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Process Engineer

Ladson, SC 29456

Job Function: Engineering Job Number: 401975

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinates manufacturing processes by performing the following duties.  Assists in training and leading composite lay-up and engineering technicians on issues.
  • Work hands-on with composite lay-up and bonding personnel in the fabrication of composite and metal bond parts and assemblies.
  • Guide lay-up and bonding personnel in the fabrication of composite and metal bond parts
  • Monitor, administer and resolve technical issues on engineering projects.
  • Participate in Kaizen events to solve production/operations problems.
  • Evaluate the use adhesives, primers, processing techniques and materials for use within the company.
  • Interface with customers on materials and processes issues.
  • Provide technical input to assist in the fabrication of tooling and the resolution of tooling issues.
  • Assist in customer audits (NADCAP, AS9100, etc.).
  • Develop manufacturing processes (Bill of Materials, Work Instructions, Travelers) for sheet metal and composite parts fabrication to customer requirements using customer supplied data (drawing, mylars and tooling).  Must meet job release deadlines.
  • Support root cause and corrective action teams.
  • Assist in standard mechanical testing mechanical testing of composite materials
  • Confers with planning and design staff concerning product design and tooling to ensure efficient production methods.
  • Confers with vendors to determine product specifications and arrange for purchase of equipment, materials, or parts, and evaluates products according to specifications and quality standards.
  • Confers with management, engineering, and other staff regarding manufacturing capabilities, production schedules, and other considerations to facilitate production processes.
  • Participates in research into and development of innovative processing and fabrication techniques in the application of advanced composite materials (graphite/polyimide, graphite /epoxy, graphite/bismaleimide, thermoplastics) honeycomb cores and adhesives to aerospace structures and vehicles.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a “US Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. §120.15 is required
  • Must be “Hands On”.
  • Possess a background and knowledge in composite materials and processes (graphite/polyimide, graphite /epoxy, graphite/bismaleimide, thermoplastics, honeycomb cores and adhesives) used in aerospace structures and vehicles.
  • Possess some knowledge of industry practices and standards, with a particular focus on the fabrication, qualification and testing of composite materials
  • Possess some organizational and planning abilities.
  • Must be able to read and understand blueprints and process specifications.
  • Must be familiar with the engineering and processing of composites and bonding processes for both metals and composites.
  • Meets commitments, is high energy, self-motivated, accepts accountability, handles changes, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, meets attendance/punctuality requirements.
  • Ability to work constructively with a team of manufacturing and quality personnel, engineers and technicians.
  • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
  • Ability to write reports and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to write test plans and technical reports.
  • Knowledge of mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. 
  • Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • To perform this job successfully, an individual should have knowledge of Epicor software (desired); Excel Spreadsheet software, Word Processing software and CATIA

Education and/or Experience    
Bachelor's degree (B.S.) from four-year college or university in aeronautical, chemical or mechanical engineering or material science.  Master’s degree (Preferred)In addition, applicants should have five to seven years of experience in aerospace or related industries.

** Johnson Service Group (JSG) is an Equal Opportunity Employer. JSG provides equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, marital status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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