Intern Metallurgist Engineer in Kent, WA at Davis Wire

Date Posted: 5/1/2021

Job Snapshot

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  • Location:
    Kent, WA
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    Not Specified
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Job Description

The Company 

US Wire Group is the parent of three independent companies (five manufacturing facilities) which produce steel wire and cable/wire related products that serve many industries. The independent business model fosters entrepreneurship and growth and allows professional development at all levels. US Wire Group is part of the Metals Processing Group and wholly owned by The Heico Companies, LLC.

Our philosophy of developing a close customer contact to provide prompt, responsive service and to meet our customer's changing needs allows us to be leaders within our respective industries. Products are marketed domestically through a direct sales force, manufacturer's representatives and an established network of independent distributors. Our company is diverse and has a solid management base, product/market niches and efficient manufacturing capabilities.

The Position 

Investigate and conduct experiments concerned with physical characteristics, properties and processing of metals and develop applications and methods of commercially fabricating products from metals. 


Job Description

Primary Responsibilities

  • Conduct microscopic and spectroscopic studies of metals and alloys to determine their physical characteristics such as crystal structures, dispersion of alloy particles through basic metal, and presence of impurities, fractures, and other defects in metal samples.
  • Review reports on tests of alloys in tension or fatigue devices to study physical characteristics for manufacturing purposes or determine compliance with manufacturing specifications and standards.
  • Provide required characteristics and testing requirements for all incoming rods.
  • Collect and review data on conformance of rod materials to established standards.
  • Work with Quality Manager to initiate claims/complaints concerning defective or substandard rod and provides data to substantiate those actions.
  • In conjunction with input from the Quality Manager, employee will determine appropriate processing routs for rejects or returned materials (rod and wire) and to assure that correct dispositions are being carried out.
  • Provide basic metallurgical service for process control and product analysis.
  • Evaluate scrap reports and assist manufacturing in programs to reduce total scrap output.
  • Provide technical assistance to department heads and division management as assigned on special projects, experimental/research and developmental work.
  • Provide continuous and on-going evaluation of raw material quality, assuring proper functional use pertaining to proper design specifications, material availability and supply source qualifications.


Job Requirements


  • Working towards Bachelor/Masters of Science degree in Metallurgy or related field of study.
  • Ability to apply statistical process control.
  • Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions.
  • Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables
  • Have working knowledge of Word Processing software; Spreadsheet software; and CAD or AutoCad.
  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the public.
  • Must be able to pass preemployment background, drug/alcohol, and physical screenings
  • Must be able to work independently, as a team, and be able to work with both internal and external customers
  • Ability to think strategically and problem solve
  • Authorized to work for any employer in the United States of America


Physical Requirements


  • Must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision for physical inspection, hand and eye coordination, depth perception
  • Must be able to stand, walk and sit occasional to frequent.
  • Must be able to work in a dusty environment around metals
  • Hearing – must be able to hear others and warning sounds of forklift and other heavy machinery
  • Speech – must be able to communicate effectively with others while working
  • Smell – must be able to smell various chemicals and gasses
  • Must be able to squat, stoop, twist, climb, crawl, reach, grasp, and fine manipulation, and bend occasional to frequent

Key Competencies


  • Innovation Focus - Confident ability to drive change and express and advocate for new ideas and ways of doing things. Willingness to take appropriate business risks, recognizing that to succeed overall, one will occasionally fail.
  • Collaborative Style – Engages stakeholders in problem solving and decision making. Is adept at bringing people together to tackle issues rather than dictate solutions. Has a collegial, inclusive working style and is professional and courteous. Builds strong relationships both internally and externally. Is both confident and humble.
  • Communication Skills - Excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively deliver and reinforce consistent messages at all levels. Excellent listening skills.
  • Analytical – collect and enter accurate data
  • Quality Management – Looks for ways to improve and promote quality; Demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness and attention to detail
  • Safety and Security – Observes safety and security procedures