Mechanical Engineer

    University park, PA
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    The Composite Materials Division (CMD) in the Materials and Manufacturing Office at the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University is seeking a Mechanical Engineer to join the CMD research efforts in non-metallic and hybrid material research and development. This design and analysis position focuses on advanced material design and analysis of polymers, composites, and hybrid materials for emergent US Navy structures.

    Responsibilities include:
    • Design and perform static and dynamic finite element analysis to support development and demonstration of emergent composite and hybrid components and systems
    • Participate in concurrent and collaborative research initiatives in all program phases from concept development through sub-element and full-scale testing to final technology transition
    • Apply knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures to complete difficult multi-variant design assignments.
    • Identify mechanical design problems and related technical issues leading to long term, generic solutions
    • Identify technical approaches for solving structural performance problems and meeting customer/grantor needs.
    This job will be filled at a level 2 or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's education and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree in an Engineering or Science discipline plus five years of related experience for a level 3.

    A Bachelor's degree (Master's preferred) in Mechanical Engineering or a related engineering field is desired.

    Required experience and skills include:
    • Solid mechanical engineering background with fundamental knowledge of mechanical design utilizing three-dimensional solid modeling software (e.g., NX and SolidWorks).
    • Creativity in mechanical design with articulation to team members
    • Ability to make sound engineering decisions in a team environment
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Ability to work independently
    • Excellent time management skills
    • Ability to communicate effectively in a team environment
    Preferred experience and skills include:
    • Familiarity with ABAQUS Advanced Engineering Simulation
    • Proficiency in programming (C++, Python, Fortran, etc.)
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)
    Candidates for consideration must submit a cover letter of interest and a resume.

    Candidates 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 appointments.

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    University Park, PA
    Posting ID: 558255566Posted: 2020-05-21