Job Title: Research Engineer
Date Posted: 03-18-2008
Job Location: Maine-Northern/Bangor
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 2+ to 5 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:30K-50K
Company Name: Advanced Engineered Wood Compo
Contact Information: Advanced Engineered   Advanced Engineered (doreen.parent@umit.maine.edu)
Job Description:
Position Announcement

 

Research Engineer

 

The AEWC Center (www.aewc.umaine.edu) is seeing a Research Engineer.  The successful candidate
will work in the AEWC 48,000 ft2 laboratory with a world-leading team of over 100 faculty,
staff and students who conduct contract research with a variety of public and private entities
developing the next generation of low-cost, high-performance composite materials.

 

The purpose of this position is to carry out and manage a variety of testing and R&D projects
as assigned related to design, development and testing of composites in structural marine and
non-marine applications. Develop proposals and manage industrial service and testing projects
for industry clients.  Develop proposals for research, testing, and demonstration projects
funded by public and private sources.   Work will include but is not limited to, development
of lightweight, low-cost, multifunctional composite panels, posts, beams, and marine composite
structures.

 

Essential Duties and Responsibilities are: Carry out and manage structural engineering
analysis, design, and testing aspects for a variety of R&D projects as assigned.  These
projects are related to the analysis, design, drafting, and testing of hybrid composites in
marine and non-marine structural applications; Develop proposals for, and manage industrial
testing projects related to analysis, design, and testing of marine and non-marine composites;
Develop proposals for, and manage public and private-funded research, testing, and
demonstration projects; Manage multiple projects as assigned; Supervise and guide a team of
undergraduate student lab assistants; Develop plans for, manage, and carry out structural
laboratory tests as necessary in support of projects; Write structural engineering and testing
aspects of multiple project reports; Develop and maintain updated Gantt charts for projects;
Participate in providing weekly, quarterly and monthly progress reports; Participate in
meetings with clients; As part of each project, interact positively with a team of
post-doctoral fellows peers, AEWC laboratory staff, AEWC students, AEWC faculty, and fiscal
officers; Provide safety and environmental management for undergraduate students and  other
reasonably related duties as assigned.

 

Knowledge and Skill Qualifications Required : M.S. in Civil/structural or Mechanical
Engineering required; R&D, analysis, and design experience in the design, development and
testing of marine and non-marine composite structures required; Ability to work independently
as well as in a team environment with faculty, post-doctoral fellows, lab technicians,
management, students, and research sponsors required; Demonstrated ability to handle multiple
projects and constant deadlines required; Registered Professional Engineer (PE) in Maine, or
ability to obtain PE within 2 years required; Excellent oral and written communication skills
required; Experience in using the ANSYS or ALGOR Finite Element Analysis software preferred
and experience in directing student research preferred. 

 

Supervisory Responsibilities:  The candidate will be responsible for supervising a team of
undergraduate student laboratory assistants.

 

Salary Range: $36,029 to $60,048 depending on qualifications.  Position contingent on funding
and successful performance.  Current funding for two years.  

 

The finalist for this position must complete a pre-employment physical.

 

Review of applications will begin May 24, 2006.  Send a cover letter, resume with names,
addresses and phone numbers of three references to Doreen Parent-Boutin, 5793 AEWC Bldg.,
University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469 or to doreen.parent@umit.maine.edu 

 

The University of Maine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and encourages
members of under-represented groups to apply.
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