Material & Process Engineer
Tulsa, OK
Infinite Composites provides products for aerospace, aviation, defense, bulk gas transport and vehicular transportation markets. ICT's products provide the most efficient vessels for storing and transporting pressurized liquids and gases. The Company designs, develops, manufactures and analyzes composite pressure vessels (CPVs). ICT’s team includes the brightest, innovative minds who are capable of solving unique problems where others have failed. InfiniteCPV products allow for users to maximize their payload capacity and minimize transportation costs, helping create new viable opportunities or improve on existing margins.

Company Values
Innovation, Quality, Teamwork, Transparency, Integrity, Focus

The M&P Engineer is responsible for conducting research into and development of innovative processing and fabrication techniques in the application of advanced composite materials, testing, providing technical support, and guidance to fabrication personnel. The M&P Engineer will work closely with all engineers and departments to ensure materials support the designs that meet customer requirements, safety requirements, and pass first yield FEA. This role reports to the VP of Engineering. 

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Evaluate alternative composite materials and processes that improve properties by performing trade studies, manufacturing trials, and coupon testing.
  • Lead process development activities through a demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging manufacturing/process techniques to support objectives of new programs.
  • Develop a database at a reasonable confidence interval, comparable to Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS), for exotic materials we use to fabricate our products.
  • Develop B-Basis allowables databases for all materials and combinations of materials we use to fabricate our products.  
  • Utilize process simulation tools to develop new or optimized process cure processes.
  • Develop material and process specifications through collaboration with Manufacturing and Vendors to guide engineers in selecting appropriate materials by drawing from military standards, industry standards and material engineering experience.
  • Perform materials related failure investigations to determine root cause and corrective actions by the inspection, analysis and testing of parts.
  • Develop and execute composite material qualification plans, including fabrication and testing plans.
  • Support Continuous Improvement initiatives, provide support to sustaining manufacturing, and help reduce cost of production while increasing product quality.
  • Expected to work in a safe manner in accordance with established operating procedures and practices.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
Basic Qualifications:
  • B.S. Engineering degree, or
  • Associate's degree or 2 years of college/university coursework AND 2 years of relevant work experience, or
  • 4 years of relevant work experience.
Preferred Skills and Experience:
  • 2-5 years of engineering design (CAD) experience.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, including written, verbal, and presentation.
  • Must be confident with a hands-on approach to products, processes, and tooling. 
  • Familiarity with machining practices and additive manufacturing.
  • Strong planning, prioritization and project management competencies.
  • Ability to excel in a team atmosphere of creativity, courage, while delivering results.
  • Ability to meet strict and demanding deadlines.
  • Must be proficient in Microsoft Office programs; willingness to learn G-Suite.
Additional Requirements:
  • Ability to obtain US DoD Clearance.
  • Ability to meet International Trade and Arms Regulations (ITAR) requirements.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to work in excess of 8 hours per day and 5 days per week.  Willing to work all required shifts hours, overtime and weekends, if required.

    Demand - Frequency
  • Walk - Frequently. 
  • Stand and sit for long periods of time – Frequently.
  • Use hands to handle, feel, or manipulate – Frequently.
  • Reach with hands and arms - Frequently. 
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl – Occasionally. 
  • Talk and hear – Frequently. 
  • Use close vision depth perception and ability to adjust – Constant.
  • Lift 25lbs unassisted – Occasionally.

To conform to U.S. Government space technology export regulations, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) you must be a U.S. citizen,lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C.1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S.Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.
ICT is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with ICT is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race,color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

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