Space Power System Assembly Technician

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Space Power System Assembly Technician


Dayton, OH 

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Job Description:

UDRI is seeking an assembly technician to support a team of engineers responsible for assembling novel space power systems. This role will support tooling and fixturing design, assembly procedure development, and facility layout for assembly operations.

The ideal candidate will:

• Assist in developing processes and procedures
• Have significant interaction with other engineers and technicians, quality personnel, product and systems designers, tool designers, Subject Matter Experts, and other stakeholders
• Assist in identifying and implementing process optimization and control methods to eliminate/prevent nonconformances, reduce schedule risk, and reduce costs
• Assisting in developing and maintaining work instructions (including specifications, engineering changes, quality, and tooling definition/requirements.)
• Communicate lessons learned to engineers

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate must possess all of the following qualifications:
• Associate of Science (A.S.) or an Associate of Applied Science (A.A.S.) in Engineering or Manufacturing Technology, or related technical field
• A minimum of 5 years of experience in a related technical position
• Technical experience in manufacturing, assembly, or testing activities
• High mechanical aptitude
• Ability to work both independently and a team member on focused engineering teams
• Ability to read and interpret models, technical drawings, and schematics
• Experience in 3D CAD modeling software or equivalent
• Ability to follow instructions and demonstrate attention to detail
• Strong problem-solving skills
• Effective written communication skills
• Proficiency with M.S. Office Suite – namely Outlook, PowerPoint, and Excel
• The successful candidate will be self-driven, an excellent communicator, have a strong background in participating in technical projects to successful completion
• The position will support multiple clients, including the government
• Due to the nature of this position, U.S. citizenship or permanent residency is required

Preferred Qualifications

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

• Self-motivated & organized with the ability to work with minimal supervision
• Self-motivated, detail-oriented, and driven with solid mechanical skills
• Demonstrated problem solving, time management skills, and the ability to work to meet deadlines
• 5+ years of experience in a related technical position
• 4+ years of tooling/fixturing design
• ISO 9001 experience

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