Wage Undergrad

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Materials Processing


The Materials Processing Division of ARL is looking for several highly motivated undergraduate students to assist with various activities in the Materials Processing Division which may include: Material synthesis; processing; characterization; device fabrication; process simulation for fabrication and development of advanced materials and material systems for a broad range of programs involving cold spray, sputtering, chemical vapor deposition, physical vapor deposition, hot pressing, plating, and microelectronics fabrication. Potential material systems include: Ceramic; metallic; semiconductors; and/or a mixed combination for corrosion resistance, wear resistance, erosion resistance, thermal protection, or optical performance. Other activities include: Development of finite element models; set up and monitor experimental designs; and compile and analyze data for a wide range of materials and coatings. Materials and coatings could be comprised of nanocomposite, nanolayered, multilayered, functionally graded, and multifunctional material systems. These systems are primarily used for property enhancement and performance for a variety of applications in the aerospace, defense, tooling, biomedical, nuclear, microelectronic and optical industries. Mandatory Position Description Requirements: The selected candidates will work up to 20 hours per week during the Fall/ Spring semesters and up to 40 hours per week during the Summer. Job Requirements: Applicants must be a U.S. Citizen to apply and may be subject to a government security investigation. Employment with the Applied Research Laboratory will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

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