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Development Engineer

Development Engineer
by Admin on 07-19-2023 at 2:28 pm

Website Altair

Job Summary:

Our client in Ann Arbor, MI is looking for a Development Engineer. This is a contract position.

What You Will Do:

We are looking for a highly motivated candidate work alongside PhD researchers at our client´s Research Institute of North America (TRINA).  The candidate should be very hands-on, skilled in designing and  fabricating samples in the lab, and able to conduct testing using common engineering sensors and equipment.  The candidate will support a wide range of research projects dealing with mechanical systems, fabrics and inflatable structures, dielectric materials, active materials, composite materials and more.

  • Design, fabricate, and assemble custom-built experimental setups to measure variables such as force, displacement, pressure, and current.
  • Program and operate data acquisition platforms such as Labview or dSpace.
  • Run experiments and record data on a variety of test equipment including mechanical testing machines, vibration shakers, potentiostats, and custom-built setups.
  • Prepare samples for testing using fabrication methods such as laser cutting, stitching, 3D printing, machining, solvent casting, vacuum bagging, and thermal curing.
  • Effectively communicate and collaborate with project leaders, managers, and colleagues to accomplish project goals.


  • Bachelor’s or Associate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology or equivalent.
  • Good grasp of fundamental engineering principles including mechanics of materials, dynamic systems, and thermodynamics etc.
  • Ability to fabricate samples in the lab using strong hands-on skills and experience.
  • Experience with CAD software.
  • Experience with 3D printing.
  • Experience with machining.
  • Experience with common engineering sensors such as load cells, accelerometers, displacement transducers, strain gauges, pressure transducers, thermocouples, flow meters, and more.
  • Experience with data acquisition systems and software such as LabView or dSpace.
  • Ability to learn quickly, work quickly, and stay focused.

How You Will Be Successful:

  • Envision the Future
  • Communicate Honestly and Broadly
  • Seek Technology and Business “First”
  • Embrace Diversity and Take Risks

What We Offer:

  • Competitive Salary
  • Comprehensive Benefit Package
  • 401(k) with matching contributions
  • Paid Time Off
  • Employee Discounts
  • Free training on all Altair products
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To view the job application please visit phh.tbe.taleo.net.

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