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Senior / Materials Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Advanced Materials Charac - 250468
Pay Grade: R2/R3 - Exempt
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Position Summary: The Advanced Materials Characterization 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 materials engineer to join a multidisciplinary research group in execution of research specifically dealing with problems in the areas of high temperature material behavior and environmental effects of aerospace metals, with special attention given to fatigue performance. Major job duties include: Providing technical expertise on high temperature material behavior and its correlation with microstructure and damage evolution. Conducting analysis and developing new methodology for determining the behavior of structural materials used in high temperature applications. Characterizing microstructure and damage mechanisms using metallurgical tools. This position is located at the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) in the Materials and Manufacturing Directorate on Wright Patterson Air Force Base. The successful candidate is expected to provide technical expertise to the AFRL research team to define and meet project objectives, and to summarize findings in technical reports, manuscripts, and presentations. Additional attributes sought include strong interpersonal and communication skills, detail oriented and capable of completing multiple time-sensitive tasks, able to prioritize workloads, and the ability to thrive in a fast-paced, changing environment with minimal supervision.
Minimum Qualifications:

R2 Minimum Qualifications:
• MS in Materials Science or Engineering with a minimum of 3 years of directly related experience
• Experience with the tools and equipment used in a materials testing facility
• Experience with optical and electron microscopes
• Experience with analytical tools, such as electron dispersive spectroscopy and electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) microscopy
• Experience with the use of image analysis ideas and applications
• Basic understanding of non-destructive evaluation techniques
• Experience presenting technical information
• Strong interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally
• Applicants must be a Citizen of the U.S.A. and be able to pass a National Agency Check for continued employment

R3 Minimum Qualifications:
• MS in Materials Science or Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of directly related experience
• Proficient with optical and electron microscopes
• Proficient with analytical tools, such as electron dispersive spectroscopy and electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) microscopy
• Proficient with the use of image analysis ideas and applications
• Proficient at presenting technical information
• Detail oriented and capable of completing multiple time-sensitive tasks; ability to think critically and drive a project to completion with little or no supervision
• Applicants must be a Citizen of the U.S.A. and be able to pass a National Agency Check for continued employment

Preferred Qualifications:

• PhD in Materials Science or Engineering with a minimum of 8 years of directly related experience
• Demonstrated successful experience with the tools and equipment used in a materials testing facility
• Demonstrated successful experience with optical and electron microscopes
• Demonstrated successful experience with analytical tools, such as electron dispersive spectroscopy and electron backscattered diffraction (EBSD) microscopy
• Demonstrated successful experience with the use of image analysis ideas and applications
• Demonstrated successful experience presenting technical information at conferences
• Demonstrated supervisory experience with engineers, technicians, and students

Special Instructions to Applicants:

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, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

 

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