Defines requirements for materials, parts and processes used in the manufacture of products. Leads production of specifications and other documents to manage the deployment of materials, parts and processes. Maintains compliance with contractual and regulatory obligations. Promotes standardization across business activities. Evaluates emerging technologies for potential application to business needs. Leads development and qualification of new materials, parts and processes to meet requirements. Integrates new technologies as appropriate. Manages test and audit programs to qualify suppliers to applicable requirements. Conducts complex analysis to determine reasons for failures of materials, parts or processes. Implements corrective and preventive actions. Leads design, development and qualification of sophisticated computer and production systems to satisfy user requirements. Works under minimal supervision.
Unique Skills: Looking for a Degreed Material Science and Engineering or Chemistry individual. Prefer experience in aerospace materials such as Thermal Protective Systems (TPS), adhesives, coatings (paints and primers) or metallurgy. Experiences in bolts and fasteners and metals, preferably Al 2219 and / or Aluminum Lithium alloys would be desired. Familiarity in interpreting contractual obligations for material and process development program directives. This individual should have demonstrated experience providing status presentations regarding scope, risk mitigation and tracking completion. This individual should also have experience working with cross-functional teams including quality, manufacturing engineering and industrial engineering to collaborate on a concise approach to attain project goals. This individual should be experienced in control plan development and be experienced in establishing test procedures to support process development and verification and validation to insure a quality and safe product. Laboratory experience preferred.
Candidate must possess general M&P skills and be able to work both independently and within a team. Knowledge and understanding of TPS, Primers, Contamination Control and adhesives in a manned space vehicle is highly desired.
Bachelor's and 9 or more years' experience, Master's with 7 or more years' experience or PhD with 4 or more years' experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.