Metallurgical Lab Technician

  • Phoenix, AZ, USA
  • Full-time

Company Description

Chromalloy has expanded from a gas turbine parts repair business into an OEM supplier of production parts and advance repair and services for gas turbines used in aviation and power applications.  Chromalloy serves the airline, military, marine and energy segments with a broad range of services at locations around the globe. 

Chromalloy is a subsidiary of Sequa Corporation.  Sequa Corporation is a diversified industrial company with operations in the aerospace, metal coatings and automotive industries.  Sequa is a Carlyle Group Company.  For more information, visit

Job Description

Process/quality control for production processes of chemical stripping/cleaning, precious metal plating, coating and final inspection/certification. Provide metallography and metallurgical analysis for repair development. Quality Assurance responsibility for certificate of conformance.

List the job's essential or most important functions and responsibilities. Include all important aspects of the job -- whether performed daily, weekly, monthly, or annually; and any that occur at irregular intervals.

Industrial Electrical Technician Duties:

·         Sample preparation including cutting/mounting/polishing

·         Coating thickness measurement on metallograph

·         Coating microstructure analysis

·         Visual inspection audits for outgoing OEM parts

·         Final certification of coated hardware

·         Traveler buy-offs and Q.C. audit function

·         Titrations of various solutions

·         Metallographic analysis of braze and weld joints (repair development)

·         Scanning electron microscopy and energy dispersive spectroscopy

·         Coating cycle parameter for all types of coating

·         Analysis control of precious metal plating tanks and acid stripping tanks

·         Utilization spreadsheet and word processing programs

·         Review of customer requirements in specifications or drawings

·         Maintain production standards/quality

·         General department housekeeping

·         Regular attendance and punctuality

·         Adhere to and promote Corporate Code of Ethical Standards

·         Ensures compliance with Company IPM/QPM and ISO quality requirements


Marginal duties and responsibilities (performed occasionally or at irregular intervals) for this position are:

·         Macro photography

·         Micro photography on metallograph(s)

·         Generation of metallurgical reports

·         Generation of process specifications

·         Process training in precious metal plating

·         Process parametric development

·         Performing other tasks in the facility, as needed



  • Must be local, Phoenix, AZ

  • Ability to read, interpret specifications and blueprints

  • Ability to read, interpret and understand work in-process documents

  • Basic computer skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Self-motivated with a high level of ownership and accountability

  • Lean skills continually drives process improvements

Additional Information

  • High School diploma or equivalent

  • Knowledge of industrial electrical systems (480/277 vac, 3 phase)

  • Four years of work experience providing knowledge of chemistry, math and metallography or equivalent education

  • AA and SEM/EDS background preferred

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.