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VAVE Materials Specialist
  • Job ID: 21291
  • Functional Area: Operations
  • Position Type: Full-Time Regular
  • Experience Required: 3 - 5 Years
  • Hours of Work:
  • Shift:
  • Location: US - Pennsylvania - Warrendale
  • Division: MMA - Materials Analysis Division
  • Education Required: Bachelors Degree
  • Relocation Provided:
  • Travel Percentage: 0.00

Position Description:
Gatan, an AMETEK business, that was acquired in 2019 for $925M, is a high technology company and a recognized world leader in the design and manufacture of state-of-the-art electron microscopy equipment.

There is always more to see. And when you’re working with electron microscopy, the closer you can get to your sample, the more of its secrets it will reveal. That’s why at Gatan we have spent the last 50 years working with our customers to push the boundaries of what can be done with electron microscopy. Together, we have invented new approaches to problems that deliver fresh understanding.

With state-of-the-art cameras, imaging energy filters, specimen preparation equipment and other EM products and solutions, we take the most powerful microscopy on earth and make it work even harder for you.

We are currently seeking a Materials Specialist that will be based out of our Warrendale, PA office.

• Leads Materials aspects of Value Added Value Engineering (VAVE) initiatives
• Represents Materials team on New Product Introduction (NPI) projects
• Reports NPI and VAVE status regularly to Operations leadership
• Works with Commodity Specialists to develop pricing and stocking contracts with suppliers
• Meets goals for VAVE savings and quality improvements
• Manages first article process for new parts resulting from VAVE activity
• Works with Engineering teams on End-Of-Life (EOL) issues: identification and resolution of issues
• Assists Purchasing team on EOL, VAVE and NPI as required
• Positive Attitude, Clear Communication Skills and Demonstrated Ability to work well with others
• Ability to think strategically while remaining focused on details
• Other duties as assigned

• Proficient with MS Office Suite.
• MRP Experience
• Experience working with cross-functional project teams
• Highly motivated
• Strong interpersonal skills.
• Good oral and written communication skills
• Must be able to think independently, solve difficult problems, and achieve goals

Position Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering or related discipline.
• 3 years of experience purchasing in a manufacturing environment
The physical demands and work environment described here are representative of those that must be met by the 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.
• Office Environment. Occasional local travel to supplier locations.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.