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Aerospace / Industrial Textile and Composite Engineer

RBC Bearings, Inc. Santa Ana, CA
  • Posted: over a month ago
  • Full-Time
  • Benefits: Vision, Medical, Life Insurance, 401k, Dental

RBC Transport Dynamics, located in Santa Ana, CA, is a division of RBC Bearings. We are an international manufacturer and marketer of engineered precision plain, roller and ball bearings. Our customers are classified into three principal categories: diversified industrial, aerospace and defense.

We are currently looking for a Textile and Composite Engineer to join our team.

Job Requirements and Descriptions:

· Understand current fabric offerings down to the twill, satin, and plain weaves, concepts of weft and warp, and denier. Fiberglass, Teflon, Nomex, cotton, Kevlar, and other various thread strands.

· Working in the Materials Engineering group develop new combinations of materials, thicknesses, and coating to derive improvements to existing fabrics, and to develop newer fabrics.

· Research bearing Industry for other composite type materials needed in order to provide superior performance to self-lubricated industry, i.e. engine cowlings.

· Work with suppliers to develop custom thread application to be woven into fabrics.

· Recommend capital investments, training, materials, and equipment.

· Move the company towards in-house production of fabric needs, working with all stakeholders to develop processes, procedures, in-process inspection, test approval of fabrics, and integration into manufacturing.

· Work with Business Management, Customers, and Design and Application Engineering to understand specific application and customer needs.

· Generate synergy with Materials / Polymer Engineering where the combination of polymers and woven materials generates a working, sellable, and intellectual property based products that can be brought to market.


· Industry hands on experience with (set up and operate) weaving looms.

· BS in Textile Engineering from a 4 year accredited university and/or 5 plus years of relevant experience in industrial textile production.

· Prior experience with composite winding is advantageous.

· Development and understanding of thread composition is advantageous.

· Knowledge of pick count and air permeability importance to fabric structure.

· Familiarity with textile related testing equipment.

· Be an individual who is a self-starter, motivated and resourceful.

· Detail orientated and possess a good work ethic.

· Results driven and willing to exceed goals and objectives.

· Able to communicate with all levels of the organization, both verbally and in writing.

· Have a positive attitude and a desire to learn.

RBC offers benefits such as medical, dental, vision, 401-K, Vacation, Holidays pay, etc.

Due to ITAR regulations, this position requires that the employee must be a U.S. Person (U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident).

RBC Bearings is an EEO Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled

RBC Bearings, Inc.

Why Work Here?

Opportunities for training, development and career growth.

Roller Bearing Company of America is an international manufacturer and marketer of highly engineered precision bearings and products, which are integral to the manufacturing and operating of many machines; such as aircraft and mechanical systems, to reduce wear to moving parts, facilitate proper power transmission, reduce damage and energy loss caused by friction and control pressure and flow. While we manufacture various products, we focus primarily on highly technical and regulated bearing products and engineered products for specialized markets that require sophisticated design, testing and manufacturing capabilities. We believe our unique expertise has enabled us to garner leading positions in many of the product markets in which we primarily compete. Over the past fifteen years, we have broadened our end markets, products, customer base and geographic reach. We currently have 43 facilities of which 36 are manufacturing facilities in 6 countries.

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