Spirit AeroSystems Metallic Material & Process Engineer Level 3 in >Wichita, Kansas

Metallic Material & Process Engineer Level 3




Wichita, Kansas


Product Engineering & Technology

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Job Summary

About Us

Spirit AeroSystems designs and builds aerostructures for both commercial and defense customers. With headquarters in Wichita, Kansas, Spirit operates sites in the U.S., U.K., France and Malaysia. The company's core products include fuselages, pylons, nacelles and wing components for the world's premier aircraft. Spirit AeroSystems focuses on affordable, innovative composite and aluminum manufacturing solutions to support customers around the globe.

The Role

Analyzes, researches, designs and develops metallic materials and their related fabrication and application processes to develop and optimize metallic materials for use in engineering design of and/or application in structures, systems and subsystems. Applies principles of chemistry, physics, and metallic material behavior to develop metallic material and processing specifications, fabrication and assembly processes. Develops, analyzes and applies metallic material properties and design allowables, processing methods and quality engineering specifications and standards. Reviews and approves engineering drawings and documents for part conformance and to assist in resolving part failure analysis for fabrication, assembly and in service problems. Applies knowledge of aerospace mechanical/structural metallic component fabrication and assembly processes and technologies to support research and development strategies and plans. Support developments and maturation of technology.

Key Accountabilities

• Apply knowledge of engineering and scientific principles to the structural metallic material and process discipline in order to support the development, design, manufacturing, assembly, evaluation/inspection, and procurement of aerospace structures.• Apply knowledge of metallic material properties to develop, select, trade or recommend metallic materials that meet the environmental and regulatory requirements for chemical, environmental, and mechanical systems. • Apply knowledge of metallic material properties to develop new aero-structure concepts relative to OEM metallic material and process requirements.• Apply engineering technical and programmatic knowledge to develop and support research projects to resolve metallic material and process problems, improve metallic manufacturing processes and push the envelope of metallic materials technology.• Apply knowledge of metallic fabrication and assembly processes to develop new and more efficient metallic production processes that are repeatable, cost effective, environmentally friendly, and meet contractual and regulatory requirements as well as perform metallic process development and associated qualifications.• Apply engineering knowledge to contribute and direct the development and maintenance of metallic engineering standards/specifications.• Ability to use analytical problem solving skills to improve delivery efficiency / quality and be capable of developing RCCA’s in the field of metallic materials or processes that affect aero-structures.

Skills & Experience

Required experience:

  • 5-10 years experience in a Metallic M&P role

  • Have had or has the ability to acquire and maintain OEM (Boeing, Airbus, etc.) delegations for:-Engineering drawing review and approval-Designated part (i.e. D6) manufacturing planning review and approval-MRB review and approval authority.

Preferred experience:

  • Master's degree in a Metallic Materials Science / Metallurgical Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with Metallic Materials Science emphasis and a minimum of five years of directly related technical experience in aircraft/aerospace engineering (or an equivalent combination of education and experience.)

  • Proficiency in CAD tools (Catia V5, Enovia, PDMLink, etc.)

  • Project Planning (MS Project)

  • Engineering Resource Planning Tools (SAP/cERP/gPLM)

  • Standard MS Office applications (Excel, Word, Outlook, Access, Visio, etc.)

  • Process experience in primary metal production, metal forming (hot & cold – stretch & roll forming, forging, casting, SPF, etc.), machining, cutting, joining, and coatings for corrosion and/or thermal protection

  • Aircraft/aerospace industry experience in aero structure materials, processes and standards as well M&P experience in the following metallic materials (i.e. aluminum, titanium, Ni-base and PH stainless steel alloys)

  • Experience in failure analysis including skills in operation of SEM

  • Experience in testing and evaluation using destructive and non-destructive test methods for metallic materials

  • Experience in NADCAP metallic special processes


Spirit AeroSystems is an equal opportunity employer and considers qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy, age, disability, veteran status or any other protected factor under federal, state or local law.