SURVICE Engineering Company
  • 12-Jan-2018 to 13-Mar-2018 (EST)
  • Aberdeen Proving Ground, MD, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

SURVICE Engineering is nationally recognized as a single-source provider for Government and industry organizations involved in all phases of the systems engineering process. We're proud to have supported the development, testing, and analysis of many of the major U.S. combat systems in the field today. In addition, we've helped create a central repository of defense systems related information and resources routinely used by analysts, testers, and other specialists.  

SURVICE is currently seeking a Mechanical, Composite or Additive Manufacturing Engineer/Researcher that specializes in the operation of composite fiber placement and/or polymer additive manufacturing equipment, perform materials characterizations on polymer additive manufacturing feedstocks, and evaluate mechanical properties of products manufactured. Working closely with our DoD customer, this researcher will:

  • Operate technical equipment for polymer additive manufacturing processes
  • Operate fiber draw facility and feedstock formation to support continuous fiber drawing from polymer feedstocks
  • Design layer by layer assembly of systems based upon material properties of the feedstocks (polymer or fiber reinforced)
  • Design prototype concepts for testing material properties
  • Measure materials response using appropriate ASTM or equivalent standard test protocols
  • Prepare presentations and written documents summarizing efforts. May present the information to the customer, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers. 

Primary knowledge, skills, and abilities we are looking for:

  • Interpret control software and interface system to operate manufacturing equipment for manufacturing engineered structures using fiber placement or additive manufacturing tools;
  • Mechanically test or evaluate products formed using Instron or equivalent load frames and be capable of establishing test protocols to software systems related to mechanical analysis;
  • Interpret results and analyze performance of measured systems to provide design of experiments
  • Characterize materials using differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), thermal gravimetric analysis (TGA), dynamic mechanical analysis (DMA), according to ASTM expected processes

Work Location:  Work will be performed at the Army Research Laboratory, located at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland. Minimal travel will be required. 

Education and Experience:

  • BS or MS in Mechanical, Chemical, or Materials Engineering and at least 1 year of relevant experience.
  • Experience with design of experiments methods
  • Hands-on experience with manufacturing or processing of composites or additive manufacturing methods 

Clearance Requirement: Must be able to obtain a DoD clearance. U.S. citizenship is required in order to obtain this clearance.  Current clearance is desired. 

Relocation benefits are available. 

SURVICE Engineering Company offers competitive salaries and generous benefits packages, including tuition reimbursement up to $7K a year.


SURVICE Engineering is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

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