Arconic Process Modeling Development Engineer in Whitehall, Michigan

This opening is with Arconic Research Center, Whitehall Operations, a division of Arconic– a world leader in the investment casting of superalloys, aluminum and titanium primarily for jet aircraft and industrial gas turbine markets. For more information on Arconic, visit us online at

This position will develop capability to and support Arconic Engines production facilities by:

  • Development and improvement of the procedures, boundary conditions, material databases and application of process modeling for investment casting foundry applications.

  • Expanding capabilities to model stress and strain in hot forming processes

  • Expanding application of general heat transfer and fluid dynamics modeling applications within Arconic Engines

  • Constructing and solving large 3-D finite element models using supplied electronic data for prediction and reduction of defects in forged products and single crystal, directionally solidified and equiaxed castings.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Mechanical or Materials Engineering from an accredited institution;

  • Minimum 3 years casting simulation or thermal analysis or stress/strain finite element analysis or computational fluid dynamics analysis and advanced CAD experience required;

  • Employees must be legally authorized to work in the United States. Verification of employment eligibility will be required at the time of hire. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position;

  • This position is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which requires U.S. person status. ITAR defines U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. "Green Card Holder"), Political Asylee, or Refugee.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • PhD Degree from an accredited institution in one of the following disciplines: Mechanical Engineering or Materials Engineering;

  • 3 years industrial experience;

  • The ability to set up and analyze fluid flow, heat transfer and stress/strain analyses of Arconic Engines' manufacturing processes;

  • Extensive working knowledge of ProCAST, finite element analysis, DEFORM, and/or computational fluid dynamics;

  • Computer programming skills: python and/or c/c or fortran programming experience, xml, experience with Access, MySQL relational databases and MS Office Tools. Linux user experience / system admin experience a plus;

  • Basic knowledge of investment casting manufacturing process and/or hot forming processes;

  • Experience with JMatPro (or other CALPHAD computer software);

  • Knowledge and training in physical metallurgy;

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills. Excellent analytical skills;

  • Ability to work in a self-directed or team environment;

  • Strong organizational skills.

Job: *Technical

Organization: *04691-36709 HRC Process Modeling

Title: Process Modeling Development Engineer

Location: MI-Whitehall

Requisition ID: 18000949

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