Senior Materials, Laboratory and Repair Engineer – Propulsion Engineer

November 19 2020
Industries Airspace, Aviation, National Defence
Categories Defence, Security, Engineering, Health, Medical, Laboratory, Diagnostics, Medical Imaging, Materials, Metallurgy
Montreal, QC

Specific Job Description

Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) provides front line support to Piece Part Repair systems throughout the engine overhaul process for the assigned repair cells, as well as providing technical support mainly in metallurgical/material/repair/laboratory engineering fields as required to the various internal engineering teams and to the customer program management teams. The Senior Engineer will work within the Engineering & Quality organization with the following mandates:

  • Support the Repair Cells, in their daily operations by developing production repairs and issuing approved deviations and technical instructions as required
  • Introduce required technical instructions into the daily operations
  • Initiate, coordinate and industrialize engine manufactures Source Approved Repairs
  • Initiate and update process improvement and cost saving programs in the Component Repair Cells
  • Develop repair standards and material salvage programs
  • Participate in establishing component rework packages (workscoping)
  • Investigate and provide reports on incidents, malfunctions and deviations from the standard repair processes
  • Participate in the evaluation and selection of new equipment and processes for the Component Repair Cells
  • Provide technical liaison with engine manufactures on repair issues
  • Provide technical liaison with outside vendors on repair issues
  • Provide technical support and troubleshooting assistance for the Component Repair Cells (shop floor and laboratory support)
  • Provide technical reports and data analysis for customer activity within the operations
  • Support matters related to configuration control of assigned repair cells.
Laboratory Required Skills:
  • Laboratory management: including related activities such as production control, training, education, supervision, Equipment, Consumables, Calibration, Archives and EHS
  • Scanning Electron Microscope, (SEM), with an “Energy Dispersive X-Ray Analyser” (EDS analyser) / (Failure analysis – “Fatigue”)
  • Metallography (micro), hardness checks (+ micro), tensile bond strength preparation and analysis, Thermal Spray Specialist – Quality – Approval – Qualification – Problem Solving- Plasma – Flame – Wire – Dual Wire Arc
  • Experience/Knowledge of engine/airframe procedures (SPM, CMM), specifications (AMS, MIL Spec.), standards (ISO, Six Sigma), as well as inherent "audits"
  • Develop and review internal processes (IPI, SPI, DPI)
  • Reading engineering drawings and Operation of complex software
    • Quality – Qualification for Non-conventional machining processes, Welding, etc.
  • Liaison with suppliers of equipment services (Buehler, National Calibration, EOS…), and materials (Deloro Stellite, Praxair, Aviation Metals etc.).

Business Environment

Lockheed Martin Canada is the Canadian-based arm of Lockheed Martin Corporation, a global security and aerospace company employing 98,000 people worldwide, including nearly 1,000 Canadians. By applying innovative approaches of our highly skilled and experienced Canadian workforce, we have been Canada’s trusted defence and aerospace partner for over 75 years. We operate major facilities in Ottawa, Montreal, Halifax, Calgary and Victoria and work on a wide range of major programs from advanced naval technology products and unmanned systems software to providing delivery and in-service support of the latest military aircraft to commercial engine repair and overhaul capabilities.

Required skills, qualifications and experience

  • Mechanical, Aeronautical, Materials, Metallurgical or equivalent Engineering Degree
    • 10 years minimum relevant experience or equivalent
  • Experience in handling technical engineering aspects of maintenance repairs and laboratory testing of aero engines in an engine shop
  • Proven ability to support investigations, prepare technical reports and recommendations
  • Experience in handling and troubleshooting engine problems
  • Organizational skills and tolerance to stress
  • Knowledge of special processes: water jet, plasma, SEM, EDS, shot peening, welding, cleaning systems
  • Be customer focused and result driven
  • Be a strong team player
  • Strong communication skills
  • Fluent in French & English.

Equal Opportunity Statement

Lockheed Martin Canada is an equal opportunity employer that values diversity in the workplace. We are committed to excellence in serving all customers, including people with disabilities, and we encourage feedback on the provision of these services.

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