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Associate Research Engineer / Research Engineer at University of Dayton

Associate Research Engineer / Research Engineer

University of Dayton Dayton, OH (On Site) Full-Time
Position Summary:

Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package, and more? UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. Seeking a Research Engineer to support programs that produce mechanical property data for mechanical characterization, structural integrity evaluation, and life prediction methodology. Join our cutting edge team and apply today!

The Structural Materials (SM) Division at the University of Dayton Research (UDRI) Institute is seeking a highly motivated Research Engineer to support test programs that produce mechanical property data for mechanical characterization, structural integrity evaluation, and life prediction methodology. Position is within the Advanced Materials Characterization Group. Location is at WPAFB. Roles and responsibilities include assisting with equipment configuration necessary to support test programs, participate in project planning, execute plans as a test operator, work closely with technical staff in all facets of operating and maintaining a mechanical testing facility. This position principally supports laboratory operations and will incur periodic activities that are dirty and oily.

Minimum Qualifications:

R1 Minimum Qualifications:

* BS in Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science, or Physics from a nationally accredited university.
* Possesses good problem solving, organizational, communication, and record keeping skills.
* Ability to analyze and solve problems within assigned area with limited guidance from senior personnel.
* Experience working well with others in a diverse team environment.
* Effective communication skills, both written and verbal.
* Experience reading and writing technical documentation (including schematics) and progress reports.
* Experience using basic mechanical power and hand tools.
* Capable of periodic lifting up to 50 lbs.
* US citizen able to obtain basic security clearances.

R2 Minimum Qualifications:

An R2 must meet all R1 minimum qualifications in addition to the qualifications listed below:

* A minimum of three years of directly related experience with advanced mechanical testing.

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

In addition to a Mechanical Engineering, Materials Science or Physics degree, classroom and/or work experiences in the following areas:

* Basic understanding of advanced mechanical testing protocols and material properties.
* Experience using laboratory tools, test equipment, and machine shop manufacturing processes.
* Experience with electrical, mechanical, and hydraulic equipment troubleshooting diagnostics and repair.
* Experience with SolidWorks or similar drawing software capable of developing mechanical drawings for use and knowledge documentation.
* Classroom or application experience using Python, Mathematica, C, MatLab, or similar programs.
* Ability to be self-taught and perform topic research supporting new requirements.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

A federal court on December 7, 2021, issued a ruling that suspends the COVID-19 vaccine requirement that applies to federal contractors nationwide. With this development, the University will pause any enforcement action against employees who have not complied with the requirement to be fully vaccinated by Dec. 8, 2021 or to have requested an exemption to maintain their employment status.

The University will continue to monitor the state of the pandemic on campus and in the community as well as developments in federal and state requirements, and also will continue to regularly consult with public health officials and our medical panel. As has been the case throughout the pandemic, our protocols and requirements are subject to change depending on conditions on campus or in our community, and government requirements.

Closing Statement:

Informed by its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Informed by this commitment, we seek to increase diversity, achieve equitable outcomes, and model inclusion across our campus community. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer, we will not discriminate against minorities, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.

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