Composite Material & Process Engineer (Level 3)

Lockheed Martin

Palmdale, CA

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Job Description

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics. Be More Than You Can Imagine.

For more than 76 years, Skunk Works has created revolutionary aircraft and technologies that push the boundaries of what is possible. What has been key to Skunk Works’ success? A group of “Skunks” – some of the most innovative, strategic and visionary thinkers around.

The Composite Material & Process Engineer will apply composite material engineering principles to enable manufacturing (and/or research and development) of composite parts and assemblies, including fiber reinforced organic matrix materials and fabrication processes such as traditional hand lay-up, Automated Fiber Placement (AFP), infusion, and Resin Transfer Molding (RTM). Typical Material and Process (M&P) tasks include:

- Interface internally and with suppliers on technical issues with composite raw materials, new materials and processes, manufacturing plans, and parts fabrication

- Develop and implement composite research and qualification plans, including process development and material characterization

- Author and maintain composite material and process specifications

- Advise on appropriate selection of materials and processes for parts and products

- Participate in structural lay-outs and design reviews

- Participate in non-conformance disposition and corrective action processes

- Generate and present technical presentations

***Must be a US Citizen. This position is located at a facility that requires special access. Must have the ability to obtain a Secret clearance.***

What’s In It For You
Our employees play an active role in strengthening the quality of life where we live and work by volunteering more than 850,000 hours annually. Here are some of the benefits you can enjoy:
• Medical
• Dental
• 401k
• Paid time off
• Work/life balance
• Career development
• Mentorship opportunities
• Rewards & recognition

Learn more about Lockheed Martin’s comprehensive benefits package here.

This position is in Palmdale, CA Discover Palmdale.

Basic Qualifications
Engineering or other technical (STEM) bachelor's, master's or PhD degree.

Experience working with composite materials, processes, fabrication/manufacturing methods, bonding/joining methods, testing, and/or inspection processes.
Desired skills
Degree in Materials Science, Materials Engineering, Composites, Polymers, or Chemistry highly preferred.

Experience with composite bonding and joining techniques, especially e.g., adhesive bonding, pi structures.

Experience interpreting engineering drawings.

Experience with material characterization techniques.

Experience creating and revising material and process specifications, reports, and test plans.

Experience overseeing material suppliers and subcontractors.

Experience transitioning composite process research to production environments.

Project management skills.

Experience preparing and deliver technical presentations to internal and external customers.

Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where your mission is ours. Our customers tackle the hardest missions. Those that demand extraordinary amounts of courage, resilience and precision. They’re dangerous. Critical. Sometimes they even provide an opportunity to change the world and save lives. Those are the missions we care about.

As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Other Important Information
By applying to this job, you are expressing interest in this position and could be considered for other career opportunities where similar skills and requirements have been identified as a match. Should this match be identified you may be contacted for this and future openings.
Ability to work remotely
Onsite Full-time: The work associated with this position will be performed onsite at a designated Lockheed Martin facility.
Work Schedule Information
Lockheed Martin supports a variety of alternate work schedules that provide additional flexibility to our employees. Schedules range from standard 40 hours over a five day work week while others may be condensed. These condensed schedules provide employees with additional time away from the office and are in addition to our Paid Time off benefits.
Security Clearance Information
This position requires a government security clearance, you must be a US Citizen for consideration.
Colorado Pay Statement
Benefits offered: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Short-Term Disability, Long-Term Disability, 401(k) match, Flexible Spending Accounts, EAP, Education Assistance, Parental Leave, Paid time off, and Holidays.

Pay Rate:
In compliance with Colorado’s Equal Pay for Equal Work Act, the annual base salary range for this position is $83,800 - $139,600 . Please note that the salary information is a general guideline only. Lockheed Martin considers factors such as (but not limited to) scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, as well as, market and business considerations when extending an offer.

This position is incentive plan eligible
Executive Order
COVID-19 continues to significantly impact our employees, families and communities. With employee health and safety as our top priority, and as a federal contractor, Lockheed Martin is taking action to address the increased risk and uncertainty COVID-19 variants pose in the workplace and ensuring we meet our commitments to national security.

To uphold safety for all employees, we will continue to request vaccination status for all Lockheed Martin employees including new hires. All current and newly hired employees are required to follow onsite safety measures based upon the COVID-19 Community Level at the specific work location.