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Ability to assist with definition of requirements for materials, parts and processes used in the manufacture of products. Ability to draft specifications and other documents to manage the deployment of materials, parts and processes. Assists in evaluation of emerging technologies for potential application to business needs. Assists with development and qualification of new materials, parts and processes to meet requirements. Performs routine tests and audits to qualify suppliers to applicable requirements. Conducts routine analysis to determine reasons for failures of materials, parts or processes. Assists in implementing corrective and preventive actions. Ability to develop computer and production systems to satisfy user requirements. Works under general supervision.
Specific qualifications: This person will work closely with more experienced lab engineers and technicians in the execution of lab projects. The contractor will perform tasks associated with metallurgical laboratory evaluations and failure analysis of CH-47 Chinook helicopter drivetrain and rotor system components. Use laboratory equipment to support analyses, e.g. binocular microscopes, scanning electron microscopes, digital photography, hardness testers, non-destructive inspection equipment, metallographic sample prep, X-ray diffractometer, etc. Document analysis results in well-structured technical reports. Interface with engineers, management, and technical staff. Learn how the Materials Engineering group works with other organizations (e.g. Design, Stress and Test), and operates within a large company setting. Apply knowledge of metallic materials including physical and mechanical properties, analysis of component fractures, wear, corrosion, and chemistry, as well as microstructure and dimensional evaluations.
Job Skills & Qualifications: • Must possess experience and knowledge of aerospace metallic materials and processes. • Must possess experience/working knowledge of standard metallurgical analysis laboratory equipment, and be able to enthusiastically learn analysis skills and procedures • Must be comfortable working in various environments including hands-on laboratory and professional office settings • Must possess good interpersonal communication, multi-tasking skills, intermediate skills with MS Word and Excel, and have strong technical writing background • Must be able to apply basic engineering and scientific principles to determine solutions to technical problems in support of a project leader.
Requirements: Bachelor of Engineering Degree and 2 or more years' experience or a Master of Engineering Degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science Engineering degree from an accredited course of study in engineering, physics or chemistry.