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The Specialty Materials Integration (SMI) group is looking for a Mid-Level Materials & Processes Engineer (Level 3) to join our team in Kent, Washington.
Materials and Process Engineering (M&P) - About Us
SMI is a section of Materials & Manufacturing Technology, all within Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T). BR&T’s scope of work spans initial concept to feasibility/development to production implementation and support. Customers include all other divisions of Boeing, US DoD (Department of Defense), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and other organizations.
SMI is a microcosm of BR&T but with higher focus on concept generation, feasibility and technology development and maturation. We provide breadth and depth of knowledge and capabilities to help internal and external customers: with efforts spanning “clean sheet” design to correcting existing problems; to win contracts; to succeed.
Recent and on-going projects in SMI cover a wide range of interesting topics, including femtosecond and nanosecond laser processing of materials, an autonomous air-dropped amphibious vehicle, robotically-driven composite parts fabrication, UV-based sanitation systems for public transport, innovative missiles, specialty coatings and appliques, lightweight transparent armor, photolithography and program development/support.
SMI has earned a reputation within Boeing as a go-to organization for fast development of innovative materials and processes. Our hands-on approach to development is enabled by our Advanced Materials, Advanced Development and Laser laboratories. Engineers work side-by-side with experienced and capable technicians in these labs to create a broad range of new products and capabilities, like those noted above. Directly resulting from this collaboration, over the last 7 years SMI teammates submitted 230 Invention Disclosures and were award 189 patents. We welcome and foster new ideas - bring us yours!
With our variety of work, you won’t be bored!
Defines requirements and approves tools, equipment, materials, parts and processes used in the engineering design, manufacture and/or maintenance of products
Produces specifications and other documents to manage the deployment of tools, equipment, 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
Develops and qualifies new tools, equipment, materials, parts and processes to meet requirements
Integrates new technologies as appropriate
Manages test and audit programs to qualify suppliers to applicable requirements
Conducts analysis to characterize performance or determine reasons for failure of tools, materials, parts or processes
Implements corrective and preventive actions
Designs, develops and qualifies computer and production systems to satisfy user requirements
Uses project management tools to meet cost, technical, and schedule requirements
Incorporates environmental health and safety, LEAN and Quality principles into (1) materials and processes, (2) research, design and qualification, (3) work procedures and (4) labs and office areas
This position allows some telecommuting; however onsite work will be required at the listed location option. Note: The expectation for this role is 4 days onsite and 1 days remote.
This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret clearance Post-Start is required.
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
5+ years of engineering experience working on an integrated product team with aerospace materials and processes
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
Active US Top Secret Clearance
Bachelor, Master, and/or Doctor of Science from an accredited course of study in engineering (Chemical, Material Science, Mechanical, and Manufacturing), physics or chemistry or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience. ABET accreditation is the preferred accreditation standard
Experience with the development and implementation of aerospace materials (such as epoxy, urethane, polyimide, reinforcements (carbon fiberglass, aramid) and processes (oven, autoclave, press, etc.)
Experience in documenting aerospace materials and processes into specifications for programs to utilize in production
Experience in development of functional thin film coatings, including design, fabrication and characterization (SEM, XPS, XRD, FTIR, etc.)
Robust experience with multiple composite product forms (tape, fabric, etc.), production, and build processes to effectively impact product design and cost
Experience with multiple types of composites, adhesives, core, and elastomer test programs design (e.g., design of experiments, test plan development, validation)
Experience applying expertise with composites, adhesives, core, and elastomer failure modes (structural and nonstructural) and analysis to materials, processes and parts for programs
Experience with the qualification of new tools, equipment, materials, parts and/or processes to meet aerospace requirements
Significant skill and ability lead a program to collect, organize, synthesize, and analyze data; summarize findings; develop conclusions and provide recommendations
Experience with various engineering disciplines such as electrical, mechanical, and systems and the ability to communicate with technical personnel from multiple skill areas and functions to evaluate technical information and issues impacting design, production, and support of products, services, or other deliverables
Experience interacting with government agencies, suppliers, and industrial organizations to interpret and influence the requirements for aerospace materials.
Experience with Space Vehicles materials and processes
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 5 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD, Master+3 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.
Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.
Drug Free Workplace:
Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies_._
Shift Work Statement:
This position is for 1st shift
This is a union represented position
Equal Opportunity Employer:
Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.
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