Performs a variety of mechanical, physical, chemical, and performance evaluations on products, raw materials, in-process materials, or development materials and processes in support of the company’s engineering development programs. Devises technical approaches and procedural details for solving problems and efficiently meeting project goals. Works with advanced materials in a laboratory facility to support engineering development of materials and processes for program applications. Fabricates test samples, coupons, components, fixtures, tools and prototype hardware using a variety of processes including wet and dry lay-ups and consolidation, bonding, potting, injection molding, welding, machining, and coating. Interprets and evaluates the data and observations in terms of accuracy and precision and recommends corrective action or process revision when necessary. Applies existing techniques and procedures with recommendations and implementation of modifications for improved efficiency and quality or devises and develops new methods and techniques. Performs evaluations of various processes to understand process sensitivities to develop robust processes that can be transitioned into a production environment. Involved in establishing requirements for the transfer of methodology from R&D. Performs qualitative tests or quantitative tests on samples using techniques that vary from use of standard laboratory equipment to highly automated instrumentation. Records observations and data and communicates results to laboratory customers. May be required to operate and maintains autoclaves, machine tools (including mills and lathes), ovens, chambers, mechanical test machines (i.e. Instron) and related process, test and measurement equipment to support the fabrication and evaluation aspects of the materials and processes development activities. May require knowledge of one or more of the following techniques: temperature cycling, thermal vacuum conditioning, cure time evaluation, viscosity, VARTM processing, coating thickness, resin injection molding, temperature monitoring, adhesion and bond strength evaluation, composite lay up, and test configuration and instrumentation. Normally requires a bachelors degree in a related discipline.
Knowledge of, or practical experience with non-metallic and metallic materials, testing or processing. Strong communication and interpersonal skills, team player, strong self initiative and attention to details.
1 or more years Materials and processes experience including adhesives and/or composite manufacturing processes knowledge and material or process development, customer interface experience, computer-based documentation, laboratory testing experience, use of machining equipment. Mastercam CNC programming.
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