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Senior Processing Engineer, Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC)

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Date: Sep 17, 2022

Location: West Lafayette, IN, US

Company: Purdue University

Job Summary

The Senior Processing Engineer of the Hypersonics Advanced Manufacturing Technology Center (HAMTC) will be responsible for managing and overseeing the usage and operation of the additive manufacturing equipment within HAMTC.  Serving in a leadership capacity, this individual will work with the project principal investigators (PIs), internal/external technical team, project manager, and student/engineer teams to ensure delivery of tasks related to additive manufacturing.  This will include training and overseeing students and engineers using the additive manufacturing equipment, as well as determining the operation and maintenance schedule of the equipment. Additionally, as part of this position, this person will have a technical scope, in which they will support (i) ceramics and high-temperature composites manufacturing, specifically supporting 3D printing of ultra-high temperature ceramics, (ii) metals 3D printing using laser powder bed fusion (and possibly direct energy deposition in future use), and (ii) plasma spray coatings.  This individual can identify, create, and secure funding for additional projects in accordance with the strategic vision of HAMTC, as well as manage these projects.


  • Bachelor's Degree in Aerospace Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Materials Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, or related field 
  • Eight (8) years of experience in industry or manufacturing development
  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Position may be subject to a government security clearance, requiring security clearance investigation. Individuals must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Must be able to obtain a Department of Defense Secret Security Clearance.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to communicate with individuals at all levels, both internal and external to the university
  • Technical skills that translate into a successful track record in related projects
  • Ability to prioritize and delegate work to meet deadlines
  • Ability to work under pressure and produce high-quality work with attention to detail
  • Technical expertise


Additional Information:

  • All new hires will be expected to follow Protect Purdue guidelines. To learn more, visit 
  • To learn more about Purdue’s benefits summary
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position  
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA: Exempt (Not Eligible For Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility: Defined Contributions immediately  
  • Purdue University is an EOE/AA employer. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply

About the Purdue Applied Research Institute

At PARI we create leading-edge solutions for complex problems in national security, global development and technology. Established in 2021 by The Trustees of Purdue University, the Purdue Applied Research Institute is the non-profit applied research arm of Purdue University. PARI co-creates solutions and builds on the deep research strengths of Purdue’s faculty, students, and staff to solve dynamic challenges for the United States Government, industry, and non-profits. PARI partners to advance applied, interdisciplinary, and translational research in three divisions: National Security and Defense, Global Development and Innovation, and Technology Acceleration, including Digital Innovation in Agrifood Systems Lab (DIAL).

About Purdue University

Purdue University is a top public research institution developing practical solutions to today’s toughest challenges. Ranked one of the top 10 Most Innovative Schools in the nation by U.S. News & World Report, With a $685+ million research enterprise, Purdue delivers world-changing research and out-of-this-world discovery that drive discoveries and innovative solutions that have a critical impact on the nation and the world.

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