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Senior Research Technician

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Posting Details


Posting Number S01761P


Working Title Senior Research Technician
Posting Category Staff
Position Number 004811
Assigned Organizational Area Research
FLSA Nonexempt
Benefit Status Full Benefits
Pay Grade T3
Months Per Year 12
Hours Per Year 2080
If Temporary, Date of Expiration
Proposed Start Date 01/16/2018


Department Corrosion Science & Engineering - 4292
Advertised Location Dayton, Ohio



This senior coatings and corrosion technician position is located at the University of Dayton Research Institute with the Corrosion Science & Engineering Group.
Individuals in this position are required to have a superior working knowledge of various coating materials for aerospace applications. These include lacquers, enamels, polyurethanes, radar absorbing coatings, epoxies and rain erosion resistant coatings. They are also required to have superior working knowledge on the operation and maintenance of salt spray, humidity and SO2 cabinets for accelerated exposure testing of materials.
This position concentrates on: operation and maintenance of the exposure test cabinets; layout of laboratory test matrices and daily schedules based upon approved test plans; maintenance and troubleshooting of exposure test cabinets and associated equipment as required; performance of other laboratory coating exposures and testing.

Position Summary Information

The University of Dayton, founded in 1850 by the Society of Mary, is a top ten Catholic research university. The University seeks outstanding, diverse faculty and staff who value its mission and share its commitment to academic excellence in teaching, research and artistic creativity, the development of the whole person, and leadership and service in the local and global community.

To attain its Catholic and Marianist mission, the University is committed to the principles of diversity, inclusion and affirmative action and to equal opportunity policies and practices. As an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer we will not discriminate against minorities, females, protected veterans, individuals with disabilities, or on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity.

Minimum Qualifications

Individual must be proficient with techniques and equipment used in exposure testing and corrosion measurement/mitigation. This includes (but is not limited to): Q-Fog cabinets and the running of ASTM B117 Salt Spray, Prohesion ASTM G85-A5, and GMW 14872; SO2 exposure cabinet and running of ASTM G85 Annex 4, and ASTM G87.

Individual must have a minimum of 8 years hands-on aerospace coatings application experience and demonstrated proficiency to perform coating removal, pretreatment and coating application for aerospace.

Must have a demonstrated expertise and minimum of three years of experience with specific coating material application processes including HVLP, gravity-fed, pressure pot, and electrostatic.

Must have superior working knowledge of various coating materials for aerospace applications. These include lacquers, enamels, polyurethanes, radar absorbent coatings, epoxies and rain erosion resistant coatings.

Due to the nature of this position, applicants must be a US citizen.

Must have demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft office including Excel and Word programs.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with military aerospace coating application on aircraft (de-painting process, pretreatment, organic coating application), qualitative interpretation of coating performance as per ASTM standard methods.

Working knowledge of various coatings test methods, techniques and equipment used to evaluate coatings and corrosion exposures (adhesion, color, gloss, evaluation for corrosion per military requirements).

Experience with composite and metallic aircraft structure surface preparation and coating application.

Experience running electrochemical corrosion tests.

Active Secret Security Clearance preferred.

Work Hours

8 hours per day, 5 days a week

Number of Positions Available 1
Proposed Posting Date 11/07/2017
Application Review Date
Proposed Closing Date
Open until filled? Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants
Preferred Multicultural Experience

Demonstrated and successful experience working with people from diverse backgrounds. Knowledge of and sensitivity to a Catholic Marianist work environment.

Posting Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a U.S. citizen?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents