Jr. Research Engineer


About the USGA: 

The USGA conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open, as well as 10 national amateur championships, two state team championships and international matches. Together with The R&A, the USGA governs the game worldwide, jointly administering the Rules of Golf, Rules of Amateur Status, Equipment Standards and World Amateur Golf Rankings. The USGA’s working jurisdiction comprises the United States, its territories and Mexico.

The USGA is a global leader in the development and support of sustainable golf course management practices. It serves as a primary steward for the game’s history and funds an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” charitable giving program. Additionally, the USGA’s Course Rating and Handicap systems are used on six continents in more than 50 countries.

 

The USGA’s Equipment Standards department writes and administers the rules for the equipment used to play golf in the United States and Mexico.  To support that mandate, the department conducts extensive research on all aspects of golf equipment, including clubs and balls.  The department’s Research and Test Center, located in Far Hills, NJ is one of the best equipped research and testing facilities for sports in the world.

 


 

Location: 

Far Hills, NJ
 

Reports to: 

Technical Director
 

Position Summary: 

 

The Jr. Research Engineer is responsible for conducting research and supporting the testing on golf equipment related projects within the USGA Equipment Standards department. 

 


What You Can Expect 

  • Coordinate, conduct and analyze results from golf research and testing projects
  • Conduct off-site player testing and data collection
  • Design and implement new and improved test methodologies/equipment
  • Prepare reports and presentations of research and test data/results

 

 

What You Bring to the USGA 

  • 0-3 years of work experience
  • Experience in mechanics, mathematical modeling, statistical analysis, testing and material science related tasks
  • MS Word, Excel, CAD and computer programming required
  • Graduating in the spring of 2013 (or be a recent graduate) with a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering, Engineering Physics or similar
  • Has strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Is a self starter and has demonstrated creativity and initiative in their work
  • Is willing to travel approximately 6 weeks per year
  • Active interest in golf required, some playing proficiency preferred

 


To Apply: 

Please click on the following link to apply Jr. Research Engineer.

 




 
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