NIAR - Aviation research, design, testing, certification careers


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.


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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Research Technician - NIAR ASTEC

The WSU – NIAR ASTEC Facility is seeking candidates for the position Non-Destructive Inspection Research Technician with an annual salary of $45,000 to $60,0000. To be considered for the position, applicants must complete an on-line WSU application, provide a resume and three professional related references. Deadline for receipt of applications is Monday, March 13, 2017 Candidates must be U.S. Citizen. Offers of employment are contingent upon completion of a satisfactory criminal background check as required by the Board of Regents policy.

Required Experience:
(1) Two (2) – 12 years related experience, Qualified to NAS 410 Level II minimum in Eddy Current Inspection.

Preferred Experience: (1) Qualified to NAS 410 Level II minimum in Fluorescent Liquid Penetrant, Magnetic Particle, and Ultrasonic Inspection.
(2) Experience working in a research laboratory with engineering lab equipment.
(3) Experience performing laboratory procedures according to identified established standards and requirements.
(4) Experience providing quality control within a research laboratory.
(5) Previously certified Level II inspectors desired

How to apply: The initial step is to complete the WSU on-line application form at:

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