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Want to join our team? If you are an intelligent, dedicated individual, 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 200 full-time employees and 200 student assistants.


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We hire student assistants to work in our offices and labs on a regular basis. We are currently hiring students for the positions listed below. Click on the description to learn more about the position. Apply online and email your resume to the individual listed in the job description. Applications remain on file for six months.

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NOTICE OF LCA FILING

LCA # I-200-17353-477097

Notice of the Filing of a Labor Condition Application with the Employment and Training Administration.

  1. An H-1B nonimmigrant worker is being sought by Wichita State University through the filing of a Labor Condition Application (Form 9035) with the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  2. One such worker is being sought.
  3. This worker is being sought as a NIAR Research Engineer.
  4. An annual wage of $70,000 is being offered to this worker.
  5. The period of employment for which this worker is sought is from 05/07/2018 to 05/06/2021.
  6. The employment will occur at 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260.
  7. The Labor Condition Application is available for public inspection at the address above.

“Complaints alleging misrepresentation of material facts in the labor condition application and/or failure to comply with the terms of the Labor Condition Application may be filed with any office of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.”


NOTICE OF LCA FILING

LCA # I-200-17352-375615

Notice of the Filing of a Labor Condition Application with the Employment and Training Administration.

  1. An H-1B nonimmigrant worker is being sought by Wichita State University through the filing of a Labor Condition Application (Form 9035) with the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  2. One such worker is being sought.
  3. This worker is being sought as a NIAR Research Associate.
  4. An annual wage of $55,016 is being offered to this worker.
  5. The period of employment for which this worker is sought is from 05/24/2018 to 05/23/2021.
  6. The employment will occur at 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260.
  7. The Labor Condition Application is available for public inspection at the address above.

“Complaints alleging misrepresentation of material facts in the labor condition application and/or failure to comply with the terms of the Labor Condition Application may be filed with any office of the Wage and Hour Division of the United States Department of Labor.”


Research Associate Positions Job ID #11990 in Wichita, Kansas

Conduct advanced structural, composite and materials testing in the Research Machine Shop using 3, 4 and 5 axis CNC milling machines, lathes, waterjet machines, surface grinders and various industrial machine shop equipment to perform various functions such as cutting, drilling, boring, broaching, sanding, grinding, and finishing on metallic and nonmetallic coupons. Select the proper holding techniques and machining fixtures for subsequent machining operations of multi layered programming and machining setups. Program using MasterCAM programming software to enable machine function capabilities to machine controlled and calculated machining moves. Support tolling and specimens for full-scale Structural Testing Lab, Composites Labs, Fatigue and Fracture Labs, and Beech Wind Tunnel. Review laboratory procedures to ensure they are viable and current. Calculate machining factors such as Speeds, feeds, length of cut, chip load, depth of cut, coolant flow, and editing or adding machine order of operations to maximize output efficiencies. Assist senior laboratory staff to ensure proper accomplishment of daily activities including quality control, process implementation, and project performance. Direct student assistants in their project timeline, training of shop equipment, and to ensure satisfactory completion of research projects. Program and generate G-code for custom testing prototypes. Responsible for maintaining clean work environment, monitoring CNC shop equipment and keeping inspection and maintenance up to date. Assist shop manager with the shop’s work schedule and workflow. Review research laboratory procedures, recommend updates to current procedures and implement new procedures as appropriate. Provide quality control within the research laboratory using several inspection devices and measuring techniques. Specific tools are micrometers, calipers, microscopes and other specialized measuring equipment. Communicate with the machine shop manager to identify improving areas which need more training and development specific to the team members. Responsible for designing and developing training methods aimed at producing efficiency maximizing results for machinist operators. Perform laboratory procedures according to identified established ASTM standards or requirements. Bachelor's degree in Materials, Electrical, Mechanical or related Engineering field. 2 years of experience working in a research laboratory, tasked with machining composite or metallic pristine testing coupons in line with the ASTM Standards. This experience should include calculating machining factors such as Speeds, feeds, length of cut, chip load, depth of cut, coolant flow, and editing or adding machine order of operations to maximize output efficiencies. 2 years of experience selecting proper holding techniques and machining fixtures for subsequent machining operations of multi layered programming and machining setups. 2 years of experience working with 3,4, & 5 axis CNC programming using MasterCam programming software and operating HAAS CNC milling centers and lathes.

Reply to: John S. Tomblin
WSU-NIAR
1845 Fairmount
Wichita, KS 67260-0093


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