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Mechanical Engineer

Company: Isp/applied Sciences Laboratory - Washington State
Location: Spokane
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

The Spokane-based Applied Sciences Laboratory (ASL) of the Institute for Shock Physics (ISP)at Washington State University has an immediate opening for a Mechanical Engineer.This position is a full-time, 12-month (renewable year after year), Administrative/Professional position. The salary range is $5,666.67 - $6,666.67 per month, commensurate with the candidates experience and qualifications. Other benefits include health/dental insurance, vacation/sick leave, and retirement plans.*Representative responsibilities*:This position has a focus on mechanical engineering and advanced materials research, including the development and processing of novel alloys and composites. Further responsibilities include:* Hands-on participation in the design and execution of a broad range of experimental projects, including processing, fabrication, and characterization of alloys and composites.* Design, construction, and maintenance of process equipment and testing systems.* Operation of process equipment, particularly melting and casting of reactive metals.* Maintenance, troubleshooting and calibration of the experimental facilities; ordering components, equipment and supplies; interactions with the machine shops and suppliers; working effectively in a team setting.* Contribute effectively to all aspects of the research projects and assist research faculty.* Conduct research experiments; document and prepare reports as appropriate.*Required qualifications*:A Bachelors degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and experience performing professional-level work with scientific or engineering research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; excellent organizational and project management skills.* A recent Bachelors degree in Engineering, or related field.* Scientific background relevant to mechanical engineering, such as heat transfer and mechanics, and strong quantitative and analytical skills.* Hands-on experience with laboratory equipment (vacuum systems, furnaces, and temperature control).* Proficiency in CAD software (e.g., SolidWorks, AutoCAD) and laboratory software (e.g., LabVIEW, MatLab).* Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.* Personal attributes should include critical thinking, good judgment, clear sense of purpose, attention to detail, ability to work effectively in a team, and accountability.* Ability to lift > 50 lbs. because of the need to move and assemble various experimental components and equipment. Must have good motor skills, as well as ability to maneuver stairs and move equipment as necessary. Must have ability to stand or sit for long hours.* Must be able to obtain a badge at U.S. Department of Energy and/or Department of Defense National Laboratories to gain access to restricted areas.*Preferred qualifications:** Degree in Mechanical Engineering.* Hands-on experience with high vacuum systems; electro-mechanical systems and controls; optical microscopy and metallographic sample preparation; melting and casting of metallic alloys, or mechanical testing and related equipment.* Knowledge of basic metallurgy and metallic alloys.*Applications:*To apply, please submit the following materials to the attention of Dr. Atakan Peker via WSU Jobs Website at *wsu.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/en-US/WSU_Jobs/job/ASL-Mechanical-Engineer_R-11591. ** Cover letter addressing the required and preferred qualifications for this position* Detailed resume* Contact information (name, phone number, and email) for three professional referencesTo ensure consideration, please specify the position (*Mechanical Engineer*) for which you are applying. Please contact Ms. Sheila Heyns with inquiries regarding this position (ispjobs@wsu.edu, 509-335-5345). For more information, please visit https://asl.wsu.edu/.Due to the large volume of applications, we will contact only those selected for next steps.---The ASL is a contract research organization that emphasizes multidisciplinary research activities in the physical sciences, engineering, and biomedical applications to undertake a broad range of applied science and technology projects for government agencies and corporations, including technology transfer for commercial applications. The scientific underpinnings to address the multidisciplinary challenges involve physics, mechanics of materials, materials science, chemistry, and computational modeling and simulations.*Additional information about the Institute for Shock Physics and Washington State**University follows:*The Institute has ongoing research activities at the following three locations: _Institute for Shock Physics - Pullman, WA (shock.wsu.edu)_: Combining research innovations and rigorous education _Dynamic Compression Sector - Argonne, IL (dcs-aps.wsu.edu):_ Frontier of dynamic compression science (first-of-a-kind worldwide user facility) located at the Advanced Photon Source, Argonne National Laboratory _Applied Sciences Laboratory - Spokane, WA (asl.wsu.edu):_ Transforming science into practical solutionsWASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veteran, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521 (v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or hrs@wsu.edu.Job Type: Full-timePay: $5,666.67 - $6,666.67 per monthBenefits:* Dental insurance* Health insurance* Paid time off* Retirement plan* Vision insuranceExperience level:* Under 1 yearSchedule:* 8 hour shiftWork Location: In personby Jobble

Keywords: Isp/applied Sciences Laboratory - Washington State, Spokane , Mechanical Engineer, Engineering , Spokane, Washington

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