Metals Additive Manufacturing Engineer

Penn State University

University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – M – Exempt
  • 03 – N – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Process Physics, Analytics, and Engineering
Full/Part Time:


The Process Physics, Analytics, and Engineering Department of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a Metals Additive Manufacturing Engineer. You will be tasked with conducting research and development related to additive manufacturing (AM) of metals across a range of technology and manufacturing readiness level. Responsibilities include: Coordination of tasks, experiments, and processes under the supervision of one or more Principal Investigators (PIs); Design of electrical and mechanical components using commercial CAD packages (e.g. Solid Works); Design and assembly of electronics for machine interfaces and data acquisition; Analysis of electrical circuits and electronic components; Programming AM, data acquisition systems, and data analysis software (e.g. G-code, LabView, MATLAB); Operating powder bed fusion and directed energy deposition systems; Analyzing large and complex data set using statistical and machine learning approaches; Assisting in drafting proposals to potential government and industry sponsors; Documenting and disseminating work via technical reports, presentations, and publications. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, 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 Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or Engineering Science and Mechanics is desired. Previous work related to additive manufacturing of materials and or laser processing, strong programming skills, and strong data analysis skills with a clear understanding of engineering statistics is preferred. Previous experience related to design and analysis of electrical circuits and printed circuit boards is preferred. Previous experience with real-time and/or FPGA Programming is preferred. Required background includes: Previous experience working in fast-paced industry setting or a research and development environment. 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