Engineered Equipment Technology Expert
A successful candidate will support research and development and design of microwave metal melting and casting product enhancements as well as ongoing engineered equipment operations. This activity will require an understanding of chemical engineering, process development, reaction catalysis, ceramics and basic electronics. If selected, the successful candidate will initially support the development and design work in the microwave area and potentially lead this critical portion of MSTI’s business in the future.
- Ability to safely conduct fundamental research and development activities and document and defend the results to government regulators, government clients, and the public.
- Demonstrated success in hands-on research and development environment with basic electrical and mechanical skills for safely operating laboratory equipment and troubleshooting problems.
- Management skills to plan work and manage the budgets on cost reimbursable and firm fixed price projects.
- Possess communication and interpersonal skills necessary to routinely handle critical client interface to arrange funding, present research plans, and defend designs, technical approaches, and results.
- Fundamental understanding of business development strategy and the implementation of business development activities with large complex government client organizations.
- Ability to obtain a US Government security clearance.
- Ph.D. level Chemical or Materials Engineer preferred. Strong M.S. Chemical or Materials Engineer with desire to obtain Ph.D. will be considered.
Business Unit Profile
MSTI’s Engineered Equipment Business Unit specializes in designing, prototyping, and fabricating one-of-a-kind and first-of-a-kind equipment. Examples include a Robotic Crucible Renewal Station, a Fluidized Bed Heat Treating System, and a High Temperature Video Monitoring System. In particular, MSTI has over a decade of experience in using microwave energy for melting metals for foundry applications. This application has evolved from R&D through prototyping, to commercialization of proprietary microwave industrial heating technology developed with the U.S. Department of Energy for melting and casting metals including titanium. MSTI currently operates two microwaves. One in a non-radiological environment and a second in a secure, radiological workshop.