Composite Engineer

Updated: about 21 hours ago
Location: Hattiesburg, MISSISSIPPI
Job Type: FullTime

Composite Engineer

The University of Southern Mississippi is currently accepting applications for the position of Composite Engineer.

Position Details
Location Hattiesburg

118 College Drive
Hattiesburg, Mississippi, 39406-0001
United States
Division School of Polymer Science and Engineering
Position Type Staff
Employment Status Full Time
Grant Funded Yes
Posting Close Date Open until filled

Job Summary 
Manage composite planning, materials, assembly, testing, research and engineering activities for military composite project development including coordination of activities with and between a team of 4-10 scientists, engineers, students, contractors, and collaborators.

Primary Duti
es and Responsibilities

 1. Work with research sponsors to manage composite materials development activities.

  2. Manage planning, fabrication, scientific, and engineering activities for composite materials development.

  3. Manage processing activities for composite sponsored research programs.

  4. Prepare and present data and budget reports for all research activities with sponsors.

 5. Manage all development activities for polymer matrix, fiber/fabric, filming and prepreg materials towards project goals and objectives.

 6. Manage all research activities, data, report writing, and sponsor communications, and performs other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications
20+ years of experience in composite engineering and manufacturing management.  Experience designing, fabricating and manufacturing composite structures, equipment and experienced in a variety of composite layup, shape forming and machining for finished structural composite prototypes and products.  Lean manufacturing certification is preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
The machines, tools, equipment, electronic devices, and software listed below are representative of those which must be utilized to perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Utilizes personal computer, computer software (Word, WordPerfect, spreadsheet, presentation communications, e-mail).  Oversees all activities for high viscosity tri-shaft polymerization equipment, filming, prepreg line, autoclave and other key pilot scale instrumentation.  Develop, design and test materials with CAD programs.

Language Skills: Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Mathematical Skills: Ability to apply mathematical concepts particularly related to engineering and scientific calculations are required.  Ability to apply mathematical operations to such tasks as statistical process analysis, frequency distribution, determination of test reliability and validity, analysis of variance, correlation techniques, sampling theory, and factor analysis is required.

Reasoning Ability:  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, 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. 

About The University of Southern Mississippi
The University of Southern Mississippi (USM) is a comprehensive public research institution delivering transformative programs on campuses in Hattiesburg and Long Beach, at teaching and research sites in central and southern Mississippi, as well as online. Founded in 1910, USM is one of only 130 universities in the nation to earn the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education's "R1: Doctoral Universities - Very high research activity" designation, and its robust research enterprise includes experts in ocean science and engineering, polymer science and engineering, and sport venue safety and security, among others.  USM is also one of only 40 institutions in the nation accredited in theatre, art and design, dance and music. As an economic driver, USM generates an annual economic impact of more than $600 million across the state. USM welcomes a diverse student body of approximately 15,000, representing 71 countries, all 50 states, and every county in Mississippi. USM students have collected four Truman Scholarships and 36 National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowships, while also leading Mississippi with 24 Goldwater Scholarships, an honor that recognizes the next generation of great research scientists. Home to the Golden Eagles, USM competes in 17 Division I sports sponsored by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). For more information, visit .

As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer/Americans with Disabilities Act institution, The University of Southern Mississippi encourages minorities, women, veterans and persons with disabilities to apply.

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