Materials and Process Engineer

Date: Apr 26, 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.



Role Summary/Purpose

The Materials & Process (M&P) Engineer - Metals serves as the Materials & Process Engineering representative for metals and metallic related support tied to internal production and external supplier support. This includes working with the various internal functional groups (Engineering, Sourcing/Procurement, Quality, and Operations) in support of production and development program issue resolution.

The M&P Engineer will work in the Materials and Processing Engineering team, on site at Middle River, supporting metallic tasks related to material/product quality, failure analysis, material selection/identification, and related processes.  The engineer will serve as a project focal for identified metallic related projects of varying complexities from beginning to end.  Such projects will require various types of testing and analysis across a wide range of material characteristics– physical, mechanical, thermal, and/or chemical. The engineer demonstrates a fundamental background in numerous types of metal, including but not limited to aluminum (and its alloys), steel (CRES, stainless), Titanium (and its alloys), and Nickel (and its alloys). The engineer also demonstrates a fundamental background in various corrosion protection schemes related to the above metallic materials.

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

  • Serves as the M&P representative for the assessment of metals and metallic based parts/assemblies.
  • Provides assessments of various metallic related processes, including but not limited to forgings, castings, welding, brazing, heat treating, raw material processing, and non-conventional machining through various types of material evaluations (tensile strength, heat affected zones, particle impingement, weld penetrations, etc…).
  • Provides guidance on existing and new corrosion protection schemes for similar and dissimilar assemblies containing one or more metallic components (i.e. anodizing, chemical filming, topcoat applications, passivation, etc…).
  • Supports new technology development revolving around metals processing (non-standard metals use, additive manufacturing, etc…)
  • Recommend and support the implementation of process improvements within manufacturing areas.
  • Assist in establishing technical requirements, objectives, timing, and resources for assigned projects and obtain approval from engineering technical leadership.
  • Support on-site supplier process reviews and audits in line with business objectives and project goals.
  • Limited domestic/international travel may be required (up to 20%).



  • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering or equivalent field with a focus on metals from an accredited university and a minimum of 1 year of experience in a metallics focused role.
  • Technical background in metals or other similar metallic materials-based industry. 
  • Working knowledge of material analysis techniques (microscopy, mechanical testing, etc…) 
  • Working knowledge of various metals processing (forgings, castings, weldments, brazing, etc…)
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines.
  • Solid organizational skills and attention to detail with some direct supervision.


Desired Characteristics

  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Aerospace materials processing and testing experience.
  • Experience evaluating materials using an SEM.
  • Six Sigma training is preferred.
  • MS office proficient.



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