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Material Science Engineer III - Contingent Upon Award

Company: Sierra Nevada Corporation
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: September 15, 2021

Job Description:

Do you have a passion to learn and test new ideas? Join our team! As a Material Science Engineer III, you will be using your skills and expertise to select, develop, and test material solutions for our complex products and technologies. These cover a very wide range from state of the art mission payloads and electronic systems through highly integrated aircraft to orbital and space exploration systems. You'll be responsible for the development of material and process specifications and providing guidance to design engineers to ensure that appropriate materials are selected to meet mission requirements. You'll also be involved with the development and verification of strength tolerance utilized in structural analysis of non-metallic and metallic structures/parts and creation of qualification test plans and reports.

The ISR (Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance), Aviation, and Security (IAS) business area is a leader in ISR and aviation, it is a leading prime manned and unmanned aircraft systems integrator for innovative, high-performance ISR and aviation systems. Its end-to-end Command, Control, Computers, Communications and Intelligence, Surveillance & Reconnaissance (C4ISR) capabilities encompass design, integration, test, certification, ground/flight training and complete logistics support. IAS tailors solutions to customer cost, performance, and schedule requirements and designs to consistently exceed expectations – with an unrivaled record of on time and on (or under) budget deliveries. Learn more about IAS


  • Bachelor's of Science degree in a related discipline and typically 6 or more years of relevant experience
  • Full understanding of and experience with the practical application of Materials and Process requirements
  • Experience with Material and Process (M&P) specification development
  • Experience working in multi-disciplinary design & development teams
  • Ability to develop and apply correct processes in order to evaluate the performance of materials
  • Ability to write test reports describing key inputs and outputs of material characterization testing along with supporting data analysis
  • An active Secret U.S. Security Clearance is required


  • Familiarity with FAA , NASA,  and/or DoD material and process (M&P) guidance & regulations
  • Knowledge of environmental requirements for materials utilized in aircraft and space applications (flammability, toxicity, outgassing, design for corrosion, etc.)
  • Experience providing technical guidance to a diverse team of engineers on issues related to materials and process engineering
  • Experience with manufacturing, production, and product support to include disposition of engineering non-conformances
  • Background in the Aerospace and Defense Industry, US Department of Defense and/or US Military


This position requires current/active Secret U.S. Security Clearance. U.S. Citizenship status is required as this position needs an active U.S. Security Clearance for employment. Non-U.S. Citizens may not be eligible to obtain a security clearance.  The Department of Defense Consolidated Adjudications Facility (DoD CAF), a federal government agency, handles the adjudicative aspects of the security clearance eligibility process for industry applicants. Adjudicative factors which affect the outcome of the eligibility determination include, but are not limited to, allegiance to the U.S., foreign influence, foreign preference, criminal conduct, security violations and illegal drug use.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC) we deliver customer-focused technology and best-of-breed integrations in the aerospace and defense sectors. SNC has been honored as one of the most innovative U.S. companies in space, a Tier One Superior Supplier for the U.S. Air Force, and as one of America’s fastest-growing companies. Learn more about SNC

SNC offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 401(k) with 150% match up to 8%, life insurance, 3 weeks paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more.

At Sierra Nevada Corporation (SNC), our mission is to dream, innovate, inspire and empower the next generation to transform humanity through technology and imagination. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we welcome our employees to bring their whole selves to their work. SNC is committed to fostering an inclusive, accepting, and diverse environment free of discrimination on the basis of race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or status as a protected veteran. Contributions to SNC come in many shapes and styles, and we believe diversity in our workforce fosters new and greater ways to dream, innovate, and inspire.

Keywords: Sierra Nevada Corporation, South Jordan , Material Science Engineer III - Contingent Upon Award, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah

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