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Research Technician

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Add Mfg Tech Development - 250465
Pay Grade: T2 - Non Exempt
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Position Summary: The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a skilled technician to manage, operate, and maintain metal additive manufacturing (AM) and machining equipment across two metal AM labs (AFRL - Wright Patterson AFB and UDRI main campus). Work will include operation and advancement of both commercial and custom research metal AM machines (including an open architecture Concept Laser M2) and all supporting equipment. The technician will work with lab managers and scientists to prepare parts for printing/manufacturing via CAD/CAM and operate equipment in accordance with research objectives. The ability to make machine modifications and troubleshoot one-of-a-kind systems is highly important. The overarching goals of these labs are to better understand the effects of laser manufacturing processes on materials, and to design, build, and operate next generation AM machines.
Minimum Qualifications:

T2 – Position
• High school graduation or its equivalent.
• 3 years’ experience operating metal AM machines (laser powder bed fusion machines preferred).
• Experience with machining equipment.
• Experience with CAD/CAM software.
• Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Ability to work well with others in a team environment and motivate fellow team members.
• Due to security clearance requirements of this position, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.

T3 – Position
All T2 requirements plus 8 years’ experience.

T4 – Position
All T3 requirements plus 12 years’ experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

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


In addition to the minimum requirements, a preferred candidate will also have:
• Experience operating laser-based manufacturing equipment in support of research.
• Experience with Concept Laser multi-laser systems is a plus.
• Machining/fabrication experience (CNC Mill or similar is a plus).
• Experience with mechanical testing and specimen fabrication.
• Basic understanding of data acquisition and analysis concepts


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, 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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