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Composite Assistant Engineer


DSO National Laboratories (DSO) is Singapore's largest defence research and development (R&D) organisation, with the critical mission to develop technological solutions to sharpen the cutting edge of Singapore's national security. At DSO, you will develop more than just a career. This is where you will make a real impact and shape the future of defence across the spectrum of air, land, sea, space and cyberspace.

The Emerging Systems Division focuses research and development on a broad spectrum of capabilities that are critical to the Singapore Armed Forces (SAF) defence systems. These include antenna design and electromagnetics, as well as next-wave technologies in the areas of lasers and advanced materials.

People are DSO’s greatest asset. You will get to realise your career aspirations and develop your own niche either as a deep technical expert or a leader in the team. With frequent career dialogues and a robust training and development framework, we will provide you with the necessary development tools for you to reach your potential. You will also be recognised and rewarded through competitive remuneration packages and scholarship opportunities.

Composite Assistant Engineer

In this role, you will:

  • Prepare and conduct tests / checks for raw materials and finished parts such as coupon level mechanical test, visual inspection, resin weighing etc.

  • Maintain inventory of materials and lot number traceability

  • Carry out fabrication of composite structures with materials such as carbon reinforcements, epoxy resin and honeycomb

  • Perform trimming and finishing of composite or composite-metallic hybrid structures

  • Generate fabrication route card for simple composite part fabrication

  • Conduct in-process NDT check on composite part and coupon level mechanical test based on established test procedure

  • Carry out data extraction / processing and generate test report

  • Lay-up composite parts by following technical drawings, written or verbal instructions



  • Diploma / NITEC in Materials Science / Mechanical Engineering / Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering

  • Proficient in mechanical work (i.e. drilling and sawing) and CAD modelling (i.e. SolidWorks and AutoCAD)

  • Good understanding of composite manufacturing methods and protocols

  • Familiar with systems that involve vacuum infusion manufacturing such as vacuum bagging, leak checking, resin preparation and infusion will be advantageous