Martin Defense Group

Materials Engineer (Engineer II)

Job Locations US-RI-South Kingstown
Full Time


Martin Defense Group a privately-owned defense contractor, is seeking a Materials Engineer. The incumbent will join a group of talented Engineers, Scientists, and Innovators with tremendous top-side potential devoted to solving novel technological problems with national defense implications in the fields of Naval Architecture, Marine Platforms & Prototypes, Autonomy, and Data Science among others. This position will be located our South Kingstown, RI location. If you think this opportunity is aligned with your career interests, do not hesitate to apply!


Position Summary

The ideal candidate will have a B.S. or M.S. in the field of Materials Engineering or Mechanical Engineering with a focus on material science. The individual will design, conduct, and report testing on various technical textiles and complex assemblies with a supporting team. Testing and reporting experience are highly desired. The candidate will be asked to apply materials science to technically challenging problems, to evaluate state of the art technologies for implementation, and to design complex maritime assemblies. Additional responsibilities include engineering materials processing improvements and managing internal material databases. Strong engineering fundamentals, excellent communication skills and the ability to work both independently and in a team are required to be successful in this position.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Develop and execute material, component, and assembly testing.
  • Perform data analysis and present work through written reports and formal presentations.
  • Apply materials knowledge (corrosion, failure mechanics, mechanical properties, etc) to design.
  • Support improvements to manufacturing and fabrication processes
  • Manage and use material databases.
  • Analyze and investigate new advanced materials and technologies.
  • Support multi-disciplinary integrated teams by selecting appropriate materials for application.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.



Required Qualifications and Skills:

  • Proven academic record and career accomplishments with an emphasis on materials and testing.
  • Experience creating and executing testing plans/procedures
  • Possess the interest and flexibility to be involved with interdisciplinary engineering tasks as company needs require
  • Good attitude; must be a team player, but also efficient working individually.
  • Must show proof of work eligibility in the United States.


Desired Qualification and Skills:

  • Experience in design and engineering of maritime systems
  • Experience with textile manufacturing, design, and testing (i.e., ASTM D751)
  • Experience with polymer coatings and manufacturing
  • Experience with additive manufacturing
  • Experience with composites
  • Experience using databases



    • Master’s degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent from an accredited college or university and 3+ years of experience in a related position.


    • Bachelor’s degree in Materials Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or equivalent from an accredited college or university and 5+ years of experience in a related position.


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