Lead Ceramics Manufacturing Engineer

GE Aviation - Jacksonville, FL

Role Summary: The Lead Ceramics Manufacturing Engineer will be responsible for ceramics manufacturing process development and on-going manufacturing of ceramics used in aerospace and industrial components.

Essential Responsibilities:
Develop and apply key process parameters for all internal ceramic manufacturing

Develop and maintain process control database and analyze for process improvements

Define necessary tooling and fixtures needed for specific part manufacture

Prepare and review of ceramic part and associated tool drawings; review engineering and process specification; documents results of technical activities in formal technical reports

Directs root cause problem solving activities to resolve manufacturing and field service performance problems related to ceramic materials

Define and execute a supply chain strategy for ceramic products to include internal/external vendor mix and work in qualifying external vendors to meet ceramic specification requirements

Collaborate with Product Design engineers to define ceramic materials for New Product Development and legacy products

Plan and conduct material and process development programs to improve performance and producibility of alumina and non-oxide (silicon-nitride and silicon carbide) based composite ceramics, and their related processes

Directs verification and performance testing of ceramic materials using industry standard ASTM test methods and performance evaluations in products.

BS Degree in Ceramics or Materials Engineering

Minimum of 5 years of professional experience

Desired Characteristics:
Advanced Degree Preferred, MS or PhD

Knowledge of ceramic raw materials selection, powder processing and spray drying, iso-pressing, tool design, machining, sintering and material testing.

Experience with manufacture of non-oxide ceramic materials like silicon nitride, silicon carbide, and Sialon

Experience with specifying and performing related processes including glazing, metallic coatings, glass-sealing, and ceramic to metal brazing

Experienced in use of ceramic material laboratory analysis equipment, and common desktop computer tools

Self-starter, able to work with limited supervision

Demonstrated ability to execute projects and manage production activities. Demonstrated expertise in process controls in ceramic manufacturing

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