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Aerospace Application Engineer

Job ID 9593 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.

**This job is the same opening as 9342 - please do not reapply unless contacted by the recruiter** The scope has changed and will review all applications in the order they were received to see if they fit the new requirements. 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 organisation. 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.

Job Overview and Responsibilities:
The key responsibilities of this role are:
Lead and support 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 characterisation 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

Education and Experience:

Required skills & experience:
Knowledge of composite materials and related manufacturing processes (prepreg, resin infusion, thermoplastics, thermosets, and others)
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering within the following disciplines; Aerospace, Chemical, Materials or Mechanical.  Will also consider a Bachelor's degree in Mathematics or Science.
5-10 years of experience in the composite materials field working for an OEM or Tier 1 or 2 supplier on certification programs
5 years' experience on material and/or manufacturing processes specifications
5 years' experience on reviewing composite part designs / drawings for manufacturability and specification compliance
3 years’ experience on Research and Development of composite materials and processing technologies
Experience with composite material related testing protocols and standards such as ASTM, CMH-17, SAE, among others
Driven towards action, goals and results
Excellent communication skills


Desired skills and experience
Master’s degree in similar disciplines or MBA
Experience in modelling and simulation of composite part manufacturing and structural performance 

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