Bennett Aerospace

  • Advanced Fibers and Materials Characterization Engineer

    Job Locations US-MD-Aberdeen
    Posted Date 3 months ago(4/26/2018 11:07 AM)
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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 Advanced Fibers and Materials Characterization Engineer in support of the Army Research Laboratory (ARL) at the Aberdeen Proving Ground, Aberdeen, Maryland. 


    Job Description


    The candidate will specialize in the characterization of advanced fibers and materials and be able to characterize individual fibers and materials of interest, to include both structural and mechanical characterization.  Other required support tasks are complex and require the application of advanced physical, mechanical, and mathematical principals. 


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     The successful candidate will also have experience and be able to:


    • Fabricate and prepare samples for characterization, to include mounting individual fibers.
    • Apply instrumentation to test samples prior to test, e.g., strain gages and digital image correlation patterns.
    • Conduct mechanical characterization utilizing servo-hydraulic/electro-mechanical load test frames; acquire and store experimental data.
    • Utilize advanced microscopy systems to examine test specimens before, during, and after mechanical characterization.
    • Reduce and analyze data collected from instrumentation. Summarize findings in test reports including the use of figures, graphs, and/or pictures.
    • Conduct routine maintenance of the laboratory equipment required for testing.
    • Prepare presentations and written documents summarizing efforts.
    • As required by the client, shall present research and project information to the ARL staff, universities, private corporations, research institutes, national laboratories, or other Government research centers.
    • Travel may be required.


    Education and Experience:

    • Scientist/Engineer with a BS with 5 to 10, or preferably, a MS/PhD with any highly relevant experience.
    • Mechanical engineering or materials science degree.
    • Experience conducting small-scale (fiber-based) mechanical characterization.
    • Familiar with operating confocal and electron microscopes.
    • Experience writing proposals, reports, technical program summaries, PowerPoint presentations, and journal publications.
    • Must be a US citizen with a SECRET clearance or able to obtain.


    • 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 fuse; 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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