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Job #: R-00004297
Location: Wharton, NJ
Category: Mechanical Engineering
Schedule (FT/PT): Full time
Travel Required: No
Shift: Day
Potential for Telework: No
Clearance Required: None
Referral Eligibility: Eligible
Group: Defense

Job Description:

Provide support to the pilot processing department at a government research and development facility in northern New Jersey. The candidate will provide engineering support and process optimization on established equipment.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Use 3D Modeling/2D Computer Aided Design Software such as Pro-E and AutoCAD in the design process to create prototype components and test fixtures.
  • Design, analyze, and fabricate prototypes of end-items using material processing knowledge.
  • Processing of polymeric-based material using standard mixers, single and twin screw extruders, thermoforming, and bead molding.
  • Continuously improve existing processes using design of experiments and other methods to increase efficiencies.
  • Operate and maintain pilot plant equipment in good condition under standard operating procedures.
  • Support the product development process by assisting the senior engineers, as necessary.
  • Mold validation process set-up, troubleshooting and process monitoring.
  • Resolves tooling and processing problems associated with manufacturing of end items.

Basic Qualifications
  • Requires a Bachelors Degree and 1+ years of relevant experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience using 3D Modeling/2D Computer Aided Design Software required.
  • Demonstrated experience in polymer processing and used equipment, especially thermoforming and bead molding techniques.
  • Good understanding of material flow dynamics, foaming, and rheology.
  • US citizenship
  • No initial clearance needed upon hire, but must be able to obtain and maintain a Public Trust.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of and experience with polymers
  • Knowledge of operations and safety requirements involved in the preparation and testing of energetic materials, formulations and munitions items required.
  • Polymer foam knowledge, sheet and beads.
  • Energetic material processing and knowledge of safety regulations.
  • Ability to work in a team environment


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