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Additive Manufacturing Technician
This individual needs to be passionate about advancing additive manufacturing technologies. In the clean sheet start-up environment of Additive Manufacturing (AM) at LifePort, the role will have the unique opportunity to shape the future of LifePort’s efforts in Additive Manufacturing.
The individual is responsible for developing the “know-how” both in the design and the manufacturing of products using additive manufacturing technologies in order to drive differential business solutions and results. The candidate will report to the “Manufacturing Engineering” group. As the department evolves as a cost center, the Technician will help ensure that services are provided at a cost and quality competitive with external service providers.
Essential functions include:
Leads the operation of the state-of-the-art 3D printing equipment ensuring highest level of safety for self and others, high percentage utilization and efficiency of the additive manufacturing processes.
Develops and documents the design rules, operational procedures, process optimization approaches, and quality assurance processes to standardize Additive Manufacturing (AM) within LifePort.
Capture costs associated for AM and work with Sales, Finance, and Operations to establish [internal and external] rates using cost models and trade studies.
Work with Quality and Certification groups to gain Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) approval to print “run-rate” parts as applicable.
Provides application engineering to business unit customers ranging from assessing the viability of product concepts for AM to optimizing the concepts to exploit the full potential of AM.
Partners with the business unit customers in ensuring that the 3D printed parts meet the functional requirements of the end customers.
Leverages, communicates, and organizes cross-departmental teams of engineers for development of new applications, testing, or other related project initiatives, while utilizing Lockheed Martin’s “eForum Resource Groups and Communities of Practice” information sharing structure.
Leads the development and delivery of virtual and hands-on training of AM concepts, technologies, and applications.
Provide project management, coordination and scheduling for print projects- to include, but not limited to ordering materials, servicing, and arranging maintenance.
Actively seeks out various educational and training opportunities to keep current and demonstrate continuous growth.
Basic Required Experience
Basic Required Experience
and Educational Requirements:
Associate’s Degree in Mechanical, Materials, or Metallurgical Engineering (or equivalent) from an accredited institution or Minimum 3 years of hands-on experience with additive manufacturing processes and equipment.
Experience in CAD using both 2D and 3D CAD to create, design, and manipulate solid models, assemblies, layouts, and detail drawings.
Candidates must be authorized to work in the US on a continuous basis without company sponsorship.
This position requires use of information or access to hardware which is subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). All applicants must be U.S. persons within the meaning of ITAR. ITAR defines a U.S. person as a U.S. Citizen, U.S. Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card Holder), Political Asylee, or Refugee.
3-5 years of experience in CAD using both 2D and 3D CAD to create, design, and manipulate solid models, assemblies, layouts, and detail drawings.Position
Ability to travel 5-10% of the year to domestic and international locations
Research and analyze material properties and behaviors for application of advanced additive technologies to improve performance, durability and cost-effectiveness of processes and products
Knowledgeable of additive post-processing operations including: machining, stress relieving, polishing, bead blasting, finish, and heat treat
Knowledge of quality and certification requirements in regulated manufacturing industries such as aerospace and automotive; AS 9100, FAA, ISO/TS16949 & ISO 9001.
Track record of generating creative design solutions; translates concepts and information into images; uses feedback to modify designs; applies design principles.
Able to identify and resolve problems in a timely manner; gather and analyze information skillfully; develop alternative solutions; work well in group problem-solving situations.
Must have excellent communication, planning, negotiation and organizational skills and the ability to independently manage a heavy workload
Engage Design Engineers, Product Engineers, Manufacturing Engineers, Research and Technology Engineers in full product design cycle including: conceptualization to market release, costing, and project schedules
Effective interpersonal communications with proven ability to lead, critical thinking, acts strategically, build organizational capability while achieving results.
Acutely aware of environmental and physical hazards associated with additive manufacturing technologies. Ensure he/she have appropriate PPE devices accessible and are utilized to safeguard themselves, others, and the environment at all times.
As a leading technology innovation company, Lockheed Martin’s vast team works with partners around the world to bring proven performance to our customers’ toughest challenges. Lockheed Martin has employees based in many states throughout the U.S., and Internationally, with business locations in many nations and territories.
Join us at Lockheed Martin, where we’re engineering a better tomorrow.
•Lockheed Martin is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
•Job Location(s): Woodland Washington
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