Owen Pierce

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Process and Product Metallurgical Engineer

Seattle, WA

Education_______________________________________
Purdue University West Lafayette, IN

B.S. in Materials Science Engineering 2014

Experience______________________________________
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

Skills

  • 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 5 years ago

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