Wright Patterson Air Force Base

Event Date: November 15, 2013
Employer: Wright Patterson Air Force Base - Materials Integrity Branch
City: Dayton
State: Ohio
Degree Requirement: MS, PhD
Applicant must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a SECRET clearance.
The Air Force Research Laboratory Materials Integrity Branch is looking for an entry-level Failure Analyst. The position requires an Engineering Masters Degree or higher along with at least one year of engineering experience. Responsibilities include analyzing aircraft mishaps to determine the root cause of failure, communicating with Air Force Program Office engineers to prevent future failures, designing novel mechanical tests to support analysis activities and performing non-destructive evaluation of aircraft components to ensure flight safety. The ideal candidate would have a degree in Aerospace, Mechanical or Materials Engineering with a strong foundation in metallurgy of traditional aerospace alloys. The unpredictable nature of failure analysis requires the flexibility to handle multiple assignments on vastly different aircraft, such as the F-22, F-35, B-52 and HH-60, so practical engineering skills and the ability to multi-task in a high pressure environment are highly desired. The Materials Integrity Branch: * Provides materials/processing technical consultation services to AFMC Product Centers, Air Logistics Centers, Operational Commands and Industry. * Investigates potential M&P related problems involved with aerospace vehicle accidents, performs laboratory failure analyses on structural and electronic components and systems. * Solves material and materials processing problems associated with operational and experimental AF systems. * Conducts supportability development programs directed towards repair and maintenance of metallic and advanced composite materials/components for base and depot level application. * Provides specialized technical consultation the application of a broad variety of materials and processes, including structural and electronic materials, organic matrix composites, adhesives, bonded repair, seals, sealants, elastomers, coatings, corrosion, welding, NDI, electrical grounding, and aging issues related to wiring/electrical components. * Recommends solutions and provides lessons learned to developers and users. The position is located at Wright-Patterson AFB, OH, just outside of Dayton. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package depending on candidate qualifications. The applicant must be a US citizen with the ability to obtain a SECRET clearance. If interested reply to: Jeff Calcaterra, Ph.D. Team Lead, Structural Materials Evaluation AFRL/RXSA 2179 Twelfth Street WPAFB, OH 45433-7718 (work) (937) 255-1360 (fax) (937) 656-4600 jeffrey.calcaterra@us.af.mil