Additive Manufacturing Design Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Additive Manufacturing Design Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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The position will primarily focus on reverse engineering/design/design/qualification of 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. Job duties include defining part functional requirements, material selection, design for additive manufacturing including modelling as built and final part geometry, drawing creation utilizing GD&T principles to communicate process/inspection requirements, post processing manufacturing process flow development, test plan development and execution, test data interpretation to verify qualification and creation of summary test/project reports. The position will also require the ability to resolve design-related manufacturing and performance issues. Candidate must demonstrate ability to communicate well using engineering terminology.

Minimum Qualifications
1. BS degree in either mechanical or aerospace engineering.
2. 5+ years direct engineering/technical design experience including ownership of design concept, CAD (modelling and drawing), qualification and production release of multiple products/projects.
3. 5+ years of practical experience with Computer Aided Design software, preferably Dassault SolidWorks.
4. 5+ years of practical experience in 2D drawing generation, including application of GD&T.
5. 5+ years experience in qualification of components and transition of technology to a validated manufacturing process.
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. Demonstrated 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. Demonstrated effective interpersonal communication and presentation skills with coworkers and clients at all levels.
11. Demonstrated self-motivation with ability to work with minimal supervision.
12. Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team.
13. Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required.
14. Proficient with MS Office Suite software.

Preferred Qualifications

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

1. 3+ years experience with additive manufacturing, including print file development.
2. 3+ years experience reverse-engineering or combination of design change/material substitution/process change to enhance performance, reduce cost or increase manufacturing efficiency.
3. 3+ years experience with heat treatment techniques and their effects on tailoring material properties to suit part performance requirements
4. 3+ years experience with failure analysis, root cause determination and corrective action implementation.
5. 3+ years experiences with Finite Element Analysis engineering tools.
6. Experience generating specifications/procedures/manuals for training purposes.
7. Working knowledge of US Air Force policies and procedures.
8. Experience with design of experiments.
9 Proficient with Dassault SolidWorks modelling and drawing CAD software.
10. Proficient in non-linear FEA software (ex. Ansys).

Special Instructions to Applicants

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.

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, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.