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Advanced Composites Technician

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Advanced Composites - 250466
Pay Grade: T1/T2 - Non Exempt
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Position Summary: The Advanced Composites Group that is part of the Structural Materials (SM) Division at the University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and talented technician to assist with the manufacturing of test coupons and mechanical evaluation of novel advanced composite materials. The successful candidate is expected to work with test engineers and other senior technical staff to machine and fabricate composite test coupons, perform metrology, perform component testing, test systems mechanical assembly, hydraulic assembly and maintenance, and support general lab operations. Candidate will shadow senior technical staff to develop skills, while test operations would be carried out in association with the Test Engineer. Responsible for cable layout and routing, strain gage connectivity and validation to DAQ systems, and verification of test station controls. Use and assembly of 3000psi hydraulic systems and 120psi compressed air systems, as well as their maintenance.
Minimum Qualifications:

T1 Minimum Qualifications
• Two-year technical degree in Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or related field
• Be able to perform math calculations for the verification of machinery assemblies, stress & strain calculations, and validation of test data.
• Proficient with hand and power tools, and simple part fabrication/machining.
• Good understanding of electrical signals and troubleshooting.
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to maintain records, laboratory supplies, and storage tracking
• Detail oriented and capable of completing multiple time-sensitive tasks.
• Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals and produce quality work
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen.

T2 Minimum Qualifications
• Two-year technical degree in Mechanical, Electro-Mechanical Engineering or related
• Three to five years of experience in a related field
• Experience working with composite layup, manufacturing, or machining
• Previous mechanical testing laboratory experience
• Experience with ISO 9001-15 quality system practices
• Experience using Instron, MTS, or other mechanical test equipment
• Has worked with data acquisition systems and instrumentation
• Familiarity with ASTM composites standards
• Familiarity with test coupon fabrication best practices
• Be able to perform math calculations for the verification of machinery assemblies, stress & strain calculations, and validation of test data.
• Proficient with hand and power tools, and simple part fabrication/machining.
• Good understanding of electrical signals and troubleshooting.
• Proficient in Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to maintain records, laboratory supplies, and storage tracking
• Detail oriented and capable of completing multiple time-sensitive tasks.
• Must thrive in fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
• Capable of prioritizing tasks to meet goals and produce quality work
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Due to the nature of this position, candidates must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

• Two-year technical degree and five years of experience.
• Machine shop experience; basic tool and jig design and fabrication
• Has worked with data acquisition systems and instrumentation. (Extensometry, Digital Image Correlation, Strain Gages, LVDT’s, deflectometers)
• Experience in data reduction and analysis techniques
• Fluid system experience: plumbing, fittings, pumps, valves, etc.

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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