Sensor Research Assistant (Blackville, SC)

Location
Clemson, SC
Posted
Sep 29, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Clemson University


Location REC/Edisto
Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular


JOB SUMMARY:


Responsible for the design, layout, and test circuits using SMD and IC chips to implement technologies for different projects at the center. Expected to have working knowledge on using PCB fabrication machine, e.g. though-hole plating, etching, solder mask and all other machines related to PCB fabrication. Writes software/firmware based on the design boards.


JOB DUTIES:


20% - Essential - Work closely with Sensor Engineer in developing schematic and circuit designs. Design electronic enclosures for the electronic boards using 3D CAD software.

20% - Essential - Maintains all the PCB fabrication/Parts placement machines and the 3D printer at the center. Monitor the functioning of equipment and make necessary modifications to ensure system operates in conformance with specifications.

20% - Essential - Confer with Sensor engineer and consult specifications to evaluate interface between hardware and software and operational and performance characteristics of the overall system.

30% - Essential - Work with Sensor Engineer to evaluate electronic design submitted by clients prior to fabrication. Clients will be either from within Clemson University organizations or from small and medium electronic companies in SC.

10% - Essential - Supervise temporary employees and assists Graduate students and teaches them how to properly operate all lab equipment in a precise and safe manner.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


A bachelor's degree in engineering, architecture or engineering technology.


RESPONSIBILITIES:


JOB KNOWLEDGE
Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES
Acts as Lead - Acts as a Lead by guiding the work of others who perform essentially the same work.

BUDGETARY RESPONSIBILITIES
No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.


PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

Stand for prolonged period
Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
Walk or move about
Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
Recognize or inspect visually
Move, transport, raise or lower
Extends hands or arms in any direction
Perceive, observe, clarity of vision


WORKING CONDITIONS:

Ocassional overnight travel.


PREFERRED REQUIREMENTS:


BSEE/BSComEng Degree.

Minimum of 2 years high performance, high speed/high density and value conscious PCB layout experience with mixed-signals circuits. Digital PCB layout knowledge using Eagle CAD.

Master's Degree - MSc preferred and/or BSEE/BSComEng Degree.


ADDITIONAL COMMENTS:

Working knowledge on PCB layout including EMC and EMI, knowledge of RG components including amplifiers, attenuators, phase shifters, and filters a plus. Experience with test equipment including Signal Generator, Spectrum Analyzer, Newwork Analyzer, Mixed Signal Oscilloscope.


WORK SCHEDULE:


Standard Hrs: 37.5; Band: 05 ($ 32,838.00 - $ 45,000.00)


APPLICATION DEADLINE:

November 30, 2017


JOB LOCATION:

Blackville, SC


CLOSING STATEMENT:

Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.

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