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GE Avio

Avio Aero, a leading company in the design, manufacture and maintenance of components and systems for civil and military aviation, reinforces the strong partnership with the Politecnico di Torino, investing, along with the entire group General Electric, technology of the future: the additive manufacturing. 
After nearly two decades of success in national and international research, which see the emergence in the 2008 joint laboratory GreatLab, up to the most recent launch of Technology Development Communities, in December 2016, along with other major universities, Avio Aero and Politecnico di Torino decide now to face together the challenges of tomorrow: lighter aircraft engines and high performance additive technology. 
This through the creation of a new joint laboratory, the Turin Additive Lab (TAL); goal is to lay the foundations for a long-term cooperation on strategic issues today for the aircraft industry. Innovation on new technologies such as additive manufacturing is nowadays strongly encouraged by the continuous interaction between universities and enterprises; opportunity to innovate, but also simultaneously discover and train young talents. With the new Turin Additive Lab, located in the "Cittadella della Ricerca" of Politecnico di Torino, the company and the University will share the most advanced technological scenarios, defining together the research priorities.

Hiring opportunity
Avio Aero will offer to the selected applicant a job opportunity, hiring her/him through a HIGH APPRENTICESHIP CONTRACT (ex Art.45 - D. Lgs 81/2015).

Avio Aero is looking for an Additive Manufacturing  Engineer, who report to ATO Additive Design & Technology Sub-section manager  in Engineering, and located in Turin Additive Lab (TAL) at Politecnico.

Job Description
She/he will develop DMLM/EBM technologies for aeronautical components, with focus on parts producibility and optimization of the printed part and printing process, as well as optimal design for additive:
  • she/he will work in concurrence with the engineering design team to guarantee components producibility and design optimization on manufacturing constrains and process/cost improvement  opportunities; extensive prototyping will be key in her/his contribution
  • she/he will support the definition of best practices and guidelines for parts printing from design / material and process / machine perspectives; again extensive prototyping will be key in her/his contribution
  • she/he will support machine operators in solving manufacturing problems and establishing best practices to operate the machines
  • she/he will support the identification and maturation of new applications and materials from both TRL and MRL perspective
  • she/he will define and optimize of the support structures of the printed components to fulfill dimensional and metallurgical design requirements while optimizing manufacturability, manufacturing process and part cost
  • she/he will contribute to the development and characterization of materials and processes as part of the introduction of new and more performing machines
  • she/he will contribute to the improvement of existing products by optimizing existing processes and identifying new opportunities of cost reduction.
Basic Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in Engineering, Mechanical, Materials or Aerospace Engineering preferred
  • Significant and relevant experience in mechanical design and technologies
  • Exposure to CAD systems, Unigraphics preferred
  • Ability to work successfully in team environment
  • Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate at a variety of levels, from detailed design reviews to high-level leadership reviews
  • Demonstrated proficiency in written, oral, and presentation skills
  • Fluency in Italian and English
  • EU work permit
  • Available to travel and colocation periods in Avio plants (Rivalta, Cameri, others)
Desired Characteristics
  • Passion for technical excellence and technology advancement
  • Able to self-manage workload across a number of designs
  • Self–directed and motivated
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and resolve problems
  • Ability to document, plan, market, and execute programs
  • Familiarity with engineering tools for mechanical analysis and data processing
  • Previous experience with additive manufacturing (internship, thesis, …)
Selection process
  • The company will evaluate each submitted application
  • The profiles that will respond to the internal selection criteria will be contacted in a phone pre-screening interview
  • As second and final step, candidate will have individual interviews with HR and Business representatives.