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 nearly 1,300 full-time employees and 500 student assistants.

Full-Time Positions
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. 

Student Positions

NIAR Machine Shop Assistant - Shipping and Receiving

The AMP Lab Research Machine Shop is adding a Team Member to our Operations Team.

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. 

Clean driving record is a MUST.

Forklift Certified is a plus, but not required.

Microsoft Suite proficient.

Ability to stand or sit for up to 6 hours at a time.

Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.

Working with our Operations Team to make packing lists to ship parts and deliver parts to customers as needed.

Receive material and parts from customers and shipping companies.

Moving material and parts throughout the shop and directed by Operations and Production Team.

Help inventory and and sort material and hardware as needed.

Final visual inspection and documentation of finished good.

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Machine Shop Assistant - Shipping and Receiving.

NIAR Machine Shop Assistant

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. 

On the job training is provided, no experience required.

Machines and fabricates components by preparing and operating CNC and Manual machines; works from 2D drawings, prototype sketches, electronic files and/or verbal instructions.

Ability to remain in a stationary position for up to 8 hours. Ability to ascend and descend ladders and/or stairs. Ability to be in loud noise environments.

Ability to inspect work, materials, equipment, and/or supplies and identify any errors, needs, and/or determining factors.

Ability to communicate with others, written or verbally, and accurately exchange information.

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Machine Shop Assistant.

NIAR ATLAS Student Assistant

NIAR ATLAS (Advanced Technologies Lab for Aerospace Systems) is seeking students interested in assisting with aerospace manufacturing research. Students working in this position will perform tasks that are a mix of software-based design and hands-on work. This position will be located at ATLAS' South Oliver location.

Responsibilities:
- CAD geometry design and cleanup for robot simulation and numerical analysis.
- Design and simulation of layups with composite patches.
- Software-aided robot programming for manufacturing.
- Performing safety runs and manufacturing runs on robot.
- Supporting research and produce documentation of activities and outcomes.
- Moving and lifting tools and large items.
- Troubleshooting components in cell.
- Maintaining a clean and safe work environment.

Requirements:
- Experience in CATIA v5/v6 is highly preferred.
- Pursuing a degree in Aerospace or Mechanical engineering.
- Interest in aerospace manufacturing processes.
- Critical thinking and problem solving.
- Reliable and proactive.
- Ability to work a minimum of 20hrs per week during the semester.
- Ability to lift and carry 50lbs.
- Personal transportation is required

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR ATLAS Student Assistant.

NIAR Dimensional Metrology Student Assistant

NIAR’s Advanced Machining and Prototyping (AMP) Lab at the NIAR facility in Park City, KS (10 miles from WSU’s main campus) is looking for WSU and WSU Tech students to assist with metrology functions in our Dimensional Metrology lab. 

Dimensional Metrology is the application of metrology (measurement) for quantifying the physical size, shape, and relationship between giving features of objects large and small.  This is where the perfect “Design World” meets the imperfect “Real World”.  We are looking for individuals who want to continuously learn more about dimensional metrology and contribute to the success of our organization as we push the boundaries of what is possible. Here you will learn how to make sense of the “Real World” through metrology. 

In this role, you will read blueprints, learn CATIA, become familiar with GD&T and inspect part with really cool metrology equipment.  All educational backgrounds matching the criteria below are welcome to apply.  Join our growing dimensional metrology organization, which utilizes multiple hardware and software platforms to offer world class metrology solutions to our customer. 

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. 

Responsibilities may include:

  • Operating Dimensional Metrology equipment
  • Learning to used advanced Dimensional Metrology software
  • Researching Dimensional Metrology equipment and processes
  • Sharing what you learn with others

 Requirements:

  • Undergraduate student at WSU (enrolled in at least six credit hours) or WSU Tech students pursuing a relevant technical certification(s)
  • Must be able to work at least 12 hours per week while classes are in session; between 6:00am-7:00pm, Monday through Friday
  • Willingness to learn
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Self-motivated and reliable
  • Proficient troubleshooter and adaptable problem solver
  • Have a great attitude

Preferred Experience/Skills:

We are willing to teach you everything you need to know, but the following is useful for working with us.

