US - Sr Materials Engineer

Clearwater, FL 33764

Posted: 04/01/23 Employment Type: 6 months contract Industry: Other Job Number: HONJP00174001

Job Description



Advanced Materials Engineer – Electronics
Client Aerospace is seeking an experienced materials and process engineer. This position is at the Advanced Engineer level and will be based at either the Glendale, AZ or Clearwater, FL site. The successful candidate will function as a technical leader in providing specialized engineering expertise to support site-focused and cross-site program design and manufacturing support activity, including material and process selection, customer and supplier reviews, specification writing, failure investigations, and contract deliverables. The successful candidate will also be expected to have an immediate impact as an electronics material and process expert, including technical problem solving, project leadership, and supplier audits. Relevant electronics materials and processes include, but are not limited to, soldering, conformal coating, printed board fabrication (i.e., bare boards), printed board assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, and electronic box assembly.

Key Responsibilities

• Ability to provide technical expertise to solve materials and processes problems for both design and manufacturing.
• Ability to provide direct support to program design activity, including material and process selection, completing customer deliverables (i.e., material and process analysis and test reports), and technical problem-solving during development, qualification, and production phases.
• Ability to review customer- and Client-generated requirements to ensure cost effective approaches and to verify performance and environmental requirements are met.
• Ability to develop and execute material and process evaluation test plans (e.g., flammability, fungus, hazardous materials).
• Ability to provide program / customer interface and communications to assure clarity and confidence for all projects, actions, and deliverables.
• Ability to function as the primary technical interface for materials and process-related issues for specific programs, and the ability to engage other technical materials and process experts for problem solving where assistance may be needed.
• Ability to provide technical expertise to support Aero special process teams and team activities, including supplier technical process audits and technical problem solving.
• Ability to deploy technical expertise in generation, review and maintenance of site, Aero, and industry specifications.
• Ability to perform failure analysis, determine root cause and appropriate corrective actions, and implement corrective actions, including application of six sigma tools.
• Ability to provide technical support and leadership of special projects related to materials obsolescence, product / process improvement, technology development, etc.


• Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Applied Science, or Science.
• Minimum 8 years of engineering experience working directly in materials and process design and applications roles.
• Direct experience with at least one of the processes used in electronic box assembly (e.g., soldering, conformal coating, printed board fabrication, printed board assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, box-level assembly).
Must have US Citizenship


• Aerospace industry experience.
• Direct experience with more than one of the processes used in electronic box assembly (e.g., soldering, conformal coating, printed board fabrication, printed board assembly, cable and wire harness assembly, box-level assembly).
• Direct experience with non-metallic materials and processes (e.g., adhesives, elastomers, sealants, molding, potting, bonding, etc.).
• Direct experience with industry, military, and aerospace specifications.
• Direct experience in auditing systems, processes, and procedures.
• Direct experience in project leadership and achieving results through use of influence, negotiation, and persuasion.
• Ability to utilize continuous improvement tools, processes, and methodologies including RCCA.
• Strong focus on task completion and exceeding expectations
• Strong focus on problem solving
• Strong technical writing skills
• Strong communication skills to enable interface with programs and their customers
• Strong computer skills, especially Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and with respect to generating reports, charts, graphs, etc.
• Ability to work as task leader
• Ability to work in a team environment
• Ability to quickly assimilate new concepts and information
• Ability to multi-task work assignments
• Ability to work in a dynamic and changing environment
• Ability to work independently with minimal work direction
• Ability to make timely decisions even in the face of complexity

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