National Aerospace Solutions, LLC


Materials Lab Engineer - 1002

Location: Arnold AFB, TN
Date Posted: 10-19-2018
Job Title:  Materials Lab Engineer

Grade: 35-36
National Aerospace Solutions (NAS), LLC is the team selected by the U.S. Air Force (USAF) to conduct Test and Operations Sustainment activities at the Arnold Engineering Development Complex (AEDC), Arnold Air Force Base, in Tullahoma, Tennessee. NAS is committed to partnering with the Air Force and the workforce at AEDC to drive the change necessary to ensure the long-term viability of the Complex while ensuring mission success: no impact to customers, no loss in data quality, and no reduction in productive test time – ultimately securing AEDC's long-term future and world-class superiority in aerospace and flight testing.

NAS currently has an exciting opportunity available for a Materials Lab Engineer to join our team in Tullahoma, TN.

Job Duties:
  • Provide support to organizations base-wide in material specification, selection, and processing, welding processes, quality control and testing, failure analysis, and scanning electron microscopy.
  • Perform metallurgical tests, including tensile, impact, hardness, metallography, and scanning electron microscopy on raw materials, welds, and components in accordance with industry standards.
  • Perform, document, and report mechanical failure analyses using metallurgical tests, optical microscopy, and scanning electron microscopy. Provide recommendations where appropriate to minimize probability of recurrence.
  • Provide testing services, administer and maintain Welding Procedure Specifications, Procedure Qualification Records, and Welder Performance Qualifications in accordance with appropriate Codes.
  • Specify welding parameters to production personnel, including procedure assignments, inspection and test requirements.
  • Review design drawings for welding, special process, and inspection requirements and recommend changes as needed.
  • Review submittals from subcontractors for accuracy and completeness.
  • Assist production personnel in resolving problems with machining, welding, heat treatment, etc.
  • Analyze particulate samples from ducting and test articles to identify composition and morphology using SEM/EDX. Provide suggestions regarding origin where appropriate.
  • Use hand-held X-Ray fluorescence spectrometer to perform elemental analysis on bulk samples and determine the material type.
  • Recommend and advocate for instruments and equipment to replace outdated systems or provide additional necessary capability.
  • Assist nondestructive examination personnel in characterizing flaws discovered during inspection.
  • Perform operator maintenance and calibration procedures on laboratory equipment and instrumentation.
  • It is a condition of employment to wear company issued Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in accordance with supervisory direction and company policy.
  • Performs other related duties as required.
Basic Qualifications:
  • Bachelor of Science in Metallurgical Engineering or a closely allied engineering or technical degree from an accredited university plus 5 to 8 years of progressive and relevant experience including experience in a facility engaged in the production of parts produced by primary (casting, forging, rolling) and/or secondary (welding, machining, heat treatment) methods. Experience should include laboratory techniques as well as involvement with production processes. Additional relevant education can be substituted for experience.
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Course work should include physical metallurgy (structure-properties relationships), mechanics of materials, welding metallurgy, forming and machining processes, heat treatment, laboratory practices, corrosion, surface treatments
  • Familiarity with industry Codes, including ASME Boiler, Pressure Vessel, and Piping Codes and AWS Structural Welding Codes; and standards, such as ASTM, AMS, and ASME material specifications is desirable
To apply go directly to our website at www.

Due to Air Force Security requirements, U.S. Citizenship is required for employment at AEDC.

NAS is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minority/Women/Veterans/Disabled (AA/EOE). All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, pregnancy, physical or mental disability, genetic information, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.
Applicants with a physical or mental disability, who require a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application or hiring process, may e-mail their request to PLEASE DO NOT SUBMIT RESUMES to this address as they will not be considered for employment opportunities.
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