Additive Manufacturing Senior Engineer

Job Locations US-MD-Government Site
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Defense Mission & Health Solutions


Peraton is seeking a senior additive manufacturing (AM) engineer to provide full time support in a hybrid position for our NAVAIR customer in Lexington Park/Patuxent River, MD.


  • The candidate must be a Subject Matter Expert (SME) in AM technology development, current practices, and applications in the Aerospace sector.   
  • The candidate will provide technical guidance, and recommendations to the AM government team members and coordinate with AM Integrated Program Team leadership.
  • They will represent Naval Air Warfare Center – Aircraft Division (NAWCAD) to other Government Agencies, Academia, and the private sector. 
  • The candidate will have direct influence on current and future AM technical policies and standards for all platforms. 
  • This position provides technical consistency for the entire lifecycle, from concept development and design through sustainment. 
  • In-depth experience on Additive Manufacturing (AM) for both metallic and polymeric materials is required. 

What you will do:

  • Provide authoritative input and advice on all engineering and technical issues and ensuring engineering requirements are met.
  • Formulates engineering design concepts and performance requirements which provide the basis for overall technical and engineering planning for the AM Program.
  • Develops the technical approach, cost estimates, manpower/facilities requirements, and milestones related to program objectives and ensures all project objectives are adequately considered including R&D, design, development, implementation, test, validation, and transition.
  • Establishes short- and long-range technical objectives for materials development, processing and characterization programs assigned to the team.
  • Maintains knowledge of current and future capabilities, problems and demands upon the fielded system(s) and provides overall technical planning for development, engineering, and evaluation of AM capabilities.
  • Integrates Research, Development, Test and Evaluation (RDT&E) cost estimates with program plans (schedules, development requirements), test and evaluation requirements, projected problems, etc.,) into a total acquisition POM and budget.
  • Resolves conflict and provides technical authority concerning changes in technical approach and AM program objectives.
  • Develops all engineering portions of Procurement Requests, Requests for Proposal, Requests for Quotations, etc. Specifies criteria for evaluation of engineering portions of contractor proposals and directs the systems engineering portion of evaluations during the source selection process.
  • Evaluates technological developments and their applicability to the NAVAIR AM program
  • Ensures all technical and engineering requirements of the program are met including quality assurance, reliability, maintainability, system compatibility, safety engineering, etc.
  • Reviews and evaluates Engineering Change Proposals (ECPs) for accuracy and feasibility and advises as to the technical aspects. Provides technical direction and ensures proper testing of all approved ECP engineering changes.
  • Maintains continuous contact with research and development personnel in order to be informed on all new engineering and scientific developments which might be applied to current capabilities.
  • Participates in technical workshops, symposia, and other scientific gatherings for the purpose of exchanging scientific and technical information relevant to AM materials and processes.
  • Establishes and maintains contacts with engineering personnel and high-level officials throughout the fleet and NAVAIR, at other SYSCOMs and military departments; at higher Navy levels; and at contractor’s plants and offices in order to exchange information, develop or interpret requirements enforce adherence to policies and specifications, and negotiate approval of suggestions



What you will need:

  • Minimum of 12 years with BS/BA; Minimum of 10 years with MS/MA; Minimum of 7 years with Ph.D.


  • Minimum BS in Aerospace, Materials or Mechanical Engineering. An advanced degree in Aerospace, Materials or Mechanical Engineering (Masters or PhD) is preferred.
  • Minimum 5+ years-experience in developing, analyzing, qualifying/certifying AM parts
  • Metallic AM materials and processes (expertise)
  • Polymer AM materials and processes (expertise)
  • Knowledge of post processing techniques for improved part quality (expertise)
  • Knowledge of Non-destructive Inspection/Evaluation (NDI/NDE) methods (expertise)
  • Evidence of abilities in teaming/soft skills/communication/tech writing/project management
  • US citizens only, must be able to obtain a US DoD Secret security clearance
  • Occasional travel may be required


Desired (But not required):

  • Navy and/or DoD Aviation Product Experience
  • Expert in Aerospace metallic material processes, property evaluation, and inspection methods
  • Must be energetic, creative and take initiative; able to work well independently or as part of a team
  • Must have an ability to work well with others, develop and justify a technical position, present results to a team and communicate effectively with a customer


Peraton Overview

Peraton is a next-generation national security company that drives missions of consequence spanning the globe and extending to the farthest reaches of the galaxy. As the world’s leading mission capability integrator and transformative enterprise IT provider, we deliver trusted, highly differentiated solutions and technologies to protect our nation and allies. Peraton operates at the critical nexus between traditional and nontraditional threats across all domains: land, sea, space, air, and cyberspace. The company serves as a valued partner to essential government agencies and supports every branch of the U.S. armed forces. Each day, our employees do the can’t be done by solving the most daunting challenges facing our customers. Visit to learn how we’re keeping people around the world safe and secure.

Target Salary Range

$146,000 - $234,000. This represents the typical salary range for this position based on experience and other factors.


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