Applies advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and industry practices and standards in materials and process engineering to evaluate technical and economic factors and recommend engineering and manufacturing actions for attainment of design objectives of processes or products in a manufacturing environment.
Essential Functions and Key Responsibilities:
Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity requiring judgment and ingenuity to modify procedures and approaches within current policies and practices related to applications of materials, equipment or processes in the manufacturing, rework and repair of aerospace products.
Reviews plans for new product and factors such as strength, weight, and cost to submit material selection recommendations ensuring attainment of design objectives.
Confers with producers of materials such as composites, metals, adhesives, or polymers during investigation and evaluation of materials suitable for specific product applications.
Assists in planning and implementing laboratory operations to develop material and fabrication procedures for new materials to fulfill product cost and performance standards.
Develops or uses computer software and hardware to conduct tests of materials, and processes.
Monitor and assist in directing and controlling operational, functional, and performance phases of tests.
Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve testing problems such as product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data and data interpretation.
Reviews product failure data and interprets laboratory tests and analyses to establish or rule out material and process causes. Examines composite and metal material samples, components and parts using nondestructive and destructive inspection technology to detect delaminations, internal abnormalities, impurities and failure analysis of materials.
Review and monitor the manufacturing process to control variables in the process such as temperature, laminations, density, viscosity, pressure and other like variables.
Analyzes and interprets data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel
Bachelor Degree Preferred
3 or more years related M&P experience
Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
Relative experience in laboratory and prototyping environment where fabrication, machining and analytical and structural testing of composite materials and composite and adhesive boned articles is a requirement.