Associate Materials Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Associate Materials Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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Are you interested in working for UDRI, a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers? UDRI is seeking qualified applicants to apply for the Associate Materials Engineer position within the Sustainment Materials Engineering division. This is a full time benefit eligible position that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, tuition assistance, vacation/sick accrual and holiday pay.

The position will be focused on assisting other researchers in understanding the material science issues of additive manufacturing and connecting material properties to part end-use requirements. This will include assisting in planning and conducting experiments, analysis and reporting efforts related to material/process risk assessments and selection, troubleshooting, process improvement and/or material replacement, as well as structure-property and process-property relationships, and validation of part performance vs. end-use requirements. This position may involve maintaining equipment used in experiments or material characterization. This position will be initially focused on metal powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.

Minimum Qualifications
1. BS degree in relevant engineering field (such as materials, chemical, mechanical)
2. 1 year of direct experience with bulk material characterization (e.g. tensile, fatigue, hardness) and surface characterization (e.g. microscopy, EDS/composition analysis)
3. 1 year of experience with the post-process of manufactured metal materials (e.g. heat treatment, surface modification)
4. Technical writing proficiency; experience writing technical reports and standard job operating procedures
5. Experience with design of experiments and statistical analysis
6. Experience with a manufacturing or testing operation relating to compliance with military standards
7. Due to the nature of this position, US citizenship is required

Preferred Qualifications

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

1. MS degree in relevant engineering field (such as materials, chemical, mechanical)
2. 1 year of experience with metals additive manufacturing in a manufacturing and/or industry setting
3. At least 1 year of experience with the characterization of material surfaces and corrosion products
4. Experience working in a manufacturing environment
5. Demonstrated capability of working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment
6. Working knowledge of US Air Force policies and procedures

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications.

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, women, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation or gender identity.