Vectorply Corporation, a world leader in the manufacture and distribution of composite reinforcement fabrics, has an immediate opening for an experienced composite test engineer to manage and run daily activities at our Advanced Composite Reinforcement Center lab facility.
The primary role of the composite test engineer is to manage and provide both internal mechanical/physical test data to support Vectorply R&D efforts, and current/potential customer data as a value-added resource.
Lead & manage the composite materials lab and R&D efforts including:
Specify, suggest, and procure equipment
Create/advise on all required materials, equipment, and test project budgets
Create/write lab procedures, test methods, and test database
Maintain proper levels of lab ancillary materials
Manage daily lab activities such as laminate testing (physical or mechanical), panel fabrication (permeability studies, etc.), and reports based on these activities
Provide technical support to the following:
Vectorply technical services & engineering staff
Vectorply sales and customer service staff
Customer base regarding Vectorply reinforcements, VectorLam software, and FEA activities
Disseminate relevant technical data derived from lab activities internally to sales and customer service staff
Qualifications & Requirements
Minimum Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering – Composite, Materials, Mechanical, or other related degree
Minimum three years’ work experience in a laboratory or manufacturing environment
Highly proficient at conducting ASTM D30 and ISO test methods for composite materials on a test frame (United, Instron, etc.) and specimen preparation
Highly familiar with composite materials including reinforcement fibers, core materials, liquid resins, etc.
Hands-on experience with composite processing methods:
Familiarity with composite laminate analysis and classical laminate theory; VectorLam software experience is a plus
Familiarity with composite material applications in aerospace, industrial, marine, wind energy, & sporting goods industries
Excellent written and verbal communication, problem solving, and interpersonal skills
Position based out of the Donald L. Massey Advanced Composite Reinforcement Center in Phenix City, AL and relocation assistance will be provided
About Vectorply Corporation
Vectorply is a private company with headquarters in Phenix City, Alabama. Vectorply makes more than 500 different styles of reinforcement fabrics for an unlimited number of composite applications.