SAFE INC. OFFERS GREAT OPPORTUNITIES FOR THOSE WHO ARE SEEKING EXCITING, FULFILLING CAREERS.

SAFE Inc. is customer focused, results-based engineering firm providing technical services such as mechanical testing, failure analysis, environmental testing, design, stress, fatigue and damage tolerance analysis for the aviation industry.

 

We provide comprehensive engineering and maintenance support to the Department of Defense, commercial airlines, and major repair and overhaul facilities. Support includes evaluation and approval of repairs and modifications, evaluation of process specifications, development of specialized installation and tooling procedures, research and development or certification mechanical testing. Engineers at SAFE possess an in-depth working knowledge of all aspects of the DoD research, development, testing and evaluation (RDT&E) effort; basic research, applied research, advanced technology development, demonstration / validation, and engineering / manufacturing development (technology transition). SAFE’s work also includes engineering research at the United States Air Force Academy’s Center for Aircraft Structural Life Extension (CAStLE).

 

SAFE Inc. is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business (SDVOSB). https://saf-engineering.com

Current Openings

Junior Engineer or Scientist

 

Position Description:

SAFE Inc. has an opening for a Junior Engineer or Scientist to support research and development activities in the areas of mechanical test and analysis, aircraft structures analysis and test, fatigue crack growth, additive manufacturing using supersonic particle deposition (SPD) and failure analysis of metallic components.

 

Work Location:

USAF Academy, Colorado and Monument, Colorado

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Takes pride in the high standards required of a world-class R&D organization
  • Is detail-oriented
  • Recognizes the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new skills
  • Identifies and evaluates opportunities to improve capability through process and capital improvements
  • Possess the professional acumen to efficiently operate in a facility shared by multiple organizations with unique priorities
  • Effectively balances support for multiple concurrent programs

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Experience with mechanical testing of aerospace materials under static and dynamic loading conditions to ASTM standards including, but not limited to E8, E466, E647, and E399
  • Inspection of part dimensions and tolerances using metrological best practices
  • Failure analysis support including microscopy and metallurgical sample preparation
  • Design of test specimens and test apparatus
  • Creation of engineering drawings and coordination with manufacturing to complete fabrication
  • Designing, executing, and analyzing experiments based on statistical techniques
  • Providing structural analysis and design support
  • Identifying critical uncertainties and the overall approach to address each uncertainty
  • Developing, communicating, and executing test plans to demonstrate mechanical damage and corrosion resistance of air, land, and sea vehicles
  • Defining and communicating scope of work and experimental intent, concluding on scientific work and sharing learnings with other groups
  • Documenting work via reports, memorandums, and data sheets
  • Working with external suppliers of raw materials, components, processes, and testing apparatus
  • Maintaining awareness and control of intellectual property

Project Manager

 

Position Description:

SAFE Inc. has an opening for a Project Manager with experience managing multiple DoD and commercial projects. As a PM, you will have the opportunity to manage projects that make impacts on processes, productivity, and procedures.

 

Work Location:

USAF Academy, Colorado and Monument, Colorado

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Takes pride in the high standards required of a world-class R&D organization
  • Is detail-oriented
  • Recognizes the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
  • Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new skills
  • Identifies and evaluates opportunities to improve capability through process and capital improvements
  • Possess the professional acumen to efficiently operate in a facility shared by multiple organizations with unique priorities
  • Effectively balances support for multiple concurrent programs

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Work with Task Leads and VP (customer at times) to identify and define project requirements, timeline, and resources, and assess feasibility and risks
  • Monitor progress, track milestones and goals, and help set timelines
  • Track, analyze, and synthesize the program’s portfolio of projects, contractual and other deliverables
  • Assist with organizing task priorities and allocate sufficient resources to efficiently and effectively meet the objectives of each project and task
  • Coordinate meetings, help prepare budgets and schedules, develop agenda items, attend high-level meetings, generate minutes, track action items, and prepare process documents and other workflow diagrams as required
  • Recommend policies, doctrine, strategies, and procedures
  • Ensure that government and DoD security policies and rules are implanted and adhered to as needed • Implement, maintain, and update databases/spreadsheets to support project and task requirements
  • Administer and manage project management tools
  • Support the coordination of internal processes, plans, work products, schedule completion dates, and monitor project and task status and completion
  • Assist the VP with the inflow and outflow of staff including new hire onboarding activities, training and orientation of new team members and out-processing paperwork • Maintain staff credentials and training certs
  • Assist with the coordination of supplies for program resources
  • Assist with business development
  • Maintain effective communication with stakeholders to keep them informed on status of supported projects and tasks
  • Other similar professional duties may be assigned as needed

