As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for Materials & Processes tasks related to Metallic and Soft Materials for various spaceflight systems with a focus on Engines. You will share in the team's impact on all aspects of material characterization, supporting design for producibility, and new material development. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.
Broad materials & processes support for metallic (e.g. forging, casting, forming, extrusion, plating, coating, brazing, anodization, passivation) and non-metallic (e.g. o-rings, seals, lubricants) hardware.
Collaborate closely with design, analysis, manufacturing, quality, and integration engineers to implement requirements
Review production drawing for large complex assemblies systematically, documenting the review to the established requirements.
Lead internal and external material test campaigns. Responsibilities include designing, collecting and statistically analyzing thermomechanical properties data for materials
Contribute to the development of internal engineering and quality processes to standardize and accelerate material evaluation, implementation, and qualification.
Minimum B.S. in Material Science Engineering, Chemical Engineering, or related field
5+ years relevant experience
Demonstrated experience (M&P signatory authority) on a flight production program.
Hands on experience measuring, analyzing, developing, characterizing nickel, aluminum, copper, and oxygen-compatible alloys.
Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of components or materials.
Familiarity with standard methods for testing mechanical properties (including fatigue, fracture, creep, stress rupture) of metallic and soft materials
Experience with statistical analysis methods and related tools
Experience organizing and managing the thermomechanical test data in a company accessible database
Experience organizing and managing the resulting data in a company accessible database
Strong written and personal computer skills.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Must be a U.S. citizen or national, U.S. permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum
Masters or PhD in material science/engineering or related field
10+ years relevant experience
Familiarity with high-temperature, high pressure Oxygen Engines applications
Familiarity with analysis, testing, and mitigation for Hydrogen Embrittlement
Hands-on skills with SEM, EDS, metallography, mechanical testing.
Demonstrated experience developing new aerospace processes and refining existing ones
Experience running ambient, elevated temperature, and cryogenic thermomechanical testing
Experience with Failure and Forensic Analysis experience for rotating machinery (e.g. turbomachinery) and static hardware
Experience with statistical analysis for preparation of design allowables
Knowledge of industry standards for material data analysis (e.g. MMPDS)
Proven experience managing technology development projects, measuring technical progress, resources, and managing budgets.