Additive Manufacturing Materials & Processes Engineer

Blue Origin - Kent, WA (30+ days ago)3.7

As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for Materials & Processes tasks related to Metallic Additive Manufacturing for various spaceflight systems. You will share in the team’s impact on all aspects of parameter development, material characterization, supporting design for producibility, and new material development. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.

Lead tactical and strategic efforts within a cross-functional Materials & Processes team to support Additive Manufacturing efforts and hardware within Blue Origin’s world class in-house facilities.
Develop Additive Manufacturing processes, parameters, requirements, and specifications for existing and novel metallic materials.
Lead test campaigns designing, collecting and analyzing material properties data for in-house produced Additively Manufactured metallic materials.
Collaborate closely with design, manufacturing, quality, and integration engineers to implement requirements in all phases of AM coupled with robust production solutions and design for manufacture.
Execute root cause and corrective actions efforts AM builds.
Optimize and production harden AM processes to increase throughput and decrease variability.
Contribute to the development of internal engineering and quality processes to standardize and accelerate material evaluation and implementation.
Ph.D. in material science/engineering or related field and 5+ years relevant experience.
Masters in material science/engineering or related field and 10+ years relevant experience.
Principle investigator in process development and optimization of metallic Additive Manufacturing processes.
Hands on experience measuring, analyzing, developing, characterizing Additive Manufacturing of nickel (e.g. Inconel), aluminum, and copper alloys.
Proven experience managing technology development projects, measuring technical progress, resources, and managing budgets.
Experience with powder metallurgy
Hands on skills with SEM, EDS, EBSD, IGF, pycnometer, PSD measurements, XRF, ICP, and OES.
Proven experience developing and executing test plans for analysis and qualification of components or materials.
Proven experience developing and executing experimental plans, analyzing data and concisely reporting the results.
Strong written and personal computer skills.
Strong interpersonal and organizational skills.
Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder), or lawfully admitted into the U.S. as a refugee or granted asylum.
5+ year experience post doctorate working in metal alloys development
Experience running room temperature mechanical testing and IFG testing.
Failure and Forensic Analysis experience
Experience with statistical analysis and preparation of design allowables