoft Outlook, Word, and Excel to prepare reports, including photographs, which present data and summarize conclusions in clear technical prose.

Maintain all Lab equipment in good working order and in calibration.

Perform basic measurements utilizing micrometers, digital indicators, calipers, scales, etc.

Promote safe handling of chemicals in compliance with all applicable environmental regulations.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Education/Experience Required

BS Degree in Metallurgical Engineering or Material Science plus 5 years experience as a metallurgist in a commercial heat treat laboratory or the laboratory of an internal heat treat department.

Familiarity with the properties and processing of materials used in the firearms industry, to include carbon and alloy steels, tool steels, stainless steels, aluminum etc.

Experience with the heat treat and surface treatment processes common to the firearms industry, i.e. hardening, tempering, martempering, austempering, carburizing, carbonitriding, deep freezing, nitriding, ferritic nitrocarburizing, hard anodizing, chrome plating, electroless Ni, phosphating, shot peening, etc.

Proficiency with basic measuring instruments (micrometers, indicators, calipers, scales, etc.)

Strong computer skills (Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, etc.)

Excellent written and verbal communication.

Strong problem solving skills and demonstrated ability to work to a high professional standard as a member of a multi-disciplinary team in a fast paced environment.

Ability to lift up to 25 Lbs.

Must comply with all Sig Sauer Quality, EH&S and Security policies.

SIG SAUER, INC. is an EO Employer-M/F/Veteran/Disability. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected class.