Engineering Research Associate

Location
South Carolina, United States
Salary
Salary Not specified
Posted
Aug 26, 2020
Employment Level
Administrative
Employment Type
Full Time
Clemson University



Job ID:105227

Location:CU-ICAR in Greenville

Full/Part Time:Full-Time

Regular/Temporary:Temporary - Grant

JOB SUMMARY:

Supports the mission of the Clemson Composites Center (CCC), located at the CU-ICAR campus in Greenville, SC. Works under minimal supervision to carry out production, testing, and reporting duties, oversee new equipment installation and instrumentation, and manage inventory and maintenance for the center. Performs other duties as assigned.

JOB DUTIES:

45% - Essential - Production: Understand operation procedures for existing and new manufacturing equipment. Understand and interpret instructions from design drawings including CAD, specifications and targets (e.g. OEM drawings, project specifications, designs and targets). Support design activities relevant for tooling for production activities. Produce parts, components and final assemblies using CCC manufacturing equipment. Understand hydraulics, electrical schematics, and pneumatics to troubleshoot processes and identify, modify and/or escalate out of control processes and production escapes. Manage modification, checkout, re-work, quality testing, and assembly utilizing detailed work instructions, schematics, diagrams, layouts or manufacturing test development or diagnostic equipment.

20% - Essential - Testing: Learn & be familiar with operation procedures for existing and new testing equipment, Determine appropriate testing protocols to meet stakeholder objectives, Test parts, components, and final assemblies as per test standards (e.g. ASTM, SAE, ISO, OEM-specific) using CCC testing equipment (e.g. Instron or other universal mechanical testing machines, drop tower impact testing machine, high temperature furnaces, thermal equipment, sand blasters, EDAQ)

15% - Essential - General Support: Mentor, assist, and supervise students on CCC equipment use, training and testing, Provide center & lab orientation to new personnel, including safety protocol, Produce development hardware to support R&D programs, Support new software installation and training for CCC equipment, Clean machines, equipment, and work area according to Standard Operating Procedures, Support Environmental Safety & Health (ES&H) and Quality System policies to provide a safe workplace and eliminate conditions and behaviors which may cause work related illnesses and/or injuries while delivering quality product and services on time, Work with necessary CU departments (Research Safety, Procurement, etc.) to deliver necessary information, reports and data, Assist in center tours to both internal and external stakeholders.

10% - Essential - Inventory, Maintenance, and New Equipment Management: For all CCC equipment: Create and maintain equipment inventory, create operation and maintenance manuals, schedule and facilitate preventative maintenance activities including calibration, diagnostics and design input to enhance function- and service ability of CCC equipment/apparatus, manage inventory of lab consumables, coordinate with appropriate personnel on procurement of supplies. For new CCC Equipment/Instrument: Oversee assembly and/or installation of new equipment and instrumentation at CCC, interface with electricians, pneumatic and hydraulic technicians in order to relay relevant installation instructions and supervise work being carried out.

10% - Essential - Reporting: Create reports for manufacturing and testing projects using the data acquired through manufacturing trials and test results. Collaborate with CCC Program Coordinator and center/project leaders and personnel as required to develop these reports.

PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:

Work Experience Familiarity with resin transfer molding, thermoforming, injection molding, wet compression molding, metal and composites stamping, additive mfg for metals, plastics, and composites, and manual fabrication tools.

Visa Status Applicants must have US Citizenship. The Clemson Composites Center is unable to sponsor work visas at this time and a visa will not be processed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

JOB KNOWLEDGE
Comprehensive Job Knowledge - Comprehensive knowledge of theories and practices and ability to use in complex, difficult and/or unprecedented situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Work Experience Familiarity with resin transfer molding, thermoforming, injection molding, wet compression molding, metal and composites stamping, additive mfg for metals, plastics, and composites, and manual fabrication tools.

Visa Status Applicants must have US Citizenship. The Clemson Composites Center is unable to sponsor work visas at this time and a visa will not be processed.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

Exposure to Heat or Cold
Exposure to Dust/Fumes
Noise
Vibration
Mechanical Hazards
Burn Hazards

WORK SCHEDULE:

Standard Hrs: 37.5; ($54,100.00 - $70,000.00)

JOB LOCATION:

Greenville, SC

APPLICATION DEADLINE:

September 15, 2020

CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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