Materials Engineering Technician

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Materials Engineering Technician


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? UDRI invites qualified candidates to apply for our Staff Materials Engineering Technician opening!

This position will support day-to-day metallography laboratory (met lab) operations for United States Air Force (USAF) sustainment activities including additive manufacturing (AM), cold spray (CS), and applied corrosion technologies. Primary job duties will include specimen preparation and characterization to support direct metal laser melting (DMLM) and fused filament fabrication (FFF) AM and CS process and product development, incoming quality control inspection and assisting inventory management of metal powders for AM and CS, coordinating purchase orders and sample shipments with internal and external support labs, and supporting materials engineers with other project activities as assigned. Responsibilities will also include assistance with lab management in the form of organization of equipment and maintaining recurring equipment calibration purchases and consumable purchases. The selected candidate for this position will be trained to operate testing equipment and will be expected to assist in training others to do so. This position will involve communication with various teams to ensure work requests or handoffs are executed accurately. The candidate chosen for this position will be expected to use available resources to resolve day to day work issues that may arise with some supervision. Lab safety and housekeeping rules and regulations, as well as relevant government or industry standards as appropriate, must be carefully followed at all times.

Minimum Qualifications
-High school diploma or equivalent
-Three years related technical experience
-Experience following instructions, exercising sound judgement, and exhibiting good work habits in the performance of assigned duties
-Strong networking/communication skills
-Strong organizational skills
-Attention to detail
-Proficient with MS Office
-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:

-Relevant technical study beyond high school
-Direct experience with specimen preparation including metallographic preparation, metallographic etching to reveal grain structure, and microscopy
-Demonstrated experience with lab environments and adherence to lab policies & procedures
-Experience in workplace management
-Experience in shipping and purchasing
-Experience working in a manufacturing environment
-Effective communication skills with team members at all levels

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.