Mechanical Engineer/Materials Scientist in Livermore at Curtiss-Wright

Date Posted: 4/12/2021

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Job Description

Curtiss-Wright Surface Technologies ("CWST") is the group name for the collective technical services provided by the legacy companies of Metal Improvement Company("MIC"), E/M Coating Services, Everlube Products, FW Gartner Thermal Spraying, Para Tech Coating, Component Coating & Repair Services, Bolt's Metallizing and IMR Test Labs.

CWST is a Division of Curtiss-Wright Corporation, a global innovative company that delivers highly engineered, critical function products and services to the commercial, industrial, defense and energy markets.

Mechanical Engineer/Material Scientist

The Senior Mechanical Engineer/Material Scientist is responsible for being a project leader for a program to develop and deploy laser peening to improve operational lifetime of ship propulsion shafts. Work will involve understanding fatigue and corrosion performance of propulsion shaft operation including steels and superalloy overlays and evaluating where and to what degree applying engineered residual stress can improve lifetimes. Project leader will lead of team of scientists, engineers and technicians to develop and qualify a laser peening process to enhance fatigue and corrosion-fatigue performance and thereby reduce risk and extend operational lifetimes of ship shafts.

Livermore, CA

Your Challenge:

  • Design of elements for laser peening followed by fatigue and corrosion-fatigue testing
  • Provide alloy and superalloy material science expertise
  • Conduct fatigue and corrosion testing of large scale test elements
  • Conduct residual stress measurements
  • Full-scale component laser peening, process qualification testing and deployment certification for production peening of propulsion shafts.
  • Interact with Navy engineering, propulsion shaft manufacturers and ship operations technical warrant holders.
  • Organize and manage a multi-million-dollar program and develop project plans and activities based on a current statement of work with the customer.

Your Expertise:

  • Possess excellent customer interaction skills with ability create monthly reports and conduct status presentations to customers
  • Experience in general component engineering with emphasis on fatigue lifetime enhancement, component wear and corrosion reduction engineering.
  • Experience and skills in solid modeling and finite element analysis (FEA).
  • Over 7 years' experience of Materials Science expertise is highly desirable with experience in steels, superalloys and corrosion resistant coatings.
  • PhD in Materials Science or related field.

This position may require exposure to information that is subject to US export control regulations, i.e. the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of U.S. regulations.

Curtiss-Wright values diversity in the workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you require accommodation due to a disability at any time during the recruitment and/or assessment process, please contact Talent Acquisition and we will make all reasonable efforts to accommodate your request. #LI-PV

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