Applications Engineer

Los Angeles
Automation – Controls & Copilot /
FTE (Full Time) /
Hadrian - Manufacturing the Future

Hadrian builds software-defined high precision component factories for the top aerospace companies in the world. After a successful customer beta phase, we are substantially scaling our operations to our second factory (based in Torrance) and are in the final stretch of building our core software engineering and product team from whom the future of Hadrian will be built upon. This team will leverage various current and advanced technologies and build custom in house software solutions to help improve, automate and scale the future of manufacturing in the U.S.

We are in search of software engineers with the drive to augment manufacturing and build complex, yet elegant software as well as the machinists who have a passion to push the trade forward.

We've raised >$200m to achieve this vision, with multiple rounds from Lux Capital, A16Z, Founders Fund, Construct Capital, Caffeinated Capital and more.

About the Applications Engineering Team

Hadrian's Applications Engineering team develops 0-1 machining solutions to supercharge the throughput and capabilities of our Factory. The team focuses on developing novel solutions for CNC programming, workholding, fixturing, tooling, process control, new materials, and machining capabilities.

We need an Application Engineer to execute our Machining roadmap to scale Hadrian to be multi-factory across the US. You will work closely with Applications Engineering, CAM Operations, Software Engineering, and Robotics to push the boundaries of machining at scale.

We are pushing the limits of machining automation and are looking to add a curious and self-motivated expert to join our already world class team.

In this role you will:

    • Develop New Capabilities  – push the limits of programming, machining, workholding, and automation to meet challenging market demands from our customers.
    • NPI Development – develop 0-1 New Product Introduction parts that are high-risk high-ROI as part of onboarding new customers or new technologies (techniques, materials, part families) .
    • Subject Matter Expert – as a Subject Matter Expert you will contribute to the product vision of our Copilot software that super chargers our CAM programmers productivity. You will advise and consult across a range of areas within the factory such as tooling, machine selection, workholding, process engineering, etc.

This might be a good fit for you:

    • CAM Programming – 5+ years programming aerospace parts
    • CNC Machine Operation – Ability to run and operate CNC machines including part setup, tool loading, tool offsets, spindle probing
    • Machining Knowledge – Has applicable experience with a variety of machine types (mills, lathes), materials (alum, stainless, hard metals), tooling application, workholding, and fixture design.
    • Process Engineering – Has a track record of successfully machining difficult parts with stringent requirements. Understands the pitfalls of operation selection, material removal, tooling application, and material science.
    • GD&T– Strong understanding of GD&T and engineering print reading.
    • Communication– Excellent communication skills both written and verbal.

What sets you apart:

    • Experience with hyperMILL, Heidenhain, Fanuc, NX, machining Inconel or Titanium, macro programming
    • Experience with tap testing, FEA analysis, load monitoring, tool life monitoring, in-process inspection
    • Strongly admired skills - Macro programming, software engineering skills, mechanical design, material science
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