Materials and Processes Engineer - Metallurgist

Job Locations US-WA-Kent
Engineering Center of Excellence
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As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for the identification or development, qualification, testing and implementation of materials, supporting design of rockets and engine parts. This position will directly impact the history of space exploration and will require your dedicated commitment and detailed attention towards safe and repeatable spaceflight.


  • Work with internal customers to identify and/or develop alloys based on unique requirements
  • Create and execute development plans as the principal investigator
  • Work with suppliers to manufacture multiple forms of alloys to meet engineering requirements
  • Design and execute plan to qualify alloys to use in flight hardware
  • Collaborate with other M&P engineers and technicians to schedule and accomplish tasks
  • Partner with Design engineers to define applications and implementation plans
  • Routinely status multiple levels of internal customers and leadership


  • Ph.D. in material science or materials engineering
  • Significant experience formulating alloy chemistries for aerospace applications
  • Significant experience managing technology development programs, tracking technical progress, resources, and managing budgets
  • Significant experience using ICME analytical tools
  • Experience with powder metallurgy
  • Experience with analytical tools such as SEM, EDS, EBSD, and chemistry analysis
  • Experience developing mechanical testing plans for analysis and qualification
  • Experience developing and executing experiment plans, analyzing data and reporting results
  • Strong written and personal computer skills
  • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)


  • 5+ year experience post doctorate working in metal alloys development
  • Experience with metallurgical supply chain for a wide variety of manufacturing methods


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