Senior Materials & Processes Engineer
at Honda (U.S.)

Date Posted: 4/16/2021

Job Description


General Summary

Senior Materials and Processes Engineer with expertise in airframe engineering drawing support. Experience with materials (metallic, composite, and non-metallic), fabrication, finishing, corrosion control, test methodology, project direction, statistical analysis, Non-Destructive Testing (NDT), repair techniques, and Material Review Board actions.

Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Reviews and approves engineering drawings for Materials and Processes (M&P) requirements

  2. Creates, maintains, interprets, and applies M&P specifications (metal fabrication, welding, heat treatment, casting, liquid penetrant inspection, ultrasonic inspection, fasteners, metal-bonding, composite fabrication, and corrosion protection)

  3. Interacts with suppliers of parts, assemblies and materials

  4. Supports Production Material Review Board and Service Center liason actions for M&P discrepancies

  5. Provides engineering expertise for metallic, composite, and non-metallic technologies (i.e. sealants, finishes, etc.)

  6. Supports test houses, Procurement, and in-service aircraft

  7. Travels as required for M&P issues

Education & Work Experience:

  1. BS and/or MS Materials Science and Engineering

  2. 10 years of related work experience in aviation, aerospace or similar industry

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  1. Strong technical writing skills for specifications, standards, test plans and test results reports.

  2. Excellent listening, written and oral communication skills.

  3. Proficient computer skills with CATIA V, TeamCenter, MS Office, CMH STATS, SAP, and Lotus Notes.

  4. Proficient at interrogating 3D engineering models in CATIA V5 for details and assemblies.

  5. Proficient at applying M&P requirements on engineering drawings for M&P requirements. Knowledge of M&P requirements for standard parts (i.e. fasteners, bushings, fittings, etc.).

  6. Ability to comprehend and apply FAA regulations, technical guidance and requirements for airframe design during Type Certification and Production phases of an aircraft program.

  7. Ability to perform statistical analysis of data from material qualification test programs and generates design allowables and material specification values.

  8. Expertise in corrosion protection for aircraft design and evaluating corrosion issues for in-service aircraft.

  9. Experience at interfacing with FAA Aircraft Certification Office (ACO) and Manufacturing Inspection District Office (MIDO) organizations is a plus.

  10. Current or prior FAA Designated Engineering Representative (DER) for Metallic and/or Non-Metallic M&P is a major plus.

  11. Non-Destructive Testing expertise and/or NAS410 certification in any technique is a major plus.

  12. Knowledge of Material Review Board (MRB) actions for M&P discrepancies.  MRB authority is a plus.

  13. Knowledge of physical testing and mechanical testing of metallic and/or composite materials and structure is a plus.

  14. Ability to mentor and /or lead less experienced engineers and technicians.

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type: Full-Time
  • Location: Greensboro
  • Job Type: Engineering
  • Experience: Not Specified
  • Date Posted: 4/16/2021

About Us

Honda opened its first U.S. operations in 1959. Since then, the company has grown to directly employ more than 32,000 associates in North America who are responsible for the design, manufacturing and sales and distribution of not just Honda and Acura vehicles, but also power products, ATVs, motorcycles and even jets. The experience, focus and dedication of this team has led to countless product awards for product quality and dependability throughout the years.

Honda has remained committed to continued growth in North America. The company invested more than $1 billion in its manufacturing operations in 2012. While Honda celebrated 30 years of auto production in North America in 2012, the company's seven auto plants combined to produce nearly 1.7 million vehicles - a new record for this region.

Honda is built on realizing the dreams of individuals, reinforced by the global slogan "Power of Dreams." We are always looking for bright, ambitious associates who are open to new ideas, embrace individual respect, and have a strong commitment to improving society and the environment. We offer competitive compensation and benefits, which may include:

  • Comprehensive Health Care Plans
  • Pre-Tax Spending Account
  • Competitive Retirement Plans
  • Paid Holidays/ Paid Time Off
  • Flexible Work Schedules
  • Product Purchase and Lease Programs
  • Volunteer Community Involvement Programs
  • Educational Reimbursement Program
  • Vehicle Safety Training Program
  • Credit Union Membership

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