 

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • PMP certification preferred
  • 8+ years of leadership and management experience
  • 5+ years of Project Management experience with a DoD contractor
  • 2+ years of experience managing engineering teams preferred
  • Experience managing project management tools
  • 3+ years budgeting experience
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience supporting government environments
  • Superior organizational and planning skills
  • Aggregate, analyze and present data
  • Professional written and verbal communication skills
  • Occasional overtime and travel may be required
  • MUST be able to successfully pass a drug and background check
  • MUST be able to successfully obtain a DoD CAC card and work in the US

Application Notes:

Please submit a cover letter and resume with references to Lmm@saf-engineering.com Position will remain open until filled.

Machinist

 

Position Description:

SAFE Inc. has an opening for a Machinist and Engineering Technician to support research and development activities in the areas of mechanical test and analysis, aircraft structures analysis and test, fatigue crack growth, additive manufacturing using supersonic particle deposition (SPD) and failure analysis of metallic components.

This is a full-time position. SAFE offers a full benefit package, including open PTO, a collaborative work environment, and strong company culture. Veterans and military spouses are encouraged to apply.

 

Work Location:

USAF Academy, Colorado  (primary) and Monument, Colorado (secondary)

 

Compensation:

$20-$25/hr (hourly position)

 

The ideal candidate:

  • Appreciates the flexibility and responsibility for planning and executing all phases of machining operations and the associated variety of tasks
  • Takes pride in the high standards required of a world-class R&D organization
  • Recognizes the importance of building and maintaining strong interpersonal relationships
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to improve capability through process and capital improvements
  • Possess the professional acumen to efficiently operate in a facility shared by multiple organizations with unique priorities
  • Effectively balance support for multiple concurrent programs

 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Machining mechanical test specimens, test fixtures, and test support equipment from aerospace materials including aluminum, titanium, and high-strength steel
  • Planning proposed and ongoing machining operations by studying engineering drawings, test plans, and material specifications to determine equipment requirements, tooling needs, and labor hours
  • Reviewing engineering drawings for manufacturability and providing constructive feedback
  • Regularly collaborating closely with engineers to determine efficient methods for meeting challenging machining requirements
  • Developing and documenting new work processes
  • Generating CNC toolpaths using Mastercam 2D and 3D
  • Programming, setting up, verifying, operating, and troubleshooting a variety of automated and manual machining equipment to include:
    • CNC mill
    • CNC lathe
    • Wire and plunge EDM
    • Waterjet
    • Surface grinder
  • Inspecting and reporting part quality
  • Maintaining safe operations by not only adhering to, but role-modeling best practice safety procedures
  • Maintaining equipment by completing preventive maintenance; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; calling for repairs
  • Engaging in professional development opportunities and reading technical publications.
  • Providing daily succinct progress and outlook updates to project managers

 

Required Job Qualifications:

  • Associate’s degree in Machining Technology
  • Skilled at reading and interpreting engineering drawings and related technical data
  • Adept at machine and tooling selection and determining feed rates for various metallic materials
  • Proficient in programming and operating CNC and manual machining equipment
  • Ability to prioritize, initiate, and drive projects to completion
  • Committed attention to detail
  • Ambition to research gaps in knowledge
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with engineers and independently to execute machining tasks
  • Has the legal and ongoing authority

 

Desired Job Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated ability to execute all phases of machining including planning, machine setup, operating, and inspecting
  • Experience with heat treating
  • Skilled programming experience with Mastercam 2D/3D
  • Operational background in wire EDM, waterjet, surface grinder, and CMM
  • Knowledgeable in machining metallic air, land, and sea vehicle materials such as 2XXX, 5XXX, 6XXX, and 7XXX series aluminum alloys, titanium alloys, and high strength steel alloys
  • Experience in designing, building, and testing prototypes
  • Familiarity with SolidWorks
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