Sustainment Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Sustainment Engineer


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 Engineer.

This position is located at The Advanced Technology and Training Center – Middle Georgia, in Warner Robins, Georgia. It provides engineering support for aircraft and vehicle sustainment technology development and transition including vehicle maintenance, aircraft maintenance and ground support equipment. Under the leadership of a senior engineer, this role will:
- Support design, re-engineering and test/validation of hardware for additive manufacturing
- Support sustainment technology development and integration projects related to aerospace systems (including ground support equipment)
- Support maintenance and/or manufacturing process optimization
- Support materials performance assessments
- Develop and execute project test plans, plan and manage qualification testing
- Develop and teach additive manufacturing courses to the organization's customers (military & government civilians)
- Develop long-term product implementation strategies

Minimum Qualifications
- BS in Engineering (Aerospace, Mechanical, Manufacturing Materials, Corrosion, or Chemical engineering or engineering technology or related engineering/engineering technology field)
- 3+ years of engineering/technical product design, hardware ownership or manufacturing/ machining operations experience with working knowledge of GD&T standards
- 3+ years of experience in process documentation and process development
- 3+ years of experience using Solidworks to create 3D models and 2D drawings
- Experience using EOSPRINT software to prepare STL models for printing on EOS M290 direct metal laser melting printing systems
- Experience using ECI/JobBOSS Enterprise Resource Planning software to create work orders and record product workflow
- Experience in data collection, analysis, and problem-solving
- Ability to create, read and interpret models, technical drawings, schematics, and computer-generated reports
- Understanding of advanced manufacturing materials, processes and parameters; familiar with various manufacturing processes such as casting, NC machining, forging, heat treat and additive manufacturing for metals and/or plastics
- Working knowledge of FEA software and data analysis.
- Demonstrated verbal and written communication skills
- Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
- Working knowledge in Excel and other MS Office Suite programs
- Attention to detail
- 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:

- Master’s or higher degree in technical field
- Working knowledge of US Air Force aircraft maintenance, sustainment, and acquisition policies and procedures
- Experience coordinating aircraft component fabrication/processing through outside suppliers/vendors
- Demonstrated success in establishing and managing stakeholder expectations
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills
- Proficiency with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc)
- 5+ years of directly related applied manufacturing engineering experience
- 1+ years of experience with additive manufacturing techniques
- 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.