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Senior Research Engineer - Reliability and Maintainability

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Battlefield Simulations - 250347
Pay Grade: R3 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

Are you an experienced Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Engineer seeking a career opportunity with a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) invites qualified applicants to apply for our Senior Research Engineer opening! This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

This position will provide support on-site at the Government facility. The Reliability and Maintainability (R&M) Engineer will provide comprehensive, classical R&M engineering subject matter expert support to include R&M analysis, data analytics, program and home office engineering support, capturing standard processes, and implementing best practices. Additionally, the R&M Engineer will provide R&M engineering subject matter expert support in the areas of product support engineering and logistics engineering. The R&M engineering expert will apply both classical R&M, product support, and logistics engineering, provide training and teach R&M and support engineering techniques and methodologies to others, use and apply R&M and support engineering software for analysis, and develop software code for data analytics. The R&M engineer will provide the Air Force all necessary tools required to complete EZP R&M and Product Support Engineering mission. Duties will also include teaching, training, guiding, and supporting a broad experience-level R&M engineer workforce across AFLCMC, preparing training materials and delivering courses in areas of reliability engineering to small and large groups, providing R&M engineering technical support to AFLCMC Home and Program Office, and conducting large data analytical analyses.

Minimum Qualifications:

* Bachelor's Degree mechanical, electrical or another engineering discipline
* Combined 8 years of engineering and R&M experience
* Experience with aviation operation and maintenance data and respective environments that impact the performance of aerospace systems
* Experience with related engineering disciplines such as weapons systems avionics, flight controls, aircraft subsystems, software development, onboard computer systems, and life cycle cost models
* Experience with reliability theories, principles, practices, statistical methods, and techniques
* Experience with large data analytical analysis how it may be effectively employed
* Effective written and verbal communication skills
* Due to the nature of this position, applicant must be a U.S. Citizen and able to obtain a security clearance

Preferred Qualifications:

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

* Masters Degree in an engineering discipline, statistics or equivalent
* Combined 8+ years of engineering and R&M experience
* Successful experience with Air Force or other DoD aviation operation and maintenance data and respective environments that impact the performance of aerospace systems
* Subject Matter Expertise in R&M Engineering in Design [RAM-C preparation; R&M contract language; Creation and verification of system R&M specification and requirements; R&M trades for balanced requirements solutions; R&M Program Plans; Reliability Availability and Maintainability (RAM) theory; Failure Modes, Effects, and Criticality Analysis (FMECA); Reliability Block Diagrams (RBD); Fault tree analysis (FTA); Reliability Allocation and Prediction generation/modeling; reliability electronic/mechanical component de-rating; Maintenance Task Analysis; perform reliability-centered maintenance (RCM)]
* Subject Matter Expertise in R&M Testing [R&M test plans; Reliability Growth Planning and Tracking; Joint Reliability & Maintainability Evaluation Teams (JRMET); creation of failure definitions and scoring criteria; HALT/HASS testing; Maintainability Demonstrations (MDEMOs); Built-In-Test Demonstrations.]
* Subject Matter Expertise in R&M Analysis [Performing maintenance data collection and analysis using REMIS or other AF data sources; Failure Reporting Analysis and Corrective Action (FRACAS) process; reliability verification plans; identification of reliability degraders; preventive maintenance analysis; Weibull analysis; data analytics; VBA coding in Excel; large data analysis in database tool suites.]

Special Instructions to Applicants: To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.
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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