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Aerospace Application Engineer

Job ID AER000076 Anaheim, California, United States;

Solvay is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected characteristics.

Solvay is a multi-specialty chemical company committed to developing chemistry that addresses key societal challenges. We innovate and partner with customers in diverse global end markets. Solvay Composite Materials combines 50 years of technology heritage to bring a comprehensive product portfolio, expertise in material design, and extensive process engineering solutions to our customers. As the partner of choice for advanced materials development, we deliver optimal material solutions to address our customers’ most challenging demands for new high-performance materials to improve durability and production, while offering weight savings for the end application. 

Job Overview and Responsibilities

                        The Role: Aerospace Application Engineer 

Solvay’s established position as a market leader in the supply of aerospace composites solutions continues to drive the growth of its Application Engineering team to support the evolving demands of the industry. This has been exemplified recently through numerous US OEM and Tier 1 development programmes which leverage Solvay’s proven track record of developing novel material and process technologies.

Due to the gap this demand has created, Solvay is now actively recruiting an Applications Engineer to support its developments in this region. This new role will sit within the Solvay Composite Materials
business unit as part of the Research & Innovation organization. This position will support the development of material and process solutions for highly critical advanced aerospace structures which offer performance, economic and sustainability benefits to Solvay’s customers. 

Solvay offers a unique and dynamic approach to Research and Innovation and is looking for an enthusiastic and motivated individual to strengthen its Aerospace Application Engineering team.

The key responsibilities of this role are: 
  • Support and lead projects requiring material manufacturing, prototyping, tooling, and part
  • builds from prepreg, out-of-autoclave, resin Infusion , thermoplastics, amongst other
  • manufacturing technologies 
  • Identify and foster new processes for material deposition, forming and curing to support
  • technology adoption on aerospace platforms 
  • Support characterization and producibility studies of new material developments
  • Interact with broader Application and R&I groups 
  • Support simulation analysis and development for composite part manufacturing and structural performance
  • Promote Solvay technologies and articulate value proposition to customers 
  • Assess technology gaps for future product and process development 
  • Develop relationships with US aerospace OEM and Tier 1 customer base
  • Support US driven development projects 
  • Provide technical guidance in conveying the voice of the customer 
  • Establish US customer network 
  • Support US Aero Application Engineering capability plan
  • Other duties as assigned

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's Degree in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)
  • Three to Seven (3-7) years experience in the composite materials field 
  • Experience in modeling and simulation of the composite part of manufacturing and structural performance


  • Knowledge of composite materials and related manufacturing processes (prepreg, resin infusion, thermoplastics, thermosets, and others )
  • Driven towards action, goals and results
  • Excellent communication skills

  • Master's Degree in STEM
  • Six Sigma 




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