Development Engineer will be a member of Ceradyne’s Armor Development Group and will be responsible for development of armor systems that meet performance, cost and manufacturability requirements with emphasis on armor for vehicles. He/she will also work with other R&D and Armor development personnel and production to develop new armor systems needed to expand markets. Position requires hands on planning and supervision of system experiments/tests as well as prototype and test panel fabrication.
Special Experience or Education Requirements:
·Must have B.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering or related discipline a with a minimum 5 years directly applicable experience. M.S. preferred.
·Technical knowledge of armor systems and threats and experience with personnel ceramic/backing armor design desirable.
·Excellent written, computer and verbal communication skills, which are needed to support customer meetings, development and presentation of briefings and preparation of technical reports and proposals.
·Ability to manage multiple programs and work in a team environment.
·Good communication skills and ability to interact with customers.
·Secret level security clearance or ability to obtain clearance.
·Experience with lightweight ceramic/composite armor technology and/or experience and knowledge of composite materials used in armor applications is a plus.