Development Specialist

Website Magellan Aerospace

Job Highlights

Title Development Lab Specialist
Type Full Time (1st shift)
Experience Not Indicated
Function Management/Manufacturing
Location Middletown, OH, United States
Company Magellan Aerospace Limited

Company Profile

Magellan Aerospace is a global, integrated aerospace company that provides complex assemblies and systems solutions to aircraft and engine manufacturers, and defense and space agencies worldwide.

Job Profile

The company is looking for a Development Lab Specialist who will contribute to developing process procedures; evaluate equipment; evaluate tooling; train personnel; perform process improvement; and run specialized equipment.

Educational Level

Work Experience

  • Possess work-related experience (a plus)


  • Basic housekeeping to clean up the area from the work performed and to maintain the housekeeping in the area using the proper conventional utensils (brooms, dusters, wet/dry rags, wet/dry vacuums), but excluding the use of mops and automatic floor scrubbers (i.e. Tennant floor scrubber). Maintaining the area includes material, parts, machines, tools, and work tables used in manufacturing as well as objects used to store or stage items used in manufacturing.
  • Collects all chemicals from process lines for testing in the lab.
  • Develops and fabricates special projects and determines the feasibility of producing parts.
  • Develops procedures and methods for engineering changes and redesigned parts.
  • Develops processes and prototypes for programs.
  • Fabricates composite parts.
  • Fabricates test coupons with associated Tooling.
  • Operates autoclave.
  • Operates filament winder.
  • Reads blueprints, and schematic drawings, and receives verbal instructions from assigned supervisor regarding work assignments.
  • Supports specialized tooling (i.e. reference panels) and mechanical testing that require special and specific procedures.
  • Trains personnel in the processes and methods developed in producing parts, at training rate.
  • Troubleshoots activities associated with programs for the development of solutions to problems.
  • Work with Supervision or Engineers to document developed processes/procedures or edit written processes/procedures.
  • Performs specialized processes as assigned.


  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals.
  • Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
  • Must pass a written test for the following topics: Blue Print Reading; Machining; Knowledge of metal and brazed honeycomb; Tack, seam, spot, and TIG welding; Honing techniques; Use of Precision Measuring Equipment; Use of all types of mechanics’ air hand tools; Operate filament winder; Operate autoclave; Brazing; Metal forming; Instrumentation; and Aerospace Assembly Techniques.
  • Use of standard mechanics tools including all types of stationary or portable machines and equipment.

Work Environment

  • Frequently exposed to wet or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, and vibration.
  • Frequently is required to use hands to handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock.
  • Occasionally lift or move up to 50 pounds.
  • Occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.
  • Regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Regularly required to stand and walk.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, and depth perception.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.


  • Attractive benefits package
  • Commitment to professional growth
  • Competitive salary
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent career progression opportunities
  • Fully paid Tuition Assistance Program (where applicable)
  • Generous 401k Pension Plan
  • Positive work-life balance

Employer’s Statement

Magellan Aerospace is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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