Sustainment Technician Cold Spray

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Sustainment Technician Cold Spray


Warner Robins, GA 

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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 invites qualified candidates to apply for our Senior Technician opening!

This position will support advanced manufacturing programs for sustainment activities. The position will serve as a sustainment technician for cold spray technologies, including part/repair setup, cold spray deposit generation, and equipment operation and maintenance. The successful candidate will understand cold spray or other thermal spray techniques, other repair techniques and additive manufacturing and will provide guidance on design for manufacturability, equipment and part set up and part processing. The position will support design, manufacturing, and test/validation of hardware/procedures for cold spray repair technologies. The successful candidate may be assigned to assist an engineer or scientist or may work under the direction of a more experienced technician. The majority of work will support government customers, with some industry and academic partners being supported as well.

Minimum Qualifications

T2 minimum qualifications:
• High school diploma or its equivalent.
• A minimum of three years of related technical experience is required.
• Formal technical training beyond high school can be substituted for two years of related experience.
• Knowledge of cold spray processes.
• US Citizen.

T3 minimum qualifications:
• High school diploma or its equivalent.
• Employees are expected to be proficient at routine and advanced technical functions in support of a research activity with general supervision.
• Minimum of eight years of related technical experience.
• Formal technical training beyond high school can be substituted for two years of related experience.
• Knowledge of cold spray processes and testing requirements.
• Knowledge of metal working (machining, fabricating).
• Knowledge of metal mechanical testing.
• Expected to exercise sound technical judgment, initiative, and ingenuity.
• US Citizen.


Preferred Qualifications

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

• 2+ years’ experience in operating cold spray, thermal spray, HVOF, or other thermal spray equipment.
• Experience with operating additive manufacturing equipment, plastics or metals based.
• Experience with programming/operating industrial robotic equipment.
• Demonstrated experience with lab environments and adherence to lab policies and procedures.
• Experience in interacting with design and manufacturing engineers and other technical personnel.
• Effective interpersonal communication skills.
• Effective verbal communication skills with team members at all levels.
• Experience with high and low pressure cold spray systems.
• Experience with metallurgical testing for cold spray.
• Demonstrated organizational skills.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and applicable preferred qualifications that you meet.

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.