  • Programing in programing languages like C++, C# and Python
  • A good mechanical aptitude
  • Experience with robots or CNC machines
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Teams, Excel, Word)
  • Ability to compile data gathered during research into a well-constructed research paper

Physical Requirements:

This is a job that is both in an office and lab environment. This job will involve physical activities from office and computer work to lab work (pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, utilizing hand tools, etc.)

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Dimensional Metrology Student Assistant.

NIAR SOC - Cybersecurity Analyst Intern

WSU IDP is currently searching for a Cybersecurity Analyst Intern to assist with NIAR’s Security Helpdesk and Operations Center (SHOC). The SHOC is responsible for monitoring and safeguarding the organization’s systems and data, as well as enforcing cybersecurity industry best practices and compliance with NIST 800-171. The SHOC also plays a support and collaborative role with other WSU InfoSec teams. This position offers substantial exposure to the ever-evolving cybersecurity sector.

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. 

Job Overview:
As a Cybersecurity Analyst Intern, you will play a crucial role in supporting our cybersecurity efforts. This internship offers a unique opportunity to apply and expand your knowledge in a real-world cybersecurity environment. You will work alongside with our Cybersecurity Teams, gaining hands-on experience in a Security Operations Center (SOC) environment and other cybersecurity domains.

Some of the key responsibilities will include:

• Security Monitoring: Actively monitor security alerts generated by various security tools such as SIEM, IDS, EDR, network devices, and systems. Analyze and investigate alerts to identify potential security incidents.
• Incident Response: Collaborate with the SOC and/or Incident Response team to respond promptly to security incidents. This involves containing the incident, eradicating the threat, and implementing measures to prevent future occurrences.
• Vulnerability Management: Contribute to vulnerability assessments by identifying and assessing security vulnerabilities in systems and applications. Provide recommendations for remediation and work with teams to implement necessary fixes.
• Tool Implementation and Maintenance: Assist in the implementation and maintenance of cybersecurity tools such as Security Information and Event Management (SIEM) systems, intrusion detection/prevention systems, and endpoint security solutions.
• Policy Development: Contribute to the development and improvement of security policies and procedures. Stay informed about industry best practices and ensure compliance with relevant cybersecurity standards.
• Threat Intelligence: Stay informed about the latest cybersecurity threats, vulnerabilities, and attack vectors. Contribute to threat intelligence analysis to enhance proactive security measures.
• Collaboration: Work collaboratively with other members of the cybersecurity team, IT teams, and relevant stakeholders to address security concerns and implement effective security measures.
• Documentation: Maintain detailed documentation of security incidents, investigations, and remediation efforts. This documentation is essential for post-incident analysis and reporting.
• Continuous Improvement: Participate in the ongoing improvement of security processes and procedures. Provide insights and suggestions to enhance the overall security posture of the organization.

This internship provides a comprehensive experience in the day-to-day operations of a SOC, allowing you to develop a solid foundation in cybersecurity practices and methodologies. You will have the opportunity to contribute to critical security functions and gain exposure to a variety of cybersecurity tasks and challenges.

Basic Qualifications: 
• Currently pursuing a degree in Cybersecurity, Information Security, Computer Science, or a related field.
• Passionate about cybersecurity.
• Foundational cybersecurity knowledge, understanding of cybersecurity concepts, protocols, and best practices.
• Willing to listen and eager to learn.
• Detail oriented and excellent analytical skills.  
• Self-motivated, proactive, and willing to take on investigations and research.
• Effective communication skills
• Comfortable asking “who, what, when, where, why, and how”
• Problem-solving skills

Preferred Qualifications: 
• Relevant coursework or certifications in cybersecurity (e.g., CompTIA Security+, Network+, etc.)
• Knowledge and understanding of security concepts such as Phishing, Incident Response, Threat Analysis, and Cybersecurity Awareness
• Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Project, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
• Adept at writing technical documents
• Presentation skills

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR SOC - Cybersecurity Analyst Intern.

