Research and Development Engineer (Mechanical Engineer)
Penn State University
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.
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