Careers with SIFCO ASC

Careers

Our success and growth are dependent upon our employees and our commitment to them. We continually develop our existing workforce and recruit ambitious and talented people.

As part of Norman Hay plc, which has a well-established international reputation, SIFCO ASC’s activity is worldwide, so our recruitment policy embraces career opportunities across the globe. Our firm belief, in all cases, is not only to recruit the best people but also to provide continuous opportunities for skills improvement and career development.

SIFCO ASC offers a competitive salary and benefits package designed to help meet a wide variety of today’s individual needs.

 

Material Scientist

Position Summary

The Material Scientist will work independently and as a part of a team for application development, utilizing innovative approaches with existing chemistries and processes and in the development of new processes and materials to meet customer needs.  This position will also provide technical guidance and troubleshooting expertise related to material choices for corrosion, hardness, wear resistance and other physical property requirements.

Essential Job Functions

  • Recommend material choices to meet customer specific performance requirements.
  • Evaluate the characteristics of current SIFCO Process® deposits and determine operating parameters to optimize their performance.
  • Develop new deposits to meet industry needs.
  • Evaluate the galvanic corrosion current between materials and coatings.
  • Identify processes and parameters to minimize hydrogen embrittlement and stress in the application of SIFCO Process® deposits.
  • Support and drive process, productivity, and quality improvements through measurement and detailed analysis, and sustain improvements with process control methods, such as SPC and DOE.
  • Support multiple projects as a key contributing member through technical problem solving, analysis, and control methods.  Drive standardization and improvement of existing products.
  • Document and communicate project results and application knowledge. Process transfer from D&D to production.
  • Active membership and participation in professional organizations. Present papers at key industry gatherings.
  • Recommend patents when appropriate; protect and maintain products and processing know-how.
  • Use XRF, SEM, FTIR, XRD, Corrosion Djinn, and interpret results. Metallographic preparation for deposit evaluation.

Qualification Requirements

  • BS in Material Science & Engineering or equivalent degree.
  • Well-versed in electrochemistry, metallurgy, and corrosion.
  • Experienced in analysis, design / development and testing of new products.
  • Ability to conduct hands-on original, independent research leading to product and process improvements and root cause analysis.
  • Approach technical projects in a professional manner that contributes to a climate of excellence based on observable personal action and self-discipline that encourages others to perform their duties thoughtfully and well.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Microsoft Access and Office, SPC
  • Experimental deign
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving
  • Experience with Solidworks preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate lifting required occasionally.
  • Work involves exposure to hazardous chemicals and applicable PPE.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.  Exposure to noise and chemicals consistent with a chemical manufacturing environment.  Ability to function in Shop and Office environment as well as perform desk/computer work and hands on testing in a laboratory environment.

Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

Send your cover letter and resume to hr@sifcoasc.com

 

Electrochemist

Position Summary

The Electrochemist will work independently and as part of a team for application development, utilizing innovative approaches with existing chemistries and processes and in the development of new processes and materials to meet customer needs.  This position will also provide technical guidance and troubleshooting expertise in solution manufacturing

Essential Job Functions

  • Provide technical guidance on the full range of electrochemistry within the company from chemical analysis to troubleshooting technical issues with plating applications, solution manufacturing, and quality testing.
  • Develop new plating solutions and chemical processes to meet industry needs.
  • Improve the performance of existing SIFCO Process® deposits.
  • Evaluate the chemistry of key solutions and processes parameters to minimize hydrogen embrittlement and stress in the application of SIFCO Process® deposits.
  • Develop innovative approaches for applying deposits onto complex shapes.
  • Support and drive process, productivity, and quality improvements through measurement and detailed analysis, and sustain improvements with process control methods, such as SPC and DOE.
  • Support multiple projects as a key contributing member through technical problem solving, analysis, and control methods.  Drive standardization and improvement of existing products.
  • Document and communicate project results and application knowledge. Process transfer from D&D to production.
  • Active membership and participation in professional organizations. Present papers at key industry gatherings.
  • Recommend patents when appropriate; protect and maintain products and processing know-how.
  • Use XRF, SEM, FTIR, XRD, Corrosion Djinn, and interpret results. Metallographic preparation for deposit evaluation.