NIAR HPC Student Tech

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. 

Responsibilities include the administration, integration and maintenance of parallel high performance computing clusters, as well as other systems and peripherals.

Provides systems support for advanced research computing environment, to include the installation, integration and management of high-performance computer systems, clusters, operating systems, peripherals, and system interfaces; monitors system usage; ensures that the high-performance computing complex is operating at optimal performance and reliability levels.

Works in collaboration with lab staff to manage the hardware and systems software infrastructure to provide an effective, reliable, high performance, scalable computing environment.

In the position of HPC Data Center Student Technician you will be a team member of a High Performance Computing (HPC) Operations team supporting the Technical Computing environment.

Intermediate knowledge of the Linux Operating system, CentOS and Red Hat.
Available for weekend and after hours work as needed.
Must be able to lift and move 50lbs.
Must have reliable transportation.

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR HPC Student Tech.

NIAR Crash Dynamics Lab/AVET Student Assistant

Students working in the Crash Dynamics Lab will be part of the Advanced Virtual Engineering and Testing group.  Primarily, students will provide support for preparation of crash tests for aerospace, military, and automotive seats, components, and vehicles.  Additionally, students will support mechanical, material, and component testing.  This position will be mostly hands-on experimental work; however, AVET is interested in students who wish to pursue a Graduate degree and gain experience in Finite Element Methods and numerical analysis.

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. 

Duties:

  • Installing fixtures and test articles on mounting plates and crash simulation system
  • Aiding lab customers in test article preparation
  • Verifying crash test dummies are in proper condition for testing
  • Digitizing test articles via CMM (FARO Arm) and Laser scanning
  • Supporting research and help documenting for mechanical testing
  • Moving and lifting large items by hand and hoist
  • Maintaining a clean and safe work environment

Qualifications:

  • Currently working towards a Major in Engineering (Aerospace, Biomedical, Electrical and Mechanical preferred)
  • Willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and 40 hours per week during summer break
  • Proficiency with hand and power tools
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Good communication skills
  • Ability to work in a team oriented environment

Preferred Skills:

  • CATIA V5
  • Visual Basic
  • NI Labview 
  • NI Diadem

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Crash Dynamics Lab/AVET Student Assistant.

NIAR IT Student Assistant
The NIAR (National Institute for Aviation Research) is looking for an IT student assistant to assist senior staff to ensure proper accomplishment of daily activities with minimum supervision, provide input to ensure satisfactory completion of research projects, operate and help maintain tools and equipment. 
 
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. 
 
 
Responsibilities: 
· Software\Hardware installs
· Phone and onsite support
· Software\Hardware trouble shooting
· Researching resolutions for computer problems
· Documentation
· Tasks as assigned
 
Requisite Skills:
· Must have a good understanding of MS Windows (operations and networking)
· Ability to work in a team and individually
· Ability to explain technical issues in a non-technical way to an End User
· Task and detailed orientated
 
To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR IT Student Assistant.
NIAR Database Lab Student Assistant

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.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Panel/Material inspection
  • Panel Mapping
  • Familiarization with ASTM Standards
  • Assist staff with certain responsibilities that are required
  • Reading/interpreting program specific test plans
  • Creating/managing Tracking Sheets
  • Creating/managing Test Forms
  • Conforming specimens with an appointed representative prior to testing

Required skills:

  • Strong attention to detail
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to effectively prioritize and manage workflow based on expectations
  • Ability to work independently and along with other colleagues
  • Must be available to work a minimum of 20 hours per week
  • Ability to work long hours and weekends, if necessary
  • Lifting a minimum of 50lbs

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Database Lab Student Assistant.

NIAR Technical Writer Student Assistant

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. 

