Associate Materials Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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Associate Materials Engineer


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 Associate Materials Engineer opening!

The position will be focused on assisting other researchers in understanding the material science issues of additive manufacturing and connecting material properties to part end-use requirements. This will include assisting in planning and conducting experiments, analysis and reporting efforts related to material/process risk assessments and selection, troubleshooting, process improvement and/or material replacement, as well as structure-property and process-property relationships, and validation of part performance vs. end-use requirements. This position may involve handling metal feedstock powders and operating and maintaining equipment used in experiments or material characterization.

Minimum Qualifications
1. BS degree in relevant engineering field (such as materials, chemical, mechanical)
2. 1 year of experience with metals additive manufacturing including powder bed fusion technology in a manufacturing or industry setting (co-op/internship acceptable)
3. 1 year of experience with mechanical testing of metal or polymer specimens focusing on aerospace/defense application relevant properties including tensile and fatigue properties and relevant testing specifications
4. Working knowledge of laboratory safety and metal powder safety protocol
5. Experience writing test plans and test reports
6. Experience with CAD/CAM software and the creation of 2D engineering drawings
7. Proficiency with MS Office products including MS Excel
8. 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:

1. More than 1 year of experience with metals additive manufacturing in a manufacturing and/or industry setting
2. Working knowledge of analysis of variance (ANOVA) and other data analysis techniques
3. Experience performing optical and scanning electron microscopy and image analysis
4. Experience with metal powder characterization including knowledge of chemistry, size, morphology, and density analysis techniques
5. Experience working in a manufacturing environment
6. Demonstrated capability of working in a fast-paced, multi-disciplinary team environment
7. Working knowledge of US Air Force policies and procedures

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.