Sustainment Technician - Post Processing Specialist

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Sustainment Technician - Post Processing Specialist


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? Established as the research arm of the University of Dayton in 1956, UDRI achieved $2.75 billion in cumulative sponsored research in 2020. Sponsored research for 2020 alone exceeded $169 million. UDRI is ranked first in the nation among all colleges and universities for sponsored materials research, according to the National Science Foundation. Join our team today as a Sustainment Technician.

This position is located at Warner Robins, Georgia and will support sustainment activities including advanced manufacturing/repair and corrosion technologies. The position will serve as a post processing lab technician for the Additive Manufacturing operations (including part post processing such as 4-axis milling, heat treating and wire EDM). This includes setting up, operating and maintaining equipment; consumable and spare parts inventory and procurement, preparing and tracking material samples, and adhering to lab and equipment guidelines. The successful candidate will understand machining, additive manufacturing and metal repair techniques, part set up and post processing, as well as the ability to take experimental design guidance from professional engineers, set up the equipment, conduct the experiments and collect data as required with general or minimal supervision. The majority of work will support government customers, but some industry partners will be supported as well.

Minimum Qualifications
- Minimum of 3 years directly related technology experience (ie machining, heat treating, grinding, EDM, additive manufacturing)
- Minimum of 3 years of experience in working with engineers and engineering drawings to process part/tool designs
- Experience operating Haas VF series numerical controlled equipment for machining complex 3D geometries
- Experience operating and maintaining Mitsubishi MV-series electrical discharge machining (EDM) equipment
- Experience building thermocouples and operating heat treatment furnaces
- Experience machining titanium and nickel-based alloys
- Working knowledge of GD&T and military specifications
- Working knowledge in Excel and other MS Office Suite programs
- Ability to read and interpret technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
- Attention to detail
- Experience interacting with design and manufacturing engineers and other technical personnel, providing guidance around design for manufacturability
- Effective interpersonal communication skills
- Effective verbal communication skills with team members at all levels
- Effective organizational skills
- 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:

- 5+ years of experience operating CNC mills or lathes
- 3+ years of experience operating additive manufacturing equipment to produce metal parts
- Experience machining additively manufactured metal parts
- Experience with lab environments and adherence to lab policies & procedures
- Working knowledge of USAF organizational, intermediate, and depot corrosion and coating operations
- 1+ years of experience in heat treat operations
- 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.