Materials Technician

Sidney, NY
Sidney, NY
33.65 Hourly
21.63  Hourly

The Role -

Amphenol Aerospace Operations is seeking a Materials Technician to work out of its state-of-the-art facility in Sidney, NY.

The successful candidate will perform polymer materials activities, and manufacturing support for engineering materials and processes, laboratory projects on a service basis to Design Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Production, Procurement and Quality Control for AAO, ACAD and AIO divisions.  Activities include characterization, specification, and approval of materials and processes to support/expand product lines in accordance with Amphenol's strategic plans.

The key responsibilities of a Materials Technician include, but are not limited to:

  • Testing of materials to ensure compliance with internal and external specifications.
  • Prepare internal material specifications such as raw material specifications, process techniques and customer requirements.
  • Perform and document failure analysis on both in plant failures and returned parts from the customers.
  • Familiarity with analytical techniques for material interrogation, FTIR, DSC, and various other techniques.
  • Provide expertise in polymer-based materials and their specifications AMS, ASTM, customer specifications and quality system AS9100.
  • Arranges for outside testing and works with the source on interpretation\dissemination of the final reports.
  • Work with other departments and customers in a service role to help solve material related problems.
  • Identify and help bring on-line new suppliers such as elastomer, potting and bonding, and polymer sources.
  • Maintains the AAO materials lab.
  • Flexible enough to learn other laboratory testing techniques.

Hourly rate is $21.63 - $33.65/hour.  This position is eligible for overtime pay.

Location -

  • Sidney, NY
    • 30 Minute Drive from Binghamton, NY
    • 20 Minute Drive from Oneonta, NY

The Person -

The key skills and qualities of a Materials Technician at Amphenol Aerospace Operations:

  • Strong, diversified knowledge of materials, processes, and relevant specifications to support military/aerospace/industrial connectors is required
  • Maintains a working knowledge and operations of laboratory techniques to support elastomers, injection molding, surface chemistry, and polymeric processes
  • Familiarity and knowledge of Military specs, AMS/ASTM specs, and material specs related to the electrical connector industry
  • Minimum 2-year degree in Engineering or Materials Science (polymer core curriculum) or other relative scientific field based on specific experience
  • Working knowledge of computers for generation of reports and data collection/analysis are required
  • Strong verbal and written communications are required
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 40 lbs., typically testing die sets

The Company -

With manufacturing sites in Sidney, NY, Mesa, AZ, Nogales, MX, and a Design Center in Pasadena, CA, Amphenol Aerospace Operations has been a leader in designing and manufacturing electrical components for the aviation and commercial airplane industry for over 95 years.

Focusing on serving the needs of advanced and challenging market segments, we pride ourselves on our consistent ability to innovate and provide the markets with new creative solutions.

Working at Amphenol means you are recognized and valued for your contributions because we believe that our human capital is the most valuable asset we have. We support and encourage career development for all employees and have ample opportunities for advancement.

We pride ourselves for being customer-centric, accountable, reliable, and enthusiastic in all that we do. These values are ingrained in each of us and contribute to a culture of teamwork and meaningful work.

Amphenol offers a competitive wage and benefits. The candidate must be able to legally work in the United States; we are unable to provide sponsorship. Position requires candidate to be a U.S. person as defined in ITAR, 22 CFR 120.15 (U.S. Citizenship or Resident Alien Status) and defined by 8 U.S.C. 1101(a) (20).

Amphenol is a proud Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, protected veteran status or disability status.  We aim to create an inclusive working environment where all employees are respected and treated equally.

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