Applies advanced knowledge of principles, theories, concepts and industry practices and standards in materials and process engineering to evaluate technical and economic factors and recommend engineering and manufacturing actions for attainment of design objectives of processes or products in a manufacturing environment.
Develops solutions to a variety of problems of moderate scope and complexity requiring judgment and ingenuity to modify procedures and approaches within current policies and practices related to applications of materials, equipment or processes in the manufacturing, rework and repair of aerospace products.
Reviews plans for new product and factors such as strength, weight, and cost to submit material selection recommendations ensuring attainment of design objectives. Confers with producers of materials such as metals, ceramics, or polymers during investigation and evaluation of materials suitable for specific product applications.
Assists in planning and implementing laboratory operations to develop material and fabrication procedures for new materials to fulfill product cost and performance standards. Develops or uses computer software and hardware to conduct tests on chemicals, fuels, and processes.
Monitor and assist in directing and controlling operational, functional, and performance phases of tests. Confers with scientific, engineering, and technical personnel to resolve testing problems such as product or system malfunctions, incomplete test data and data interpretation.
Reviews product failure data and interprets laboratory tests and analyses to establish or rule out material and process causes. Examines composite and metal material samples, components and parts using nondestructive and destructive inspection technology to detect delaminations, internal abnormalities, impurities and failure analysis of materials.
Develops and writes technical specifications to control material properties and manufacturing or repair processes. Specifies procedures for cutting, shaping, and otherwise preparing the basic material considering product specifications, economic and producability factors.
Review and monitor the manufacturing process to control variables in the process such as temperature, laminations, density, viscosity, pressure and other like variables. Analyzes and interprets data and prepares technical reports for use by engineering and management personnel.
Performs other duties as required. These duties may include assignments in job classifications other than the primary assignment.
Formal Education, Training, Professional Certification and Work Experience:
Experience may be substituted for the formal education and training requirements in this section at the discretion of management. Technical Bachelor level degree from four-year college or university and three (3) to six (6) years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Level of Supervision Required:
The level of supervision required described here is representative of that which must be met by a Stakeholder to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Works under very general supervision. Sound judgment, completeness and accuracy are expected.
Communicate effectively using electronic media and in written and verbal forms. Make telephone and direct personal contact with internal and external personnel and make formal presentations to small or large groups. Competent in the use of standard software applications such as Microsoft Word and Excel.
Special Training and Behavioral Competencies:
The following training requirements and competencies must be met before acceding to this job.
Safety training applicable to the job and work area.
Complete the required NORDAM University training for all Stakeholders.
Comply with The NORDAM Group Leadership Competencies for Stakeholders.
Ability and willingness to assist and transfer technical knowledge to less experienced Stakeholders.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by a Stakeholder to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the stakeholder is regularly required to sit and talk and hear.
The Stakeholder is occasionally required to stand and walk. The Stakeholder must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and ability to adjust focus.
Must be able to travel between facilities and operate standard office equipment. Work in excess of eight (8) hours per day and five (5) days per week as required. Must be able to ascend and descend stairs.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a Stakeholder encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the stakeholder is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The mental characteristics described here are representative of those a Stakeholder encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Able to work as a team member, highly organized, work well under stress and handle multiple priorities. Must possess interpersonal and communication skills to interact with other people.