Metallurgical/Cut & Etch Tech 2nd Shift - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1


US Gestamp Chattanooga, US, US Gestamp

Date:  Jun 23, 2024

Metallurgical/Cut & Etch Tech 2nd Shift - Chattanooga, TN / Plant 1

Role Summary 

Verify that the structural integrity of hardened steel materials and welded materials meet or exceed the customer specifications through cut & etch, pickling, microscopic measurement, tensile, destruct, bend and intrusion testing.  Role is commonly referred to as Metallurgy (focus on steel) and/or Macro Weld Analysis / Cut & Etch (focus on welding).


Key Responsibilities 

  • Adhere to Quality, Safety, and Environmental Policies.
  • Understand and follow all required ASTM standards.
  • Understanding and adherence to specific customer standards.
  • Micro-cut (wet saw) samples according to customer specifications.
  • Etch samples according to customer specifications.
  • Mount, grind and polish micro-samples to customer and ASTM specifications.
  • Tensile testing and bend (compression) analysis using Instron test equipment and Bluehill software.
  • Micro hardness measurement using Struers Durascan 80 equipment and software.
  • Surface hardness measurement using Rockwell tester.
  • Microstructure interpretation and measurement using Infinity 1 software.
  • Knowledge of chemical usage and safety, most notably sulfuric acid and nitric acid.
  • Create measurement reports and presentations in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Report to management level and Quality Engineers non-conforming material via written reports.
  • Maintain the gage calibration system for the Met Lab / Hot Stamp area using GageTrak Software.
  • Ensure that testing and measuring equipment is maintained and in proper calibration.
  • Participation in the Internal ISO 9001/IATF 16949 Audit schedule (applies only to certified ISO 9001/IATF 16949 internal auditors).
  • Participation and cooperation in answering questions and providing information for internal and external audits regarding or related to ISO 9001/IATF 16949, VDA 6.3, and customer standards.

Knowledge and Education 

  • High school diploma or GED, AS/BS Degree similar to metallurgy or quality testing preferred.
  • Minimum 2 years quality experience, weld analysis experience, or CQT certification through ASQ.
  • Background in Metallurgy a plus
  • Production experience recommended 
  • Background in automotive industry a plus.


Key Qualifications/Requirements 

  • Knowledge of material testing procedures and interpretation of results (Tensile, Yield, Elongation, Macro hardness, Micro hardness, Microstructure, 3-Point Bend, Cut & Etch, etc).
  • Knowledge of quality tools/techniques (APQP, SPC, PFMEA, Control Plans, PPAP, IATF-16949, 3 path 5 why, 8D, CQI-9, etc).
  • Knowledge of customer material engineering standards and specifications
  • Knowledge of plant manufacturing processes.


Additional Information 

  • May be required to work extended hours on occasion.
  • The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Performs all work in accordance with TOSHA standards and company policies and procedures.  May participate on Safety Committee and work groups.  May assist with safety audits and reports to management. 


We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and seek to hire the best candidate regardless of age, beliefs, disability, ethnicity, gender or sexual orientation.

About us

We are a multi-technology company present in over 20 countries and our team of over 40,000 is made up of 90 different nationalities. They are the driving force of our company, which designs, develops and produces parts for over 900 models of the leading vehicle manufacturers, and enable us to be one of the top suppliers worldwide.

Do you have what it takes to build the future of mobility with us?

- You will be joining a leading international group in the automotive sector with a clear commitment to innovation, a trail-blazer in Industry 4.0 and engaged with ESG (Environmental, Social and Governance) criteria.

- This is an opening to build a career in a global environment with many opportunities to grow both professionally and personally by participating and leading innovative and international projects.

- You will find a supportive and friendly environment where the emphasis is on team work, continuous improvement, trust, a dynamic spirit and thinking outside the box, and a passion for a job well done.

- You will be working with highly qualified professionals as Gestamp is committed to the ongoing training of our teams.

Join the Gestamp team!