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Manufacturing Engineering at Oregon State University

January 6, 2014

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This Week's Features

Lindbloom Wins URISC Funding

Manufacturing engineering student Scott Lindbloom has received funding from the Undergraduate Research, Innovation, Scholarship and Creativity (URISC) for Winter and Spring 2013-14 for his research project, “Investigation of the Electrically-Assisted Machining Process. Lindbloom, who is advised by Dr. Karl Haapala, received one of the ten URISC awards. Altogether, 43 proposals were received for consideration.


Winter Term Start-up Advising Schedule

MIME Undergraduate Advising has walk-in hours for students during the first two weeks of Winter term. Walk-in hours during Week No. 1 are from 8:30 am to 11:30 am and 1:15 pm to 4:15 pm, Monday through Friday. Week No. 2 walk-in hours are from 3-4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.


Winter Term Online Drop/Add

With regard to the Winter term academic calendar, please note that the last day to add a class via internet is Sunday, Jan. 12. The last day to drop a class via internet is Friday, Jan. 17 at 11:55 pm.


Mark Your Calendar

Explore Engineering!

The College of Engineering will host Engineering Awareness Week from January 13-16, 2014. All sessions are held on the OSU main campus. *** The location for the Industrial Engineering and Manufacturing Engineering session has changed to Kearney 212 (from Owen) at 6 pm and 7 pm. The Mechanical Engineering sessions are Monday, Jan. 13 at 6 pm and 7 pm in Dearborn 118.


Target Recruiting Event

Target Corporation will come to the OSU campus next week to promote their career and internship opportunities starting in spring and fall. Students are welcome to apply for positions to gain experience in management, operations, and engineering. Where: Memorial Union Room 208.  When: Jan. 15, at 12-2:00 pm.


If you want to include your event, please email the MIME E-Bulletin box with the details. Requests must be received by noon on Friday for inclusion in the following Monday's e-bulletin.

Disclaimer: This is a partial listing of upcoming School and College-related events – it is NOT a comprehensive listing of everything that is happening on campus.


FE Review Course offered through IIE

This course is designed to assist students who are studying for the FE Exam. Beginning Week 2 of winter term, the lectures will be offered twice a week on consecutive nights for eight weeks by accredited OSU professors. The subjects covered are Electrical Fundamentals (Jan. 15 & 16), Statics (Jan. 22 & 23), Strength of Materials (Jan. 29 & 30), Materials Science (Feb. 5 & 6), Thermodynamics (Feb. 12 & 13), Fluid Mechanics (Feb. 19 & 20), Dynamics (Feb. 26 & 27), and Engineering Economy (Mar. 5 & 6). Nearly 100 percent of students who have enrolled in this course have passed the FE exam.  The cost of the class is $100 and students may register up until Jan 16.  Sign up online or contact osu.fereview@gmail.com with any questions. All sessions are held from 7pm-9pm in OWEN 102. Dates and topics subject to change.

Scholarships, Fellowships and Research Internships


Engineering Scholarship Resource

To search for potential engineering scholarship sources and browse through a host of information relevant to earning your engineering degree and professional license, visit EngineeringDegree.com.


OSU subscribes to Grant Forward, a software service useful for research grant seekers and graduate students. The service, which requires users to set up an account profile, retrieves new postings from numerous funding agencies on a daily basis, and then tags the posting with the appropriate category, deadline, sponsor type, status, submission type and keywords.


Job and Internship Opportunities



•  Portland-based start-up medical company Impact Medical is seeking mechanical engineering and manufacturing engineering candidates to fill an immediate opening for the position of Director of Engineering. Interested candidates should contact Lore@impactmedicalco.com and submit their CVs.

• TE Connectivity’s TE Medical is seeking a Manufacturing Engineer for its Wilsonville, Ore., facility. Responsibilities include: develop and provide timely solutions for difficult machine based process issues and opportunities; able to apply automation techniques to resolve production issues; and identifying, implementing and sustaining safety controls.

• The OSU Energy Efficiency Center is hiring sophomore, junior, and senior engineering students with excellent technical aptitude. For more information visit: http://mime.oregonstate.edu/facilities/eec. To apply: download application: http://eec.engr.oregonstate.edu/downloads/Job%20Application.doc. Email the completed application to: iac-employment@engr.orst.edu (Include a cover letter in body of email and attach a resume if you have one.)