Qualification Requirements

  • Bachelor or advanced Degree in Chemical Engineering or Electrochemistry
  • Solid foundation of electrochemical processes.
  • Experience in design and scale-up of plating processes is a necessity.
  • Ability to conduct hands-on original, independent research leading to product and process improvements and root cause analysis.
  • Approach technical projects in a professional manner that contributes to a climate of excellence based on observable personal action and self-discipline that encourages others to perform their duties thoughtfully and well.
  • Excellent written/oral communication skills.

Other Skills/Abilities

  • Microsoft Access and Office, SPC
  • Experimental deign
  • Demonstrated critical thinking skills and creative problem-solving
  • Experience with Solidworks preferred

Physical Requirements

  • Moderate lifting required occasionally.
  • Work involves exposure to hazardous chemicals and applicable PPE.

Other Requirements

  • Ability to travel both domestically and internationally.  Exposure to noise and chemicals consistent with a chemical manufacturing environment.  Ability to function in Shop and Office environment as well as perform desk/computer work and hands on testing in a laboratory environment.

Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

Send your cover letter and resume to hr@sifcoasc.com

 

Territory Sales Manager

Position Summary

Performs sales and marketing functions within a targeted territory by selling Surface and Plating solutions (technology, products, services and automation).

Essential Job Functions

  • Actively seek to identify and convert into positive sales, new opportunities for surface enhancement while protecting those that are already a part of SIFCO business model.
  • Further penetrate and protect key customer business while aggressively expanding into new high potential markets.
    Call on and build relationships with new potential customers within the assigned territory.
  • Work with Sales Manager to develop aggressive targeted marketing and sales programs with the intent of growing business and profitability in SIFCO ASC’s assigned business.
  • Perform marketing and competitive analysis of assigned territory for the intent of growing SIFCO ASC’s business and profitability.
  • Collect and distribute market and emerging technology information throughout SIFCO Applied Surface Concepts (ASC) with the intent of growing product offerings, sales footprint and overall profitability of the company.

Qualification Requirements

  • Highly motivated individual with excellent situational awareness; ability to assess technical detail regarding customer’s material needs.
  • Strongly analytical with ability to quickly identify opportunities for growth as well as the best and most correct path to penetrate an organization to reach the key decision-makers.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills. Excellent computer skills, including MS Office, PowerPoint, and on-line CRM systems.
  • B.S. degree with technical or business major or demonstrably equivalent experience.
    Advanced degree in business is beneficial.
  • Responsible for completing a 4-6 months training at the headquarters site on the SIFCO Process, systems and selling tools.
  • 2- 5 years in a technical sales role of engineered products (non-consumer)
  • The ability to meet with various levels of management to communicate product offerings.

Qualification Attributes

  • Must be confident
  • Excellent listener social skills
  • Goal driven with strong goal clarity
  • High Level of integrity, ethics and values
  • Resourceful & organized
  • Capable of building long-term customer relationships
  • Ability to identify new applications, markets and customers
  • Sell the value of SIFCO products, support and services
  • Comfortable communicating with and ability to adjust message to fit any audience

Physical Requirements

  • Must be willing to travel 50% of the time (typically week out/week in), but more frequently as necessitated by prospect/customer needs and work extended hours when necessary
  • Sit for long periods of time
  • Work on a computer for long periods of time
  • May occasionally require exposure to the manufacturing areas where in certain areas require the use of personal protective equipment

Limitations and Disclaimer
The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position.

All job requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities. Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health and safety of themselves or other employees.

Send your cover letter and resume to hr@sifcoasc.com

 

Distributorships

Would you like to be a SIFCO ASC Partner? We are seeking Distributors and Job Shop Partners for selected regions worldwide. Please send your interest in becoming a partner to Todd Romanski at tromanski@sifcoasc.com

 

Manufacturer’s Reps

SIFCO ASC is seeking Manufacturing Sales Representatives for selective regions in the U.S. and worldwide. Please send your interest in becoming a Manufacturer’s Representative to Todd Romanski at tromanski@sifcoasc.com