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Associate Research Engineer

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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: R1 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package, and paid holidays? UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. Join our team and apply today!

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) Rapid Applications of Advanced Manufacturing (RAAM) team is seeking a highly motivated and multi-disciplinary engineer to perform applied research in the area of mechanical, electrical, and software systems development for advanced manufacturing processes. Primary focus will be on design and development of robotics, process inspection/monitoring systems, and advanced manufacturing support tools (i.e. intelligent shop aids, smart tooling).

The engineer will be responsible for a wide array of technology development projects designed to solve high-impact manufacturing challenges that may involve composites, lasers, robotics, manufacturing process monitoring and controls, part inspection, additive manufacturing, and more. This position will be expected to navigate and work closely with the vast network of expertise at UDRI to drive rapid applications for immediate manufacturing problems. In addition to collaborative work across subject matters within UDRI, the engineer will be expected to lead single tasks on larger projects and see them to completion. This will include execution and reporting of results for individual tasks as a part of larger projects within the RAAM team.

Minimum Qualifications:

• A bachelor’s degree in engineering or physics from an accredited University.
• Proficiency in mechanical and/or electrical systems design
• Experience in software development.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel software.
• The ability to be “hands-on” in the lab.
• Ability to effectively communicate both written and verbally.
• Ability to work well with others and motivate fellow team members.
• Ability to aid in program reporting and results documentation
• The skills to think critically and drive a project to completion with little or no supervision.
• The ability to properly document technical data generated by the assigned projects for preserving IP rights.
• Pursuant to government contract requirements, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications:

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

• Experience with ROS 2 robotic programming and localization
• Experience with robot integration for advanced manufacturing
• Experience with Python programming language
• Experience with electronics circuit design
• Ability to lead, plan, and execute testing sub-tasks focused on part design and qualification for the aerospace industry.
• Leadership experience
• Ability to work in a team environment with engineers, and provide ideas and recommendations on improving testing and processes.
• Ability to either present, or participate as a reviewer, in technical and program reviews.
• Ability to hold a secret level security clearance

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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