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TPS Production Metrology Engineer


Applications Engineer


Huntsville, Alabama, United States


Leidos Defense Systems, is seeking a passionate, detail-oriented problem solver to serve as a Metrology Engineer supporting the development of a Thermal Protection System (TPS) as a part of the nation’s leading Hypersonic Production Program conducted within the Advanced Materials Product Group.
As an integral member of the TPS production team, the successful candidate will serve as a Metrology Engineer utilizing the latest inspection and metrology techniques in the development of manufacturing and assembling ceramic, composite, and metallic components into a complex assembly. Candidate will be responsible for evaluating metrology data, documenting methodology used, and presenting results to team members and/or customers. Candidate must be able to apply knowledge of engineering design, GD&T, and manufacturing processes to complex mechanical assemblies.

Primary Responsibilities
List daily duties and/or specific job responsibilities.
• Utilize 3D scanning to perform metrology of components and complex assemblies using GD&T in accordance with ASME Y14.5
• Effectively communicate results with a team of diverse individuals
• Develop documentation to standardized metrology methods
• Develop metrology processes for new systems based on design intent and customer requirements.
• Develop automation processes integration to a manufacturing environment.
• Perform design of tooling, fixturing, and prototype hardware

Basic Qualifications

• SECRET Clearance required
• Experience processing, manipulating, and releasing engineering definition, including 3D data and detailed drawings.
• BS in Mechanical Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, or similar with 8-12 years of relevant experience in engineering, production, and mechanical design (or a MS with 6-10 years)
• Direct experience with SolidWorks or equivalent CAD software and related detail drawings
• Experience with metrology methodology and techniques utilizing quality assurance technologies such as coordinate measurement machines or blue light projection scanners.

Preferred Qualifications

• Experience with AS9102 inspections involving metrology of complex systems
• Proficiency in Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing in accordance with ASME Y14.5
• Excellent communication skills including preparing reports and present results customers
• Team leadership experience
• Ability to stay focused and succeed in high-stress, dynamic, and fast-paced environments
• Strong Communication and attention to detail
• Proficiency using Geomagic or GOM software suites
• Experience working in a manufacturing environment

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 $101,400.00 - $183,300.00

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.