Sr. Engineer – Materials & Processes (Full Time)

  • Company:Piper Aircraft
  • Employment type:Full time
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Provide support to the Materials & Processes (M&P) Engineering department:

Evaluate and select industry technical specifications and economic factors relating to material, process, or product design objectives including regulatory compliance. Develop and maintain specifications as necessary to define Type Design.

Support Design and Production by determination of appropriate methods for fabricating, inspecting, fastening, and joining materials. Review new product and improvement plans and make recommendations for material selection based on design, manufacturability, and cost objectives.

Function as focal point for investigation of materials, processes, procedures, products, or components that fail or do not function as intended, to develop root cause.

Represent engineering in Material Review Board (MRB) process of nonconformance resolution.

Plan and implement laboratory operations and tests on raw materials or finished products to develop material and fabrication procedures, define design allowables, performance limitations, or to ensure their quality.

Act and produce innovative solutions and exhibit resourcefulness in new materials and processes to modernize Piper with industry practices.

Act in a mentoring capacity to entry-level engineers and interns.


Experience with chemical processes such as alkaline washing, metal etching, structural bond priming, adhesive bonding, material flammability, exterior paint systems, and laboratory testing methods is preferred.

Experience with 14 CFR Part 23 FAA regulatory requirements is preferred.

Additional requirements specific to this position:

This position requires a bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering or Materials Science & Engineering from an ABET accredited institution and at least seven years of experience as a Material and Processes Engineer. Candidates shall be capable of working in diverse team environments and physically able to move in and out of the office/plant without restrictions. Candidates must be highly self-motivated with an aptitude for problem-solving. An individual technical report shall be provided upon request and prior to interview to demonstrate the candidate's ability to communicate technical information in a self-contained written document.

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