Staff AM Design Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Staff AM Design Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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The position will primarily focus on reverse engineering/designing aerospace components to be manufactured using direct metal laser melting and polymer fused deposition modelling additive manufacturing processes. Focus will be on acquiring the fit, form and function requirements of existing aerospace components and translating this knowledge into the technical data, including construction of 3D CAD models and 2D drawings required to produce the equivalent or superior performing part using an additive manufacturing process. An additive manufacturing product development process is used to guide the design engineer, but it is essential that the engineer be well versed in the fundamentals of mechanical design as well as possess the ability to assess requirements and choose the most economical combination of part geometry, material properties and post processing techniques to take full advantage of the additive manufacturing process.

Minimum Qualifications
1. BS degree in either mechanical, materials or aerospace engineering.
2. Five years of engineering/technical product design experience including design ownership from concept development into full-scale production.
3. Five years of practical experience with Computer Aided Design software.
4. Five years’ experience in qualification of components and transition of technology to a validated manufacturing process.
5. Familiarity with various manufacturing processes such as casting, forging, extrusion, CNC machining, injection molding, thermoforming, etc.
6. Familiarity with additive manufacturing design and processes.
7. Demonstrated attention to detail and organizational skills.
8. Ability to perform extensive research, catalogue findings during development activities, and write reports for both internal and external use
9. Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills with coworkers and clients at all levels.
10. Demonstrated self-motivation with ability to work with minimal supervision.
11. Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team.
12. Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required.
13. Proficient with MS Office Suite software.
14. Valid driver's license with low risk driving record.

Preferred Qualifications
1. 3+ years of experience with additive manufacturing or cold spray, including process parameters and print file creation.
2. 3+ years of experience with reverse engineering or combination of design change/material substitution/process change to enhance performance, reduce cost or increase manufacturing efficiency.
3. 3+ years of experience with heat treatment techniques and their effects on tailoring material properties to suit part performance requirements
4. 3+ years of experience in failure analysis, root cause determination and corrective action implementation
5. 3+ years of experience generating specifications/procedures for training purposes
6. 3+ years of directly related experience in materials and materials properties, including metals and / or metal powders.
7. Working knowledge of US Air Force policies and procedures
8. Experience with Design of Experiments

Special Instructions To Applicants
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