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Patent Classifier - Mechanical Engineering

Centuria Corporation is seeking a Patent Classifier to classify patent applications received from the US Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) in the general field of Mechanical Engineering including various types of propulsion systems including internal combustion, gas and steam turbine engines, associated control and power transmission systems; fluid pumps; valves; fluid handling; heating and refrigeration systems. This position is located in Harrisonburg, VA.

The classifier will be expected to determine appropriate application classifications in accordance with the US Patent Classification and International Patent Classification structures through technical knowledge, research and automated tools.  The successful candidate will have technical knowledge in one or more of the major classification categories and must be motivated to exceed the contractual productivity and quality targets

Responsibilities: 

  • - Master the patent classification process.
  • - Assign classifications in accordance with the US Patent Classification and International Patent Classification systems.
  • - Classify applications related to specific technologies.
  • - Continually expand knowledge and expertise into new technologies.
  • - Work closely with others in a team environment.

Qualifications: 

  • - Technical expertise in one or more of the following technologies: various types of propulsion systems including internal combustion, gas and steam turbine engines, and associated control and power transmission systems; fluid pumps; valves; fluid handling; heating and refrigeration systems; and related technologies. 
  • - Ability to function in a production-based environment, including operating efficiently, accurately and at a significant pace.
  • - Exceptional analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • - The ability to use computer systems to perform research and classification operations.
  • - Demonstrated experience performing research.
  • - Motivated to exceed the contractual productivity and quality targets.
  • - Ability to work independently and within a team without need of excessive supervision.
  • - Ability to work on a computer workstation 8 hours per day

Education: A Bachelor of Science, in Mechanical, Materials, or Manufacturing Engineering; or Physics.

Experience:  1-2 years of work experience in a professional environment.  A background and familiarity with engine design, fabrication, and maintenance systems would be highly beneficial to this position.

Security Clearance: Applicant selected will be subject to a government security investigation and must meet eligibility requirements for access to classified information.  Applicant must be a United States citizen due to contract requirements.

Centuria Corporation is a Service Disabled Veteran Owned Small Business.
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