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Associate Laser Applications Research Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff, University Staff
Department: Additive Manufacturing Tech Develop - 4333
Pay Grade: P1/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 perform research in the area of Laser Micromachining, Ultrafast lasers, and additive manufacturing (AM). Work will include mechanical design, execution of experiments, sensors data acquisition, and part manufacturing leveraging a variety of laser types. Activities may include, fixture design, investigating laser material interaction, process optimization, collecting and analyzing of in-situ process monitoring data and optical system modifications. The engineer will also be tasked with designing parts via CAD and analyzing data using multiple software tools. Additionally, the candidate will help build the laser manufacturing business through contributions to proposal writing and selling the growing laser manufacturing capabilities of UDRI to prospective customers.
Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications: P1
• A bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or chemistry from an accredited University.
• Proficiency in CAD
• Proficiency in Matlab.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel software.
• The ability to be “hands-on” in the lab.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• An ability to work well with others and motivate fellow team members.
• The ability to think critically and drive a project to competition under the supervision of senior level professionals.
• The ability to properly document technical data generated by the assigned projects.
• Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. Citizen.

Minimum Qualifications: P2
• A minimum of three years directly related experience
• A bachelor’s degree in engineering, physics, computer science, or chemistry from an accredited University.
• Proficiency in CAD
• Proficiency in Matlab.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel software.
• The ability to be “hands-on” in the lab.
• Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• An ability to work well with others and motivate fellow team members.
• The ability to think critically and drive a project to competition under the supervision of senior level professionals.
• The ability to properly document technical data generated by the assigned projects.
• Due to the nature of the work, must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Experience operating laser manufacturing equipment.
• Understanding of laser/material interaction
• Experience with ultrafast lasers for manufacturing
• Experience with laser galvanometers and optics
• Experience with Direct Machine Control software
• General familiarity with the Additive Manufacturing processes
• Experienced in performing image analysis
• Basic understanding of computer programing and/or machine learning
• Basic understanding of sensors and data acquisition
• Experience performing design of experiments (DOE’s) and statistical analysis
• Leadership experience
• Ability to work in a team environment with engineers, and provide ideas and recommendations on improving testing and processes.
• Possess the ability to provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project.
• Ability to either present, or participate as a reviewer, in technical and program reviews.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

 

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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