Research Engineer - Electronic Devices - Military veterans preferred

Kellogg Brown & Root (


  full-time   employee

United States

Research Engineer - Electronic Devices



KBR is seeking an electronic/photonic/manufacturing device engineer, research scientist, or material engineer/scientist to support a program focused on printing techniques for electronic and photonic applications. The selected candidate will use additive manufacturing and conventional cleanroom processing techniques to fabricate and design electronic and RF components for a variety of applications such as basic electronic controls, RF antennas, photonic devices, etc. Additive manufacturing refers to inkjet printing, aerosol jet printing, extrusion printing (such as Nscrypt), and 3D printing such as polyjet or thermoplastics; conventional cleanroom processing techniques refers to photolithography for electronic device fabrication and its associated characterization. Expertise is not expected in all of these areas, but some familiarity is needed.

The selected candidate will complete research tasks with minimum oversight and deliver completed prototypes, produce reports, and process documentation.

Duties will include:

  • Designing experiments to characterize printer performance,
  • Identifying appropriate materials to deposit, either purchased commercially or processed in-house, and
  • Device design and characterization of fabricated devices.
  • Additional responsibilities will include:
  • Assist in designing and fabricating photonic and electronic devices,
  • Acquiring expertise in running and maintaining both the aerosol jet and ink jet printers,
  • Identification of additional materials and equipment to purchase to support research, and
  • Contributing to reports and presentations of technical progress

This position is located at the Air Force Research Laboratory, Sensor Directorate, Wright Patterson AFB, OH.



Education: The selected candidate must have a Masters in electrical engineering, materials engineering, material science, chemistry, physics, optics or related field with one year of experience.

Experience/Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Familiarity with materials and device characterization is highly desired. Basic knowledge of CAD or AutoCAD and software design is a plus. Applicant selected may be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.

This position is part of an interdisciplinary team including materials scientists, physicists, electrical engineers, and optical engineers.The selected applicant must meet eligibility requirements for a DoD security clearance, as well as the Air Force Research Laboratory requirements to access Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.


KBR is a global government services organization. We deliver mission critical, full life cycle services that improve military readiness, drive innovation, and help ensure mission success. Since WWII, we have led many of the federal government’s most important programs in the areas of defense, space and technology. Today, our employees are solving some of the world’s most challenging problems and inspiring the future. KBR core capabilities include engineering, engineering, operations, logistics, science, program and acquisition management, IT, cyber and security services.

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KBR is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, national origin, veteran status, genetic information, union status and/or beliefs, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

Job: Technology

Primary Location: US-US-OH-Dayton

Req ID: 1084582