Bennett Aerospace

Metal Additive Manufacturing Researcher

8 months ago(4/13/2017 4:26 PM)
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About Us:


Bennett Aerospace, Inc. is located in the Research Triangle Park area of North Carolina.  Established in 2008, we are a woman owned, veteran owned, certified 8(a) small business that provides scientific, engineering, and technical advisory services to our customers. Primarily focused on Federal Government clients in general, and the Department of Defense in particular, Bennett Aerospace provides expert guidance and advice on the full spectrum of R&D and its applications in engineering, science, medicine, and IT, as well as providing strategic programmatic support in order to meet customer goals and objectives.  Bennett Aerospace is a rapidly growing business focused on hiring and retaining the best people.


Bennett AerospaceInc. has an opening for a highly motivated Metal Additive Manufacturing Researcher in support of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL), Materials Manufacturing Technology Branch.  The position will be based at ARL Aberdeen Proving Grounds, MD.  The successful candidate will specialize in the research of the science, engineering and operation in metal additive manufacturing (AM) real-time process controls, microstructure predictions, manipulations, and visualizations.  The candidate will have strong theoretical and working knowledge of applied engineering mechanics, nondestructive materials evaluations, nonlinear and temporal structure tensors, acoustic scattering, micromechanics, microstructure evolution analyses, and metallurgy.  Support tasks are complex and multidisciplinary, and require materials research experience.


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Job Description:


This position consists of requirements that are twofold. These requirements include


a) fundamental and applied research to establish algorithms, analytical models, or computational models to quantitatively interrelate acoustic or other nondestructive wavefield propagations and responses with a variety of Army relevant metals, such as steel, titanium, aluminum, and magnesium alloys;


b) fundamental and applied research in acoustic, x-ray, or other nondestructive wavefield attenuation phonomenia coupled with classical physical and mechanical metallurgy to predict elastic, plastic, and crystallographic properties in polycrystalline materials.  Support tasks are complex and require the application of advanced physics and engineering principals


Core duties and responsibilities include the following, but are not limited to:


  • Develop and advance mathematical descriptions of microstructures.
  • Develop analytical or computational model(s) to quantitatively interrelate acoustic or other nondestructive wavefield attenuations with statistical microstructure descriptions.
  • Functionalize model(s) with input parameters consisting of a statistical microstructure description, such as phase volume fraction and discrete grain orientations of each grain composing the polycrystalline, to predict the anisotropic thermomechanical material properties.
  • Apply the model(s) to control or predict laser powder bed fusion metal AM processing microstructures towards real-time.
  • Develop and process novel metallic additive manufacturing feedstocks.
  • Design of in-lab experiments and analyses of novel materials and process discoveries.
  • Coordinate, prepare, and maintain supplies, materials, and equipment for use at the AM laboratories as required.
  • Prepare presentations and written documents summarizing efforts in Government format for Form 1 approval (process of instruction provided by COR as GFI).
  • Upon TO COR request, Contractor personnel shall present the information to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers.


  • Experience supporting basic and applied research related to the mechanics, micromechanics, materials analyses, or processing
  • Experience in acoustic or nondestructive wavefield attenuation phenomena relating material structures and processes that represent the material/process states
  • Experience in writing proposals, reports, technical program summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and journal publications

Education and Experience:

  • Minimum of a Masters and ten years of experience OR a recent graduated Ph.D.
  • Experience as Scientist and/or Engineer
  • Knowledge of Mechanical Engineering, Applied Mechanics, Materials Science and Engineering, or Manufacturing Engineering

Travel Requirements:

  • Travel for training as well as customer support is as needed, but not to exceed one week per month.

Security Requirements:

  • Must be a US Citizen with the ability to maintain a US Government security clearance
  • Current clearance is required


  • Competitive market-based salary, commensurate with experience and education
  • Comprehensive benefits package available

About our client, the Army Research Laboratory (ARL):

For more than 50 years, in laboratories belonging to the Army Materiel Command (AMC) and their antecedents in the Technical Corps, civilians have conducted the great majority of the Army's basic science programs, whether as in-house scientists and engineers or as contractors in private industry and academia. Among their many successes, these civilians helped develop the proximity fuze; worked to develop ENIAC (Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer), the first operational, general purpose, electronic digital computer; grew some of the first synthetic large quartz crystals; and developed the titanium alloy T1-6A1-4V. Currently, ARL scientists and engineers are pioneering research in such areas as neuroergonomics, energetic materials and propulsion, individual warfighter protection, energy science, electronics technologies, network sciences, virtual interfaces and synthetic environments and autonomous systems.

ARL continues reaching out to "partner" with leading researchers in industry and academia, while it is also reaching out to the active Army to ensure that programs produce advanced technologies that support Soldiers in the field today - and in the future.

National defense is one of the most critical duties performed by the federal government for the American people. Cutting-edge technology research and development offer incredible potential to improve the Army's chances of surviving and winning any future conflicts. ARL, as the Army's corporate or central laboratory for combat materiel, will play a constructive, key role in the national defense as it executes its strategies to take full advantage of the opportunities that lie ahead.


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