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Technical Associate - Research & Development

at Kelly Services in Wilmington, Delaware, United States

Job Description

Kelly Services is actively recruiting for a Mechanical Engineer (Material Testing) for a Long Term Contract opportunity in Wilmington, DE.

Responsibilities:

The engineers, technical associates, and technicians in this group work in the areas of structural mechanics, machinery dynamics, fluid mechanics, and heat transfer using state-of-the-art computer modeling techniques, advanced engineering measurements, and unique mechanical testing.

THIS IS AN ONSITE ROLE.

The current need is for a “Technical Associate” to support these efforts in Material Testing related to application and product development programs. Work responsibilities include executing test protocols using a variety of load frames and test equipment, data analysis and documentation of results.

Job Description:

- Perform standard and nonstandard mechanical tests using screw driven, electrodynamic, and servo hydraulic test frames.

- Record observations, draw conclusions, and make suggestions based on test results.

- Work with engineers to conceptualize, design, fabricate, and implement solutions for unique material characterization measurements.

- Gather, analyze, and present data to stakeholders.

Minimum Experience and Abilities

- A two-year AAS in Mechanical Engineering or similar discipline with a minimum of 2 years of experience in mechanical testing.

- Familiarity with performing conventional mechanical property measurements on various materials using mechanical testing frames. Should be proficient in use of Instron or MTS testing frames.

- Mechanical aptitude and the ability to use common hand tools for fabricating and assembling testing setups

- Data analysis and report writing skills.

- Demonstrated knowledge in fundamental understanding of computers and technical software, including familiarity with “WINDOWS”, “Word”, “PowerPoint”, and “Excel”.

- Demonstrated written, oral communications, and interpersonal skills.

- Demonstrated ability to work both independently and as a member of a team, in a diverse work environment.

- Strong attention to details and ability to work in an orderly and timely manner.

- Willingness and ability to wear PPE such as protective eyewear, steel toe shoes, and gloves as required.

Preferred Experience and Abilities:

- Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or similar engineering discipline

- Familiar with using mechanical measurements instrumentation and transducer (sensor) technology such as load cells, pressure transducers, thermocouples, displacement transducers (LVDT’s, clip on extensometers, and Laser extensometers), and high-speed cameras.

- Experience performing measurements using DIC (Digital Image Correlation) methods, hardware, and software.

- Experienced in fixture design and capable of reading and producing working drawings and sketches. Machine shop experience and CAD capabilities a plus.

- Experience using Matlab, Solidworks, or Python a plus.

- Experience using data acquisition hardware and software including DASYlab, MTS Testsuite, MTS Testworks, Instron Wavematrix software a plus.

If you feel you have the knowledge and expertise, apply today to connect with a Kelly professional who will work to enrich your life.

As part of our promise to talent, Kelly supports those who work with us through a variety of benefits, perks, and work-related resources. Kelly offers eligible employees voluntary benefit plans including medical, dental, vision, telemedicine, term life, whole life, accident insurance, critical illness, a legal plan, and short-term disability. As a Kelly employee, you will have access to a retirement savings plan, service bonus and holiday pay plans (earn up to eight paid holidays per benefit year), and a transit spending account. In addition, employees are entitled to earn paid sick leave under the applicable state or local plan. Click here (https://www.mykelly.com/help-support-working-with-kelly-us/#Benefits) for more information on benefits and perks that may be available to you as a member of the Kelly Talent Community.

Why Kelly ® Engineering?

Your engineering skills are in demand, but how do you find the right fit? Easy. At Kelly Engineering, our team creates expert talent solutions to solve the world’s most critical challenges. We connect you with leading organizations where you can collaborate on innovative projects, work with cutting-edge technologies and accelerate your growth. Whether you prefer the variety and flexibility of short-term projects or are looking for a long-term opportunity, we’re here to guide you to the next step in your engineering career.

About Kelly

Work changes everything. And at Kelly, we’re obsessed with where it can take you. To us, it’s about more than simply accepting your next job opportunity. It’s the fuel that powers every next step of your life. It’s the ripple effect that changes and improves everything for your family, your community, and the world. Which is why, here at Kelly, we are dedicated to providing you with limitless opportunities to enrich your life-just ask the 300,000 people we employ each year.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center.
Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

Kelly Services is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer. We welcome, value, and embrace diversity at all levels and are committed to building a team that is inclusive of a variety of backgrounds, communities, perspectives, and abilities. At Kelly, we believe that the more inclusive we are, the better services we can provide. Requests for accommodation related to our application process can be directed to Kelly’s Human Resource Knowledge Center. Kelly complies with the requirements of California’s state and local Fair Chance laws. A conviction does not automatically bar individuals from employment.

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Job Posting: JC259045999

Posted On: Apr 28, 2024

Updated On: Jun 18, 2024

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