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Jacobs Materials Research Engineer (R-65) in Edwards Afb, California

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Your Impact:

The job will involve continuing development of an improved adhesive liner system for Air Force ordnance. AFRL is helping characterize the mechanical properties of adhesive liner systems as well as investigating plasticizer migration, aging, and compatibility effects. Future efforts may include determination of ways to decrease hazards related to munitions sensitivity. Additionally, we have important work that involves characterization of tensile, shear, and interfacial properties for various solid rocket components, as well as their tendency to age and their viscoelastic behavior. The employee would perform research, conduct tests, and assimilate the results into reports or other documents. Equipment such as DMA, tensile testers, 3D printers, hardness testers, and propellant cutting machinery is available. Proficiency in lab work and in analyzing and presenting results is desired.

Here’s What You’ll Need:

Required education : a BS in an engineering field is necessary, but this job would suit someone with either a BS or an MS in an engineering field (e.g., civil, aerospace, mechanical, and chemical engineering).

Required experience: Experience in solid mechanics, especially experimental mechanics is useful. We use Python, Matlab, Abaqus, and Microsoft office to do the work, but this can be learned on the job if necessary. Most important is the ability to analyze, interpret, and draw conclusions from data with minimal supervision.

Other requirements: Must be a U.S. Citizen and be able to pass a background check, and maintain a security clearance.

Travel requirements: Some travel may be required (about 10% or less).

Essential Functions

Unusual or Special Physical Requirements of Position (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Lifting: Up to 25 pounds for short durations (<10%)

  • Climbing: No

  • Crawling: No

  • Special clothing/equipment (wearing): Chemical laboratory PPE (60%)

  • Unusual physical requirements: No

  • High noise level: No

  • Other: Extended periods of standing or sitting.

Description of Work Environment (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Inside? Outside? Combination? Where?: Primarily inside (90%)

  • Extreme (hot/cold) temperatures involved: No

  • Hazardous conditions - What are they?: No

  • Travel/transportation requirements: Driver’s License

  • Other:

Equipment and Machines Involved in Work Tasks (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Office equipment/machines electrically/battery operated - which?: Yes, various, 10-40%

  • Vehicles, forklifts, etc. operated which?: Car (10%)

  • Tools used in trade - which ones?: No

  • Other:

Criticality of Attendance (specify and provide % of time required)

  • Overtime, regular days, off days: No

  • Shift, 1st, 2nd, 3rd: 1st

  • Necessity for regular attendance: Yes

  • Urgency for punctuality: Yes

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