204955 - Composite Mfg Engineer
12 months

Chipton-Ross is seeking a Composite Manufacturing Engineer for a direct opportunity in Huntsville, AL.

60% - Plan, develop, initiate and maintain processes for the fabrication of advanced composite parts. Create detailed work instructions, procedures, PFMEAs, and JSAs that meet design, process, quality, safety, and environmental requirements. Provide shop floor support of advanced composite manufacturing processes.
30% - Provide technical guidance and/or training to shop floor, design and management teams. Analyze engineering drawings and specifications in support of developing robust and advanced part and tooling designs. Interface with all of the related support groups for processes to ensure accuracy, control and safety of the personnel and quality of the hardware.
5% - Perform investigations of nonconforming hardware and implement corrective actions to prevent future occurrences.
5% - Present fabrication processes at customer readiness reviews and present process changes to customers at change board meetings.

- Compression molding with rubber, molding compounds strongly desired
- Hand layup and cure of insulation and other materials is strongly desired
- Surface preparation for primary substrates to bond rubber or composite is desired
- Autoclave programming and operation is a plus
- Experience with operation and programming of Digital Cutting Tables is a plus Composite machining and CNC programming:
- Strong GD&T background supporting part validation
- CAD modeling experience
- CNC mills and lathes programming
- Experience machining complex parts using CNC and manual machines
- Machining composite materials
- Experience with digital cutting tables
- Operation and programming of robots and CMM is a plus
- UG-NX experience desired Filament Wind, Layup and Cure:
- Experience laying up composite parts and samples by hand required
- Programming and operation of 4 or 5 axis filament wind machines is required
- Programming and operation of composite cure ovens strongly desired
Work Environment and Physical Requirements: The work environment may require a combination of indoor and outdoor activity (hot, cold, wet, humid conditions) with a varied amount of walking, standing, sitting, climbing (i.e. ladders, stair, scaffolding, ramps), balance (maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces), bending, reaching, handling/fingering (seizing, holding, grasping, turning picking, pinching), stooping, kneeling, crouching and ability to lift/carry/push/pull up to 50 pounds. While performing the duties of this job, employees may work around variable noise levels. May require the use of personal protective equipment such as safety glasses, safety shoes, and shop coat. May also be required to work in a standard office setting and to use standard office equipment, including a computer. Ability to distinguish colors may also be necessary. Some employees may be required to drive between various locations within the Company facility.

Requires a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering Technology, Aero Engineering, Chemical Engineering or related discipline plus at least (5) years of related experience in one or more of the following Composite Manufacturing Engineering disciplines (or an equivalent combination of education and experience): Insulation Layup, Molding and Cure


Travel Schedule:
- Occasional travel maybe required to support suppliers or other manufacturing sites.
- Occasional off-shift and weekend work required to support manufacturing schedules.

Employment will be contingent on clearing a drug screen and background check. Both must clear prior to start date.

Juan Saldarriaga
420 Culver Boulevard
Playa Del Rey, CA 90293

Phone: (310) 414-7800 x258 or (800) 927-9318 x258

Candidates responding to this posting must currently possess the eligibility to work in the United States. No third parties please.

Employment will be contingent on candidate clearing pre-employment drug screen and background check.

Chipton-Ross provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State or local law. This policy governs all areas of employment at Chipton-Ross, including recruiting, hiring, training, assignment, promotions, compensation, benefits, discipline, and terminations.