Owen Pierce


Process and Product Metallurgical Engineer

Seattle, WA

Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

B.S. in Materials Science Engineering 2014

Carpenter Technologies Corp. Reading, PA

Bar Finish Product Metallurgical Engineer Jan 2016 – Jul 2016

  • In charge of managing the technical side of the stainless steel rebar and dowel bar products portfolio
  • Ensures product meets customer and industry quality specifications, improve processing if specifications are not met, and handles product approvals and overall quality

Bar Finish Process Metallurgical Engineer Apr 2015 – Jul 2016

  • Oversee and improve the manufacturing of hot rolled and forged stainless steel alloys, nickel based superalloys, and powder alloys in bar and coil form
  • Perform root cause analysis to correct material issues at the source
  • Respond to material issues that arise during cold drawing, straightening, turning, and grinding
  • Handle special projects dealing with improving manufacturing performance to reduce cost of poor quality and improve overall throughput
  • Generate and act on statistical data to make informed decisions on where process improvement can make the largest impact
  • Collect, manipulate, and distribute various data packages dealing in process performance and quality in production

Product and Process Metallurgical Eng. (R&D) Jul 2014 – Apr 2015

  • Worked on special projects dealing with adjusting current products to meet newly desired applications, forms, and properties
  • Worked on projects dealing with designing new products and managing first time through processes in various forms such as bar, wire, coil, and strip
  • Designed new heat treatments for aerospace alloys
  • Utilized AutoCAD Inventor to developed a fixture to reduce hand injuries and muscle strain while using a grinding wheel

Nucor Corp. Plymouth, UT

Quality Engineer Intern Summer 2013

  • Designed a large-scale furnace for slow-cooling to improve the impact resistance of ship-building grade steel
  • Performed various cooling-bed studies to locate the cause of unusually high tensile strengths
  • Performed Nitrogen Stir study to map the cause and result of high nitrogen for melting operators
  • Designed the chemistry necessary for 100 Grade Rebar
  • Performed tests such as tensile, hardness, charpy v-noch, and microstructure analysis for customer feedback

Steel Dynamics Inc. Columbia City, IN

Quality Engineer Intern Summer 2012

  • Established a first of its kind defect detection system to ensure product condition
  • Established branch’s first Jominy testing program
  • Worked with other employees to complete various projects in an efficient manner
  • Communicated with various outside companies to complete tasks for new product lines
  • Took inventory, performed internal audits, and wrote standard operating procedures


  • CAD
  • Engineering Design
  • Failure Analysis
  • Inventory
  • Mechanical Testing
  • Metallography
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • Minitab
  • Nondestructive Testing
  • Product Management
  • project management
  • Recruitment
  • Six Sigma
  • Specification Analysis
  • SQL Database Querying
  • Statistical Analysis
  • Team Management
  • Updated 7 years ago

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