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Mechanical Testing & Design/Materials Science Engineer

Company: Penn State University
Location: university park
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:


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The Metals, Ceramics, and Coatings Processing Department of the Materials Science Division within the Materials and Manufacturing Office at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State is looking for a Mechanical Testing and Design/Materials Science Engineer to support mechanical component testing and equipment integration into existing laboratories. Responsibilities include design of universal robotic attachments for new and existing processes, and the design of components and development of drawings for the fabrication of test equipment for cold spray systems. Opportunities for project management will be provided as well.

This job will be filled as a level 1, or level 2, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree) or higher, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, or Materials Science and Engineering is desired.

Other preferred experience areas include:

* Mechanical testing * Metallurgical/materials characterization * Materials analysis using finite element methods * Test data monitoring and acquisition, including thermal, vibration, and related sensor equipment, electrical equipment, and control wiring * CNC programming * Corrosion testing * Non-destructive testing * Machining

The following are requirement areas:

* Hands-on experience in the operation and maintenance of different mechanical test processes * Ability to develop and execute test plans for tensile, fatigue, wear, and corrosion testing * Data acquisition and analysis * Metallurgical, failure, and statistical analysis * Robotics * Machining * Mechanical design * Materials characterization

Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce. This is a one-year, fixed-term renewable appointment.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applications without regards to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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