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Thermal Systems Engineer

Apply now Job No: 500890
Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Aero Product Support Eng - 250345
Pay Grade: R3 - 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? We are seeking an experienced thermal engineer to provide technical leadership and direct technical contribution for multiple projects related to aircraft, ground support equipment, and vehicle sustaining engineering and commercial new product development.

Under the guidance of a senior engineer, this role will support and lead research, evaluation, reverse engineering, design, test/validation, and technology transition of hardware for aircraft, support equipment, vehicles, and commercial products. The ideal candidate will:
• Design, optimize, and test heat transfer systems for cooling of electronic components and create mechanical drawings as necessary, in accordance with current and applicable GD&T standards
• Modeling and analysis of thermal systems or thermal heat transfer
• Interface with client hardware owners and teams to identify and document equipment end items and components in support of lifecycle management (LCM) activities, service life extension programs (SLEP), and Digital Engineering (DigEng)
• Interface with client product development leaders to support the development of new consumer and industrial products
• Develop work breakdown structures for complex problems based on customer pain points with little supporting documentation
• Create and execute component and system level validation and qualification test plans, as well as analysis of test data and results
• Work with client hardware engineers to ensure documentation and product conformance with engineering design intent and performance requirements
The successful candidate will be self-driven, an excellent communicator, have a strong background leading technical projects to successful completion, and have systems engineering experience. The position will support multiple clients.

Minimum Qualifications:

The successful candidate must possess all of the following qualifications:
• BS in Engineering or Engineering Technology (Aerospace, Chemical, Electrical, Mechanical, Materials, or related technical field)
• A minimum of 5 years' experience in related engineering position
• Thermal design, test, and analysis experience
• 2+ years creating and executing component and system level validation and qualification test plans
• Self-starter that thrives on solving technical problems and working in small teams
• Ability to create and maintain focus out of ambiguity
• Ability to follow instructions and demonstrate attention to detail
• Strong problem solving skills
• Excellent attention to detail
• Successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
• Effective written communication skills
• Proficiency with MS Office Suite – namely Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
• Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship and ability to obtain a security clearance is require

Preferred Qualifications:

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

• Customer focus and record of customer satisfaction
• Effective interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated at all levels of an organization
• 7+ years engineering/technical project management experience
• 3+ years systems engineering experience
• 3+ years supporting new product development
• 3+ years of experience in analysis of components in relation to mechanical systems, including FEA for thermal analysis
• 2+ years training/mentoring/managing entry level engineers or technical student hires
• Understanding of aircraft and/or complex systems design and operation
• Ability to create, read and interpret models, technical drawings, schematics, and computer generated reports
• Proficient in 3D CAD modeling software
• Experience working in a digital engineering environment, to include Model Based Systems Engineering, TeamCenter (or other PLM environment), and/or application of SysML in Cameo or similar software tools
• Familiar with various manufacturing processes such as casting, machining, forging, heat treat and additive manufacturing for metals and/or plastics.
• Systems Engineering Certification
• Master's degree (aerospace, mechanical, materials, or related engineering field)
• Active US Security Clearance
• Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any 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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