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AM Design Engineer WRATTC

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Category: Research Staff
Department: Additive Manufacturing Engineering - 250422
Pay Grade: R1/R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? UDRI invites qualified candidates to apply for our AM Design Engineer WRATTC opening!

This position is located at The Advanced Technology and Training Center – Middle Georgia, in Warner Robins, Georgia. It provides engineering support for aircraft and vehicle sustainment technology development and transition including vehicle maintenance, aircraft maintenance and ground support equipment. Under the leadership of a senior engineer, this role will:
- Support design, re-engineering and test/validation of hardware for additive manufacturing
- Support design, re-engineering and test/validation of hardware/procedures for cold spray repair technologies
- Support sustainment technology development and integration projects related to aerospace systems (including ground support equipment) corrosion prevention and control
- Support maintenance and/or manufacturing process optimization, including organic and inorganic coating application and removal
- Support materials performance assessments
- Develop and execute project plans, plan and manage qualification testing
- Participate in training and community outreach events
- Develop long-term product implementation strategies

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum Qualifications for R1
- BS in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing Materials, or engineering technology or related engineering/engineering technology field).
- 1 year of engineering/technical product design, hardware ownership experience with working knowledge of GD&T standards.
- Ability to create, read and interpret models, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
- Proficiency in 3D CAD modeling software and 2D drawing creation, SolidWorks preferred.
- Familiar with creating and executing component and system level validation test plans
- Familiar with various manufacturing processes such as casting, NC machining, forging, heat treat and additive manufacturing for metals and/or plastics.
- Familiar with data collection, analysis, and problem-solving.
- Effecitve verbal and written communication skills
- Working knowledge Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other MS Office Suite programs.
- Attention to detail
- Successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
- Due to the nature of this position, US Citizenship is required
- Valid driver’s license

Minimum requirements for R2:
- BS in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing Materials, or engineering technology or related engineering/engineering technology field).
-3+ years of engineering/technical product design, hardware ownership or manufacturing/ machining operations experience with working knowledge of GD&T standards.
- Proficiency in 3D CAD modeling software and 2D drawing creation SolidWorks preferred.
- Ability to create, read and interpret models, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
- 3+ years of experience in process documentation and process development
- Understanding of advanced manufacturing materials, processes and parameters; familiar with various manufacturing processes such as casting, NC machining, forging, heat treat and additive manufacturing for metals and/or plastics.
- Working knowledge of FEA software and data analysis.
- 1 year of experience in analysis of components in relation to mechanical systems, including Finite Element Analysis for structural, fatigue, thermal, vibration, and acoustics.
- 2 years of experience with creating and executing component and system level validation and qualification test plans.
- Experience in data collection, analysis, and problem-solving.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills.
- Successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team.
- Working knowledge in Excel and other MS Office Suite programs
- Attention to detail
- 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:

R1 Preferred Qualifications
- Master’s or higher degree in technical field
- 2+ years of engineering/technical product design experience
- 2+ years of experience in analysis and FEA
- 2+ years engineering/technical project management experience
- Working knowledge of US Air Force aircraft maintenance, sustainment, and acquisition policies and procedures
- Familiarity with Additive Manufacturing (AM)
- Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated at all levels of an organization
- Self-motivated & organized with ability to work with minimal supervision
- Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
- Demonstrated problem solving and time management skills
- Proficient in Solidworks 3D CAD modeling and Ansys or Abaqus for FEA
- Proficiency with MS SharePoint and MS Project

R2 Preferred Qualifications
- Master’s or higher degree in technical field
- Working knowledge of US Air Force aircraft maintenance, sustainment, and acquisition policies and procedures
- 4+ years engineering/technical project management experience
- 4+ years aircraft maintenance or corrosion management experience
- Familiarity with Additive Manufacturing (AM)
- Demonstrated success in establishing and managing stakeholder expectations
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency with MS SharePoint and MS Project
- 3+ years of directly related applied manufacturing engineering experience
- 3+ years of experience with additive manufacturing techniques
- ERP or MRP software experience
- PLM software experience
- Non Destructive Inspection Experience

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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