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Materials Science Engineer II

  •  Posted 30+ Days Ago
  •   Full time
  •  Madison, WI
  •  R0011086

At SNC’s Space Systems Group (SSG) we are not only the creator of the Dream Chaser® spacecraft, but also the designer and manufacturer of rocket engines and components, systems that sustain life in deep space, as well as systems and satellites that improve life here on Earth. The work of our Space Systems team not only supports the U.S. government (including NASA), but also commercial customers and international organizations. Learn more about SSG


  • Guide mechanical engineers to select appropriate materials and design for corrosion
  • Work with structural engineers to assure analysis is performed with proper allowables
  • Write process and material specifications
  • Write composite material characterization and equivalency test plans and reports
  • Trouble shoot material related manufacturing issues
  • Work with FAA DERs to assure flammability regulations (14CFR23 and 25) are met
  • Coordinate with quality to assure proper flammability testing is performed
  • Develop test lab to perform equivalency and allowables testing


  • Punctuality to work each day and prepared to work scheduled work hours
  • Other duties as assigned


  • Responsible for thoughtful adherence to all SNC Policies, Procedures, and Compliance regulations (internal and external)


  • Requires a BS in Related Field.
  • 5+ years of experience as a materials science or materials engineer in the aerospace field
  • Experience writing test plans, conducting tests and writing test reports (including flammability and characterization)
  • General knowledge of MIL-HDBK-17 and AR-3/19 procedures for material equivalency and characterization
  • Knowledge of metallic materials including aluminum and steel
  • Corrosion prevention


  • ITAR/EAR: To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident of the U.S., protected individual as defined by 8 U.S.C. 1324b(a)(3), or eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State.

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