Responsibilities:
• Author clear and concise instructional documents tailored to the target audience.
• Translate technical concepts into user-friendly language.
• Take comprehensive notes during meetings, discussions, or sessions to aid in the creation of new documentation.
• Write, scope, design, and organize documentation sets for both internal and external users, including How-To guides, support documentation, and admin guides.
• Partner & collaborate with cross-functional teams to ensure cohesive messaging, accurate information for efficient document migration and structures in the new document management system.
• Review and edit existing documentation for clarity, accuracy, and consistency.
• Audit current content to pinpoint areas for enhancement.
• Ensure that documents adhere to established formatting guidelines, presenting them in a consistent and professional manner.
• Develop and assist in creating templates, guidelines, and best practices for future documentation.
• Provide training and support on the new document management system and updated documentation processes.
• Use authoring tools such as Google and Microsoft Office to craft content, specifications, datasheets, reports, drawing notes, and other documentation types.
• Coach non-writers on ways to elevate their writing abilities and manage intricate documentation projects.

The ideal candidate should have an eye for detail, strong organizational skills, and the ability to simplify complex technical concepts for a broader audience. Collaboration and cross-functional engagement are crucial for this role, ensuring that all documentation is accurate, consistent, and user-friendly.

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Technical Writer Student Assistant.

NIAR Composites Layup and Research Assistant

The Composites Lab at Wichita State University is looking for a student assistant who can read and follow instructions in a precise manner to perform panel layup; design, program and perform ply cutting operations using an automated ply cutting machine; and understand the details needed to load, operate and maintain an autoclave/oven. Students in this position will be expected to work 20 hours a week during the semester and 30+ hours during school breaks. This position will be located at WSU Tech campus, 4004 N Webb Road.

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.   

Duties Include:
• Design and cut tape, woven material using ply cutting machine.
• Assist in preparation of molds.
• Perform precise hand layup while following instructions.
• Vacuum bagging, curing and processing in and out of autoclave application.
• Verify and maintain quality.
• De-mold cured laminates without damaging them.
• Maintain records as required.
• Maintain a clean and safe working environment.


Skills include:
• Operation of some basic shop hand tools.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy. 
• Strong organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Lift large tools and prepreg in and out of the freezer. (75lbmax)
• Experience using MS Office suite.
• Critical thinking and problem solving.
• Able to work as part of a team to ensure meeting quality standards.
• High standards for following instructions, work quality and productivity.
• Self-motivated, self-disciplined, organized, and driven individual.
• Able to work with minimal supervision.
• Interested in learning about aerospace materials and processes.

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Composites Layup and Research Assistant.

NIAR Composites Fabrication Graduate Research Assistant

The Composites Lab at Wichita State University is looking for a graduate research assistant (GRA) who can read and follow instructions in a precise manner to perform panel layup; design, program and perform ply cutting operations using an automated ply cutting machine; and understand the details needed to load, operate and maintain an autoclave/oven. GRA in this position will be expected to work 20 hours a week during the semester and 30+ hours during school breaks. This position will be located at WSU Tech campus at 4004 N Webb Road.

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. 

Duties Include:
• Design and cut tape, woven material using ply cutting machine.
• Assist in preparation of molds.
• Perform precise hand layup while following instructions.
• Vacuum bagging, curing and processing in and out of autoclave application.
• Verify and maintain quality.
• De-mold cured laminates without damaging them.
• Maintain records as required.
• Maintain a clean and safe working environment.


Skills include:
• Operation of some basic shop hand tools.
• Strong attention to detail and accuracy. 
• Strong organizational skills.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Lift large tools and pre-preg in and out of the freezer. (75lbmax)
• Experience using MS Office suite.
• Critical thinking and problem solving.
• Able to work as part of a team to ensure meeting quality standards.
• High standards for following instructions, work quality and productivity.
• Self-motivated, self-disciplined, organized, and driven individual.
• Able to work with minimal supervision.
• Interested in learning about aerospace materials and processes.

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here:NIAR Composites Fabrication Graduate Research Assistant.

NIAR Engineering and Design Modification Intern

This position will support various diverse program efforts as a design intern. Tasks include detail modeling of airframe structural/system details, drawing creation using dimensioning and tolerancing, and modelling parts from existing scans and drawings. Extensive design handbooks and recommended practices are used to efficiently design metallic parts, composite parts, and system components. The design intern will execute changes to CATIA and 3DX models, drawings and other documents in support of the product and engineering team.

