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Materials Scientist, Component Engineering Jobs in Minneapolis, MN at Delta Air Lines

Title: Materials Scientist, Component Engineering

Company: Delta Air Lines

Location: Minneapolis, MN

United States, Minnesota, MinneapolisTechOps04-Mar-2022Ref #: 13092How you’ll help us Keep Climbing (overview & key responsibilities)

The successful candidate serves as an experienced Materials Scientist, driving commercial aircraft repair development of composite components, while also supporting component shop production and related projects. This position works closely with DAL composite shop maintenance technicians, Delta fleet engineering, composite material vendors and processers, and OEMs (Airbus, Boeing, Collins, etc.). The position will undertake tasks including but not limited to:

Working with engineers to develop minor and major repair schemes for composite components (radomes, flaps, stabilizers, thrust reversers, etc.)

Approving repair documents and substantiating data for composite repairs

Writing technical documentation for the certification of composite repair materials

Authoring process documents for both wet layup and prepreg repairs

Creating test plans for composite material certification

Assisting shop personnel with composite repair and process best practices

Contributing to Delta’s long term composite repair strategy, including partnering with industry leading research sites to certify composite repair materials

Advising the direction in which Delta should move with regards to composite repair capabilities for current and future fleets

Representing Delta in the larger composite field in groups such as the CACRC, and advocating for Delta’s position regarding CMH-17

Maintaining compliance with applicable FAA, DOT, OSHA and EPA regulations, foreign regulatory requirements and Delta’s Technical Operations Policy and Procedures (TOPP) and all other engineering processes

Providing status for projects/issues through various briefings and documentation

Revising FAA approved Manuals and Engineering Reports

Collaboration and communication with Original Equipment Manufacturers and the FAA ACO and FSDO/CMO

Irregular shift hours may be required, on rare occasion, due to critical requirements. This may include weekend work depending on Delta’s operational requirements

Occasional travel is required to support various aspects of component shop support

This position reports to the Manager of Component Engineering and works collaboratively with other team members

What You Need To Succeed (minimum Qualifications)

Bachelors’ Degree in Materials Science with 8+ years aviation related experience, or Masters’ Degree in Materials Science with 6+ years aviation related experience, or Ph.D. Degree in Materials Science with 3+ years aviation related experience, or 15+ years in a technical aviation related discipline with 2-3 years in a materials science/engineering organization focusing on component maintenance, composite repair development, and composite material certification. Candidate will onboard as a Grade 8 Principal Engineer

Winning candidate must have a safety-first mindset

Familiarity with airline flight operations and support systems, 14 CFR 121 dispatch regulations, 14 CFR 145 repair station regulations, and CMH-17 guidelines are desired

Must have strong customer service orientation and relationship management skills, strong project management skills, written and verbal communication skills, multi-tasking abilities, and strong analytical, organizational and time management skills

Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office products and AUTOCAD, or similar, desired

Work is performed without appreciable direction

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