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We are searching for an Engineering Support Specialist to join our Facilities and Instrumentation Department of the Applied Research Laboratory (ARL) at Penn State University. This position will assist with various activities throughout the department and to provide technical support to R&D engineer.

ARL is an authorized DoD SkillBridge partner and welcomes all transitioning military members to apply.

Responsibilities include:

+ Mechanical test hardware fabrication and test facility modifications, upgrades and repairs

+ Facility operator for all testing facilities that are operated under this office

+ Setup instrumentation and data acquisition hardware related to the testing facilities

+ Mechanical inspection/quality control of parts

+ Assemble components and install complex models in various water tunnel testing facilities

+ Assist other research personnel with their work as needed

+ Work cooperatively in a small research group

+ May work as part of a test project support team, in the laboratory, or in the field

This position may require work in confined spaces.

This position can be filled at multiple levels, depending upon your education and experience. Typical requirements include an Associate’s Degree or higher in a technical program; 2+ years related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs.

Required skills and experience include:

+ Ability to interpret mechanical drawings.

+ Ability and knowledge to repair various filters, pumps, and valve assemblies.

+ Knowledge of air compressors and systems.

+ Ability to us basic hand and power tools safely.

Preferred skills and experience include:

+ Associate’s degree in Mechanical Engineering.

+ Prior experience in mechanical design.

+ Prior experience assembling prototype models and complex mechanical assemblies.

ARL at Penn State is an integral part of one of the leading research universities in the nation and serves as a University center of excellence in defense science, systems, and technologies with a focus in naval missions and related areas.

You will be subject to a government security investigation, and you must be a U.S. citizen to apply. Employment with the ARL will require successful completion of a pre-employment drug screen.

ARL is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion; we believe this is central to our success as a Department of Defense designated University Affiliated Research Center (UARC). We are at our best when we draw on the talents of all parts of society, and our greatest accomplishments are achieved when diverse perspectives are part of our workforce.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION on ARL, visit our web site at www.arl.psu.edu.

The pay range for this position, including all possible grades is:

$51,000.00 - $81,500.00

Salary Structure (https://hr.psu.edu/current-employee/compensation/comp-modernization) - additional information on Penn State's job and salary structure.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here (https://police.psu.edu/annual-security-reports) .

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.


Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please contact 814-865-1473.

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University Park, PA
University Park TX United States


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