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Associate Mechanical Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Aero Product Support Eng - 250345
Pay Grade: R1 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Jump start your career with a national leader in applied engineering research and technology transfer! This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

This position is sustaining and digital engineering support for vehicle sustainment technology including vehicle, ground support equipment, and aircraft maintenance. Under the leadership of a senior engineer, this role will support research, evaluation, reverse engineering, design, test/validation, and digital engineering support of hardware for support equipment, vehicles, and aircraft components. The ideal candidate will: Interface with client hardware owners and teams to identify and document support equipment, vehicle, and aircraft end items and components in support of lifecycle management (LCM) activities, service life extension programs (SLEP), and Digital Engineering (DigEng). Work with client hardware engineers to ensure documentation and product conformance with engineering design intent and performance requirements. Design and optimize mechanical components for either traditional or additive manufacturing (i.e. housings, brackets, structural supports, vehicle parts and aerospace hardware) and mechanical systems, in accordance with current and applicable GD&T standards. Create and execute component and system level validation and qualification test plans, as well as analysis of test data and results. The work will primarily support government customers, but some commercial sector clients may be supported by this position as well.

Minimum Qualifications:

- BS in Mechanical Engineering.
- Ability to create, read, and interpret models, technical drawings, schematics, and computer generated reports.
- Proficient in SolidWorks 3D CAD modeling software.
- Working knowledge in Excel and other MS Office Suite programs.
- Attention to detail.
- Development and management of large bills of materials
- Prior involvement with projects on government contracts
- 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:

- Minor in Computer Science or related field of study
- 1+ years engineering/technical product design, hardware ownership experience with working knowledge of GD&T standards.
- 1+ years developing military equipment product specifications
- 1+ years engineering support experience with US Air Force
- 1+ years project management experience
- 1+ years MS Access experience
- 2+ years engineering/technical experience supporting vehicles or military support equipment
- 1+ years experience with part optimization and quality improvement
- Coding and scripting (e.g. Matlab, LaTeX, VBA, Java. etc.)
- Demonstrated application with creating and executing component and system level validation and qualification test plans.
- Experience analyzing large sets of maintenance data and identifying equipment and component trends
- Familiar with various manufacturing processes such as casting, NC machining, forging, heat treat, and additive manufacturing for metals and/or plastics.
- Effective interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated at all levels of an organization.
- Self motivated & organized with ability to work effectively with minimal supervision.
- Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi disciplinary team.
- Demonstrated problem solving and time management skills.

- Previous work experience at University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) in a sustaining engineering role

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

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, 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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