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. 

 

Job Responsibilities:

The design intern designs structure, mechanical, systems, and interior components on various company projects and programs across the entire life cycle of design and development. Design activity includes primary structure, systems, interiors, and standard parts libraries. The intern will work within a team environment and be expected to perform independent research activity, communicate with team effectively, and work to specified schedules and timelines. 

 

Qualifications:

Working towards a degree in an engineering technical discipline. Sophomore or higher preferred.

Experience and interest in CAD. CATIA V5, 3DX or Solidworks preferred.

Experience with Microsoft Office (word, excel, PowerPoint).

Excellent writing and communication skills

Time management and critical thinking skills

Taking initiative

Ability to work 20 hrs/week during school and/or 40 hrs/week during summer

 

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Engineering and Design Modification Intern.

NIAR Design Engineer Intern

Design Engineer will develop, plan, organize and conduct complex design assignments on various projects related to composites and metals. Candidate will operate in one or more functional disciplines within engineering.

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.

JOB RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Perform duties in support of new product and sustaining designs
  • Coordinate with other Engineering and technical groups to develop, implement, monitor, and status assignments
  • Responsible for completing development, design, testing and certification assignments for new design or modifications. Develop creative, scientific alternatives during course of job assignments to reach desired outcome
  • Initiate designs or incorporate design improvements utilizing CATIA V5 and V6 software with an emphasis on modeling and drafting
  • 3D model development in support of detail, assembly and installation layouts
  • Peer drawing checking and the release of engineering documents, as well as day-to-day collaboration to resolve design conflicts and interferences.
  • Consult and coordinate with other engineering and manufacturing personnel to coordinate design function and resolve technical problems. Consult with supplier to discuss and remedy issues in a more timely and efficient manner.
  • Maintain contact with Product Support Engineering and production departments to resolve engineering problems impeding production and to assist in the incorporation of new design concepts and changes.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Professional and diplomatic demeanor
  • Strong sense of accountability and integrity
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Time management skills to support multiple concurrent projects
  • Understanding of 2D & 3D design concepts
  • Working knowledge of generic CAD design tool processes
  • Ability to read and produce 2D drawings using standard industry practices
  • Proficient in use of standard Microsoft Office programs
  • Experience in CATIA V5, 3Dexperience is preferred

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Design Engineer Intern.

NIAR Electrical/Controls Engineering Intern 
Are you an ambitious and driven individual with a passion for robotics and industrial control systems? Are you eager to gain hands-on experience in a dynamic and collaborative environment? Look no further - NIAR is seeking an enthusiastic intern to join our Robotics and Automation Lab team. Immerse yourself in the world of automation, from design and programming to construction and troubleshooting, and contribute to cutting-edge projects that shape the future of engineering.
 
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. 
 
About Us: At Automation Research Center (ARC) of NIAR, we are at the forefront of innovation in robotics and industrial automation. Our internship program provides a unique opportunity for students to work alongside experienced engineers, learn from industry experts, and develop skills that will pave the way for a successful career.
 
Position Overview: As an Electrical/Controls Engineering Intern, you will be an integral part of our Robotics and Automation Lab. Your responsibilities will encompass a wide range of tasks, from programming robotic systems to designing and testing control systems for industrial automation. This hands-on role will allow you to apply classroom knowledge to real-world projects, setting the stage for a rewarding future in engineering.
 
Key Responsibilities:
·        Collaborate with our team of engineers to design, develop and test control systems for industrial automation and robotics applications.
·        Troubleshoot and diagnose issues with robotic and industrial control systems.
·        Conduct research on new control technologies and provide recommendations for integration.
·        Assist in the selection of components and equipment to meet system requirements.
·        Assist with the fabrication and installation of electrical panels and wiring for control systems and perform wiring and soldering tasks as needed.
·        Follow safety procedures and ensure compliance with industry standards.
·        Perform electrical circuit design, analysis, and troubleshooting.
·        Conduct testing and verification of control system functionality.
·        Create technical documentation (e.g. schematics, diagrams, manuals, etc.) to support system design, installation, and maintenance.
·        Write and debug PLC programs using industry-standard software (e.g. Allen Bradley, Siemens, etc.).
·        Set up networking between discrete devices in an industrial system.
·        Program robotic systems such as ABB, MIR, Universal Robots, and others in conjunction with industrial systems.
 
