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Senior Additive Manufacturing (AM) Engineer

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Work Type: Staff Full Time (1500 hours or greater)
Location: Dayton, OH
Category: Research Staff
Department: Additive Manufacturing Engineering - 250422
Pay Grade: R2/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? UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty, Staff, 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. We invite qualified candidates to apply for our Additive Manufacturing (AM) Engineer opening! This full time and benefit eligible position offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance for you and your dependents, vacation, sick, and holiday pay. Apply today!

The position will focus on product development for Additive Manufacturing (AM). This role supports sustainment activities for aerospace and other equipment components using advanced manufacturing tools. At a high level, tasks include reverse engineering, CAD design, 2D drawing with focus on application of GD&T, FEA analysis and simulation for selected components. As well, this engineer will be responsible for following all product development process steps for the project and collaborate with various groups for manufacture and qualification test, through project completion. Other efforts include but are not limited to development and delivery of training materials as needed, mentoring junior engineers, assisting in process improvement efforts, participate in various technical challenges and team support activities. Occasional travel is expected for this role. This role will be working in a highly agile environment in a multifunctional team and therefore, being a team player and having flexibility, adaptability, attention to detail are key to success.

Minimum Qualifications:

1. BS degree in mechanical, aerospace engineering or related field
2. 8+ years of experience in product development
3. 8+ years of experience with Computer Aided Design software, preferably SolidWorks
4. 8+ years of practical experience in 2D drawing generation, including application of GD&T
5. Experience in conducting simulation and FEA analysis using an industry standard analysis tool such as ANSYS
6. Practical experience reverse-engineering products/projects
7. Familiarity with various manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, extrusion, CNC machining, injection molding, thermoforming, etc.
8. Attention to detail and organizational skills
9. Ability to perform extensive research, catalogue findings during development activities, and write reports for both internal and external use
10. Effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills with coworkers and clients at all levels
11. Self-motivation with ability to work with minimal supervision
12. Successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
13. Excellent communication skills to include presentation skills
14. Experience generating job routers and BOM's for part manufacture
15. 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. 5+ years of experience performing FEA analysis using ANSYS to include static and dynamic analysis
2. Experience with Additive Manufacturing, including print file generation
3. Experience with failure analysis, root cause determination and corrective action
4. Experience with Model Based Definition generation (SolidWorks preferred)
5. Experience developing training
6. Experiencing conducting training to internal and external customers
7. Hands on experience conducting reverse engineering
8. Experience in ISO certified and/or AS9100 certified facility
9. 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.
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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