Structures Material and Process Engineer III

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Karman Space & Defense
Mukilteo, WA, United States

Phone: 5625470785
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Structures Material and Process Engineer III


Mukilteo, WA 


$105,000 - $130,000

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We are looking for a Structures Material and Process Engineer III!

Pay: DOE $105,000.00 - $130,000.00. 



  • Work directly on the manufacturing shop floor giving hands-on support to manufacturing engineers and technicians
  • Verify calculations and analysis work of other team members
  • Lead proposal and contract efforts, often on multiple programs simultaneously
  • Research and perform screen testing for extreme service environment material applications.
  • Write test plans in support of materials testing, using a Design of Experiment approach
  • Execute and evaluate material property testing for the development of B-basis design allowable, quality assurance, and engineering test requirement
  • Author and maintain legacy material and process specifications, as well as creation of new specifications
  • Develop solutions to non-conformance issues. Consult with Quality, analyze trends, and reduce frequency
  • Utilize strong written and verbal communication, technical report writing skills, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Review designs for cost, manufacturing, and quality assurance issues
  • Provide technical support to customers
  • Mentor and act as a resource for more junior engineers


  • Required: Bachelor's degree in Materials Science or equivalent experience, registration
  • Preferred: Master’s degree in related field
  • 4-7 years relevant industry experience preferred
  • Experience with advanced composite manufacturing of aircraft or spacecraft components
  • Experience with the following: Out-of autoclave, autoclave, wet lay, filament winding, and primary structure bonding; thermosetting resins and their characterization; experience with high temperature materials preferred
  • Experience with mechanical and physical property testing of materials and hardware
  • Strong understanding of ASTM test methods, and military/commercial M&P specifications.
  • Knowledge of CAD/CAE softwares, basic understanding of CATIA and/or SolidWorks
  • Self-motivated, able to multi-task, work independently on assignments with minimal oversight or direction, quality-oriented and safety consciou
  • Possesses strong mechanical aptitude as well as creativity in solving problems; able to track overall goals and “see the big picture” while focusing on details• Excellent communication and customer relationship skills
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen
  • Must hold or be able to obtain a DoD SECRET clearance




  • Medical 
  • Dental 
  • Vision 
  • Life 
  • 401k 
  • Tuition Reimbursement 
  • Paid Holidays 
  • Employee Referral Program 


If an exciting career in the Space & Defense Industry is for you, we'd LOVE to talk to you! 


KARMAN SPACE & DEFENSE: Karman is the market leading suppliers of metallic and composite flight hardware and sub-assemblies for the space, missile, and hypersonic markets. Karman offers an unprecedented capability set to customers, creating a supply chain solution in a historically fragmented supply base. The Karman team draws on in-house expertise in engineering & design, precision machining, large part forming, welding, heat age, finishing, assembly, ablative & insulative composites, and other capabilities to serve as a strategic partner to customers. Karman is headquartered in greater Los Angeles and currently has 5 locations in Southern California and 1 location in Mukilteo, Washington.

Karman is committed to equal employment opportunity. We will not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis (“protected class”) including, but not limited to race; color; religion; genetic information; national origin; sex; pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions; age; disability; citizenship status; uniform servicemember status; or any other protected class under federal, state, or local law.

Our management is dedicated to ensuring the fulfillment of this policy with respect to hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, layoff, termination, recruitment advertising, pay, and other forms of compensation, training, and general treatment during employment.