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Metallurgical Engineer

Company: W.L. Gore
Location: Flagstaff
Posted on: September 19, 2023

Job Description:

About Us: Gore is a materials science company focused on improving lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for our Associates.

About the Industry: Saving lives and improving the quality of life for patients is at the core of everything we do. This meaningful work gives purpose to our lives and inspires us to create solutions that make a difference in the lives of others. Learn more at gore.com/products/industries

About the Role: We are looking for a self-driven, experienced Metallurgical Engineer to join our Metals Platform team within our Medical Products Division. In this role, you will contribute as a NiTiNOL subject matter expert responsible for providing new product and technology development teams with metallurgical expertise in materials and process selection with the goal of accelerating the development time required to bring a design or technology from concept to product feasibility.

This position will be located at our facility in Flagstaff, Arizona, with the possibility of a hybrid remote work arrangement, depending upon the responsibilities of the role and business needs.


  • Be passionate about providing metallurgical engineering expertise for development of complex implantable medical devices and technology
  • Provide expertise in the processing and evaluation of medical device materials such as NiTiNOL, stainless steel, and cobalt-chrome alloys
  • Identify and drive technology development projects to enable next generation medical devices
  • Build and maintain strong interpersonal and cross-functional relationships
  • Support time sensitive manufacturing needs with adequate technical rigor
  • Solve technical challenges and perform research to understand interactions between materials and medical device performance
  • Work closely with the design teams, prototyping and new product development teams, other multi-disciplined engineers, product specialists, intellectual property champions, supply chain, manufacturing associates, and regulatory agencies in the development of new products for medical applications
  • Engage actively with external partners (suppliers, test facilities, standards committees, technical conferences, academia)
    Required Qualifications:
    • Advanced Degree in Metallurgical/Materials Engineering or related discipline plus a minimum of 5 year experience in the medical device industry experience OR a Bachelor's Degree in Metallurgical/Materials Engineering or related discipline plus a minimum of 7 years experience in the medical device industry experience
    • Hands on experience with tensile and fatigue testing of NiTiNOL
    • Subject Matter Expert in NiTiNOL properties, processing and microstructure relationships
    • Familiarity with medical device prototyping and manufacturing, quality control systems, design control, validations, and regulatory requirements
    • Understanding of metallurgical principals and ability to apply these principles to device design
    • Demonstrated creative problem-solving capability
    • Strong written and oral communication skills
    • Ability to work effectively in team situations, as well as independently
    • Ability to travel up to 10%
      Desired Qualifications:
      • Experience with electropolishing, surface engineering, and corrosion
      • Knowledge of statistical data analysis techniques and the design of experiments
        Hybrid Working Arrangements are permitted for Associates in the continental United States (US) and Canada, with appropriate approval and compliance with Gore's hybrid working policies, from the country in which they are employed.

        What We Offer: At Gore, we offer comprehensive, competitive rewards in the form of compensation and benefits. Among these are work-life balance and sports programs, 401(k) Plan with a gift, Associate Stock Ownership Plan, health & well-being program with full health plan, and a flexible working program. Within Gore, you will find a unique culture, diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, and opportunities for growth and development. Learn more at gore.com/careers

        We believe in the strength of a diverse workforce and inclusive work environment. In support of our values and continued success we are proud of Associates around the world who support an inclusive work environment, strive to reflect the diversity of the communities where we operate, and ensure all Associates and external partners are treated with fairness, dignity and respect.

        Gore is committed to a drug-free workplace. All employment is contingent upon successful completion of drug and background screening.
        Gore requires all applicants to be eligible to work within the U.S. Gore generally will not sponsor visas unless otherwise noted on the position description.
        Gore is a M/F, Disabled and Vet EEO/AA employer. (Applies to all positions in the U.S.)

        Our Talent Acquisition Team welcomes your questions at gore.com/careers/contact

        Additional Information
        • Travel%: 10%
        • Shift: Day Job
        • Schedule: Full-time
        • Posting Date: Aug 7, 2023
          About Gore

          For 65 years, Gore has improved lives through discovery, product innovation and rewarding careers for Associates. We push the boundaries of what's possible - not just through our products and technologies but also through individual growth and development.

Keywords: W.L. Gore, Flagstaff , Metallurgical Engineer, Engineering , Flagstaff, Arizona

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