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Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Located in Malibu, California, HRL has been on the leading edge of technology, conducting pioneering research and advancing the state of the art.
You will be a part of a diverse team of engineers and scientists developing new metal alloys for additive manufacturing processes. In this role, you will support the entire development cycle including feedstock synthesis, sample fabrication, materials analysis and mechanical testing. Typical tasks for this job include new concept brainstorming, modeling and simulation (CAD, FEA, Matlab), 3D printing of samples or parts, microscopy and characterization, tensile testing with load frames, as well as data analysis.
As Additive Manufacturing Engineer, you will be joining the Materials and Microsystems Laboratory. Our mission is to push the frontiers of materials, structures and devices, with current projects spanning from formulating new materials for additive manufacturing to structure optimization for hypersonic vehicles. Opportunities abound for a self-driven and creative Engineer to grow within our group. With more experience, the candidate can grow into roles with more responsibilities including: writing patents, journal publications and proposals, and eventually managing research projects.

The candidate should have experience with planning, conducting and analyzing experiments. Hands-on experience with additive manufacturing equipment and techniques is highly desirable. Prior experience with post-processing methods including heat treatment, hot isostatic pressing, and sintering is a plus. Familiarity with materials characterization techniques (e.g. metallographic polishing, microscopy) and testing is also a plus. In addition, the candidate should have creative problem solving skills and the ability to work effectively on a team as well as independently.
Knowledge of the basic principles of materials is required. Knowledge of standard protocols for multi-step additive manufacturing is highly desirable. The applicant should have some experience in computer aided design (CAD). Prior programming background (C++, python) or electronics prototyping knowledge (Arduino, National Instruments) is a plus. Excellent communication skills (written and oral) are required.
Must be able to perform work while wearing a powered or unpowered air purifying respirator. Must be able to work for extended periods while standing or sitting at a computer workstation. Must be familiar with safe chemical handling practices and common laboratory safety procedures. Must be sufficiently mobile to work within a laboratory environment. Have visual and hearing acuity, manual dexterity and good verbal and written skills. Ability to work independently is required.

Bachelor’s or Master’s degree in engineering or science 
SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS (e.g. driver’s license special tools or restrictions):
U.S. citizenship or permanent resident status required.
This position must meet Export Control compliance requirements, therefore a "U.S. Person" as defined by 22 C.F.R. § 120.15 is required. "U.S. Person" includes U.S. Citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee, or asylee.

HRL offers a very competitive compensation and benefits package. Our benefits include medical, dental, vision, life insurance, 401K match, gym facilities, PTO, growth potential, and an exciting and challenging work environment.
HRL Laboratories is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not discriminate in recruiting, hiring, training or promoting, on the basis of race, ethnicity, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, physical or mental disability, pregnancy, medical condition, U.S. military or protected veteran status, union membership, or political affiliation. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.