Research Engineer I/II/III/IV/V/VI

Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Mar 09, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Mechanical Engineering

Division Name

Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title

Research Engineer I/II/III/IV/V/VI

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Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

This position will be based on two-year terms which will be renewable based on performance and abilities to secure and support externally funded research

Job Summary

This position will be based on two-year terms which will be renewable based on performance and abilities to secure and support externally funded research.

The Samuel Ginn College of Engineering is seeking a Research Engineer to work for the National Center for Additive Manufacturing Excellence. A Research Engineer conducts research in various fields of engineering to design and develop technology and to carry out investigations, evaluation, and application of engineering theories and principles.

Essential Functions

Performs a variety of research and development activities requiring the application of engineering practices and principles.

Works to execute projects, manage laboratories, interact with sponsors and write reports, proposals and scholarly papers

Evaluates findings to develop new concepts, equipment, or processes.

Ensures supplies are available and operational for use in projects.

Education Level

Bachelor's Degree

Field of Study

Mechanical, Materials, Aerospace or Industrial Engineering.

Years of Experience

Level I- no experience; Level II- 2 years; Level III- 4 years; Level IV- 6 years; Level V- 8 years; Level VI- 10 years

Area of Experience

Experience in engineering and research practices and principles

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

The candidate selected for this position must be able to meet eligibility requirements to work in the United States and must continue working legally for the proposed term of employment.

Education Level

Field of Study

Years of Experience

Advance degree in lieu of experience

Area of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Desired Qualifications

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EEO Statement

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Please utilize the attachment feature of our online employment site and attach the following: cover letter, resume and three (3) professional references. Only complete application materials will be accepted for review.

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Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

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  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
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  2. * Do you have a a Bachelor's degree from an accredited engineering program in any one area of engineering such as: aerospace, biosystems, chemical, civil, software, electrical and computer, industrial and systems, mechanical and materials engineering?
    • Yes
    • No
    • Will obtain within 6 months
    • Has a Master's degree or higher in required field
  3. * How many years of experience do you have in engineering and research practices and principles?
    • 0-1
    • 2-3
    • 4-5
    • 6 or more

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