Engineer Technician Senior

Job description

The Center for Applied Energy Research is currently seeking an Engineer Technician Senior for our Carbon Materials Group. This position will join one of the University of Kentucky's multidisciplinary research centers, which investigates energy technologies to improve the environment and contributes to technically sound policies related to coal, energy and the environment. This position will be involved in design, construction, assembly, installation, operation, calibration, testing, modification, and maintenance of equipment and analytical apparatus. This position will also be responsible for calibration of equipment and analytical apparatuses, safe and effective operation of equipment and analytical apparatuses, troubleshooting, procuring materials and supplies and maintaining records. This position will use tools and equipment requiring specialized knowledge and skills such as understanding electrical schematics, flow sheets, and technical manuals.

The Carbon Materials group focuses on developing viable technologies for producing high value carbon materials from Kentucky's fossil resources. The group's scope includes spinning polymers into precursors, followed by conversion to carbon fiber, the synthesis and applications of carbon nanotubes, and polymer processing, as well as the more traditional activated carbons.

This position is one of three (Engineer Technician, Engineer Technician Senior, Engineer Technician Associate) that are currently being recruited. To learn more about the other positions, or to apply, please visit the postings websites here and here . Please note that, to be considered for all three positions, an application must be submitted to each.

Job Title
Engineer Technician Senior

Requisition Number

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Department Name
40550:Ctr For Applied Energy Res

Work Location
Lexington, KY

Grade Level

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Required Education


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Required Related Experience

3 yrs

Required License/ Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Lift up to 20 lbs.




Basic understandings in the areas of machine operation, mechanics/drives, plumbing, welding, wiring, and other similar trades.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?

Preferred Education/Experience

Applicants with experience in hands-on manufacturing and equipment maintenance are encouraged to apply.

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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  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter





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Posted: 9/15/2018
Application Due: 9/24/2018
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