As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for Materials & Processes tasks related to Metallic Additive Manufacturing for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of AM material and part qualification, parameter development, 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.
- Lead tactical and strategic efforts within a cross-functional Materials & Processes team to support Metallic and Additive Manufacturing efforts and hardware within Blue Origin’s world class in-house facilities.
- Provide technical support to design engineers on metallic and AM parts subject to hot gas, cryogenic, oxygen, fuel, and other highly challenging environments.
- Develop standards for material use and data generation in a launch vehicle environment.
- Lead and support qualification of Metallic and Additive Manufacturing processes and hardware
- Develop Additive Manufacturing processes, parameters, requirements, and specifications for existing and novel metallic materials.
- Lead test campaigns designing, collecting and analyzing material properties data
- Collaborate closely with design, manufacturing, quality, and integration engineers to implement requirements for metallic space flight hardware
- Execute root cause and corrective actions
- Contribute to the development of internal engineering and quality processes to standardize and accelerate material evaluation and implementation.
- Ph.D. in material science/engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant experience.
- Masters in material science/engineering or related field and 7+ years relevant experience.
- Proven experience qualifying processes and parts within an aerospace or gas turbine environment
- Proven experience sourcing, analyzing, manufacturing, and testing of aerospace grade materials such as aluminums, nickel alloys, titanium, stainless steel, and other exotic alloys
- Experience with materials in cryogenic and elevated temperatures.
- Proven experience managing technology development projects, measuring technical progress, resources, and managing budgets.
- Experience with design, qualification, and testing of Additive Manufacturing with metallic alloys.
- Hands on skills with SEM, EDS, EBSD, IGF, pycnometer, PSD measurements, XRF, ICP, and OES.
- Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of components or materials.
- Proven experience developing and executing experimental plans, analyzing data and concisely reporting the results.
- 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.
- 5+ year experience post doctorate working in metal alloys development.
- Experience with metallic failure modes such as fatigue and fracture in high vibration environments.
- Experience running room and elevated temperature thermomechanical testing and IFG testing.
- Failure and Forensic Analysis experience.
- Experience with statistical analysis and preparation of design allowable and specification minimums.