VIVA USA Inc NonConventional Mfg Process Specialist in Niskayuna, New York
Req Ref No: KCNYPE11 Location: Niskayuna, NY Duration: 12 Months
NonConventional Mfg Process Specialist As a Specialist in Nonconventional Manufacturing Process, you will work as part of a team and be responsible for experiments specific to developing electrochemical, electrothermal and other nonconventional means of metal removal processes.
Working closely with researchers to:
Develop and Setup Experimental Test Equipment; Execute test plans; Gather and organize test data Provide key experimental observations with resulting data; Troubleshoot experimental setups and results;
These processes will include but not limited to Electro Discharge Machining (EDM), Electrochemical (ECM), Abrasive Water Jet (AWJ), and Hybrid methods for machining of industrial materials.
Participate in conceptualizing solutions using nonconvention manufacturing process technology to improve process capability. Build test cells for experimental process development. Provide CAD/CAM support to develop experimental workpieces, fixtures, and tooling. Program Numerically Controlled (NC) and Data Acquisition (DAQ) systems. Procure parts and materials to build prototype hardware and fixtures. Execute, gather, and document experimental results. Support communication of data analysis and key experimental observations to make technical decisions. Troubleshoot test setups. Effectively manage time and coordination of tasks to support multiple projects simultaneously. Work individually or as part of a small team. Be a self-starter with a sense of urgency and execution mindset.
Perform all work in accordance with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) guidelines.
A Bachelor’s degree in an engineering, technology, or a closely related field, and a minimum of 5 years’ industry or research experience; or an Associate’s degree with at least 10 years of industry or research experience Experience with factory operations & process troubleshooting Proven track record of sound decision making in an industrial setting
Hands on skill with at least one of the following:
o Electro Discharge Machining o Electro Chemical Machining o Abrasive Water Jet o Conventional Machining
Experience working with people from a wide range of technical disciplines and across the spectrum of expertise and hands-on knowledge Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills; the ability to listen effectively Ability to record, organize, and communicate experimental lab data Proficiency at implementing data acquisition strategies Proficiency in 2D- and 3D-CAD tools Experience running and programming NC machining centers Demonstrated project management and process design skills Ability to travel approximately 10% Demonstrated chemical and electrical hygiene
Desired Qualifications/ Skills
Background and strong interest in part finishing and manufacturing / machining
Additional Experience in the following topics are desirable:
o Robotics and automation systems and factory implementations. o Electrochemical characterization tools and techniques o NDE methods and measurement tools and equipment (e.g. CMM) o Electrical engineering and circuit design capability o Welding processes (Hands on or automated) o Analytical Chemical Techniques o Implementation of preventative maintenance schedules for research equipment. o Surface finishing processes and measurement o Tolerance stack-up analysis
Strong aptitude for developing and conducting statistically designed experiments in factory and laboratory settings
VIVA is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants have an equal opportunity for placement, and all employees have an equal opportunity to develop on the job. This means that VIVA will not discriminate against any employee or qualified applicant on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.