Type: Students: Co-op
Location: Atlanta, GA
GTRI’s Cooperative Education (“co-op”) program offers you extensive opportunities to participate in diverse scientific and technological endeavors, use state-of-the-art equipment and rapidly improve your technical and leadership skills. The program allows you to alternate three semesters of full-time work at GTRI with semesters of full-time school.
This job is for a student assistant position to work in the Opto-Mechanical (OM) Branch in the Electro-Optical Systems Innovation Division (EOSID) within the Electro-Optical Systems Laboratory (EOSL) at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) starting in the Summer 2023 semester.
EOSL’s Opto-Mechanical co-op will work in a multi-disciplinary team of engineers to solve challenging optical remote sensing problems. Individual will be responsible for designing mechanical interfaces and fixtures, generating detailed drawings, performing test and analysis, participating in assembly and integration, and involved in the fabrication and procurement of custom components. Individual will work closely with:
• Sensitive optics and opto-mechanical components
• Motors and electronics
• 3D Printers and scanners
• Various hand tools and machinery (mill, bandsaw, drill press)
• Basic metrology tools (calipers, micrometers, dial indicator)
• 3D modeling and analysis
EOSID’s research is performed in all areas of the imaging chain. From basic geometric/radiometric modeling and analysis, through design and fabrication, to test and evaluation in the field, our team provides subject matter expertise to our customers in order to solve their most challenging problems. Our portfolio consists of research programs in and related to the following application areas: Intelligence, Surveillance, and Reconnaissance (ISR); Undersea Warfare; Atmospheric Optics; Tactical Imaging, e.g. Degraded Visual Environments (DVE); Automatic Target Recognition; Intelligence Processing, Exploitation, and Dissemination (PED); Free-space Optical Communications; Space Situational Awareness (SSA); Tagging, Tracking, and Locating (TTL); Remote Sensing; etc.
REQUIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- Pursuing a Bachelor’s degree in Major(s) Mechanical Engineering, Optical Sciences and Engineering (Optics and Optomechanics track)
- 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA
- Must be registered for co-op credit with your university
- Experience in MATLAB or Python
- Task / team leadership experience
- Strong math skills and ability to learn complex engineering concepts
- Familiarity with MS Office suite
- Proficiency with SolidWorks or similar 3D CAD tool
- Ability to clearly communicate technical ideas to non-technically
HOURS PER WEEK
40 hours per week
U.S. CITIZENSHIP REQUIREMENTS
Due to our research contracts with the US federal government, candidates for this position are required to be US Citizens.
CLEARANCE TYPE REQUIRED
Candidates must be able to obtain and maintain an active security clearance.
HOUSING AND RELOCATION
Housing and relocation assistance are not available for this position.
DIVERSITY & INCLUSION
Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) at Georgia Tech Research Institute aims to enhance the Institute’s mission of solving the world’s most complex technical problems by creating a workforce with a shared appreciation for diversity, raising awareness around inclusiveness, and fostering a sense of belonging and appreciation for all members of our community.
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY
Georgia Tech Research Institute is an Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law.