Want to join our team? If you are hard-working, diligent, responsible, driven, and committed to excellence we may have an opportunity for you. We are researchers, scientists, engineers, computer programmers, personnel specialists, accountants…you name it! Our team consists of over 800 full-time employees and 300 student assistants.
Full-time openings are listed on the WSU Career site.
Details regarding opportunites for Engineering Services on a contract basis for NIAR are available on the Engineering Services site.
- Must be pursuing a degree at Wichita State University.
- Willing to work a minimum of 25 hours/week.
- High attention to detail
- Being organized
- Can be continually challenged with issues where finding quick and correct solutions is necessary.
- Can help design and make changes to assembly line processes to help improve processing time of workloads and minimize wasted materials.
- Can complete required work on or before deadlines
- Small design projects including CATIA based modeling for tooling and fixturing.
- Can be challenged to help create programming solutions from scratch using Visual Basic and Microsoft Access to help keep track of inventoried items as well as manage expiration of chemicals.
- Can maintain old programs which are already a part of our system which include Measurement verification software.
- Strain gage installation – Electrical Instrumentation
- Surface Preparation
- Quality Check
- Knowledge of ASTM & SACMA standards
- Quality Control
- Dimensioning of specimens
- Documentation of unsat(s) characteristics for MRB purposes
- Communicating unsatisfactory characteristics to the Program Manager
To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here NIAR Quality Control, Dimensioning & Instrumentation Lab Assistant
Students working in the CAD/CAM lab will learn to utilize CAD programs to support various projects. In addition, they may be required to learn other software products and hardware. They will support a variety of projects and programs for the lab. Their task may range from classroom support and project research to direct industry program support. Students will be expected to assist lab staff in any way possible to help make the lab successful, presentable to customers, and accomplish projects in a timely manner.
Project will involve extensive use of 3D Experience software. Students must have own transportation as some local travel between facilities may be required.
This position requires access to EAR or ITAR controlled technologies. Applicants are required to be eligible for employment under U.S. export control laws and must meet the requirement of being a “U.S. Citizen”. Information will need to be collected in this regard, but will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws. The University does not discriminate in its hiring practices and shall ensure compliance with all federal and state laws in the collection and reviews of such information collected.
- Assisting staff with the development training materials
- Model components from various data sources
- Assist staff with research project development
- Assisting staff on industry level support
- Operate and help maintain tools and equipment
- Help keep a clean and safe work environment
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- Proficient with Microsoft Office Products
- Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings and bill of material systems.
- Have great attention to detail
- Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs
- Ability to work with complex systems
- Able to work 20+ hrs each week.
- Proficiency in CATIA V5/V6
- Proficiency in Dassault Systems 3DExperience
- Effectively prioritize and manage workflow
- Ability to work independently on extensive task
General Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Construction Engineering, Aerospace Engineering, Energy Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Automation Engineering, Civil/Environmental Engineering, Packaging Engineering, Materials Science & Engineering
To view the full position description and to apply for consideration, click here: CAD/CAM Lab Assistant Digital Twin Program
The Virtual Engineering Laboratory at NIAR is looking for student assistants. Graduate students are preferred. Position could become a Graduate Research Assistant (GRA) position based on performance during the first semester.
The students applying for this position should have at least basic knowledge on Finite Element Methods (FEM).
Main duties will be:
Discretization of structural components to perform numerical analysis (FEM) (50%).
Post-processing and documentation of numerical analysis results (Stress Analysis, Load Path Analysis, etc.) (20%)
Create CAD geometry for structural components (15%)
Support Senior Staff to create the numerical models (Material definitions, connections, etc.) (10%)
Test specimen preparation/documentation to conduct mechanical testing (5%).
Tools to be used:
Beta CAE, in particular: ANSA and META
Hyperworks Altair, in particular: Hypermesh and Hypergraph
Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.
To view the full position description and to apply for consideration, click here: Student Assistant – Virtual Engineering Laboratory
- High School Diploma or equivalent
- Currently enrolled at Wichita State University or WSU Tech.
- For WSU students, a minimum enrollment of 6 Credit Hours is required.
- Must have knowledge of basic physical principles, including basic physics, mathematics, and physical science.
- Must have basic MS Office Skills and computer skills.
- Ability to perform basic research into robotics, programming, and other related topics.
- Must be able to work 20 hours a week minimum, between 8am and 6pm Monday through Friday.
- Must work in minimum time blocks of 3 hours.
- Must be able to work with a diverse population in teams as well as individually.
- Must be able to handle one or more projects as required.
- Ability to operate hand tools and power tools
- Basic understanding of computer programming / logic
- Basic knowledge of engineering, computer science, physics, or other technical principles
- Background in robotics of any kind
- Basic CAD knowledge, preferably with the Dassault Systems products (CATIA)
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*You do not need to be a student at Wichita State or WSU Tech to be considered for these positions.
A representative from the Shocker Career Accelerator will reach out to you about potential employment opportunities.
- Some positions require access to EAR or ITAR controlled technologies. For those positions, applicants are required to be eligible for employment under U.S. export control laws and must meet the requirement of being a “U.S. Citizen” or "U.S. Person" as indicated in the posting. Information will need to be collected in this regard, but will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws. The University does not discriminate in its hiring practices and shall ensure compliance with all federal and state laws in the collection and reviews of such information collected.
- Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by Board of Regents policy.
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