Hexcel Published: July 1, 2019
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With our strong investment in research and development and our culture of continuous improvement, Hexcel is the industry leader in the manufacturing of composite materials and industrial fabrics. We invite you to join the Hexcel team at various manufacturing sites, sales offices and R&T centers around the globe. Become a part of the “strength within.”

Hexcel is currently seeking a Design Engineer II for our Kent, WA, USA location.

The selected individual will be responsible for but not limited to the following obligations:

Participate in Material Review Board activities, depending on experience this may start with limited support and progress to full MRB status.
Communicate with OEM’s to resolve difficult technical issues and insure that correct repair techniques are utilized.
Work with internal and external customers to define requirements and possible trade-offs for various tool and machine designs.
Utilize CATIA V5 software to layout and develop designs for structures, tools and digital tools.
Produce and release Model Based Definition part/tool models and production drawings
Provide overall project management including internal and external suppliers to support new installations and upgrades to existing systems.
Read and interpret blueprints, drawings and electrical schematics, to troubleshoot any problems that may occur.
Maintain a safe, clean and secure work environment. Actively support the elimination of actual and potential safety issues, unsafe acts and/or conditions to preclude accidents.
Operate at all times in compliance with the Hexcel Kent policies, procedures, and Code of Business Conduct, Quality System and Quality Policy, Safety and Environmental policies.
Produce composite ply models (CPMs) for manufacturing using the CATIA V5 Composites Workbench.
Creation of digital programs for 5-Axis NC machines, Water Jets, Cloth Cutting Machines, and Laser Projectors.

Bachelor’s degree in aerospace engineering, materials engineering,electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, or a related discipline from a four year college or university
Minimum of 5 years of experience in design (tools, parts, and/or machine design) or MRB roles
Strong analytical skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Proficient in the use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and in the use of CATIA V5 or equivalent software
Aerospace manufacturing experience preferred
Experience using SmarTeam (Product Data Management software) preferred
Strong manufacturing experience and knowledge of Geometric Dimensioning and Tolerancing (GD&T) preferred
Eligible candidate must be: U.S. citizen, U.S. national, a person lawfully admitted for permanent residence, a temporary resident under sections 210(a) or 245(A) of the Act, a person admitted in refugee status, a person granted asylum. Hexcel (NYSE: HXL) is a global leader in advanced composites technology, a leading producer of carbon fiber, and the world leader in honeycomb manufacturing for the commercial aerospace industry.

Hexcel is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, status as protected veteran, or any other protected class.

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