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Washington State University ASL Mechanical Engineer in Spokane, Washington

ASL Mechanical Engineer Title: 1467-NN - Research Operations Engineer Business Title: ASL Mechanical Engineer Additional Titles: Location: WSU SPOKANE CAMPUS Employee Type: Admin. Professional Job Family: Administrative Professional - Not OT Eligible Position Details: The overall responsibilities for this position are as follows: * 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 Bachelor's 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 B.S. 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, 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. Additional Information: Area/College: College of Arts and Sciences Department Name: Institute for Shock Physics' Applied Sciences Laboratory City, State, Zip: Spokane, WA 99202 Department