Materials Engineer, Additive Manufacturing

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Mon, 07 Dec 2020 23:59:59 GMT

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SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars. MATERIALS ENGINEER, ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING This role will be on the Materials Engineering team supporting additive manufacturing. The materials engineering team supports materials across SpaceX, including material selection, testing, specification, characterization and development of advanced materials and processes. You will collaborate with engineers on the materials and additive manufacturing teams to develop and qualify new materials, processes, parts and machines for additive manufacturing. RESPONSIBILITIES: – Carry out characterization and mechanical testing campaigns of printed materials – Develop parameters for additive manufacturing to reduce cost and improve performance – Provide materials support for production issues and failure analysis of additively manufactured hardware – Collaborate with additive manufacturing team to establish process and quality monitoring – Qualify new metal alloys or novel manufacturing methods for metallic hardware – Provide material selection support for improved performance and manufacturability of mission critical hardware – Work with vendors on qualification and property development of custom feedstock powders – Perform prototype process trials, materials analysis, and properties characterization BASIC QUALIFICATIONS: – Bachelor degree in materials engineering, metallurgy or similar engineering field – Experience with metallic processing – Experience with additive manufacturing PREFERRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE: – MS or PhD in materials science, materials engineering, or similar field OR 2+ years of related experience in an industry setting – Familiarity with process monitoring techniques used in additive manufacturing or related fields – Strong understanding of processing – structure – properties relationships in metallic materials – Experience with non-destructive evaluation and application of those techniques to reduce risk in printed hardware – Highly self-motivated and able to drive projects to successful completion on schedule – Understanding of physical metallurgy of nickel, stainless steel, copper, and titanium alloys – Excellent communication skills and ability to succinctly present recommendations – Able to work well in an integrated collaborative team environment – Experience in an aerospace materials and processes engineering role – Demonstrated track record of success in a rapidly growing, fast-paced, and highly competitive environment – Passion for advancing the commercial space industry and human spaceflight ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: – Ability to work long hours and occasional weekends when necessary to support critical project deadlines ITAR REQUIREMENTS: – To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here. SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status. Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at .