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Alfred P. Sloan Workplace Flexibility Award

Radius won the prestigious Sloan Award in 2005. We continue the workplace practices that resulted in this award. The Sloan award is part of “When Work Works,” a national project on workplace flexibility and effectiveness from the Families and Work Institute in partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Institute for a Competitive Workforce and the Twiga Foundation. Radius employees were interviewed about our company culture and access to flexible work programs. Award judges found that Radius demonstrates an exceptional level of understanding about the importance of workplace flexibility that allows employees to balance home, community, and work.

Utah’s Best Companies To Work For

Radius Engineering has been named one of Utah’s Top Workplaces (2021) by the Salt Lake Tribune—the only aerospace winner in our size category. In addition Radius was selected as one of Utah’s Best Companies To Work For. The Utah Department of Workforce Services, in partnership with Utah Business Magazine, awarded ten companies this distinguished recognition for 2005.

The Best Companies to Work For Award recognizes and honors those companies that go above and beyond normal business operations to create a sustainable workplace culture that provides meaningful support to employees, their families and their communities.

Employment Policies & Values

Radius Engineering is a small, independent, high-tech, custom equipment manufacturer supplying R&D and manufacturing equipment to the worldwide aerospace composites industry. Voted by DWS as one of the top places to work in Utah. EEO; women & minorities encouraged.

Radius Engineering is an employer of choice for individuals who enjoy the challenge of constant innovation, cutting edge technology and self-direction. We offer a collaborative environment that welcomes individual expertise, enthusiasm and effort. Radius also provides very strong benefits for employees' peace of mind which includes genuine flexibility for work-life balance.

Employment Practices

  • US employment eligibility will be verified.
  • Drug and smoke-free employer
  • Equal Opportunity employer
  • No application. Send in cover letter and resume

Radius Engineering was founded in 1986. The company has grown and evolved, but the spirit remains much the same. As highlighted in our Mission Statement, we employ and nurture people in a safe, creative and fun work environment. We foster and reward employee initiative and continuous learning, and we seek employees with a passion for the work we do. We promote employee wellness and offer a generous and competitive benefits package, which includes the following:

  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Company-paid life insurance
  • Company-paid short and long-term disability coverage
  • 401(k) with a generous company match
  • Work-life balance
  • Flexible Spending Account (125 Cafeteria Plan)
  • Healthcare Reimbursement Account (HRA)
  • Profit Sharing
  • Paid holiday and vacation time (FTO)
  • Tuition Reimbursement
Employment Opportunities

Posted: December 2021
Composite Development and Tooling Engineer

Radius Engineering is a world leader in composites technology development and the design and production of manufacturing equipment for the global aerospace composites industry. We develop and provide technologies to support our customers' production of net-shape composite structures. This includes structural design and analysis, process development, tool design and fabrication. Our focus is on out-of-autoclave, net-shape, composite structures using matched-mold processes such as RTM (resin transfer molding) and SQRTM (same qualified resin transfer molding).

Located in Salt Lake City, UT, Radius is a small, high-tech, engineer-to-order firm currently looking for a Composite Development and Tooling Engineer who will contribute to our culture of innovation.

Radius is an employer of choice if you are self-directed and enjoy the challenge of innovation, cutting-edge technology, and easy access to Utah's incredible outdoors. We offer a collaborative environment that welcomes individual expertise, enthusiasm, and effort. Awarded 2021 Top Workplaces in Utah by The Salt Lake Tribune. Voted by DWS as one of the best places to work in Utah.

Position Summary:

Conduct engineering design and hands-on activity associated with composite manufacturing process development and/or tooling projects: manufacturing process parameter definition, ply pattern development, manufacturing order development and documentation, tool design, and any related QMS activity. Project management responsibilities depending on level of experience. Initiative to thrive in a smaller company environment where responsibilities are broad based.

If a highly experienced candidate: Quickly work up to being accountable for all aspects of composite development and tooling projects: planning, design, technical analysis, some hands-on, managing scope and customer expectations.
If a junior candidate: keen interest to develop skills working alongside and supporting more experienced engineers.

