Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation Positions
Michigan State University
March 2, 2018
East Lansing, Michigan
Full Time - Experienced
Michigan State University is seeking applications for the positions of Process Technician and a Composites Processing Engineer.
Basic Function: The Process Technician facilitates the composite manufacturing operations of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI) Scale-up Research Facility (SURF) through set-up and operation of processing equipment to fabricate prototype components. Includes pre-processing, auxiliary/secondary equipment, injection and compression molding, and any post processing required. Additional duties associated with general day-to-day operation and maintenance of the facilities, as required.
Required/Specific Experience: Associate's degree in Electronics or Mechanics or equivalent combination of related technical training and experience.
Three years experience as an Instrument Maker I or equivalent experience in one or more skilled trades areas specific to the job duties to be performed.
Thorough knowledge of the methods, materials tools, equipment, occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade areas specific to the job duties to be performed.
May be required to furnish own tools.
May require working in and around X-ray producing apparatus, radioactive materials cryogenic liquids and/or other potentially hazardous materials.
Frequent lifting of 26 pounds and over is required.
Composites Processing Engineer
Basic Function: The Composites Processing Engineer develops, plans, and coordinates collaborative research & development programs and service-for-fee projects with industrial partners of the Institute for Advanced Composites Manufacturing Innovation (IACMI). Serves as technical lead and executes project objectives in the IACMI Vehicles Technology Area Scale-up Facility (VTA-SUF). Projects focus on the manufacture of Fiber Reinforced Plastics (FRP) composites for vehicle structures (principally, automotive) and may include preforming and/or tape lay-up; development of intermediates (e.g., prepreg, thermoplastic tapes, fiber-resin compounds); infusion, injection, and/or compression molding; and joining.
Minimum BS degree in Materials, Chemical, or Mechanical Engineering and an at least 5 years' hands-on experience focused on composites processing/manufacturing and engineering/science.
Experience in infusion, injection, or compression molding required.
Experience in authoring reports, supervision of personnel, utilizing productivity and engineering software, and data interpretation related to the processing of composites desired.
Experience with analytical instruments such as differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) and fourier-transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) desired.
For more information about these positions and to apply, visit www.careers.msu.edu and search for posting #491982 and #491205 respectively. Applicants should apply with a cover letter and resume online.
MSU is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. MSU is committed to achieving excellence through diversity. The University actively encourages applications and/or nominations of women, persons of color, veterans, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ individuals.