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Principal Engineer 4 - Friction Materials

Requisition ID:  93491
Business Unit:  Airframe Systems Akron Group (3005)

Akron, OH, United States, 44306

Innovation is at the heart of everything we do at Meggitt, a worldwide leader in aerospace, defense and selected energy markets. We believe in our vision of ‘Enabling the Extraordinary: To Fly, To Power, To Live”. These core values – teamwork, integrity and excellence – are what have allowed us to become the company we are today. With facilities and over 9,000 employees worldwide, Meggitt draws on over 160 years of expertise to enhance the lives of people across the globe.

Our Airframe Systems division brings together an extensive range of skills and abilities to support some of the world’s leading commercial, business and military aircraft manufacturers.

Across its five product groups, Airframe Systems produces a host of world leading technology. Our Braking Systems product group supplies both military and commercial aircrafts.

We seal essential spaces, such as landing gear, wings, engines, nacelles, windows and doors, and produce intelligent air data systems and sensors that measure altitude, angle or acceleration. These sensors can be used on planes, train control systems or even missile control systems.

Whether it’s developing new radome solutions, fuel delivery systems or high-altitude life support systems, Airframe Systems embodies the innovation at the heart of Meggitt.

Job Designation

The Principal Engineer will play a full and active role in the activities and operations of the Friction Materials team with specific responsibilities for the design, manufacturing, review, analysis and/or characterization of both physical and dynamic properties of carbon friction materials and oxidation protection systems.

Job Core Responsibilities

  • Review and analyze data while applying data analysis statistics; including characterizing materials using various techniques such as optical and Scanning  Electron Microscope (SEM) microscopy.
  • Participate in conceptualizing, planning and executing carbon R&D both in evolutionary and revolutionary stages of development. Including new products and/or improvements to present products as a company project or for a specific customer. This work is both theoretical and experimental in nature.
  • Assess data and provide recommendations and approvals.
  • Support new program design teams as required.
  • Write material processing documents and maintain current processing documents.
  • Participate in customer briefings, design reviews, and demonstrations by providing technical assistance and guidance.
  • Routine interface with carbon production in various locations.
  • Support or direct university research as needed.
  • Lead multiple projects simultaneously.

Job Specifications

Education: Bachelor Degree or equivalent degree in Chemical, Mechanical or Materials Engineering from an accredited college or university required.  Master Degree or PhD preferred.   

Years' Experience:  Minimum 8 years of relevant experience in tribology, carbon/carbon processing, carbon oxidation protection or related field required. Background in carbon/carbon composites is required. Previous Aircraft carbon/carbon brake technology experience desired.


  • Understanding of Chemical Vapor Infiltration (CVI), high temperature processing and friction wear and tear (tribology) of carbon and carbon oxidation protection systems desired.
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Project and Visual Basic Programming.
  • Good communication skills – ability to communicate opinions, ideas, or facts to others in formal or informal environments.
  • Registration as a Chartered Engineer (UK) or Professional Engineer (US) desired.
  • Continuous Improvement (CI) training/experience desired.
  • Experience with Design Failure Mode and Effects Analysis (DFMEA) and Risk Analysis desired.
  • Available to travel as needed (10-15%)

Meggitt is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex including sexual orientation and gender identity, national origin, disability, protected Veteran Status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state, or local law.

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