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Delta Air Lines, Inc. SR. ENGINEER in Atlanta, Georgia

The Additive Manufacturing Development Engineer position is in the Engine Technologies and Repair Development group, D494, within Delta Tech Ops' Propulsion Engineering organization.

The job description for the Additive Manufacturing Engineer is as follows:

The Additive Manufacturing (AM) engineer would advance the additive manufacturing technology introduction, through selective parts manufacturing and repair programs, into Delta's Engine Maintenance Support Shops. The additive manufacturing technologies of interest include, but are not limited to: Laser - Powder Bed Fusion, Direct Metal Laser Melting/Sintering, Directed Energy Deposition, Laser Engineered Net Shaping, Selective Laser Sintering, and Fused Deposition Modeling, with both metallic and polymeric materials.

The engineer would assist with parts and applications identification that can either be repaired or manufactured new using the most promising of the AM technologies and equipment that are most readily available off-the shelf for introduction into Delta Tech Ops. The engineer will identify existing market sources that have the target AM capabilities, and using the sources develop prototype repairs or parts for proof of concept demonstration. Following this, the engineer will develop the selected AM repair or AM manufacturing process technical specifications, AM process parameters and repair or part quality requirements. The AM engineer will work closely with supporting engineering specialists and FAA representatives to develop the engineering substantiation and FAR compliance packages and obtain FAA approvals for the repairs or parts. The engineer would also work with shops, tooling department and NDT to design, specify and build the fixtures, tooling and NDT requirements for performing the AM repair or manufacturing. The engineer will also assist the shop with developing business cases for capital equipment acquisition and support selection and specification of the equipment.

This position has a minimum requirement of BS Metallurgy/BS Materials Science/BSME from an accredited institution. Preference will be given to candidates who have at least 1 to 2 years of experience in any of the AM technologies used to either repair or manufacture parts made of nickel, titanium and cobalt based alloys, and steels. Knowledge and experience in FDM of polymeric parts would be a plus as would having a sound understanding of the physics of lasers as they relate to material processing. The engineer must also have direct experience in reverse engineering, scanning, modelling and digitizing part geometries for use in AM manufacturing/repair process and be familiar and comfortable with associated software (such as SolidWorks, Geomagic DesignX and Materialize Magics). Knowledge and experience in SEM and light microscopy, metallography, fractography and conducting tensile and fatigue tests is also a plus.

The engineer will be knowledgeable of and will maintain compliance with applicable FAA, OSHA and EPA regulations as well as Delta's Technical Operations Policy and Procedures (TOPP) manual pertaining to equipment and component manufacture, alterations and repairs. The successful candidate will be responsible for practicing safety-conscious behaviors in all operational processes and procedures.

The Additive Manufacturing engineer position is being offered at the Engineer or Senior Engineer level depending on the qualifications and experience of the candidate selected.

As an equal opportunity employer, Delta Air Lines recognizes that our strength lies in our people. We are committed to diversity.

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