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Materials Engineer

Company: Altair
Location: Troy
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Transforming the Future with Convergence of Simulation and Data

Materials Engineer

Job Summary:

Our client in Auburn Hills, MI is looking for a Materials Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

The candidate will be performing laboratory testing of materials on a daily basis. This will include metallography, chemistry, mechanical properties, and non-destructive evaluation. The candidate should have a strong basis of the fundamentals of material science & engineering, enjoy working in a laboratory environment and working with their hands. Knowledge of steel, cast iron, aluminum, plastics, and composites are essential. An understanding of processes such as heat treatment, casting, welding, and injection molding and the effects on the properties on materials are also essential. The candidate must have a background in metallographic techniques, with the ability to interpret microstructures of cast iron, cast aluminum, and steel.


The candidate should have American Society of Non-Destructive Testing (ASNT) certification as a Level II in Liquid Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Inspection, and Radiographic Testing. The Radiographic testing should include experience in digital radiography. The minimum educational requirement is an associate degree in Non-Destructive Testing Technology, Materials Science, Metallurgy, or Mechanical Engineering from an accredited college.

Preferred requirements would be Level III certification in Liquid Penetrant Testing, Magnetic Particle Testing, and Radiographic Testing. The Radiographic experience should include experience in digital radiography with some exposure to computed tomography reconstruction. The candidate should also have level II certification in Visual Testing, Ultrasonic Testing, Eddy Current Testing, and Acoustic Emission Testing. The candidate would have a BS in Material Science and Engineering, Metallurgical Engineering, or Mechanical Engineering.

  • Proficient in Non-Destructive Testing in the fields of Radiography, Magnetic Particle Insection, Liquid Penetrant Inspection, Ultrasonic Testing, Eddy Current Testing, Resonant Frequency Testing.
  • B.S. or advanced degree in Mechanical, Material Science & Engineering or Metallurgical Engineering from an ABET Accredited University.
  • 0 to 5 years of experience working in a materials engineering lab performing metallography, scanning electron Microscopy, mechanical properties testing.
  • The candidate must understand how to use a metallography, perform image analysis, and understand how to etch different materials and interpret microstructures. How You Will Be Successful:
    • Envision the Future
    • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
    • Seek Technology and Business "First"
    • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks What We Offer:
      • Competitive Salary
      • Comprehensive Benefit Package
      • 401(k) with matching contributions
      • Paid Time Off
      • Employee Discounts
      • Free training on all Altair products
        Why Work with Us:

        Altair is a global technology company providing software and cloud solutions in the areas of data analytics, product development, and high-performance computing (HPC). Altair enables organizations in nearly every industry to compete more effectively in a connected world, while creating a more sustainable future. With more than 3,000 engineers, scientists, and creative thinkers in 25 countries, we help solve our customer's toughest challenges and deliver unparalleled service, helping the innovators innovate, drive better decisions, and turn today's problems into tomorrow's opportunities.

        Our vision is to transform customer decision making with data analytics, simulation, and high-performance computing.

        For more than 30 years, we have been helping our customers integrate electronics and controls with mechanical design to expand product value, develop AI, simulation and data-driven digital twins to drive better decisions, and deliver advanced HPC and cloud solutions to support unlimited idea exploration. To learn more, please visit

        Ready to go? #ONLYFORWARD

        At our core we are explorers; adventures; pioneers. We are the brains behind some of the world's most revolutionary innovations and are not only comfortable in new and unchartered waters, we dive headfirst. We are the original trailblazers that make the impossible possible, discovering new solutions to our customer's toughest challenges.

        Altair is an equal opportunity employer. Our backgrounds are diverse, and every member of our global team is critical to our success. Altair's history demonstrations a belief that empowering each individual authentic voice reinforces a culture that thrives because of the uniqueness among our team.

Keywords: Altair, Troy , Materials Engineer, Engineering , Troy, Michigan

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