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Additive Manufacturing Lab Engineering Manager

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Add Mfg Tech Development - 250465
Pay Grade: P2 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and highly talented engineer to manage and perform metal additive manufacturing (AM) research onsite at Wright Patterson Air Force Base - AFRL. Work will include oversight and management of a new AM lab, personnel, and research in metallic additive manufacturing via Laser Powder Bed Fusion (LPBF). This position will work with AFRL engineers/scientists to perform research designed to better understand the effects of laser manufacturing processes on materials. Work activities may include:
1. Demonstrating metal AM printing performance
2. Designing, printing, and consulting on buildability of specimens
3. Planning and executing experiments
4. Operating, maintaining, calibrating, and customizing laser powder bed fusion machinery
5. Integrating and modifying in-situ process sensors
6. Collecting and analyzing AM build data, including in-situ process monitoring data
7. Building and routing of specimens for characterization and testing
8. Interfacing and advancing AM modeling and control codes
9. Interfacing with data collection and management tools
10. Creating lab workflows
11. Implementing lab management strategies
12. Creating and modifying 3D CAD models of simple coupons through complex components (e.g. in Solidworks)

This position will oversee the work of a lab technician and work with a team of AM research scientist to operationalize and run a new additive manufacturing research lab.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A bachelor's degree in engineering or physics from an accredited University
• Three years of experience in one of the following areas: metal additive manufacturing or metallurgy
• Hands on experience in the lab with custom and commercial LPBF/DMLS systems and all supporting equipment
• Effective ability to communicate both written and verbally, work well with others, and possess the skills to think critically and drive a project to completion with little or no supervision
• Due to security clearance requirements of this position, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen

Preferred Qualifications:

• A graduate degree in engineering or physics from an accredited University
• Experience operating laser-based manufacturing equipment in support of research (experience with Concept Laser multi-laser systems is a plus)
• Understanding of laser/material interaction
• Demonstrated experience with in-situ sensing of AM processes and AM process modeling tools
• Demonstrated experience in mechanical testing and materials characterization
• Basic understanding of data acquisition and analysis concepts
• Experience performing design of experiments (DOE's) and statistical analysis
• Leadership experience, ability to work in a team environment, and the ability to provide technical leadership for supporting personnel and collaborators
• Basic coding/programming skills
• CAD experience

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please summarize your ability to meet minimum qualifications in your cover letter.
References may be requested later in the interview process.

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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