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Materials and Processes (M&P) Engineer III

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Englewood
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Job Description:

Sierra Nevada Corporation IAS is currently seeking a Materials and Processes (M&P) Engineer to provide design and manufacturing support and oversight for a variety of aircraft modification efforts. The person in this position should have background in selection and evaluation of materials for high reliability aerospace applications. This is a mid-career position meaning the successful applicant can demonstrate through prior job experience they are considered an emerging expert in the M&P field but may still some have some areas of technical expertise in which they are considered a learner.
The successful applicant will spend up to 60% of their time aiding programs in the selection and implementation of composite material systems. The remaining 40% will be spent in as-needed consultation on metallic corrosion prevention and 3D printing technology/material selection. Any unforeseen down time will be filled with revising SNC IAS’s material specifications and charting the course for future materials development/qualification.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS

Primary responsibilities include:

  • processes, resolve issues and provide technical information needed for material selection and process development.
  • Originate material and fabrication specifications, control documents, verification and validation plans, procedures, reports, or other documentation in support of design and development activities as related to M&P engineering.
  • Conduct material compatibility and flammability analysis review as well as revise the flammability process at SNC IAS
  • Work with external companies and laboratories to perform material testing and solve manufacturing issues
  • Ensure conformance of products with engineering design and performance specifications.
  • Understand, plan and execute technical activities in accordance with SNC policies, procedures, work instructions and specific customer requirements
  • Perform vendor qualification for new composite vendors
  • Manage the Material Science lab (equipment maintenance/tracking and test planning/implementation assistance for programs)


  • BS in Materials Engineering or related discipline and typically 6+ years of relevant experience. Advanced education and/or experience may be considered in-lieu of required experience or education, respectively
  • Excellent communication skills required. The candidate will be expected to communicate effectively in presentations to large audiences as well as person to person without prompting
  • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision under short deadlines.
  • Well versed with industry standards for materials, processes and mechanical parts selection and management including AR-3/19 and CMH-17
  • Knowledge of engineering materials (such as metals, polymers, composites, adhesives, etc.) as well as a basic understanding of engineering systems (fasteners, pressure vessels, etc.) and Non-destructive Evaluation (NDE) techniques
  • Minimum Fundamental Knowledge, Skills and Abilities as stated in SNC’s Responsibility Matrix
  • The ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required. Learn more about the background check process for Security Clearances


This position requires the ability to obtain and maintain a Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

Estimated Starting Salary Range: $101,774.67 - $139,940.19

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, Denver , Materials and Processes (M&P) Engineer III, Other , Englewood, Colorado

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