Cold Spray Design Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Cold Spray Design Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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Job Description:

The position provides engineering support for aircraft and vehicle sustainment technology development and transition including aircraft, vehicle, and ground support equipment maintenance. This role will:
Support design, manufacturing, and test/validation of repair procedures for cold spray repair technologies
Support sustainment technology development and integration projects related to corrosion prevention and control of aerospace systems (including ground support equipment)
Support maintenance and/or manufacturing process development and optimization, including cold spray, post processing, organic and inorganic coating application and removal
Support material characterization of cold spray materials used in development and application of cold spray use on parts for aircraft, vehicle, and ground support equipment maintenance
- Support materials performance assessments
Develop and execute project plans, plan and manage qualification testing
Participate in training and community outreach events
Develop long-term product implementation strategies
Provide technical oversight/guidance for Junior Sustainment Engineers and Technicians

Minimum Qualifications
BS in Engineering (Mechanical, Aerospace, Industrial, Materials or Chemical Engineering or related engineering field)
3 years engineering/technical product design, hardware ownership experience with emphasis on testing and validation of design.
Proven ability to create, read and interpret models, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
3 years of experience in the design and/or transition of technology to a validated manufacturing process/operation in the automotive or aerospace industries
Working knowledge with various manufacturing processes such as casting, NC machining, forging, heat treat, thermal spray, cold spray, and additive manufacturing for metals and/or plastics
Working knowledge of materials testing standards and procedures
Proficient in 3D CAD modeling software and FEA software/analysis
Proficient in Excel and other MS Office Suite programs
Due to the nature of this position, US Citizenship is required
Attention to detail

Preferred Qualifications

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

Bachelor’s degree (Mechanical or Aerospace engineering or related engineering field)
3+ years of engineering/technical product design experience in either the automotive or aerospace industries
3+ years of experience in the qualification of components and transition of technology to a validated manufacturing process/operation in automotive or aerospace industries
3+ years of experience in analysis of components in relation mechanical systems, including Finite Element Analysis for structural, fatigue, thermal, vibration, and acoustics
3+ years of experience with creating and executing component and system level validation and qualification test plans, as well as analysis of test data and results
Working knowledge of various Cold Spray manufacturing processes such as high & low-pressure systems, robot programming, material and powder usage and safety considerations
Effective interpersonal communication skills, demonstrated at all levels of an organization
Self-motivated & organized with ability to work with minimal supervision
Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
Demonstrated problem solving and time management skills
Proficient in Solidworks 3D CAD modeling and Ansys or Abaqus for FEA
Knowledge of cold spray processes
Experience with metal repair processes
Experience in technical writing and technical proposal documentation and creation
Active US Security Clearance
Excellent documentation and work flow skills with exposure to ERP systems
Quality Assurance background

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.