M&P Engineer- Composite Development

Date: May 8, 2024

Location: Baltimore, MD, US, 21220

Company: STENAHCM20

About Us:
Middle River Aerostructure Systems is a world-leading manufacturer of thrust reversers (the braking system on a jet engine), engine nacelle components and specialized aerostructures. It supplies and supports these products for engine makers, airplane manufacturers and aircraft operators. Located on Maryland’s Chesapeake Bay near Baltimore, MRAS has a 1.7-million sq. ft. facility situated on 180 acres – where the company and its predecessors have designed, built and equipped civil and military aircraft for over 90 years. In 2019, MRAS was acquired by ST Engineering North America, the U.S. affiliate of Singapore-based ST Engineering – becoming a part of its global network of aerospace facilities and offices. With the ownership change, the company was renamed Middle River Aerostructure Systems.



Materials and Process Summary/Purpose

The Materials & Process (M&P) Engineer – Composite Development will work on the Advanced Material team, on site at Middle River, supporting composite development tasks related to new material development, new process development, and/or new technology development.  This Engineer will be responsible for supporting efforts from test plan creation and early supplier development, through to panel and part fabrication and testing and production introduction.  The engineer demonstrates an ability to work with limited to some supervision, and in collaboration with others, effectively interfacing and integrating their activities within the engineering organization. An ability to establish and manage multiple projects within time constraints is required. The candidate is also responsible for timely identification and communication of project obstacles to engineering technical leads.


Essential Responsibilities

  • Support the Research and Development of next generation Composite Materials, processes, and equipment for Aerostructure applications.
  • Apply knowledge of Materials Science and Engineering to develop, characterize, and test new materials and material systems.
  • Support test plan execution for materials characterization, allowable generation, and design validation
  • Support the development of engineering processes, methods, and tools.
  • Participates in a research and development environment developing new materials and associated manufacturing and application processes.
  • Limited domestic/international travel may be required (up to 20%).



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering or Aerospace Engineering or equivalent field from an accredited university.
  • 0-3 year’s related experience (an equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered).
  • Technical knowledge in one more of the areas of: adhesives, composites, metallics, polymers/elastomers, high temperature materials.
  • Familiarity with 3D CAD software (CATIA, Solidworks, NX, or similar)
  • Operational knowledge of materials characterization lab equipment
  • Familiarity with statistical software, including Minitab, JMP, or similar.
  • Proactive and efficient delivery of communication and follow-up
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Must have the ability to independently prioritize and accomplish work in a timely manner



MRAS is an equal opportunity employer and service provider and does not discriminate on the basis of race, age, religion, gender, gender identity, national origin, citizenship status, sexual orientation, disability, political affiliation or belief, or any other protected class. We are committed to the principles of Equal Opportunity Employment and are dedicated to making employment decisions based on merit and value.

Nearest Major Market: Baltimore