Position Details

Position Id : 376858
Status : Open
Location : Seattle, Washington
Duration : 12+ months
Pay Rate : Up To $60.00/Hour
Employment Type : Contract
Work Shift : Shift-1

Position Description

Assists with definition of requirements for materials, parts and processes used in the manufacture of products. Drafts specifications and other documents to manage the deployment of materials, parts and processes. Assists in evaluation of emerging technologies for potential application to business needs. Assists with development and qualification of new materials, parts and processes to meet requirements. Performs routine tests and audits to qualify suppliers to applicable requirements. Conducts routine analysis to determine reasons for failures of materials, parts or processes. Assists in implementing corrective and preventive actions. Develops computer and production systems to satisfy user requirements. Works under general supervision.

Position Responsibilities:
• Evaluates parts, materials, processes, technology or equipment through research and testing to ensure safety, reliability and adherence to requirements and specifications
• Analyzes failed parts and processes to reduce or eliminate future failures
• Generates test plans, catalog test data, identifies and categorizes failures, determines root cause and documents results and recommendations as well as operating procedures
• Proposes, develops and validates revisions to procedures and specifications.
• Determines suitability of parts, materials and processes and coordinates resolution of issues with suppliers and customers
• Supports continuous improvement of products and processes by designing, developing, fabricating, testing, evaluating and implementing new concepts and technology
• Provides knowledge and technical consultation to internal and external customers
• Performs Paints and Sealants testing to analyze and develop materials with improved characteristics and properties for future and sustaining program efforts
• Generates testing coupons, operate test equipment, conduct test activities, monitor test procedures, author test reports, and maintains compliance with laboratory safety practices


Required Skills:
• Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Aeronautical Engineering, or Chemistry
• 1 year of experience working in a laboratory environment
• 1 year experience creating test plans, executing experiments, and collecting data
• Tolerance working with and around chemicals (e.g. paints and sealants)
• Organizational skills to handle multiple program and work requests from start to finish
• Strong ability to perform work independently as well as work well with others
• High attention to detail, self-starter and results driven
• Excellent interpersonal communication and problem-solving skills, and ability to perform effectively in a team environment
• Experience with MS Office Suite, such as Word and Excel
• Strong technical writing skills with the ability to clearly communicate complex procedures, results, and technical concl

Preferred Skills:
• 2+ years' related engineering work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
• Experience formulating, applying, or testing aerospace or automotive multi-component with paints
• Knowledge of structured designs of experiments, Minitab, or JMP statistical software
• Experience with 3D printing and generating basic CAD models with Catia, Inventor, or similar software
• Experience using a programming language, writing an Excel macro, or creating a simple robot/CNC motion pat

Bachelor's degree and 2 or more years' experience or a Master's degree with experience. Bachelor, Master or Doctorate of Science degree from an accredited course of study, in engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics or chemistry.

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  • Comprehensive healthcare coverage
  • Paid time off
  • Retirement savings plans
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