• The Catalyst, OSU's journal on research and creative efforts of undergraduates, is seeking three co-editors. Students of any major with an expected graduation date no earlier than spring 2015 may apply. Ideal applicants will have experience working with InDesign or other page layout software.Please send a resume and a letter of introduction to Kevin Ahern at ahernk@onid.orst.edu with the words "Catalyst Editor" in the subject line. The deadline is Jan. 24.

• Target Corp. seeks a Systems Engineer at its Albany distribution center. Direct questions about the position to Jennifer.Reidy@target.com.


These MIME-related job opportunities are a selection of what is available at the OSU Beaver JobNet postings. Newly posted opportunities are listed first and then in order of closing date:

  • Carestream Health’s Dry Film Coating Group, in White City, Oregon has an opening for a systems technician to provide technical support for Process and Product Engineering groups. (Beaver JobNet ID 26170)
  • King Fahd University of Petroleum & Minerals has ten opening for Post-Doc, Assistant, Associate and Professors. PhD holders in the areas of industrial engineering, operations research, supply chain management, safety with commitments to their research and teaching should submit applications by Jan. 7. (Beaver JobNet ID 26603)
  • JDSUs Optical Security and Performance Products (OSP) Business Unit is looking for a R&D Engineer-Optical Coatings/Process Engineer to join their team in Santa Rosa, Calif. The application deadline is Jan. 8. (Beaver JobNet ID 26611)
  • Oregon Freeze Dry, Inc. seeks a production scheduler to manage daily production planning and scheduling systems. The application deadline is Jan 8. (Beaver JobNet ID 25731)
  • Dow Corning seeks candidates for a Senior Materials Scientist – PhD level. The application deadline is Jan 10. (Beaver JobNet ID 26682)
  • Ford Motor Company is seeking applicants for Manufacturing Engineer - Assembly or Test at its Livonia, Michigan, location. The application deadline is Jan. 25. (Beaver JobNet ID 2580)
  • Nosler, Inc. seeks applicants for a mechanical design engineer at their Bend, Oregon, location. Responsibilities include the design of products and systems including instruments, controls, automation, mechanical assemblies, machines, and mechanical/thermal/chemical/hydraulic/or heat transfer systems. The application deadline is Jan 27. (Beaver JobNet ID 25534)
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a materials/backlog planner in the department of Manufacturing - Material Planning at its Hillsboro, Oregon, location. The application deadline is Jan 27. (Beaver JobNet ID 25713)
  • Oracle Corporation seeks a supply chain analyst in the department of Manufacturing – Master scheduling and ASCP Planning at its Hillsboro, Oregon, location. (Beaver JobNet ID 25712)
  • Dassault Systemes seeks applicants for its Knowledge Consultant Education program. The application deadline is Jan 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 26428)
  • Lowe’s is seeking applications for nationwide openings as Field Industrial Engineers in its distribution center’s management team. The application deadline is Feb. 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 26848)
  • Computer and Engineering Services, Inc., a technical recruiter for the automotive companies, is seeking candidates with engineering experience for its Rochester Hills, Mich., location. Applications are accepted until Feb 18. (Beaver Jobnet ID 26428)
  • Advanced Mill Solutions seeks an entry level mechanical engineer for work in the building materials industry. Candidate will have a BS Degree in Mechanical Engineering with emphasis on electrical, fluid mechanics, heat transfer and thermodynamics. Application deadline is Feb. 28. (Beaver JobNet ID 26703)
  • Barry-Wehmiller Design Group in Portland, Ore., seeks an entry-level project engineer. Responsibilities include project execution including line layout engineering, vendor/contractor management, equipment procurement, schedule management, project finances, site management and installation support. The application deadline is Mar. 15. (Beaver JobNet ID 26664)
  • Maxim Integrated, a semiconductor manufacturer, seeks manufacturing and industrial engineering candidates for nationwide positions. The application deadline is May 31. (Beaver JobNet ID 25174)

Faculty and Post-Doc Positions


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