JOB TITLE: COLD SPRAY PROCESS DEVELOPMENT ENGINEER (OFF-SITE) (PRODUCTION CELL)
REPORTS TO: CUSTOMER SUPPORT MANAGER
FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT
PREPARED DATE: DECEMBER 3, 2021
SUMMARY: Design, develop and produce Cold Spray processes and evaluation procedures. Facilitate development and testing
of recipes in support of company capabilities. Determine applicable testing regimen to quantify and qualify results of spray
operations. Oversee production runs of the spray operation. On occasion supervise experts in cold spray applications. This
position will require at least 3 months of training at VRC before relocating to a site for a determined amount of time.
QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, the individual must be able to perform each essential duty and responsibility
in a safe and satisfactory manner. Must be able to wear personal protective equipment (PPE) as required by the tasks at hand.
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
• Physically relocate globally for periods ranging from a few months to more than 2 years
• Manage daily workload and facility operations
• Develop and execute Qualified Spray Procedures (QSPs) in accordance with client requirements
• Work with other engineers, clients, and technicians to plan, design, and implement projects and production runs
• Evaluate metallography test data to adjust process parameters to meet client objectives
• Maintain document system that conforms to AS9100D requirements
• Communicate with DOD and commercial clients, fostering working relationships to further VRC interests
• Program robots to perform spray functions
• Operate cold spray machine to execute prescribed spray process with precision
• Use proper procedures and PPE to handle consumable materials that include powdered metals and inert high pressure
• Use power tools such as grinders, drills and saws for spray project preparation or finishing
• Use precision measurement equipment such as calipers, micrometers, depth gauges, and other high precision tools
• Maintain qualifications on essential equipment and processes in accordance with DOD directives
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities perform the essential functions. Other duties
may be assigned.
Engineers or technicians when working on directed projects
EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE:
• Bachelor of Science in Engineering required
• Advanced degree highly desired
• Understanding of robotic systems preferred
• Solid understanding of Metallurgy desired
• 1 year or more of Program Management strongly preferred
• Firm knowledge of 3D modeling software required
• Read and interpret documents in English such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure
manuals, newspapers, periodicals, journals, and manuals
• Able to develop, write, format, and communicate policy and procedure
• Write routine business and technical reports, correspondence, business letters, summaries, and reports in English
using prescribed format, conform to all rules of punctuation, grammar, and style
• Ability to speak effectively in English before groups such as customers or employees
• Ability to develop and maintain a professional working relationship with all team members
• Microsoft Word, Power Point, and Excel at an advanced level
• Proficiency in CAD/CAM and robotics software highly desired
• Proficient in electronic forms of communication including email, web searching, and data organization
• Apply common sense understanding to follow instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form
• Use mathematical skills to interpret mechanical and metallurgical findings, financial information, and prepare budgets
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the
essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use
hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. The employee must
regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. The employee must be able to see
differences in widths and lengths of lines such as those on graphs. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Inside: Protection from weather conditions but not necessarily from temperature changes. Much of the work will be done in a
machine shop type environment with high noise levels, dust, and other hazards associated with machining work.
A job is considered “inside” if the worker spends approximately 75 percent or more of the time inside.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing
the essential functions of this job.
• Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, communicate well with others, effectively
deal with technicians and customers, and accept constructive criticism
• Must be able to change activity frequently and cope with interruptions
IMPORTANT NOTE: Essential functions of this job are described under the headings above. The job requirements and features
are subject to change from time to time due to the dynamic nature of the Company.
It is the policy of VRC Metal Systems not to discriminate or allow the harassment of employees or applicants on the basis of sex,
gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religious creed, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran
status, or any other characteristic protected by law with regard to any employment practices, including recruitment,
advertising, job application procedures, hiring, upgrading, training, promotion, transfer, compensation, job assignments,
benefits and/or other terms, conditions, or privileges of employment, provided the individual is qualified, with or without
reasonable accommodations, to perform the essential functions of the job. This policy applies to all jobs at the Company. The
Company will continue to take affirmative action to ensure that individuals are employed, and that employees are treated
during employment, without regard to their sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, physical or mental disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law in all employment practices.
Employees and applicants with disabilities and disabled veterans are encouraged to inform Human Resources if they need a
reasonable accommodation to perform a job for which they are otherwise qualified. The Company makes, and will continue to
make, reasonable accommodations to the known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant or employee
to promote the employment of qualified individuals with disabilities and disabled veterans, unless such accommodations would
impose an undue hardship on the operations of the Company’s business.