Metallurgy Scientist

Quality Control, R&D
Kennesaw, GA
April 19, 2017
Introduction about the Business
Novelis is the world’s premier producer of rolled aluminum and the global leader in aluminum recycling. Drawing on our expertise, commitment to innovation and world-leading technology, we deliver sustainable solutions for the most demanding applications, including automobiles, beverage cans, architecture, and consumer electronics. With industry-leading assets and technology, we produce the highest-quality aluminum sheet and foil products for customers in high-value markets including automotive, transportation, packaging, construction and printing. Our customers include major brands such as Agfa-Gevaert, Alcan, Anheuser-Busch, Ball, BMW, Coca-Cola, Crown Cork & Seal, Daching Holdings, Ford, General Motors, Jaguar, Land Rover, Lotte Aluminum, Kodak, Pactiv, Rexam, Ryerson, Tetra Pak, ThyssenKrupp and others. Much of our aluminum is re-created from material already in the world today, saving natural resources and allowing for the creation of consumer products that have a lower environmental footprint. Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, Novelis has approximately 11,600 employees in 25 operating facilities on four continents and is investing close to $1.5 billion in global rolling and recycling expansions to meet the growing demand for our premium product.


Assist with development and implementation of innovative joining technologies. Apply expertise related to the joining of aluminum sheet products, with an emphasis on the materials characteristics and performance necessary for the successful joining of aluminum using a variety of welding, mechanical fastening and bonding techniques in automotive vehicle manufacture and other applications. Work on multi-disciplinary project teams involving metallurgists, surface scientists, applications engineers and modelers. Assist with critical insight to help drive the development of sheet joining solutions with superior property combinations for customers in the automotive and specialty markets. Work with technologist, who provide technical service and support and carry out laboratory work including the design of basic joining experiments or methods of joint characterization. Interact with internal teams and clients. Represent Novelis in national and/or international conferences. Collaborate with colleagues at Novelis facilities around the globe and with external expert organizations in the value of conducting joining trials or joining process modifications.


Ph. D. degree in materials science/engineering or metallurgy. Requires minimum one year of research and development experience working on material joining and welding including friction stir welding, ultrasonic assisted TIG welding, CSC MIG welding of steel, aluminum and magnesium alloys. Experience working with brazing and soldering process, non-destructive weld evaluation and root cause analysis and mitigation afterwards. Must have experience with DSC/TGA, XRD, SEM, EDS, EBSD and TEM for microstructure analysis; Pandat; WEI WeldPredicator and Sorpas.

Facilities, Amenities or Infrastructure
The Novelis Global Research & Technology Center (NGRTC) is located in Kennesaw, Georgia, and serves as the global hub for Novelis’ extensive research and development activities. This location serves as the central point for all of Novelis’ technical activities worldwide, including R&D, engineering, and environmental, health and safety. Areas of Focus: – Automotive – Testing of formability, surface treatments, tailoring methods, assembly, process speed and stability, metallurgy, recycling, cleaning, pre-treatment, bonding, joining and modeling – Beverage Cans – Fundamental research, enabling development, product and process innovation, technical assistance and analytical services and engineering, design and modeling services for can forming, full can pilot line – Specialties – Testing of durability, heat transfer, design flexibility, surface finishes, weight and strength, cost, lifecycle carbon footprint, recycling, cleaning and pre-treatment – Rolling – Plant problem solving, assessment of global standards, training innovation, pilot rolling facility and modeling Site Capabilities: – Materials development and testing laboratories – Beverage can production pilot line – Hot and Cold aluminum rolling mill – Surface treatment pilot line for finishing automotive aluminum sheet