Preferred Experience:
·        Pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree in Electrical Engineering.
·        Solid understanding of electrical circuits and control systems.
·        Experience in soldering and hands-on hardware tasks.
·        Proficiency in programming languages such as C#.
·        Familiarity with Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs) and Human-Machine Interfaces (HMIs), e.g., Allen Bradley.
·        Knowledge of CAD software, such as AutoCAD Electrical, for electrical design.
·        Exceptional problem-solving abilities and meticulous attention to detail.
·        Strong analytical skills, enabling critical thinking and evaluation of alternative solutions.
·        Physical Requirements: This role encompasses both office and lab environments, involving a range of physical activities from desk work to hands-on installations using tools and equipment.
 
This is a paid internship position that offers a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in the exciting fields of robotics and industrial controls systems engineering. If you are a self-starter who is eager to learn and contribute to a team, we encourage you to apply.
 
To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here: NIAR Electrical/Controls Engineering Intern.
Dynamic NC Programmer Student Assistant
Wichita State University is looking for a student for an applied learning opportunity.
 
Job Description 
Assist in the documentation of Standard & Non-Standard Tools.
Develop Tool Drawings and Standards to be used by Programming and Operations
Process Proven Programs through Vericut Force
Analyze and document Cost Avoidance / Cost Savings
 
Prerequisites
Familiar With Vericut Simulation
Familiar With Catia V5 (Drawing Creation, Manufacturing)
Familiar With Microsoft Office Suite
Familiar With Standard GD&T
 
To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here Dynamic NC Programmer Student Assistant
NIAR Crash Dynamics Lab Electrical Student Assistant

Students working in the Crash Dynamics Lab will be part of the Advanced Virtual Engineering and Testing group. Primarily, students will provide support for maintaining instrumentation and ATDs in good working order and development of electrical control systems. Additionally, students will support preparation of crash tests for aerospace, military, and automotive seats, components, and vehicles. This position will be mostly hands-on experimental work and troubleshooting.

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. 

Duties:
• Development of electrical control systems
• Electrical repair and troubleshooting
• Verifying crash test dummies are in proper condition for testing
• Digitizing test articles via CMM (FARO Arm) and Laser scanning
• Supporting research and help documenting for mechanical testing
• Moving and lifting large items by hand and hoist
• Maintaining a clean and safe work environment

Qualifications:
• Currently working towards a Major in Electrical Engineering
• Willing to work a minimum of 20 hours per week during fall and spring semesters and 40 hours per week during summer break
• Proficiency with hand and power tools
• Strong attention to detail
• Good communication skills
• Ability to work in a team oriented environment

Preferred Skills:
• Soldering
• Electrical wire repair

 

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here NIAR Crash Dynamics Lab Electrical Student Assistant

NIAR Automation Student Assistant 

Job Summary:
As a member of our Robotics and Automation group, you will be responsible for developing and designing automated systems for industrial applications. Our team conducts research and design for a diverse range of clients and is dedicated to advancing the field of intelligent manufacturing processes. Examples include systems developed to preform, automated inspection, robotic processing, automated damage repair. Along side developing these systems, you will be responsible for enabling digital twin technologies through simulation, verification, and closed loop sustainment.

To be eligible for this position, applicants must be able to work with EAR or ITAR controlled technologies and meet U.S. export control laws, including being a "U.S. Citizen." All information collected in this regard will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws. Our group does not discriminate in hiring practices and will comply with all federal and state laws in the collection and review of any information collected.

While the Robotics and Automation group can range from software development, to design, to fabrication, to controls, we welcome applicants of any major or academic standing. This is an excellent opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the field of automation and work on cutting-edge technologies with a dynamic team.