Primary Position Responsibilities for an Experienced Incumbent
Project Management
  • Primary point of contact with customers. Effectively manage customer and vendor expectations throughout the project life. Manage project scope.
  • Accomplish tasks and improve our project execution from a financial, technical and schedule perspective.
  • Track budget. Provide timely feedback to team and management regarding profit and loss.
  • Communicate regularly with team members to schedule tasks and resources. Monitor progress while accommodating changing priorities.
  • Consistently demonstrate project management leadership skills, project management discipline and process discipline.
  • Maintain and proactively support QMS documentation.
  • Role model professional behavior.
  • In depth knowledge of all Radius composite manufacturing processes & alternate processes.
  • Create process development plans: identify and minimize risks. Optimize production.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and document detailed composite manufacturing process instructions.
  • Understand the basics of composite structures design and testing well enough to effectively manage design and testing projects.
  • Hands-on involvement during all phases at Radius and on-site support at customers.
  • Demonstrated ability to design prototype and production SQRTM and RTM tooling and equipment using SolidWorks.
  • Continuously develop engineering guidelines, policies and procedures that result in effective knowledge capture and transfer.
  • Understanding of mechanical aspects, thermal and fluid dynamics as applied to net-shape composite article fabrication.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop design of experiments to resolve issues or identify opportunities to develop new/alternative processing solutions.
  • Explain Radius Engineering capabilities and how these capabilities can benefit the customer.
  • Communicate written and verbally with the customer to help define a statement of work that will provide a valuable service or product to the customer as well as minimize risk to Radius Engineering from technical, financial and schedule issues.
  • Develop detailed quotations. Clearly communicate scope of work along with anticipated deliverables, required receivables, assumptions, budgets and schedules.
  • Continually improve the content of our marketing literature.
  • Proactively participate in trade shows and conferences interacting with current and potential customers.
Primary Position Responsibilities for a more entry level Incumbent.
  • Provide engineering support on projects as assigned. Consult with senior staff on approach; work independently to develop solutions to design, material and processing problems relating to composites manufacturing.
  • Learn all aspects of composites manufacturing technologies used at Radius, specifically RTM and SQRTM. Develop a thorough understanding of material forms, processing conditions and their effects on part quality and performance.
  • Create and maintain complete and well-written documentation. Provide timely and clear communications with staff and customers. Develop processing documentation, reports, CAD data, etc.
  • Strictly adhere to and implement all QMS procedures.
  • Investigate and determine optimum processing parameters for composite part fabrication by consulting product literature and material manufacturers for processing and material information. Frequent hands-on involvement of prototyping, part fabrication and process development.
  • Investigate and determine optimum processing parameters for composite part fabrication by consulting product literature and material manufacturers for processing and material information. Frequent hands-on involvement of prototyping, part fabrication and process development.
  • Design prototype and production tooling and equipment to support composite development projects meeting process conditions and loads consistent with industry standards and best practices.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in an engineering discipline is required. Preferably BSME or BS Materials Engineering. Advanced degree preferred.
  • 2+ years experience in out-of-autoclave composites design/manufacturing environment. Alternate composites experience considered.
  • Basic to in-depth understanding of and demonstrated interest in composites/tooling design and composites fabrication.
  • Experience with CAD /analysis tools required. Solidworks highly preferred.
  • Clear skills or potential to develop out-of-autoclave manufacturing processing including ply pattern definition, lay-up/tool assembly instructions, injection and cure parameter definition.
  • Strong desire to work in a smaller company: engineering design/analysis/support, and strong focus on technical, hands-on work - especially for less experienced candidate (experimentation, testing, some technician type fabrication work).
  • Effective, succinct communication. Team project collaboration skills.
  • US Citizenship or Green Card required.

Excellent working conditions and benefits. Equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status. Women & minorities encouraged. US employment eligibility verified. No smokers/vapers.

To Apply: Email resume to: Please include “Composites Development & Tooling Engineer” in the subject line.

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