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12 months ago
Delta Air Lines
Location: United States, North America
Job type: Contract/Locum
Contact: No Name
Category: Engineers

Principal Engineer - Additive Manufacturing

Requisition #: 265114


Reporting to the Repair Development Manager, the Additive Manufacturing Engineer will advance the introduction of additive manufacturing (AM) technology in to Delta's Engine Maintenance Repair & Support Shops, through selective parts repairs and parts manufacturing programs. 
- The engineer would assist with metallic parts and applications identification that can either be repaired or wholly re-manufactured using the most promising of the AM technologies and equipment and that are most readily available off-the shelf for introduction into Delta Tech Ops.
- The engineer will identify existing market sources that have the target metallic AM capabilities and using the sources, develop prototype repairs or parts for proof of concept demonstration.
- After successful proof of concept demonstration, the AM engineer would develop the business case for capital equipment (AM) acquisition. 
- The engineer will develop the selected AM repair or AM manufacturing process technical specifications, AM process parameters and repair/part quality requirements. The AM engineer will work closely with other engineering specialists and FAA representatives to develop the engineering data, substantiation/ FAR compliance packages and obtain FAA approvals for the repairs or parts.
- The engineer would also work with shops, tooling department and NDT to design, specify and build the fixtures, tooling and NDT requirements for performing the AM repair or part manufacturing as a part of regular production.

Job Qualifications: 

- Minimum requirement of BSME/BSAE/BS Metallurgy/BS Materials Science from an accredited institution; preference will be given to candidates with advanced degrees in manufacturing or laser technology or metallurgy or materials science.
Preference will be given to candidates who have a combination of some or all of the following:
- Minimum of 2 to 3 years' experience in any of the metallic materials AM technologies used to either repair or manufacture parts made of titanium alloys, nickel and iron based super-alloys, cobalt based alloys and high strength steels used in aircraft and aircraft engine applications. 
- Direct, hands-on experience in reverse engineering, scanning, modeling and digitizing part geometries for use in AM manufacturing/repair process and be familiar and comfortable with software (such as SolidWorks, Geomagic DesignX) and programming (such as Open DMIS CMM software) 
- A sound understanding of the physics of lasers as they relate to material (powder) processing 
- Knowledge and experience in SEM and light microscopy, metallography, fractography and conducting tensile and fatigue tests
- Six Sigma Greenbelt or Blackbelt with design of experiments and statistical quality control
- The position may be offered at either the Sr. Engineer or Principal Engineer level depending on the candidate's qualifications, skills and experience.

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