Wage Payroll R&D Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Advanced Coatings
Full/Part Time:


This position will set up laboratory facilities, testing, processing, and characterization of advanced coatings, materials, and material systems for a broad range of programs, including those from the aerospace and marine industries. Responsibilities include: Determine if a coating will affect the dynamics of fluid flow for aerospace, energy, and marine applications; determine if a coating meets other criteria that are unique to those applications (select systems include ceramic, metallic, composites, and/or mixed combination for corrosion resistance, wear resistance, erosion resistance, and thermal protection); set up and monitor experimental designs; compile and analyze data for a wide range of materials and coatings comprised of nanocomposite, nanolayered, multilayered, functionally graded, and multifunctional material systems; other various characterization techniques; and compile data for analysis. Requirements include a Bachelor’s degree in Aerospace Engineering or related field. Experience in aerospace and marine design, testing, and characterization is preferred. Candidate selected may be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088