Research and Development Engineer (Mechanical Engineer)

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Date Announced:
08/08/2017
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
73437
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – M – Exempt
  • 03 – N – Exempt
  • 04 – O – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Department:
Mechanical Systems and Design
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The Undersea Systems Office (USO) at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) is looking for a motivated and talented engineer to join our Mechanical Systems and Design Department as part of a team whose primary function will be to analyze, test, and build hardware for undersea applications. Responsibilities include: Perform analyses and tests as directed by project leads; document findings and present at various levels; and support other members of the team. This job will be filled as a level 2, level 3, or level 4, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree or PhD in Engineering Mechanics, Mechanical Engineering, or Aerospace Engineering is desired. Experience/skills in the following are preferred: Vibration; thermodynamics/heat transfer; FEA software (ABAQUS preferred); MATLAB; Fortran; CAD (Unigraphics NX or other); and C. Familiarity with the operation of various structural test equipment and instruments is also preferred. The following skills/experience are required: Thermal/structural analysis; thermal/structural testing; and technical documentation creation. You will be required to travel occasionally to support tests and meetings. 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.

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

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,104 $23,748 $31,392
B $17,712 $26,124 $34,524
C $19,152 $28,728 $38,304
D $21,072 $31,620 $42,156
E $23,604 $35,400 $47,196
F $26,436 $39,660 $52,872
G $29,136 $44,412 $59,712
H $33,192 $50,616 $68,040
I $37,848 $57,696 $77,580
J $42,444 $65,772 $89,136
K $49,236 $76,308 $103,392
L $57,120 $88,524 $119,928
M $66,240 $102,672 $139,116
N $78,168 $121,152 $164,148
O $90,768 $142,968 $195,168
P $107,124 $168,696 $230,280
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088