San Antonio, United States
Permanent | Full Time
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The Specialty Materials Integration (SMI) group is seeking multiple Mid-Level Engineering Laboratory Technicians (Level 3) to join our team in Kent, Washington. **Note: There may be some travel to the Tukwila site on an as needed basis for program support.
SMI is a section of Materials & Manufacturing Technology, all within Boeing Research & Technology (BR&T). BR&Ts scope of work spans initial concept to feasibility/development to production implementation and support. Customers include all other divisions of Boeing, US DoD (Department of Defense), NASA (National Aeronautics and Space Administration), DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency) and other organizations.
SMI is a microcosm of BR&T but with higher focus on concept generation, feasibility and technology development and maturation. We provide breadth and depth of knowledge and capabilities to help internal and external customers: with efforts spanning clean sheet design to correcting existing problems; to win contracts; to succeed.
Recent and on-going projects in SMI cover a wide range of interesting topics, including femtosecond and nanosecond laser processing of materials, an autonomous air-dropped amphibious vehicle, robotically-driven composite parts fabrication, UV-based sanitation systems for public transport, innovative missiles, specialty coatings and appliques, lightweight transparent armor, photolithography for B1B bomber parts, and smart heating blankets used to slash the cost of composites processing.
SMI has earned a reputation within Boeing as a go-to organization for fast development of innovative materials and processes. Our hands-on approach to development is enabled by our Advanced Materials, Advanced Development and Laser laboratories. Engineers work side-by-side with experienced and capable technicians in these labs to create a broad range of new products and capabilities, like those noted above. Directly resulting from this collaboration, over the last 5 years SMI teammates submitted 160 Invention Disclosures and were award 119 patents We welcome and foster new ideas - bring us yours!
As an Electrical Laboratory Technician or Mechanical Laboratory Technician, you will work with experienced mentors to use and improve a wide range of skills covering: flat satellite build; build of electrical test equipment and support harnesses; build of mechanical test and install lift equipment; vehicle install on test fixtures; laser alignment; sealing, drilling, and assembling of parts/details; crane operation; QC checking; class 100 clean room operations; perform power up and functional checks; and much more. With our variety of work, you wont be bored!
Evaluates parts, materials, processes, technology or equipment through research and testing to ensure safety, reliability and adherence to requirements and specifications
Analyzes failed parts and processes to reduce or eliminate future failures
Generates test plans, identifies and categorizes failures, determines root cause and documents results and recommendations
Proposes, develops and validates revisions to procedures and specifications
Determines suitability of parts, materials and processes
Determines suitability of parts, materials and processes and coordinates resolution of issues with suppliers and customers
Supports continuous improvement of products and processes by designing, developing, fabricating, testing, evaluating and implementing new concepts and technology
Provides knowledge and technical consultation to internal and external customers
This position is expected to be 100% onsite. The selected candidate will be required to work onsite at one of the listed location options.
This position requires an active U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance (U.S. Citizenship Required). (A U.S. Top Secret Security Clearance that has been active in the past 24 months is considered active)
Basic Qualifications (Required Skills/Experience):
Experience as a mechanical or an electrical technician
Preferred Qualifications (Desired Skills/Experience):
Experience working in an aircraft or space related field
Associate's degree or higher
3+ years of experience working in the aerospace industry
Experience working in a shop on aircrafts or related field
Experience with various engineering disciplines (e.g., design, test, software electrical, mechanical, systems)
Experience with electrical systems and components; materials and processing related to electrical, electronic, and electro-mechanical components
Experience with mechanical systems; metallic and composites parts and processing; fastening, joining, and assembly methods
Experience to reading, understanding, and interpreting engineering drawings and specifications
Education/experience typically acquired through advanced education (e.g. Associate) and typically 3 or more years' related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience (e.g. Bachelor+1 years' related work experience, 5 years' related work experience, etc.).
Relocation assistance is not a negotiable benefit for this position. Candidates must live in the immediate area or relocate at their own expense.
Drug Free Workplace:
Boeing is a Drug Free Workplace where post offer applicants and employees are subject to testing for marijuana, cocaine, opioids, amphetamines, PCP, and alcohol when criteria is met as outlined in our policies .
Shift Work Statement:
This position is for 1st shift
This is a union represented position
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