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Materials Fabrication and Processing Engineer

Malibu, CA, USA Req #102
Tuesday, May 12, 2020

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.

B.S. or M.S. in Materials Science, Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or related field.

Join a dynamic research team pushing the state of the art in composite materials processing.The ideal candidate will own the development, fabrication, testing, simulation and post-processing of advanced materials and material processing. The candidate should be able to work collaboratively within a diverse team of scientists and engineers pushing the state of the art in composite materials processing and be able to creatively problem solve and trouble-shoot independently in a lab environment.With more experience the candidate can grow into roles with more responsibility including interfacing with customers, writing patents, journal publications, and proposals, and managing research projects.

Must have a technical background related to materials processing and thermal, mechanical and/or chemical characterization. Hands-on laboratory experience (outside of coursework) in fabrication of materials and structures is highly desirable. Experience with composite manufacturing techniques including wet layup, prepreg layup and resin transfer molding is highly desirable. Prior experience with deposition and consolidation of metallic and ceramic coatings is desirable. Familiarity with additive manufacturing techniques such as stereolithography, laser sintering, laser melting and/or fused deposition modeling is a plus. Experience (outside of coursework) with multi-physics simulation (e.g. Abaqus, COMSOL) and scripting languages (e.g. Python, Matlab) is a plus. Experience (outside of coursework) with mechanical and thermal testing of materials is a plus.

Knowledge of the basic principles of materials science and/or chemistry is required. Knowledge of standard protocols for multi-step processing of materials is highly desired. Familiarity with techniques for mechanical, thermal and chemical characterization of materials is highly desired. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) are required.

Must be able to perform processing procedures related to fabrication of materials. Must be familiar with safe chemical handling practices and common laboratory safety procedures. Must be sufficiently mobile to work within a laboratory environment. Have visual and hearing acuity, manual dexterity and good verbal and written skills. Ability to work independently is required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions):
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.

This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore 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.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

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  • Pay Type Salary
  • Malibu, CA, USA