The mission of the Research and Development (R&D) rotational program is to develop highly skilled future leaders and metallurgical expertise through real life projects and challenges in a variety of technical areas. Participants will learn and demonstrate metallurgical, engineering, and technical expertise in accordance with Carpenter Technology standards, to support emerging market demands for new and existing product and process improvements, and to develop and maintain collaborative partnerships with internal and external stakeholders to achieve corporate goals and objectives. This goal will be achieved via an intensive immersion program where associate metallurgists will spend time in each of the major functional areas and centers of excellence in the R&D department and by working with other key Carpenter functional areas.
WHO SHOULD APPLY?
The R&D Associate Met Program is open to students from the following majors:
• Materials Science
To be considered for interviews, all applicants must meet the following requirements:
• GPA requirement?
• Currently be enrolled as a student (undergraduate or masters level) graduating in the next X months – senior/last year of study
• Strong metallurgical knowledge (degree and experience appropriate)
• Experience working in a research environment (work with professor/graduate students, research focused internship, senior research project, etc.)
• Ability to transition between tasks
• Ability to manage project/work portfolio including day to day needs and longer-term projects
• Technical writing and communication
• Motivation to learn and grow
• Strong ability to work in team-based environment
R&D Associate Mets will gain exposure to alloy design, new product development, computational modeling, processing, characterization, and powder metallurgy. R&D Associate Mets will spend time in various metallurgy groups and gain experience in multiple product forms such as forge bar and billet, bar, coil, or strip and processing areas such as melting, hot working or finishing
Carpenter Technology provides many opportunities for professional development through interactions with management teams and other functional areas, including manufacturing, quality, commercial, and technical groups. There are also various mentorship programs that allow you to expand your network and develop skillsets.
At the end of 2 years or before, candidate will be permanently assigned to a R&D group based on combination of needs, skills, and preferences
IDEAL APPLICANT ATTRIBUTES
In addition to program requirements, ideal R&D Track applicants will possess:
• Experience presenting research results at a technical conference or meeting or in publication
• Experience with stainless steels, specialty steels, or superalloys
• Hands-on experience in a material/metallographic lab (sample prep, polishing, etching)
• Hands-on experience with light optical microscopy and interpretation of microstructure
• Hands-on experience or exposure to advanced characterization techniques (SEM, TEM, XRD)
• Familiar with thermodynamic and thermodynamic modeling (CALPHAD)