Senior Robotics Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Senior Robotics Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. UDRI contributes to the fulfillment of the University’s commitments to education, research and public service through the involvement of students, faculty and external partners. 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 2022 alone exceeded $220 million. Join our team today as a Senior Robotics Engineer!

This position will support a broad array of automation and robotics projects supporting Air Force sustainment activities. The position requires a deep understanding of project management and engineering principles, processes and practices. The successful candidate will provide project management support as a technical subject matter expert on technical engineering, project integration and planning, scope definition, scheduling, costs, quality management, project resources, communication, risk management, and stakeholder management. This position will serve as a support role for the team’s senior program manager.

Minimum Qualifications
1. Bachelor’s Degree in robotics, automation, computer science or closely related major.
2. At least 6 years’ experience as a robotics engineer in a technical or industrial field.
3. At least 4 years’ experience as a manufacturing or design engineer supporting a technical or industrial field.
4. Familiarity with FANUC or Yaskawa Motoman robots.
5. Familiarity with simulation software such as MotoSIM EG VRC Simulation, Solid Edge or AutoCAD.
6. Strong problem solving skills applying Lean Six Sigma principles.
7. Effective written and verbal communication skills.
7. Valid drivers license with low risk driving record.
8. US Citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

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

1. Master’s of Science Degree in engineering or related field.
2. Knowledge of Air Force sustainment processes and practices.
3. Strong organizational and time management skills to effectively manage various project activities ensuring accurate task completion.
4. Excellent people skills.
5. Self-Motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
6. Certification as a Professional Engineer or Project Management Professional.
7. Certified in LEAN/Six Sigma Green Belt or better.
8. Keen attention to detail.
9. Demonstrated experience working with customers at various levels.
10. Demonstrated ability to interpret financial/cost, schedule, performance, and risk data.
11. Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team.
12. 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.