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Material Engineer

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

Job Description:


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The Materials and Manufacturing Office (MMO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at The Pennsylvania State University is looking for a mechanical/materials engineer to join our Materials Processing Division.

Responsibilities include:

  • supporting the Principal Investigator (PI) in the development and completion of experimental plans for sintering of powder materials, analyzing the results, and preparing technical reports and presentations
  • providing direction for the technical staffing in the setup and operation of the equipment in the field assisted sintering techniques (FAST) laboratory
  • ensuring safe operation of the equipment and that all safety and operational procedures are followed.

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 Bachelors degree (Master's degree preferred for higher level position) in Materials Science, Engineering Science, or Mechanical Engineering is desired. Experience in the design and fabrication of dies for sintering processes, solid works, and material analysis using finite element programs is preferred.

Experience requirements include:

  • working knowledge of how to sinter materials by various techniques, including FAST
  • vacuum hot pressing and hot isostatic pressing
  • working knowledge of characterization of sintered materials by various techniques, including hardness, SEM, X-ray and transmission electron microscopy

Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. 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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University Park, PA

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