Materials Engineer

Penn State University

Campus/Location:
University Park Campus
Campus City:
University Park, PA
Date Announced:
10/25/2019
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
91633
Level/Salary Band:
  • 01 – L – Exempt
  • 02 – M – Exempt
  • 03 – N – Exempt
Work Unit:
Applied Research Laboratory
Department:
Undersea Materials Technology and Prototyping
Full/Part Time:
Full–Time

Description

The Undersea Materials Technology and Prototyping (UMTP) Department in the Sonar Research and Development Division of the Undersea Systems Office (USO) within the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a Research and Development Engineer to join our team. The UMTP Department focuses on the development of sonar related materials including classic and new piezoelectric formulations, single crystal growth, polycrystalline material processing, additive manufacturing, component part machining, and exploration of new technologies for advancing the state of the art for undersea systems through materials innovations. This position will be expected to perform tasks on programs within the department at the direction of the department head. This job will be filled as a level 1, 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 (Professional Engineer license accepted in lieu of Bachelor's degree), or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 1. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Master’s degree in Materials Science and Engineering, Engineering Science and Mechanics, or Mechanical Engineering is desired. The following skills are preferred: Project planning; MATLAB; LabVIEW; MS Office; and presentation experience. The successful candidate should possess knowledge in one or more of the following areas: Processing of technical ceramics; single crystal growth techniques; inorganic chemistry; material characterization techniques; ceramic and brittle material machining; piezoelectric formulations; piezoelectric materials properties and characterization techniques; and additive manufacturing of metals and/or ceramics. Candidate selected will be subject to a government security investigation. You must be a U.S. Citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen. This is a one year, fixed term renewable appointment. ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

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