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General Electric Heat Treatment Specialist in Rivalta di Torino, Italy

Job Description Summary

At Avio Aero, a GE Aviation Business unit, we’ve been reimagining the power of flight for more than 100 years. We are specialized in the design, production and maintenance of components and systems for both the civil and military aviation.

As Heat Treatments Specialist you will be accountable for functional and business objectives. In this role you will integrate and develop heat treatment processes that meet business needs across the organization, manage issues within functional area(s) of expertise, be involved in sustaining the capability and capacity level of the Heat Treatment Shop and support the new technologies introduction in the specific field.

You will develop the heat treatment portion of the manufacturing process to achieve the required targets in terms of process robustness, product quality, product cost, capacity sustainment.

Job Description

Essential Responsibilities

  • Develop and industrialize the heat treatment process for aero-engine components, including the design of the manufacturing sequence and work instructions, the definition of process parameters and the selection of the appropriate equipment

  • Design inspection methods, sampling plan and applicable process control methodologies, including applicable tests and coupon design

  • Support the shop activities in the development phase of the process, by training the operators on the correct interpretation of the work instruction and tuning the process

  • Get input from the Business in terms of a problem involving inadequate values of FTY, WIP, cost, lead time or machinery saturation of a stated product or product family

  • Following the steps of a six sigma approach, identify, develop, evaluate, and introduce engineering solutions to meet near term and long range engineering needs

  • Provide technical support to materials engineers, specialists, technicians and shop operators, providing the necessary training and maintaining the personnel qualification according to the specs.

  • Perform internal / external audits to guarantee the surveillance on the accountable processes and verify RCCA and implementation plans

  • Be accountable for audits on the specific processes

  • Effectively communicate and provide recommendations through the analysis, preparation and presentation of technical data to internal and external GE customers using reports, records, and letters


  • Master Degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical or Aeronautical Engineering, Chemistry, Material Science

  • Knowledge and experience on heat treatments and thermo-chemical (carburizing, nitriding) processes of alloys (steel, Al based alloys, Ni based alloys,…)

  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to team projects Interface Customers for major issues

  • Fluency in English and Italian

  • Work Visa, in accordance with local regulation, is required

Desired Characteristics

  • Proven previous experience as heat treatments (in particular, carburizing process) specialist or similar role

  • Awareness about AMS 2750 (heat treat pyrometry spec)

  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Problem analysis, RCCA analysis and resolution skills

  • Six Sigma green belt or similar background

What we offer

Smart working and work life-balance

Avio Aero, when possible, promotes remote work and encourages a good, healthy and satisfying work-life balance. We value our employees’ wellbeing; hence we offer a variety of improvement programs aimed to preserve anyone’s psychological safety and daily needs.

Total Rewards

At Avio Aero, we understand the importance of Total Rewards. As a new joiner to Avio Aero we are pleased to offer the following welcome benefit plan:

  • Performance related bonuses and local bonus scheme

  • Flexible benefits platform

  • GE Aviation share plan

  • Life and injury insurance

  • Private medical cover

  • Employee assistant program

  • Employee special awards (service and recognition)

  • Local special agreements and discounts

  • English and languages training for you and one member of your family

  • Technical, Leadership and development trainings

Inclusion & Diversity

Avio Aero is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and we are strongly committed to maintain an inclusive and diverse environment. Every employment decision is taken regardless to national or ethnic origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, etc.

We are not all the same. Just be Yourself @AvioAero!

Additional Information

Relocation Assistance Provided: No