Additive Manufacturing Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

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Additive Manufacturing Engineer


Dayton, OH 

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UDRI is a national leader in scientific and engineering research, serving government, industry and nonprofit customers. This is a full time benefit eligible positon that offers health, dental and vision insurance, retirement, disability, vacation and sick accrual PLUS paid Holidays. Join the UDRI team and apply now!

The University of Dayton Research Institute (UDRI) is seeking a highly motivated and highly talented engineer/materials scientist to perform materials/manufacturing research in the area of additive manufacturing (AM) and laser manufacturing. Work will include metallic additive manufacturing processes such as laser powder bed fusion as well as subtractive laser processing (femtosecond laser workstation). The engineer/scientist will perform research to better understand the effects of laser manufacturing processes on materials and metallurgy and will develop engineering tools for advancing metal AM technologies for novel AM materials. Activities may include, demonstrating AM material print performance, printing specimens, testing of specimens, analysis of specimens using a number of different lab instruments and sensors, and taking appropriate action to drive material or process improvement and scientific discovery. The engineer will also be tasked with designing and analyzing hardware using Solidworks or equivalent. Additionally, the candidate will help build the additive manufacturing research business through technical leadership and proposal writing.

Minimum Qualifications

R1 Minimum Qualifications
• A bachelor's degree in engineering or physics from an accredited University.
• Due to security clearance requirements of this position, the applicant must be a U.S. Citizen.
• Able to pass a National Agency Check

R2 Minimum Qualifications
In addition to all R1 requirements the candidate must have 5 years’ experience in one of the following areas; Lasers, Metal Additive Manufacturing, Metallurgy, Laser/Material Interaction, Laser Manufacturing, Data Driven Materials Science.

Preferred Qualifications

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

• A graduate degree in engineering, materials science, or physics from an accredited University.
• Experience in metallurgy (refractory alloys preferred).
• Operating laser-based manufacturing equipment in support of research.
• Understanding of laser/material interaction.
• General familiarity with multiple Additive Manufacturing processes.
• Understanding of Additive Manufacturing processes and modeling tools.
• Experience in mechanical testing.
• Demonstrated hands on experience in materials characterization.
• Basic understanding of data acquisition and analysis concepts.
• Experience performing design of experiments (DOE's) and statistical analysis.
• Leadership experience.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Ability to provide technical leadership to personnel supporting the assigned project.
• Ability to either present, or participate as a reviewer, in technical and program reviews.

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.