Chemical Engineer

Biddeford, ME 04005

Posted: 03/25/2019 Employment Type: DirectHire Industry: Accounting Job Number: 1278153 Pay Rate: $140000.00/year


phD candidate preferred and could be right out of college; MSE Chemical Engineering required with appropriate engineering exp in ceramics or composition.
The primary responsibility for this role is development of novel ceramic matrix composites materials (CMC) and processes applicable to components and products for high performance, lightweight aerospace and industrial applications. Definition and implementation of fabrication processes and equipment for prototype through high volume capacity. Responsible for technical leadership of ceramic matrix materials development efforts with emphasis in the areas of new materials, improved processing techniques, and product/component definition and development. Supports improvement of current CMC materials and processes.
Essential Job Functions:
Work with cross-functional development team to define, develop, and implement processes, and improve existing processes and products;
Develops CMC solutions with pre-ceramic polymers, resin transfer molding (RTM) processes in a manufacturing setting;
Defines and develops new materials and process techniques for ceramic solutions;
Manages development programs and acts as technical lead in process design modeling, and process scale-up;
Interfaces with Applications Engineering (AE) and customers to collaborate on solution definition, design and development;
Assists AE and Business Development in technology roadmap development. Writes technical proposals to funding sources in order to drive materials development funding; presents results of development at industry conferences/venues;
Responsible to plan, manage, and execute development projects that advance Technology Readiness Level (TRL) from 3 to 7 and Manufacturing Readiness Level (MRL) from 3 to 8;
Prepares reports, manufacturing process specifications, technical manuals and datasheets;
Supports definition and development of CMC test methods;
Provides technical guidance to FMI Leadership Team;
Expected to maintain all housekeeping items and follow all housekeeping procedures;
Expected to be familiar with basic QMS vernacular and to have a quality focus;
Maintains safe operations by adhering to safety procedures and regulations

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