Minimum Qualifications:
• Pursuing a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree.
• Enthusiastic and willing to learn from a variety of specialist in the field of intelligent manufacturing.
• Must be able to work a minimum of 20 hours a week.
• Ability to work well in a team environment and effectively communicate ideas and solutions.
• Self-motivated and able to work without constant supervision.
• Ability to lift and carry up to 25lbs

Preferred Qualifications:
• Basic understanding of advanced materials, manufacturing processes, and an interest in it as a potential career.
• Working knowledge of programming languages such as VBA, C+, and MATLAB.
• Ability to work with CATIA, Siemens NX, or other CAD/CAM packages.
• Ability to work with and understand complex systems.

 

 

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here NIAR Automation Student Assistant

NIAR Quality Control, Dimensioning & Instrumentation Laboratory Assistant
The Quality Control, Dimensioning & Instrumentation Laboratory at NIAR is looking for a student assistant. All educational backgrounds matching the criteria below are welcome to apply. An engineering student is not a requirement.
 
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. Person” as defined by 22 C.F.R. 120.15. “U.S. Person” includes U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, refugee and those given asylum in the United States, and temporary residents granted amnesty OR eligible to obtain U.S. government authorization for this position by the time of hire. 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.  
 
 
Qualifications:
  • Must be pursuing a degree at Wichita State University.
  • Willing to work a minimum of 25 hours/week.
  • High attention to detail
  • Being organized
  • Reliable
  • Proactive
  • Responsible
 
Preferred:
Engineering solutions
  • Can be continually challenged with issues where finding quick and correct solutions is necessary.
Process Design
  • Can help design and make changes to assembly line processes to help improve processing time of workloads and minimize wasted materials.
Working with strict deadlines
  • Can complete required work on or before deadlines
Design (preferred not required)
  • Small design projects including CATIA based modeling for tooling and fixturing.
Programming
  • 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.
 
Job Duties:
  • Strain gage installation – Electrical Instrumentation
  • Surface Preparation
  • Dimensioning
  • Bonding
  • Soldering
  • 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 Laboratory Assistant

NIAR IT Security Support Specialist
WSU NIAR is currently searching for a part-time, IT Security Support Specialist to assist with IDP’s IT security and governance obligations. This position offers substantial exposure to the ever-evolving cybersecurity sector.
 
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. 
 
Job Overview:
  • Develop and maintain IT and Security Policies
  • Develop flowcharts and system diagrams
  • Assist with project related actions and follow-up with task owners
  • Interview task owners and document processes used to complete an IT or security task (ex: adding a user to Active Directory)
  • Work with task owners to test process documentation
  • Formalize and maintain documentation with updated instructions and guidelines
  • Assist as needed during security audits and gap assessments
 
Basic Qualifications:
  • Willing to listen and eager to learn
  • Effective communication skills
  • Detail oriented and accuracy driven
  • Self-motivated
  • Appreciation for time management
  • Experience with Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint, and Excel
 
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Strong communication skills
  • Comfortable asking “who, what, when, where, why, and how”
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Presentation skills
 
Desired Qualifications:
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint, Project, and Visio
  • Adept at writing technical documents
  • Knowledge and understanding of security concepts such as Phishing, Incident Response, Threat Analysis, and Cybersecurity Awareness
  • Familiarity with security controls and governance to standards, such as NIST 800-171
  •  Knowledge of technical subjects, specifically IT technologies and preferably cybersecurity
 
Screening Questions
 
  • Submit a technical product document you have written.
  • Could you share your references? Name, company and project?
  • Do you have prior experience or exposure to cybersecurity and governance?

To view the full position description and apply for consideration, click here NIAR IT Security Support Specialist.

NIAR Virtual Engineering Laboratory Student Assistant

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

  • CATIA V5

  • Microsoft PowerPoint, Excel, and Word.

To view the full position description and to apply for consideration, click here: Student Assistant – Virtual Engineering Laboratory

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Please Note:

  • 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.

For further assistance applying online, please contact IDP Human Resources at hr.idp@idp.wichita.edu

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