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Rolls-Royce is Hiring! Manufacturing Engineer - Laboratory Specialist
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Company: Rolls-Royce North America
State: VA Virginia
Country: United States
Pay: Competitive Salary & Benefits package
Rolls-Royce has become a leading industry supplier in the US with a significant and growing presence. Today, more Rolls-Royce products are built in the US than anywhere else in the world.For over 100 years, Rolls-Royce has had a presence in the US. From the opening of its first US office in 1906, the company has evolved into the industry leader it is today.

Rolls-Royce North America Inc. in Reston, Virginia, is the company's regional corporate headquarters, providing management direction and corporate support for all Rolls-Royce businesses and operations in the region, encompassing more than 7,000 employees at 66 locations across the US and Canada.

This position is for a laboratory specialist within the Rolls Royce Crosspointe Disc Manufacturing Engineering team. This is a very exciting opportunity that will give the right candidate a wealth experience across a wide range of manufacturing engineering activities within a globally renowned company. The role will cover a number of special processes including chemical etching, paint, cleaning, and peening and the individual within the role will have technical responsibility for these processes and will provide the technical guidance and support as required. They will be required to ensure suitable process controls are established so that the processes are stable and centred within spec limits. They will also be responsible for ensuring all processes are NADCAP/NUCAP approved and for maintaining this approval through annual NADCAP/NUCAP audits.

Crosspointe Disc is a new Rolls Royce disc facility that is currently in the final phase of construction in Prince George VA. Manufacture of parts will commence in Q1 2011 in the 1st of 3 dedicated cells that will be established over the next two years. Over the next 3 years the facility will take manufacturing responsibility for 6 key Rolls Royce volume disc components that will be transferred from the UK. The Crosspointe Manufacturing Engineering team have a critical role to play in the success of this project and will be involved in a broad range of tasks including the acquisition and commissioning of equipment, the transfer and validation of the method of manufacture for parts currently manufactured in the UK and establishing and maintaining rate manufacture of all products within the facility whilst delivering continuous quality improvement and cost reduction.

If interested, please apply online at: and search Job# 00012681. Equal Opportunity Employer

Bachelor's degree in Engineering or Materials Science is required
Experience of providing technical laboratory support to aerospace manufacturing operations
Experience in supporting NADCAP/NUCAP audits for special processes
Experience in micro-structural examination specific to Titanium and Nickel alloys
Methodical, logical approach to problem solving and good attention to detail
Ability to communicate effectively upwards and downwards within the organization and to train others.
Good team play with collaborative attitude and a flexible approach and a strong drive for results.
Desire to learn new skills and widen knowledge base


Experience of chemical etching, painting, cleaning, washing or peening operations
Experience in FPI NDT
Experience in micro structural assessment of metal samples and of assessment and processing of non conformance related to any of the above process
Six Sigma Green or Black Belt accreditation.
Knowledge and understanding of the use process control and problem investigation tools (PFMEAs, control plans, RCA, 7 step, 5 whys e.t.c)
Understanding of SPC and the role co-ordinate metrology has within SPC