Materials Engineer at HEICO Aerospace in Hollywood, Florida

Posted in Other 28 days ago.

Job Description:

Entry Level
For more than 60 years, HEICO Corporation has thrived by serving niche segments of the aviation, defense, space and electronic industries by providing innovative and cost-saving products and services. HEICO's high energy culture focuses our Team Members' on providing high quality products and services to our customer base, which is made up of most of the world's airlines and the defense industry. Our leadership approach creates a dynamic environment that continually challenges our Team Members to perform at their best. For four consecutive years, Forbes Magazine ranked HEICO as one of the 200 "Best Small Companies."

ROLE: The Materials Engineer is responsible for evaluating evaluate materials and processes to manufacture materials for use in products that must meet specialized design and performance specifications. Develop new uses for known materials. Includes those working with composite materials or specializing in one type of material, such as graphite, metal and metal alloys, ceramics and glass, plastics and polymers, and naturally occurring materials for analyzing product failure data and laboratory test results to determine causes of problems and develop solutions.


  • Conduct reverse engineering on non-production parts in order to develop production specifications and Quality Test Procedures, as well as Parts Manufacturing Authority reports for the FAA.

  • Conduct Research and Development Analysis of materials to assist with Business Unit's New Product Development Process.

  • Provide Technical support to customers, laboratory staff when needed.

  • Assist on materials analysis process for production parts to ensure conformity to specifications (grain size and flow, abusive machining, hardness, chemistry, etc.) when needed.

  • Assist with development and write-up of Quality Test Procedures detailing required preparation and testing of incoming materials when needed.

  • Keep current with the latest in materials analysis techniques and equipment technologies

  • Perform other duties as assigned.



  • Bachelor's degree in Materials Science, Metallurgical Science Materials Engineering or related field required.


  • At least 1 year of related work experience preferred.

  • Familiar with Material Testing Techniques.

  • Familiar with Materials Laboratory Equipment.


Language: Excellent written/oral communication skills and interpersonal skills

Computer Skills: MS Office; Adobe Acrobat, Adobe Photoshop.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, rations, and proportions to practical situations.

Reasoning Abilities: Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.

Analytical Skills: Ability to analyze all aspects of a situation to gain thorough insight to make decisions

Problem Solving: Ability to work cooperatively through complex materials issues

Organizational Skills: Excellent organization skills; ability to prioritize; ability to meet deadlines and strong sense of urgency; ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and work in a fast-paced environment.

Customer Service: High level of commitment to customer satisfaction; strong sense or urgency

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to work both independently and within a team environment

Work Ethics: Possess a strong work ethic and willingness to get the job done in a timely manner

Technical Skills: Knowledge of Materials Sample preparation, Etching and evaluation of metallographic specimens of bar stock, blade forging and aircraft parts (metallic and non-metallic materials); knowledge of Preparation techniques, and examination of metallurgical specimens including polishing, SEM or optical microscope evaluation, hardness testing, grain size evaluation, among others.