Material and Process Engineer I-IV

    • Job Tracking ID: 85347-328573
    • Job Location: Roseville, CA
    • Job Level: Mid Career
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: 09/07/2021
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Radford Job Code: 0534X
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Job Description

GENERAL JOB SUMMARY:

Develops, implements, and improves material and processes specifications to support engineering design and manufacturing operations. Coordinates material and process changes to existing product lines and manages new material and process introductions. Researches and recommends alternative or equivalent materials due to obsolescence or process improvement. Works closely with other engineers and other functional departments to ensure schedule, systems, and part/process data integrity here at KUAS.

 

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

Material and Process Engineer ALL

The duties and responsibilities listed below apply to all levels of Material and Process Engineers. Each level of Material and Process Engineer has additional duties and responsibilities listed.

  • Create, update, and maintain material and process specification library.
  • Perform material analysis and testing.  Create test plans and coordinate material testing and characterization efforts.  Create test results reports and recommend materials and processes based on test results.
  • Specifies test methods for material qualification and supports the qualification process.
  • Implement process specifications and associated training curriculum.  May be required to perform training.
  • Works with customer released or KUAS released drawings and/or CAD models, engineering BOMs, and other engineering specifications to develop, implement and improve product manufacturability
  • Supports and participates in engineering and manufacturing reviews and communicates effectively as a technical contributor
  • Supports Supply Chain and Quality Engineering by assisting with process audits both internal and external.
  • Collaborates well with internal and external resources to resolve technical issues
  • Provides OTJ training or mentoring and may provide certification for processes to production associates
  • Works with materials management to develop and implement effective inventory methodologies
  • Identifies tools that may be required in regard to specific process execution

 


Material and Process Engineer I

  • Works on projects of basic complexity as assigned by Manager
  • Authors material and process specifications
  • Researches and recommends alternate or equivalent materials

 

Material and Process Engineer II

  • Works on projects of medium complexity which impact aspects of programs
  • Researches and tests new, alternate, or equivalent materials
  • May coordinate the work of other engineers and production specialists
  • Constantly reviews material, technology, processes, and manufacturing methods to identify opportunities for improvements

 

Material and Process Engineer III

  • Works on projects of advanced complexity that have significant program impact

  • Works with multi-disciplinary Integrated Product Team (IPT) and Program managers to ensure schedule and contractual integrity

  • Establish & maintain material, process and workmanship specifications

  • A subject matter expert for materials and/or processes related to manufacturability of product

  • May mentor junior level material and process engineers

     

    Material and Process Engineer IV

  • Independently works on projects of advanced complexity that have major organizational impact.

  • Responsible for material evaluation, testing, and implementation for use in product designs and manufacturing.  Includes assisting Engineering and Supply Chain with material obsolescence and or selection

  • Evaluate and improve on processes in manufacturing systems

  • Advise on non-conformances and corrective actions 

  • Responsible to establish & maintain material, process and workmanship specifications

  • Will mentor lower-level material and process engineers and act as a liaison to other functional organizations

 

Other Job Functions

  • Other duties may be assigned

     

    SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:  

    None 

Experience and Skills

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED (all levels):   

 

  • Ability to maintain sensitive and confidential information as required by government standards

  • Ability to interact effectively with peers and supervisors

  • Ability to interact appropriately with the public when necessary

  • Ability to adhere to workplace rules

  • Ability to travel as necessary to perform job duties

  • Ability to effectively communicate professionally in writing or verbally with all levels of personnel

  • Demonstrated passion for customer satisfaction.

 


 

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

Each successive level of Material and Process Engineer builds on the identified typical qualifications listed for the previous level(s) Material and Process Engineer. 

 

Materials and Process Engineer I

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering, Material Science, Materials Engineering, or Chemistry.
  • Relevant experience and/or coursework preferred.
  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship). 

 

Materials and Process Engineer II

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering, Material Science, Materials Engineering, or Chemistry.
  • A minimum of 2-5 years of progressive/technical experience in related engineering discipline

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)

 

Materials and Process Engineer III

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering, Material Science, Materials Engineering, or Chemistry.
  • A minimum of 6-10 years progressive/technical experience in related engineering discipline

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)

 

Materials and Process Engineer IV

  • Requires BS degree in Engineering, Material Science, Materials Engineering, or Chemistry.
  • A minimum of 11 years progressive/technical experience in related engineering discipline

  • May be required to obtain and maintain a U.S. security clearance at the appropriate level (requires U.S. Citizenship)

     

Desirable Skills:

  1. Experience with composite manufacturing, i.e., lamination, machining, and bonding
  2. Experience with bringing composite process research findings to production use
  3. Experience with composite repairs
  4. Experience in lean manufacturing methods
  5. CATIA v5

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT / PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Office and or manufacturing environment

  • Ability to stand and sit for long periods of time

  • Ability to perform repetitive motion (keyboarding, 10-key, phones)

  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds

  • Frequent outside contact with customers and suppliers.

  • May work extended hours or weekends and travel occasionally.

  • Employee may generate, handle, manage, or work around hazardous materials and hazardous wastes.

 

TRAVEL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • 0-25% May be required to support KUAS vendors or customers and between other KUAS locations