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NIAR Sustainment Student Assistant

NIAR’s Sustainment Lab at the ASTEC facility in Park City, KS (10 miles from WSU’s main campus) is looking for WSU and WSU Tech students to assist with the digital twin program of military aircraft. In this role, you will be exposed to every aspect of preparing military aircraft for the digital twin process.  This process includes non-destructive disassembly, part identification, part cataloguing, and part storage. All educational backgrounds matching the criteria below are welcome to apply. An engineering student is not a requirement.

This position requires access to EAR or ITAR controlled technologies. Applicants are required to be eligible for employment under U.S. export control laws and must meet the requirement of being a “U.S. Citizen”. Information will need to be collected in this regard, but will only be used to ensure compliance with U.S. export control laws. The University does not discriminate in its hiring practices and shall ensure compliance with all federal and state laws in the collection and reviews of such information collected. 
Responsibilities may include:
·        Part identification from engineering and technical drawings
·        Photographing and cataloging aircraft parts
·        Aircraft structural disassembly including sealant and paint removal
·        Ensuring the highest level of accuracy during the digital-twin process
·        Dog tag creation and other part labeling
·        Undergraduate student at WSU (enrolled in at least six credit hours) or WSU Tech students pursuing a relevant technical certification(s)
·        Must be able to work at least 12 hours per week while classes are in session; between 6:00am-7:00pm, Monday through Friday
·        Strong attention to detail
·        Excellent verbal and written communication skills
·        Self-motivated and reliable
·        Proficient troubleshooter and adaptable problem solver
Preferred Experience/Skills:
·        Ability to operate hand and power tools
·        Background knowledge of aircraft and aerospace research
·        Ability to read and interpret engineering drawings
·        Experience using Microsoft Office Suite
Physical Requirements:
This is a job that is both in an office and lab environment. This job will involve physical activities from office and computer work to lab work (pushing, pulling, lifting, carrying, utilizing hand tools, etc.)

Point of Contact:
Brian Formy-Duval,, 316-978-8223