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Additive Manufacturing Material Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Eglin AFB, FL
Category: Research Staff
Department: Energetic Materials - 4402
Pay Grade: P1/P2 - Exempt
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Position Summary: THIS JOB IS LOCATED AT EGLIN, AFB. This position entails working with scientists and engineers in the research and development of metal additive manufacturing (AM) technologies, to include surveying and evaluating existing technologies, formulating solutions to increase the manufacturing readiness level (MRL) of technologies, identifying/establishing/coordinating with research partners within academia, industry, the Department of Defense (DoD), and the Department of Energy (DOE), advancing state-of-the-art technologies for large-format metal AM, and characterization of metal AM parts. The employee will communicate with metal AM equipment manufacturers and users to identify suitable large-format technologies for ordnance applications and assist in planning, research, and development of emerging technologies. The employee will help coordinate research efforts among other DoD (Army, Navy, Air Force) and DOE (Oak Ridge, Sandia, Lawrence Livermore) laboratories to identify technology gaps and limitations, synchronize the transition of metal AM processes and materials, and increase the MRL and build volumes of large-format technologies. This would require participation in technical interchange meetings, community of practice meetings, workshops, and technical conferences. The employee will assist in laboratory characterization of metallic materials and composites by coordinating with technicians, engineers, and researchers to setup, test, and analyze data. Characterization testing will include chemical/elemental (e.g. spectroscopy), mechanical (e.g. tension, fracture toughness, high-strain rate), and microscopic (e.g. optical & scanning electron) analysis. The individual may assist in presenting technical and non-technical information to small and large audiences. The individual may be required to travel, estimated at about 2-5 trips per year. This position is currently funded for 2 years and may be extended.
Minimum Qualifications:

P1 Minimum Qualifications:
• BS Degree in the Physical Sciences, Material Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related.
• Training in a research laboratory setting.
• Knowledge of additive manufacturing.
• Candidate must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret-level or higher clearance, and DoD certification in explosives.
P2 Minimum Qualifications:
• BS Degree in the Physical Sciences, Material Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related and a minimum of 3 years related working experience.
• Experience in a research laboratory setting.
• Experience with additive manufacturing.
• Candidate must be a U.S. citizen with the ability to obtain a Secret-level or higher clearance, and DoD certification in explosives.

Preferred Qualifications:

• MS or PhD Degree in the Physical Sciences, Material Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related.
• Experience with metal additive manufacturing (directed energy deposition and/or powder bed fusion), especially process parameter development.
• Training with safe handling of metal powders and associated safety training.
• Knowledge of or training with powder metallurgy, mechanical metallurgy, or related.
• Experience collaborating with DoD/DOE research laboratories.
• Strong technical communication skills (oral and written).
P2 Preferred Qualifications:
• MS or PhD Degree in the Physical Sciences, Material Science, Materials Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, or related and a minimum of 3 years related working experience.
• Experience with metal additive manufacturing (directed energy deposition and/or powder bed fusion), especially process parameter development.
• Experience with safe handling of metal powders and associated safety training.
• Experience with powder metallurgy, mechanical metallurgy, or related.
• Demonstrated successful collaboration with DoD/DOE research laboratories.
• Experience with energetic materials, safe handling of and proper training.
• Strong technical communication skills (oral and written).

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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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