Materials and Processes Engineer experienced with metallic and some composite aircraft structure fabrication and assembly methods for use in engineering design. Provides materials, processes guidance for new product development from conceptual through detail design through fabrication including supplier support through assembly. Must be able to lead M&P engineers and mentor sub-leads and less experienced engineers. Ability to perform managerial tasks in addition to technical tasks; including participating in employee career development and performance appraisals. Must be a self-starter with ability to work with little oversight. Must be able to plan and status tasks within constraints imposed by an overall development schedule. Candidate must have leadership skills, and technical proficiency in ENOVIA, CATIA and other software applications related to the aircraft industry. Must be knowledgeable in materials testing and processing, and aircraft manufacturing processes.
Some knowledge and experience is required in the following areas, with substantial experience and expertise in many of these areas, since these will be tasks that will need to be performed are: • Use of customer design and specification requirements to define processing and assembly requirements in engineering design involving aluminum, titanium, steels and composites for baseline/changes, weight reduction, and test and cert; • Review supplier information requests, requests to engineering, and provide Material Review Board support, as required; • Apply finish requirements to engineering design involving surface preparation, surface treatment, paints, plating, etc.; • Familiar with mill processing for plate, sheet, extrusions and forgings for supplier interface support • May need to take project lead role for metal processing issues such as heat treatment, carburizing, welding, surface treatments, etc; • Familiar with standard part hardware corrosion protection and its application; • Materials and Processes deliverables report preparation; • Prepare test plans for material processing; Provide technical solutions to a wide range of difficult problems. Solutions are imaginative, thorough, practicable, and consistent with organization objectives. Frequent inter-organizational and outside customer contacts. Works under only general direction. Independently determines and develops approach to solutions. Contributes to the completion of specific programs and projects. Failure to obtain results or erroneous decisions or recommendations would typically result in serious program delays and considerable expenditure of resources. Represents the organization in providing solutions to difficult technical issues associated with specific projects.
The successful candidate will typically have a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy; Material Science; Chemical, Mechanical, or Aerospace Engineering from an accredited university; and a minimum of ten (10) years of related experience. Previous experience with technical leadership positions is required.