Mechanical Engineering Technician
Working Title: Mechanical Engineering Technician
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Posting Date: 11-06-2018
The Center for Applied Biomechanics at the University of Virginia is seeking a mechanical engineering technician to assist in the completion of impact biomechanics projects. Applicants should possess a Bachelors degree in Mechanical Engineering or equivalent, and possess the interest and ability to work with human and other biological tissues in a multi-disciplinary laboratory environment. Applicants should be proficient in the design of test fixtures, with at least a basic understanding of machine design and machining techniques, and should possess experience in the operation and functionality of data acquisition systems. Preferred skills include hands-on experience in a laboratory environment, and a basic understanding of high-speed digital camera systems, 3-D coordinate measurement techniques and laser scanning systems. Preferred applicants would also have a demonstrated background in project management, including deadline and budget adherence, supervision of personnel, and both an ability and desire to work within the existing management and support structure of the group. Proficiency in SolidWorks and MatLab (or equivalents) is required.
The purpose of this position is to provide direct support throughout the test lifecycle including planning, budgeting, execution, and reporting. The mechanical engineering technician assists the project manager, PI, or research scientist with the design and manufacture of test fixtures, setting-up of the test environment including test data acquisition systems, running of the test, post-test clean-up, and the processing and interpretation of test data results.
This is a restricted position. It is a grant-funded term position with an anticipated end date of January 31, 2020.
To apply visit https://jobs.virginia.edu and search for posting #0624445. Complete a Staff Application online; attach a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references- name, email, and phone number. To be considered applications must be received by November 10, 2018.
For information about the position or application process, please contact Ashley Cochran at [email protected]
The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System and the University Physician's Group are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Applicants should be proficient in the design of test fixtures, with at least a basic understanding of machine design and machining techniques,
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