This position will require the understanding of advanced manufacturing of materials, processes, and parameters. The candidate will develop tools and methods for multi-scale selective laser melting focusing on metals and melt pool dynamics, powder bed fusion (PBF) operations, and closed-loop processing techniques and monitoring (e.g. surface quality, residual stress distortions, porosity, etc.). The candidate will be primarily responsible for operation of Optonicus’ laser PBF system. Most work will support research for government customers, but some industry partners will be supported as well.
DESIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS
BS or higher in Engineering or Engineering related fields (Material Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics)
Knowledge of powder handling and sieving processes, machine operation and maintenance, post-print inspections, and NDE
Experience with implementing research programs and working with managers, technicians, and engineers across company disciplines
Hands on experience with operating metallic PBF systems, laser energy sources, machine components, and required maintenance
Understanding of powder metallurgy and mechanical properties of printed parts
Knowledge of protective equipment and safety precautions for PBF operations
Familiarity with qualitative tools and software to optimize PBF operations
OTHER DESIRED SKILLS / EXPERTISE
Ability to link process development to materials and properties as to identify opportunities for improvement
Understanding of metallurgy to include titanium, aluminum, copper, stainless steel, and nickel-based alloys
Proven research and development expertise with experience writing technical reports and proposals
Understanding of coupon mechanical testing and interpretation of results
Working knowledge of Word, PowerPoint and other MS Office programs
Experience in metallic PBF research and technology development
Experience with PBF control systems, equipment, and hardware
5+ years of additive manufacturing engineering experience
Additional Salary Information: Competitive salary in a low cost of living desirable location.
Optonicus is a high technology company, located in Dayton, Ohio, working in the emerging technology areas of atmospheric sensing and imaging, adaptive optics, optical communications, coherent beam combining, laser target tracking, directed energy, and numerical performance analysis of atmospheric optics systems. Optonicus is focused on the research, development, and marketing of intelligent optical systems used by commercial and government organizations and has recently been awarded several new government contracts. Optonicus continues to research in several new development areas with a roadmap to deliver future commercial products. In addition to great pay and benefits, Optonicus offers a friendly and fun environment, with the opportunity to grow within the company.