JOB OPENING - Materials Process Engineer

JOB OPENING - Materials Process Engineer, Armor
Type: Fultime, direct position
Location: Gardena, CA
Support the development and processing of new advanced ceramic
materials for use in ballistic, aerospace, and industrial
applications, and develop the specifications needed to scale up to
production. This will include, but is not limited to, research,
characterization, and testing of new materials. Will be required to
assist in technical activities including the transfer of the advanced
ceramics production information and data as allowed by Export Control
regulation. Support engineers working with Operations, Quality,
Procurement and Testing Laboratory to advance materials development
and production.
Complexity (Knowledge / technological) - Knowledge of materials
related to ceramics and composites, testing and characterization
methodologies, high temperature manufacturing/processing,
manufacturing experience, ability to productively interact with
international and domestic colleagues.
Complexity (product diversity) - Focused on development of advanced
ceramic composite materials using a range of precursor materials and
manufacturing technologies. These include C/C, C/SiC, SiC/SiC, SiC/C,
armoring materials, carbon and ceramic fibers, understanding of resin
systems, CVD/CVI, reaction bonding, carbides, and silicates. Requires
ability to support research, attend technical meetings, read
scientific journals and incorporate this knowledge into the
development of materials based on understanding of applications and
customer requirements. Requires knowledge of export control
regulations and ability to function within these constraints.
Provide support in activities with SGL Technology and engineers for
technology exchange, idea generation, problem solving and alignment of
technical goals and objectives.
Provide manufacturing support including bringing startup and R&D
programs from lab to production.
Interact with customers in developing product performance
requirements, conducting technical presentations, and support final
Support department activities to fabricate and develop new products
and processes, improve production techniques, develop characterization
and test procedures, define and document process parameters and
product specifications.
Ensure processes and procedures comply with all regulatory
requirements including Export Control Regulations, OSHA and internal
HSEQ requirements.
Shared Accountabilities:
Develop a property database for advanced ceramics by coordinating
testing of materials.
Prepare and provide technical direction in the form of detailed work
instructions and designs to technicians.
Provide technical and engineering support with the startup group and
Support lean and six sigma efforts for production.
Develop and optimize processing parameters for high temperature
processing furnaces, presses, mixers, and other equipment used to
support startup activities.
Participate and contribute to technical and business development group
Participate in the generation and presentation of technical papers and
Participate in technical meetings with internal and external customers
and partners
Participate in the formation of work instruction and engineering
control documents for the production of startup projects.
Supports the development and transition of startup programs into
Supports development of manufacturing and pilot scale production of
advanced ceramic composites.
Supports marketing staff in developing technical solutions to support
new and evolving customer requirements.
Supports the compliance of processes and procedures with all
regulatory requirements including Export Control Regulations, OSHA and
internal HSEQ requirements
Minimum of a Bachelor's degree in engineering, industrial or physical
sciences, including chemistry, chemical engineering, physics, or
Minimum of 3 years experience in materials manufacturing, and/or
research and development.
Experience in carbon or high temperature manufacturing or equivalent
combination of education and experience, and/or ceramic/composite
engineering experience a plus.
send resume to jobs(at)
attn: Chris
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