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Materials and Process Engineer


Applications Engineer


Crane, Indiana, United States


Leidos Defense Systems is seeking a passionate, detail-oriented problem-solver to serve as Materials and Process Engineer to support the Advanced Materials Department. With offices across the United States engaging in the defense, space, cyber and commercial fields, Leidos provides responsive, cost-effective engineering, scientific and IT solutions.

The Advanced Materials Department is a multi-disciplinary team that provides materials engineering expertise for every phase of a program. With backgrounds in materials science, chemistry/chemical engineering, physics, among others, the department has experience in executing a variety of efforts from R&D, to prototype development, to supporting design and build tasks for manufacturing. Beyond subject matter expertise, the department has the analysis equipment, multi-physics modelling capability and experimental lab space to support activities ranging from proof-of-concept experimentation to manufacturing support.

Primary Responsibilities:

As an integral member of the Advanced Materials Department, the successful candidate will serve as Materials and Process Engineer. This position will balance multiple activities including but not limited to:

- Support multiple Leidos programs in the areas of material selection, metallurgy and fabrication, composites, ceramics, process improvement opportunities, root cause and corrective action (RCCA) investigations, and qualification activities.

- Investigate materials and process non-conformance issues and provide recommended problem resolutions to program management teams

- Serve as a liaison between the Advanced Materials Dept and other Leidos organizations to ensure all material and process selections, process improvements, and RCCA activities meet program goals and objectives.

- Coordinate with procurement management and subcontracted suppliers to mitigate non-conformances before they occur.

- Coordinate internally and externally with our suppliers on manufacturing process improvements and controls.

- Efficiently resolve non-conformances to limit the impact to program schedule and cost.

- Provide technical expertise during new supplier evaluations to aid in supplier risk analysis.

- Solving complex engineering challenges with both analytical and experimental approaches.

- Working closely with their mentor on various support tasks beneficial to both the engineer's skill development and to the needs of the programs the department supports.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent from an ABET accredited institution with 5+ years or Master’s Degree with 3+ years applicable experience
  • Experience executing M&P activity directly supporting projects or programs (aerospace or defense preferred)
  • Must be a resident of Crane Indiana area or willing to relocate in order to work on-site at the Crane, IN office.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working in manufacturing or production environment and/or frequently interfacing with Manufacturing
  • Project Management skills
  • Experience with additive manufacturing and/or compositing techniques.
  • Experience assembling and providing technical briefings and clear guidance to non-technical audiences
  • Familiarity with AMS, ASTM, NASA, MIL-STD, ISO 9001/AS 9100, and other industry specifications.

Original Posting Date:


While subject to change based on business needs, Leidos reasonably anticipates that this job requisition will remain open for at least 3 days with an anticipated close date of no earlier than 3 days after the original posting date as listed above.

Pay Range:

Pay Range $81,250.00 - $146,875.00

The Leidos pay range for this job level is a general guideline only and not a guarantee of compensation or salary. Additional factors considered in extending an offer include (but are not limited to) responsibilities of the job, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity, alignment with market data, applicable bargaining agreement (if any), or other law.