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Materials Laboratory Technologist
Job ID #: 7963 Location: Texas - San Antonio
Functional Area: Engineering Department: PBA Defense-M&E
Position Type: Full-Time Regular Education Required: Technical Degree
Experience Required: 7 - 10 Years Relocation Provided: No

* Provides technical support, analysis and report writing for the microstructural analysis of turbine engine components. (i.e., turbine blade analyses)
* Provides assistance in the interpretation of materials test results and advises on appropriate laboratory analytical techniques to be used for failure analysis, research or on-going support.
*Schedules production and project work and generates delivery measures of performance.
*Provides technical input for the development of new repair technologies based on laboratory test results.
*Sets up necessary equipment and trains new and current Materials Laboratory Technicians in correct procedures for laboratory operations.
*Prepares complex metallurgical tests according to prescribed procedures and maintains records of results.
*Prepares samples for metallographic analysis including sectioning, mounting, polishing, etching and electro-etching.
*Ensures compliance to the applicable internal quality requirements.
*Tracks and distributes test results.  Records batch information and prepares logs for traceability.
*Maintains all laboratory files and records necessary for the regulatory and contractual needs of the company.
*Maintains and orders necessary equipment and consumables to perform all laboratory work including purchase orders, expenditure authorizations, cost benefit analyses, project schedules and reports, and procurement specifications.
*Provides technical support to production processes as assigned.
*Participates in projects as a team member and/or project team leader.
*Responsible for observing all applicable safety requirements and reporting immediately any unsafe practices/conditions.
*Carries out special projects as assigned.

*Knowledge of aerospace materials/superalloys and manufacturing processes such as brazing, plating, metallizing, welding and heat treatment.
*Ability to operate laboratory equipment required to prepare and analyze metallographic samples.
*Strong oral and written communication skills.
*Ability to read, understand and interpret blueprints.
*Working knowledge of precision measuring instruments.
*Working knowledge of PC's in the Microsoft environment (Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint).
*College diploma in mechanical engineering technology, sciences, metallurgy; or equivalent.
*Must be authorized to work in the US.


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