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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: Sustainment Materials Engineering - 250427
Pay Grade: R3 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Did you know that the University of Dayton Research Institute is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University of Dayton’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. In Ohio, UDRI is number one among colleges and universities receiving contracts and grants from the Department of Defense.

This position will focus on understanding the material science issues of cold spray repair, additive manufacturing, applied corrosion technologies, and connecting material properties to part end-use needs. This will include material/process risk assessments and selection, ideation for process improvement and/or material replacement, process development and troubleshooting, providing subject matter expertise on structure-property and process-property relationships, test plan development and execution, test data interpretation, and validation of part performance vs. end-use requirements. The position will be primarily focused on cold spray repair and metal powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. BS degree in materials or metallurgical engineering
2. 8 years of directly related experience in materials engineering or metallurgy
3. Direct experience with cold spray repair technology and an understanding of process-property relationships of metal and metal matrix composite systems for high pressure and low pressure cold spray systems
4. 8 years of experience developing and implementing operational procedures, process control plans, and process improvements
5. 8 years of experience with materials characterization including experience with techniques such as glow discharge spectroscopy, x-ray diffraction, scanning electron microscopy, thermal property analysis, hardness, and analysis of thermal spray coatings
6. 1 year of experience with the characterization of metal matrix composite materials and powders
7. 5 years of experience developing test plans, performing design of experiments and analyzing the results with a statistical data analysis package such as JMP
8. Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
9. Effective written and verbal communication skills
10. Demonstrated self-motivation with ability to work with minimal supervision
11. Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications:

While not everyone may possess all of the preferred qualifications, the ideal candidate will bring many of the following:

1. MS degree in materials or metallurgical engineering
2. 8 years of development of material properties for product design engineering of metals, plastics, and/or ceramics
3. 8 years of experience with powder characterization
4. Experience performing process optimization, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis
5. Experience performing quantitative microscopy and image analysis
6. Experience leading equipment specification, procurement, installation and/or implementation
7. Experience qualifying aerospace products and processes; working knowledge of US Air Force policies and procedures
8. Experience with electrophoretic processing of metal/ceramic and algae systems for biofuel applications
9. Experience with producing and analyzing superconducting and magnetic systems

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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