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Materials Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Warner Robins, GA
Category: Research Staff
Department: Sustainment Materials Engineering - 250427
Pay Grade: R2 - Exempt
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Position Summary:

UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2022 alone exceeded $220 million. Join our team today as a Materials Engineer!

The STT division's Sustainment Materials Engineering group collaborates across Ohio and Georgia locations to execute materials development and engineering projects supporting additive manufacturing (AM), cold spray, and coatings, corrosion, and lasers technologies. The Sustainment Materials Engineering Middle Georgia (MGA) Team Leader ensures coordinated execution of MGA's contributions to progressing materials development for the group, consistency in practices and processes, on-site leadership for team members, and an on-site Sustainment Materials Engineering point-of-contact for other groups at that location. The position will be focused on metal powder bed fusion (PBF) and polymer fused deposition modeling (FDM) AM, understanding the material science issues of additive manufacturing, and connecting material properties to part end-use requirements. This will include material / process risk assessments and selection, troubleshooting, ideation for process improvement and / or material replacement, test plan development and execution, test data interpretation and reporting, and validation of part performance vs. end-use requirements.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. BS degree in materials engineering
2. 3 years of directly related experience with material characterization and property development including method selection and/or development, data collection and analysis
3. 1 year of directly related experience with additive manufacturing/3D printing
4. 1 year of directly related experience with polymer and/or polymer matrix composite analysis, mechanical test methods, and property development
5. Experience in metallurgy, microstructural evaluation, grain size, phase fraction, percent porosity, etc. via optical microscopy, XRD, SEM, or other methods as necessary
6. Experience working in a manufacturing environment
7. Attention to detail and organizational skills
8. Effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills with coworkers and clients at all levels
9. Self-motivation with ability to work with minimal supervision
10. Strong technical writing skills
11. Ability to lead and coordinate the activities of a team relative to capability, organization, and/or contracts
12. Due to requirements of our research contracts with the U.S. federal government, candidates for this position 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:

1. Master’s degree in relevant engineering field (such as materials, chemical, aerospace, metallurgy, polymer)
2. >1 year of directly related experience with additive manufacturing/3D printing
3. >1 year of directly related experience with polymer and/or polymer matrix composite analysis, mechanical test methods, and property development
4. Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
5. Statistical analysis experience
6. Product development experience
7. Working knowledge of US Air Force policies and procedures

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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