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Materials, Processes & Physics Engineer (Senior or Principal)

Company: The Boeing Company
Location: Kent
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job DescriptionAt Boeing, we innovate and collaborate to make the world a better place. From the seabed to outer space, you can contribute to work that matters with a company where diversity, equity and inclusion are shared values. We're committed to fostering an environment for every teammate that's welcoming, respectful and inclusive, with great opportunity for professional growth. Find your future with us.The Specialty Materials Integration (SMI) group is seeking an experienced Materials, Physics & Processes Engineer to join our team in Kent or Tukwila, Washington. - The SMI group is considering a broad range of experience for this position including: Senior or Principal.About Us:SMI is a section of Materials & Manufacturing Technology, all within Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T). - BR&T's scope of work spans initial concept to feasibility/development to production implementation and support. - Customers include all other divisions of Boeing, US DoD (Department of Defense), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and other organizations. -SMI is a microcosm of BR&T but with higher focus on concept generation, feasibility and technology development and maturation. - We provide breadth and depth of knowledge and capabilities to help internal and external customers: with efforts spanning "clean sheet" design to correcting existing problems; to win contracts; to succeed. -Recent and on-going projects in SMI cover a wide range of interesting topics, including femtosecond and nanosecond laser processing of materials, an autonomous air-dropped amphibious vehicle, robotically-driven composite parts fabrication, UV-based sanitation systems for public transport, innovative missiles, specialty coatings and appliques, lightweight transparent armor, specialty laminated composite structures, photolithography for B1B bomber parts, and smart heating blankets used to slash the cost of composites processing. -SMI has earned a reputation within Boeing as a go-to organization for fast development of innovative materials and processes. - Our hands-on approach to development is enabled by our Advanced Materials, Advanced Development and Laser laboratories. - Engineers work side-by-side with experienced and capable technicians in these labs to create a broad range of new products and capabilities, like those noted above. - Directly resulting from this collaboration, over the last 4 years SMI teammates submitted 130 Invention Disclosures and were award 102 patents - We welcome and foster new ideas - bring us yours!As a senior engineer in MP&P (materials, physics, and processes) you will mentor and lead a team of innovative and dedicated engineers and technicians to solve complex technical challenges in materials and manufacturing technology areas. You will help SMI to evaluate emerging technologies for potential applications to business needs, and consult on the integration of new technology into Boeing products. You will use your innovation, creativity and technical skills to develop new capabilities and products to enable new business capture for Boeing. With our variety of work, you won't be bored!Position Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates definition of complex requirements for tools, equipment, materials, parts and processes used in the manufacture and engineering design of products and approves their use
  • Establishes standards for specifications and other documents to manage the deployment of tools, materials, parts and processes
  • Represents the Company on technical committees to develop and revise industry standards
  • Promotes standardization across the Company
  • Consults on evaluation of emerging technologies for potential application to business needs
  • Establishes standards to qualify new tools, equipment, materials, parts and processes to meet requirements
  • Consults on integration of new technologies
  • Reviews and approves test and audit programs to qualify suppliers to applicable requirements
  • Coordinates complex analysis to determine performance or reasons for failures of tools, materials, parts or processes
  • Coordinates broadly based corrective and preventive actions
  • Consults on design, development and qualification of sophisticated computer and production systems to satisfy user requirements
  • Uses project management tools to meet cost, technical and schedule requirements
  • Incorporates environmental health and safety, LEAN and Quality principles into (1) materials and processes, (2) research, design and qualification, (3) work procedures and (4) labs and office areas. Consulates with others, establishes work statement, defines strategies and/or provides discussion with peers while keeping management informedThis position is hybrid. This means that the selected candidate will be required to perform some work onsite at one of the listed location options. - This is at the hiring team's discretion and could potentially change in the future. - This position requires the ability to obtain a U.S. Security Clearance for which the U.S. Government requires U.S. Citizenship. An interim and/or final U.S. Top Secret clearance Post-Start is required.Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
    • Bachelor's, Master's or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry
    • 9+ years of engineering experience working on an integrated product team with aerospace materials and processes
    • Experience with material processing for metals (e.g., welding forging, heat treat, machining, forming), polymers and composites (e.g., autoclave curing, lay-up, co-curing, repair), sealants and finishes processing (e.g., plating, painting, surface preparation, fay surface sealing, fillet sealing), and ceramic (e.g., high temperature processing, machining) and electronic materials (e.g., soldering, printed circuit board cleaning, conformal coating), with an emphasis for space applications.
    • Experience with design concepts and techniques (e.g., concurrent engineering and Design for Manufacture/Assembly)
    • Experience with the responsibilities and tasks performed by various Engineering departments/disciplines (i.e. design, manufacturing, materials, process, and physics, etc.)
    • Experience interacting between departments/disciplines and how their products/processes affect one another and impact non-engineering processes (e.g., Operations, Logistics, Business).Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
      • 15+ years of related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
      • A bachelor's degree or higher in Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineer, or Materials Engineering
      • Active Top-Secret Clearance
      • Experience in electrical, electronic, electro-mechanical, electro-optical systems
      • Experience with advanced materials processing technologies
      • Experience with advanced manufacturing methods
      • Experience in program management of engineering teams
      • Experience with engineering drawings and specifications
      • Experience with programming/CAD tools for design, data acquisition, and data analysis (e.g. AutoCAD, MatLab, COMSOL, etc.)
      • Knowledge of material structure, properties, performance and processing of ceramic powders, monoliths, composites, foams, coatings, thermal protection and/or thermal control materials, components and sub-assemblies.
      • Ability to measure and predict the impact of material and processes on components, assemblies and systems.
      • Knowledge of organic chemical processes (such as top-coating, priming, surface cleaningTypical Education/Experience: -Senior (Level 5)Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 14 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+9 years' related work experience, Master+12 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Principal (Level 6)Education/experience typically acquired through advanced technical education from an accredited course of study in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry (e.g. Bachelor) and typically 20 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of technical education and experience (e.g. PhD+15 years' related work experience, Master+18 years' related work experience). In the USA, ABET accreditation is the preferred, although not required, accreditation standard.Relocation:Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.Drug Free Workplace:Boeing -is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies.Shift Work Statement: This position is for 1st shift.Union:This is a union represented position.At Boeing, we strive to deliver a Total Rewards package that will attract, engage and retain the top talent. - Elements of the Total Rewards package include competitive base pay and variable compensation opportunities. - -The Boeing Company also provides eligible employees with an opportunity to enroll in a variety of benefit programs, generally including health insurance, flexible spending accounts, health savings accounts, retirement savings plans, life and disability insurance programs, and a number of programs that provide for both paid and unpaid time away from work. - -The specific programs and options available to any given employee may vary depending on eligibility factors such as geographic location, date of hire, and the applicability of collective bargaining agreements.Please note that the salary information shown below is a general guideline only. - Salaries are based upon candidate experience and qualifications, as well as market and business considerations. - -Summary Pay Range Senior Level 5: $150,450 - $203,550Summary Pay Range Senior Level 6: $179,350 - $242,650Export Control Requirements: U.S. Government Export Control Status: This position must meet export control compliance requirements. To meet export control compliance requirements, a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. -120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.Export Control Details: US based job, US Person requiredEqual Opportunity Employer:Boeing is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, genetic factors, military/veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

Keywords: The Boeing Company, Kent , Materials, Processes & Physics Engineer (Senior or Principal), Engineering , Kent, Washington

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