Metallic Materials & Process Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Metallic Materials & Process Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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Are you interested in a career opportunity that offers tuition assistance for yourself and dependents, great benefits package, and more? UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. Seeking talented individuals with experience as a Metallic Materials & Process Engineer. Join our team and apply today!

This person will interact with customers seeking support from the Structural Materials Evaluation Team through project planning, failure analysis, and material characterization related to urgent high-profile USAF materials and manufacturing needs. This person will perform quick reaction in-house metallographic, fractographic, physical and chemical characterization of materials used in aerospace structural and engine applications, with emphasis on metallic materials and processes. This person will maintain expertise in failure analysis and materials characterization techniques to include currency in the operation of analytical tools and devices. This person’s responsibilities will include: supporting mishap investigations; providing expertise and consulting on materials and processing issues, reviewing /characterizing emerging technologies, specs and standards reviews, and project management. Under guidance from the Team Lead and experienced engineers, this person will prepare and execute in-house analysis and test plans; generate high quality test and evaluation reports; prepare and present briefings to all levels of management and leadership; and participate in activities supporting laboratory operations. This person will interact with the chemical analysis team, mechanical testing team, and the nondestructive characterization team to leverage those in-house capabilities to accomplish their tasks. Position requires periodic travel for aircraft mishap site evaluation, manufacturing process reviews, and meetings. Eligible for part time telework on irregular basis as mission permits.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering, materials engineering, materials science, or closely related engineering/science discipline.
• 8 years of relevant experience.
• Experience in metallic materials characterization, processing, and failure analysis.
• Characterization techniques: Light microscopy, SEM/EDS, microhardness, bulk hardness.
• Experience in sample preparation: mounting, polishing, sputter coating.
• Experience with Microsoft Office, Word, Power Point, Excel.
• Data interpretation for various techniques mentioned above.
• Proficient written and oral communication skills.
• Must be a U.S. Citizen and able to pass a National Agency Check for continued employment.
• Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities.

R4 Minimum Qualifications:
An R4 must meet all of the R3 Minimum Qualifications in addition to having 12 years of related experience in metallic materials characterization, processing, and failure analysis, OR a Master’s degree with 11 years of experience.

Preferred Qualifications

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

• Graduate level degree or 20 years of relevant experience.
• Expertise related to metal processing.
• Expertise in metallic failure analysis of conventional and additive metallic materials.
• Proficient in reading complex engineering drawings related to aircraft systems.
• Hands-on experience with aircraft or aircraft systems.
• Experience working with Standards Development Organizations.
• Supervisory experience.
• Experience working with socially and culturally diverse communities.

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.