Materials Processing Technician
Company: Analytical Mechanics Associates
Posted on: January 5, 2022
Analytical Mechanics Associates, Inc., (AMA) is proud of our
customer relationships, our diverse and dynamic work environment,
and our employees' career satisfaction. AMA is a small business
specializing in aerospace engineering, business analytics,
information technology, and visualization solutions. AMA combines
the best of engineering and mathematics capabilities with the
latest in information technologies and visualization to build
creative solutions. Headquartered in Hampton, VA, AMA has
operations in Huntsville, AL; Dallas and Houston, TX; Denver, CO;
Santa Clara and Mountain View, CA; and Edwards Air Force Base, CA.
We offer a competitive salary and attractive benefits package,
including paid personal leave and holidays, salary deferrals into a
401(k) matching plan with immediate vesting, tuition reimbursement,
short/long term disability plans, medical, dental, and vision
insurance. Our website (www. ama-inc.com ) describes our corporate
values and how they apply to the professional success and growth of
We are currently looking to hire a skilled Materials Processing
Technician to support advanced materials research activities at the
NASA Langley Research Center (LaRC) in Hampton, VA. The position
may require a combination of onsite and telework, so reliable
transportation and internet connectivity are essential along with
willingness and ability to accommodate a flexible work
The successful candidate will join a team of technicians and
engineers supporting materials research on the TEAMS3 contract with
the NASA Langley Advanced Materials and Processing Branch (AMPB).
The team provides data to NASA researchers and collaborators on
thermomechanical processing of materials using a wide variety of
laboratory equipment and data acquisition systems.
Material processing techniques and equipment currently in use
within AMPB includes: vacuum hot press, vacuum RF plasma spray,
vacuum casting, atmospheric and vacuum heat treating furnaces,
selective laser melting additive manufacturing system, electron
beam freeform fabrication and welding system, plasma torch, vacuum
bagging, and hydrogen torch systems. The team also supports the
design of tooling and fixtures along with the fabrication of test
specimens for mechanical testing and metallurgical analysis. The
job requires working with hazardous materials and equipment in
accordance with all applicable laboratory, state, and federal
safety procedures and permits.
Education and Requirements:
High School Diploma required; Associate's degree in
electrical/mechanical technology is desirable
5 years experience in directly comparable work is essential
Military veteran with relevant operational or maintenance
experience is a plus
Requires a working knowledge of the fundamentals of industrial
machinery and electromechanical systems including commonly used
concepts, practices and procedures.
Relevant experience in the operation, maintenance and repair of
mechanical, hydraulic, high vacuum, cryogenic equipment, high
voltage electrical power, and electronic control and data
acquisition systems is highly desirable.
Ability to follow detailed written and verbal instructions and
operating procedures; specialized instruction and training will be
provided. After training, the candidate will be expected to work
with minimal oversight in a team-based environment where time
management and attention to safety and quality are critical.
Ability to effectively communicate and interface with internal and
external customers, equipment suppliers, and service providers.
PC-literate and familiar with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and
Must thoroughly understand and diligently apply laboratory safety
practices protecting personnel, equipment and facilities
Must demonstrate excellent communication skills, both oral and
Ability to quickly adapt to dynamic work requirements and learn new
Must be a United States citizen or Permanent Resident
AMA is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and does
not discriminate against any applicant for employment or employee
because of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender
identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic prohibited under Federal,
State, or local laws.
Due to government regulations AMA employees must be fully
vaccinated by December 8, 2021 as a condition of employment, unless
they meet legislative criteria for a medical or religious
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