South Carolina, United States

MRO Process Development/Materials Engineer – South Carolina

PLEASE NOTE: Please do not apply if you require visa sponsorship.  This position requires the candidate be able to work in the U.S. WITHOUT the need for visa sponsorship!  

This is a full time/direct hire position offering a competitive salary with full benefits package.

Title of position:  Laser Process Development Manager 

Employment location:  Clover, SC


Manage the Laser Development function. Align customer’s expectations with company’s capabilities.


  • Manage laser powder metal deposition process engineering projects from concept to delivery.
  • Conceptualize and coordinate the design, development, and implementation of laser welding processes for a variety of turbine components, in particular repair of compressor and turbine blades.
  • Prepare metallurgical mounts and conduct evaluation of properties such as porosity, cracking, and lack of fusion.
  • Evaluate customer system or product specifications and provide feedback on process/product capability and level of effort required to meet customer requirements.
  • Train staff and supervise tasks/activities to assure timely completion.
  • Assure developed programs and products meet customer requirements and expectations.
  • Assist in process transfer and commissioning at customer facilities.
  • Provide technical and trouble-shooting support.
  • Participate in advanced laser metal deposition research and development projects, including optimization of hardware, process, materials, and monitoring.
  • Support the Sales team with customer briefings and demonstrations.
  • Support the Marketing team with the development of promotional materials and evaluation of new market opportunities.
  • Support the Engineering team with guidance and feedback regarding new product development.


Required experience:

  • BS or MS in Engineering, preferably in welding or materials science.
  • Experience with metal additive OR Powder Bed Additive manufacturing

Preferred Experience: 

  • Experience with turbine component repair, OEM repair manuals, validation and qualification protocols, destructive and non-destructive testing preferred.
  • Experience with CNC systems, Directed Energy Deposition, automated welding or metal additive manufacturing systems and processes preferred.
  • Understanding of conventional metal fabrication techniques, including casting, forging, MIM, machining, grinding, polishing, etc.
  • Understanding of metallographic, mechanical test, NDT, and other analytical tools.
  • Good communication, organization, planning, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and perform tasks and responsibilities within structured timelines and budgets.
  • Demonstrated ability working in a multi-discipline team culture.


  • Ability to create additive welding and fusion welding programs using AutoCLAD
  • Knowledge of common metallurgical criteria and techniques used to assess weld quality
  • Knowledge of weld processes as applied to gas turbine components
  • Ability to organize multiple activities/tasks/traveling staff
  • Promote positive customer interactions and satisfaction.
  • Effective communications with interested parties
  • Strong computer skills


Will work in environment that contains metal powders, chemicals, etc.


Employer provides competitive pay as well as a generous benefit package that includes health, dental, vision, life and disability insurance plans. In addition, employer offers a 401k match and stock options.

  • Location: South Carolina, United States
  • Categories: Engineer
  • Contract Type: Full Time

Sharon Ballgae

Contact Information
  • Call: (904) 264-0097
  • Fax: (904) 264-0230

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