Requisition Number: 03024510 Final Filing Date: 08-21-2019 Closing Date: Payroll Title: RSCH AND DEV ENGR 1 Number of Positions: 1 Salary: $23.66 - 47.51/ hour Appointment Type: Contract Appointment Description: 51%, Variable, Schedule TBD, This contract ends one year from date of hire with possibility of extension or becoming career. Overtime Eligible (FLSA): Non-Exempt Union/HEERA Representation: This position is not represented by a collective bargaining unit
Department: MECHANICAL & AEROSPACE ENGINEERING - 024040 Department Description:
Location: Davis Allow Applicants to Attach: Resume Cover Letter References
Job Summary: As part of a UC Davis research team on a NASA-funded project and in partnership with other Universities, in particular the Georgia Institute of Technology. The project consists of the development and characterization of radiation-resistant polymeric materials for spacesuits and human habitats in space. Conduct experimental and numerical work as needed for the project, assist the PIs with drafting progress reports, and prepare for submission to peer-reviewed journals. Travel as needed to collaborators laboratories and NASA-organized events/forums.
Act as an active participant, engaged in all phases of this research, including interfacing with any graduate students and undergraduate students working on the project.
Physical Demands: Mechanical skills to install, test, make modifications on instrument and sensor platforms. Lift/maneuver up to 15 lbs. of parts or equipment.
Work Environment: Valid work permit for an engineering job in US for a minimum of 6 months. Due to the nature of funding, the candidate shall not be a citizen of a country that is black-listed by the US government and/or NASA. The research time per week is estimated to be a minimum of 20 hours to a maximum of 40 hours, although schedule changes can be agreed upon due to special needs of the individual research project, and individual researcher availability. Flexibility in working hours as required by experimental and data analysis procedures to complete deliverables within the project timeline. Work in an environment where toxic/hazardous chemicals and compounds are used and stored, following required safety protocols. Work in a busy, active laboratory environment and interact with personnel from different academic disciplines and cultural backgrounds. UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus effective January 1, 2014. Smoking, the use of smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products (e-cigarettes) will be strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential space.
Background Check Required: Yes
Minimum Qualifications: -Minimum B.S. degree in Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering, or relevant engineering discipline.
-Practical knowledge of manufacturing of fiber-reinforced polymer composites. -Practical knowledge of Electrical Resistance Tomography equipment.
-Practical knowledge of the MATLAB-based EIDORS software.
-Knowledge of the software LabView and MATLAB.
-Documented machining experience (lathe, CNC mill, drill press) and documented knowledge of CAD/CAM software.
-Documented knowledge of aerospace materials and structures.
-Excellent writing and oral presentation skills.
-Interpersonal, oral and written communication skills to work with new teams from diverse cultural backgrounds, work environments, various disciplines, and with different levels of expertise.
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