Robotic Operator Technician

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Robotic Operator Technician


Dayton, OH 

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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 Robotic Operator Technician opening!

This position will support automation technology insertion including laser and robotic depaint, non-destructive inspections, system and subsystem surface cleaning and paint operations. The candidate will provide support for daily shift production of F-16 aircraft coating removal by operating the F-16 Robotic Laser Coating Removal System (RLCRS). The F-16 RLCRS is a piece of industrial plant equipment at AMARG, Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ, using a 10kW IPG laser mounted on a large FANUC robotic arm and a large Hubtex electrical forklift. This position is at Aerospace Maintenance and Regeneration Group (AMARG), Davis-Monthan AFB, AZ.

Minimum Qualifications
• Associate’s Degree (or equivalent) in the field of automation and instrumentation or other relevant field.
• 8 years’ experience as a technician in a technical and industrial environment.
• Dedication and adherence to strong industrial safety standards around lasers and robotic equipment.
• Willingness to follow directions, procedures and communication protocols.
• Ability to prioritize and manage several tasks concurrently.
• Focus on teamwork in a collaborative environment.
• Self-motivated with the ability to work with minimal supervision.
• Attention to detail.
• Strong problem solving skills.
• Excellent communications skills.
• US citizen.

Preferred Qualifications

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

• Demonstrated successful production experience.
• Experience in automated and robotic systems.
• Experience with the United States Air Force.
• Basic to advanced software operations and controls and trouble shooting skills. (Linux based preferable).
• Basic to advanced Pneumatic experience from assemble to trouble shooting.
• Basic to advanced Hydraulic experience from assemble to trouble shooting.
• Basic to advanced experience with HVAC systems.
• Basic to advanced low level electrical experience from assemble to trouble shooting.
• Basic to advanced mechanical skills and understanding of mechanical machinery operations.
• Experience dealing with Haz waste and its procedures and exposures.

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.