Research Engineer

Updated: 5 months ago

Posting Details


Posting Number S01839P


Working Title Research Engineer
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 004762
Assigned Organizational Area Research
FLSA Exempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade P2
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Year 2080
If Temporary, Date of Expiration
Proposed Start Date 03/23/2018


Department Coatings, Corrosion, and Erosion - 4289
Advertised Location UD Main



This position is for an on-site engineer/chemist working at the System Support Division of the Air Force Research Laboratory’s Materials and Manufacturing Directorate at Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. The position will support the technical area of aerospace coatings, specifically inorganic coatings. The hired individual must have experience with polymeric, metallic, and inorganic coating materials as well as standardized test methods to evaluate physical, mechanical, and electrical properties of aerospace coatings. The position requires interaction with U.S. Government engineers and scientists to execute technical programs, to provide data analysis, and to accurately relay verbal and written reporting.

Position Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

P2 minimum requirements:
Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry, or Materials Engineering and at least 5 years experience working with aerospace coatings. Must have experience with testing and evaluation of inorganic coatings.

Demonstrated oral and written communication skills including writing test plans, authoring reviewed reports, and providing technical presentations.

Experience analyzing data, preparing reports and providing recommendations based on the analysis.

Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with a variety of personality types, technical skill levels, and age groups.

Aerospace coating experience or specialized training in aerospace coatings is required.

Candidate must possess excellent organizational and budget skills and have a proven history of working on multiple technical projects simultaneously, on-time, and on-budget.

Candidate must be proficient using Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Due to the nature of this position, U.S. Citizenship is required.

The ability to obtain a National Agency Check (NAC) is required.

The ability to obtain a SECRET security clearance is required. Continued employment will be contingent on the ability to obtain SECRET clearance.

P3 minimum requirements:
A minimum of eight years of directly related experience is required.

Preferred Qualifications

Scientific academic advanced degree (example, Masters or PhD) in Chemical Engineering, Chemistry or Materials Engineering.

Experience working on a U.S. Department of Defense Installation.

Experience evaluating aerospace coating systems including pretreatments, primers, topcoats, and specialty coatings. Demonstrated experience evaluating inorganic coatings. Demonstrated history of writing proposals to secure funding.

Experience evaluating aerospace materials using microscopy, SEM, FTIR and other analytical techniques.

Experience in the field of corrosion control, risk assessment, and aerospace materials selection.

Experience evaluating polymeric, metallic, and inorganic coating materials

Work Hours

8-5 M-F

Number of Positions Available 1
Proposed Posting Date 01/18/2018
Application Review Date 01/29/2018
Proposed Closing Date
Open until filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

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