Engineer Technician Senior

Job description

The Center for Applied Energy Research is in need of an Engineer Technician Senior for our Power Generation Group. This position will include significant hands on maintenance and operation of at least three demonstration-scale experimental facilities: a CO2 capture system in Harrodsburg, KY, as well as a coal to liquids facility and a chemical looping combustion facility in Lexington, KY, with occasional meeting and laboratory attendance at UK's Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER) main office facility in Lexington, KY. Responsibilities of the Engineer Technician Senior include: calibration of equipment and analytical apparatuses, safe and effective operation of equipment and analytical apparatuses; troubleshooting; procuring materials and supplies; maintaining records; and following standard operating procedures (SOPs). The successful candidate must continually be safety conscious, self-motivated, reliable and able to travel both locations on a daily basis. It's also vital that this position collaborates with fellow technicians and researchers and have the ability to work both independently and with a team. Because of compelling public safety requirements, this position requires pre-employment drug screening and follow-up random drug and alcohol screening during the period of work at the CO2 capture system.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Job Title
Engineer Technician Senior

Requisition Number

Working Title

Department Name
40550:Ctr For Applied Energy Res

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

Salary Range

Type of Position

Position Time Status

Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lift up to 20 lbs.


Days; and occasional weekends and rotating schedule.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Driver's License preferred.

Deadline to Apply

University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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    Job No:
    Posted: 5/16/2018
    Application Due: 5/22/2018
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