- Conduct individual investigations which involve sample collection and identification as well as assembling all available information pertaining to the subject damage analysis. Formulate and implement a plan, while anticipating changes and additions in the scope of work; prioritize appropriate tests to accomplish the stated plan in a timely fashion keeping in mind appropriate quality. For all of the above, correspond with interested parties and required resources as and when needed.
- Upon inspection of the test data, researched information, independent calculations, and educated assumptions of missing or non-existent information, select probable causes. Confer with other experts and correlate with historical information/data to concur on the best possible root cause of the problem.
- Coordinate activity with 3rd party labs and service providers to evaluate potential test methods.
- Conduct formal presentations portraying complex data analysis and investigation results in a group setting.
- Assist with development of new tests and associated standard operating procedures (SOPs).
- Lead projects that are involved in Timken business unit development activities. Review testing results from laboratory resources and interface across the organization as necessary in order to meet timelines. Function as part of a team and be able to contribute as expected with minimal oversight as to achieve the goals set forth in the project scope.
- Train Timken associates in damage analysis and other metallurgical lab skills. Direct and supervise their approach to each investigation and testing methods. Provide them with the appropriate guidance, tools, and knowledge on the subject. Evaluate their techniques, observations, and problem solving methodology. Review and endorse the final written investigation.
Technical/Functional Skills Required
- Knowledge of metallurgy and laboratory testing techniques; deep knowledge of bearing and other ferrous product manufacturing processes; heat treating, casting, forging and welding knowledge.
- Mechanical aptitude/ability and experience operating, maintaining and troubleshooting mechanical equipment; programmable machine controllers.
- Experience with precision products and attention to detail; understanding of application/machine/product drawings, product safety data sheets, and technical/test specifications and exposure to laboratories of varying scope of responsibility/function.
- Strong interpersonal and team skills, results focus; good oral and written communication skills.
- Computer skills using Microsoft products including Outlook, Word and Excel.