Associate Aerostructures Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Associate Aerostructures Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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UDRI is seeking an entry-level engineer to support aerostructure design and analysis research projects and structural integrity programs. Specific job duties will include the following: developing highly-detailed computer aided design (CAD) models and assemblies of structural systems; creating highly-detailed drawings of those systems; developing large bills-of materials and technical data lists containing multiple part and assembly descriptors; performing structural analysis/finite element analysis (FEA) of aircraft components and test fixtures; supporting testing of aircraft components; and, developing technical documentation including presentations, reports, drawings, and other engineering data. This position is contingent on UDRI winning new contracts for landing gear engineering.

The position is within UDRI’s Aerostructures Team which offers significant experience working with airframe structures, landing gear, tires, transparency systems, radome structures, and engine components. The Aerostructures Team is part of the Structures Group which has solved complex engineering problems and conducted structures-related research and development for over 40 years. The Aerostructures Team and Structures Group are key contributors to the integrated and dynamic Applied Mechanics Division that provides comprehensive capabilities for systems engineering, design/redesign, analysis, prototyping/fabrication, testing, and qualification in order to transition “real-world” hardware solutions for air and ground vehicles and complex test equipment.

This position is located in Dayton, Ohio.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum requirements for the entry-level Associate Aerostructures Engineer include:
-- Bachelor's degree in Aerospace, Mechanical, Civil, or Combined Engineering from an ABET-accredited institution is required.
-- Proficiency using the standard suite of Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.
-- Coursework or practical experience working with CAD software, such as SolidWorks.
-- Strong verbal and interpersonal skills, including the ability to interact effectively with other engineers, as well as with current and potential customers.
-- A strong attention-to-detail and ability to work effectively in a timely manner.
-- Due to the security requirements of this position, US citizenship is required.
-- The candidate must be able to pass a National Agency Check.

Preferred Qualifications

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

-- Two or more years of experience using SolidWorks, including drawing generation.
-- Experience with Abaqus, Ansys, and/or other large commercial FEA codes.
-- Hands-on experience with mechanical and structural systems.
-- Experience with computer programming for engineering applications using Matlab, VBA, Python, or similar codes.

Special Instructions to Applicants

To apply please submit a cover letter addressing each minimum qualification and any 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.