NIAR - Aviation research, design, testing, certification careers


Want to join our team? If you are an intelligent, dedicated individual, we may have an opportunity for you. We are researchers, scientists, engineers, computer programmers, personnel specialists, accountants…you name it! Our team consists of nearly 200 full-time employees and 200 student assistants.


We hire student assistants to work in our offices and labs on a regular basis. We are currently hiring students for the positions listed below. Click on the description to learn more about the position. Apply online and email your resume to the individual listed in the job description. Applications remain on file for six months.

NIAR Research Assistant Additive Manufacturing

Additive manufacturing is one of the newest and most disruptive technologies to our manufacturing processes. WSU-NIAR is involved in research to assist regulators and industry partners on the means to characterize and develop design and certification standards for these materials.

Position will address both metallic and non-metallic components but research will be primarily focused on metallic material characterization.

Position Requirements: Student Employee needed between 8:00am -5pm Monday – Friday
20-30 hours a week depending on enrolled hours
30-40 hours/week during the summer and semester breaks

Assist NIAR Staff in conducting research, monitoring and scheduling testing, developing test plans, data reduction and writing project reports. Must be energetic self-starter who can work independently to achieve research goals.

Engineering or Physics based degree. Needs background and good understanding of basic metallurgy, crystallization and metallic grain structures. Some basic understanding of the Additive manufacturing processes would be a plus with knowledge of metallic powers. Titanium is the primary material of immediate interest.

Must have demonstrated ability to write and develop test plans and reports. Must be proficient with the standard MS – Office package of Word and Excel. Applicant should be prepared to show examples of past work.

Experience operating in a lab environment and testing of metallic coupons. Student studying metallurgy. Understanding of grain structures and post processing effects on Titanium alloys.

Pay Rate: $11 - $15 depending on qualifications and experience.
Allowed Majors: Engineering, Physics, etc...
Allowed School Years: All – Prefer JR – Sr Undergrad.

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  1. An H-1B nonimmigrant worker is being sought by Wichita State University through the filing of a Labor Condition Application (Form 9035) with the Employment and Training Administration of the U.S. Department of Labor.
  2. One such worker is being sought.
  3. This worker is being sought as a NIAR Research Engineer.
  4. An annual wage of $55,000 is being offered to this worker.
  5. The period of employment for which this worker is sought is from 04/16/2018 to 04/15/2021.
  6. The employment will occur at 1845 Fairmount St., Wichita, KS 67260.
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