First listed on: 18 September 2018

Research Projects Officer - Materials and Processes

  • Do you have a background in engineering or materials science?
  • Help progress new material & alloy research for coating and additive manufacturing
  • Join CSIRO Manufacturing and make a difference!

The Position

CSIRO Manufacturing is seeking a Research Projects Officer to join a multi-disciplinary team within the Metal Industry Program. In this dynamic role, you will support innovative research developing different metal coatings for structural applications, durable alloys for wear applications and additive 3D printing.

Your duties will include:

  • Developing expertise for the interpretation of metallography samples and microstructures of alloy systems, such as ferrous and non-ferrous alloys, including iron, titanium, nickel and aluminium based alloys.
  • Participating in the development of new alloys through preparing metallographic samples, operating optical and scanning electron microscopes and taking hardness measurements.
  • Under guidance, conducting experiments utilising laser, PTA, cold spray and multi-axis robot to produce coatings and 3D printed samples.
  • Under guidance, programming robots to create deposition tool paths and integration and automation of different processing steps.
  • Stocktaking consumables commonly used in a typical metallography laboratory and sample processing and testing laboratory.

Location:          Melbourne (Clayton) VIC
Salary:              $62k to $79k plus up to 15.4% superannuation
Tenure:             Specified term of 3 years
Job reference:  58367

To be successful, you will need:

  • A Bachelors/Masters Degree in a relevant subject such as Engineering or Materials Science or equivalent experience in studies of metallic alloy materials, robotic and 3D deposition processes.
  • The ability to write codes for robots and to design and integrate hardware for process automation.
  • Experience in conducting experiments to produce samples utilising multi-axis robots, high power laser, PTA and cold spray systems.
  • The ability to characterise microstructures using techniques such as optical microscopy, scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy, X-ray imaging and diffraction.
  • To be able to evaluate alloy properties and performance such as tensile strength and elongation, fatigue ranking, corrosion resistance and wear.

Before you apply, please view the full position details and selection criteria here: Position description

About CSIRO                 

We imagine. We collaborate. We innovate.

At CSIRO, we do the extraordinary every day. We innovate for tomorrow and help improve today – for our customers, all Australians and the world. We do this by using science and technology to solve real issues. Diversity is the compass that navigates our innovation. We provide an inclusive workplace that respects, values and actively pursues the benefits of a diverse workforce.

We work flexibly at CSIRO, offering a range of options for how, when and where you work. Talk to us about how this role could be flexible for you.  Find out more Balance

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Applications close: Sunday, 30th September 2018

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