• Pyrometry Technician - Vacuum Furnace

    Job Locations US-WA-Kent
    Category
    Integrated Supply Chain
    Job ID
    2486
  • Overview

    As part of a small, passionate and accomplished team of experts, you will be responsible for thermal processing of a wide range of aerospace hardware; assisting with specification, procurement and installation of equipment; operation and maintenance of vacuum furnaces, sub-systems and ancillary equipment; assisting with process documentation and controls; performance of Pyrometric testing and certification of vacuum furnace equipment. In this hands-on position, you’ll work with engineers in the manufacturing area to build our launch vehicles and spacecraft. We seek people who are passionate about space and possess a strong desire to continuously learn and improve existing skills and techniques, as well as the development of new skills and techniques.

    Responsibilities

    • Perform thermal processing operations to obtain high quality results of brazing, hardness and mechanical properties of aerospace components
    • Work with design, manufacturing and process engineers to design for thermal processing including heat treatment, brazing, and surface processing
    • Operate and ‘own’ vacuum furnaces with high vacuum and positive pressure quench capability
    • Perform Pyrometric testing and certification of vacuum furnace equipment, per AMS 2750E
    • Identify and apply mature state-of-the-art processes to manufacturing, and assist in the development of process control documentation and quality assurance measures
    • Assist with the development of new processes to solve challenging problems, including joining, coatings and heat treatment
    • Assist with training of operators in all aspects of thermal processing and equipment usage and maintenance

    Qualifications

    • Minimum of 5 years of aerospace thermal processing experience
    • Experience performing Pyrometric testing and certification per industry standard specifications
    • Experience thermally processing aerospace materials such as stainless steel, copper, nickel and cobalt alloys, and titanium alloys
    • Familiar with post process testing such as hardness, alpha case, and mechanical testing
    • Familiar with performing furnace preventative maintenance
    • Strong written and personal computer skills
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident (current Green Card holder)

    Desired

    • 10+ of aerospace vacuum thermal processing experience
    • 5+ years performing Pyrometric testing and certification of vacuum thermal processing equipment  
    • Experience performing post process testing such as hardness, alpha case, and mechanical testing
    • Experience working with:
      • Materials engineers to design, test, and document heat treatment and braze processes
      • Design engineers to specify braze joints designs, braze alloy selection (Ni and precious metal base), and process development
    • Thermal processing binder applied coatings experience
    • Ability to operate manual machine tools (lathe, mill)

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