Materials Engineer

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University of Dayton Research Institute
Dayton, OH, United States

Phone: 9372292779
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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 Materials Engineer opening!

This position will focus on understanding the material science issues of additive manufacturing, and connecting material properties to part end-use needs. This will include material/process risk assessments and selection, troubleshooting, ideation for process improvement and/or material replacement, providing subject matter expertise on structure-property and process-property relationships, test plan development and execution, test data interpretation, and validation of part performance vs. end-use requirements. The position will be focused on metal powder bed fusion additive manufacturing.

Minimum Qualifications
1. BS degree in relevant engineering field (such as chemical, materials, metallurgy, polymer, aerospace)
2. Minimum 3 years of experience in the development of materials and material properties for product design engineering of metals or plastics
3. Minimum 3 years of experience performing material characterization or testing (e.g. physical properties, mechanical testing, thermal analysis, etc.) and microstructure imaging and analysis (e.g. optical metallography, grain size analysis, scanning electron microscope imaging, etc.)
4. Working knowledge of Metallic Materials Properties Development and Standardization (MMPDS) data requirements for substantiation of material properties
5. Experience with statistical analysis of experimental or process data to include analysis of variance (ANOVA), t-Test, and F-Test
6. Experience in writing US Air Force specifications and technical reports
7. Attention to detail and organizational skills
8. Experience with materials property database and / or product data management (PDM) software
9. Experience developing and implementing operating procedures, process control plans, or process improvements
10. 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. Master’s degree in relevant engineering field (such as chemical, materials, metallurgy, polymer, aerospace)
2. Experience with additive manufacturing, developing parameter sets, and applying knowledge of structure-property and process-property relationships to additive manufacturing projects
3. Experience performing process optimization, troubleshooting, and root cause analysis
4. Experience with SolidWorks or another CAD software package to include drafting of US Air Force format drawings
5. Experience with additive manufacturing of Ti-6Al-4V alloy via laser powder bed fusion (L-PBF)
6. Demonstrated successful collaboration within a multi-disciplinary team
7. Demonstrated self-motivation with ability to work with minimal supervision
8. Experience qualifying aerospace or additive manufactured products and processes
9. 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.

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.