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 $16,584 $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