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BAE Systems

Principal Material and Process Engineer(Hybrid) - Military GPS



Full Time

On Site


Cedar Rapids, Iowa, United States

Job Description

Join us at our brand new location in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The Navigation and Sensor Systems organization is a growing business area developing the next generation of advanced military navigation systems. If you have a Material Engineering background, then this is the place to be. Pilots may fly aircraft, but our navigation systems create the route and keep those pilots on course. What are you waiting for! Come be part of the immediate solution in Cedar Rapids and "plant your flag".

See what you’re missing. Our employees work on the world’s most advanced electronics – from detecting threats for F-35 pilots to illuminating the night for soldiers. Spanning air, land, sea, and space, we are developing the technology of tomorrow, delivered today. Drawing strength from our differences, we’re innovating for the future. And you can, too. Our flexible work environment provides you a chance to change the world without giving up your personal life. We put our customers first – exemplified by our mission: “We Protect Those Who Protect Us®.” BAE Systems continues to build on a strong history of providing navigation equipment to meet the evolving needs of commercial and military users. Our navigation solutions provided enhanced situational awareness and pinpoint accuracy for airborne and surface missions worldwide. Leading the way in GPS systems, our array of products cover airborne, precision-guided munitions, ground handheld receivers and embedded applications. Sound like a team you want to be a part of? Come build your career with BAE Systems.

The Role: In this role, you will:

  • Provide technical expertise to Engineers and Manufacturing to resolve issues in regards to materials, material processes, technical challenges and root cause investigations
  • Own Manufacturing process specifications and work with other subject matter experts to create new material processes and improve existing ones. Examples include but are not limited to adhesives, potting, curing, chemicals and soldering processes
  • Responsible for analyzing new materials, reviewing data, and designing experiments to test new materials and processes
  • Responsible for introducing, documenting, and maintaining material processes
  • Provides technical support in the resolution of complex material and process issues in design and manufacturing environment
  • Provide technical expertise to evaluate 2nd level interconnect solder joint reliability
  • Work with technicians and Engineers in the Material and Component Evaluation Lab
Who you are:
  • You possess good organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and assignments
  • You possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills (Customers, Peers, Management and Suppliers)
  • You’re willing to put in the time and effort it takes to get the job done
Because this role is a combination of collaborative/in-person and independent work, it will take the form of a hybrid work format, with time split working onsite and remotely.
Required Education, Experience, & Skills
  • Must have a degree in a Science, Technology, Engineering or Math (STEM) discipline
  • Must have 6+ years of experience with a Bachelor’s of Science or 4+ years of experience with a Masters of Science degree.
  • Familiar with manufacturing processes used in Electronic assemblies.
  • US Citizen
  • Must be capable of obtaining a U.S. DoD Secret security clearance
Preferred Education, Experience, & Skills
  • 10+ years of material and process experience combined
  • Candidates with Bachelor’s degree in Material Engineering , Chemistry or Chemical
  • Experience with Electronics Manufacturing Materials and Processes
  • Expertise in several of these manufacturing processes: adhesives, potting, curing, chemicals and soldering
  • Experience with Failure Analysis
  • Familiarity with IPC and JEDEC standards
  • Familiarity with 2nd level interconnect solder joint reliability
  • Familiarity with Ion Chromatography and Surface Insulation Testing
About BAE Systems Electronic Systems BAE Systems, Inc. is the U.S. subsidiary of BAE Systems plc, an international defense, aerospace and security company which delivers a full range of products and services for air, land and naval forces, as well as advanced electronics, security, information technology solutions and customer support services. Improving the future and protecting lives is an ambitious mission, but it’s what we do at BAE Systems. Working here means using your passion and ingenuity where it counts – defending national security with breakthrough technology, superior products, and intelligence solutions. As you develop the latest technology and defend national security, you will continually hone your skills on a team—making a big impact on a global scale. At BAE Systems, you’ll find a rewarding career that truly makes a difference. Electronic Systems (ES) is the global innovator behind BAE Systems’ game-changing defense and commercial electronics. Exploiting every electron, we push the limits of what is possible, giving our customers the edge and our employees opportunities to change the world. Our products and capabilities can be found everywhere – from the depths of the ocean to the far reaches of space. At our core are more than 14,000 highly talented Electronic Systems employees with the brightest minds in the industry, we make an impact – for our customers and the communities we serve.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion:
At BAE Systems, we work hard every day to nurture an inclusive culture where employees are valued and feel like they belong. We are conscious of the need for all employees to see themselves reflected at every level of the company and know that in order to unlock the full potential of our workforce, everyone must feel confident being their best, most sincere self and be equipped to thrive. We provide impactful professional development experiences to our employees and invest in social impact partnerships to uplift communities and drive purposeful change. Here you will find significant opportunities to do meaningful work in an environment intentionally designed to be one where you will learn, grow and belong.