Research Faculty ( Mechanical Engineer )

DESCRIPTION The Integrated Power Systems Department with the Undersea Systems Division (USO) of The Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State, located in University Park, PA is seeking a Research Faculty member. Responsibilities include:analysis, design, and testing of thermal-powerplant systems, including: liquid, gas, and two-phase heat exchangers; pumping systems and flow-controls; combustion and energy-conversion systems; powerplant design; generating mechanical drawings and writing design reports, assembly procedures, test plans, and test reports; managing the procurement of parts and equipment; be the technical point of contact with vendors making parts to ensure the quality of delivered parts; and assist with higher level test planning, test execution, and test documentation at the direction of the team lead engineer. Faculty rank will be commensurate with education level and experience. Minimum requirements include a Ph.D., with a preference for Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Engineering or Aerospace Engineering, and two years of related experience. Required experience includes: a firm mastery of the thermal sciences and fluid dynamics, with a demonstrated ability to mentor junior engineers. Experience with analysis and design of thermal systems, as well as strong communication skills, including technical writing is also required. Preferred experience includes: proficiency with solid-modeling CAD software (Unigraphics/Seimens NX preferred); mechanical design; geometric-tolerance specification; finite-element analysis tools; material selection; prime movers; pumping elements; heat exchanges; and combustion systems. 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. 83390
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Minimum Qualification
Less than 5 years

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