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Chief Metallurgist

Company: Colt's Manufacturing Company LLC
Location: Hartford
Posted on: March 14, 2023

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Job Details

Job Location
W Hartford - West Hartford, CT

Position Type
Full Time

Education Level
BS Degree or Equivalent Experience

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Reports to Vice President of New Product Development.

Provides technical expertise, guidance and leadership in Metallurgical testing and analysis.

  • Review European drawings and select equivalent US materials, heat treat and corrosion protection.
  • Reviews material selections with Product Design before release of new product drawings to ensure material and heat treatments meet design requirements for physical and mechanical properties.
  • Establish and maintain raw material specifications and metallurgical testing procedures for all production raw stock (Colt and supplier) including testing of finished and semi-finished supplier parts to ensure compliance to drawing requirements.
  • Establish and maintain a Metallurgical Laboratory information System for current reference to all materials specified, heat treating methods, testing requirements, current suppliers of individual parts for reporting of all metallurgical testing and record maintenance as required by government contracts.
  • Specify heat treating methods and procedures to ensure compliance to Colt and Government drawings. Provide metallurgical testing requirements to ensure product is properly heat treated prior to release to production.
  • Continuously review materials specified, their cost effectiveness and availability, recommend changes as required to maintain simplicity and competitiveness in material specifications.
  • Consult with Product Engineering, Quality Assurance and Purchasing to evaluate, specify, recommend, or approve new or alternate materials or processes.
  • Perform or subcontract failure analysis of customer or CMC parts to determine probable cause for failure and recommend material or design changes as required.
  • Maintain open contacts with suppliers to assist them in resolving issues regarding materials, specifications, heat treating or testing.


    BS degree in Metallurgy, Metallurgical Engineering, Materials Science/Engineering or equivalent experience

    Four to six years as an Assistant Metallurgist, two years as a Chief Metallurgist or five + years as a Metallurgist in ferrous metallurgy. A broad knowledge of ferrous heat treating, and heat-treating equipment is required. Working knowledge of forging, stamping, investment casting and MIM preferred. Prior working experiences in physical testing, writing of material specifications and test methods. Working knowledge of military, AMS, AISI and ASTM as well as European EN material and heat treat specifications. Working knowledge of plating & coatings for steel and aluminum including but not limited to DLC, FNC, Black Oxide, Chrome and Anodize.

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