A van K

Redlands, CA

Position Desired

Materials Engineering
Anywhere in the U.S.


University of Minnesota, Minneapolis-Saint Paul, MN
Bachelor of Materials Science and Engineering August 2013
Included coursework in Characterization, Failure Analysis, Physical Metallurgy, Materials Processing and Electrochemistry of Corrosion

Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minneapolis, MN
Associate of Science, Chemistry December 2009
Included coursework in Organic and Analytical Chemistry, Regulatory Affairs, Biochemistry and Metal Fabrication

Hamline University, Saint Paul, MN Certificate in Teaching English as a Foreign Language February 2004

Employment History
Metallurgist, Arconic Engines (formerly Alcoa Fastening Systems & Rings, formerly Firth-Rixson Rings, Schlosser Forge) March 2014-Present
• Raw material-to-shipping dock responsibility for over 100 forgings, running the gamut of aerospace alloys: steels, aluminum, titanium, and nickel superalloys including I-718, Waspaloy, 718-Plus, I-783, Rene 41 and I-909.
• Own fixed processes and process improvement
• Review processes and material testing plans for conformance to relevant specifications
• Monitor and correct process drift by analyzing testing data for trends across production lots using statistical methods
• Design process studies and experiments to support design and process improvement activities
• Disposition metallurgical non-conformances and prevention of recurrence
• Failure-Mode and Effect Analysis
• Investigate failures-in-service and present findings to downstream investigation teams
• Manage review and release of incoming raw material to production
• Mentoring of new technical employees
• Conduct plant tours for customer visits
• Represent technical department on customer conference calls and during customer visits

Residential Instructor, Opportunity Partners, Inc. August 2005-February 2014
• Completed workplace goals without direct supervision
• Maintained a high standard of documentation of pharmaceutical administration and behavior management
Language Instructor, Chiang Mai English Center (Thailand) Sept. 2004-June 2005
• Designed and executed production-focused lessons based on the needs of the group being taught
• Provid...

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