RESEARCH ENGINEERING TECH II #00078302 Location:
Rolla Full/Part Time:
Full-Time Job ID:
Hiring Department Civil, Architectural & Environmental Engineering Application Deadline
Posted until filled, review of applications to begin February 28, 2021 Full Time/Part Time
Full Time, benefit eligible Salary
A new position is available as a Research Engineering Technician II, and this position contributes to the effectiveness of the research and teaching laboratories of the Civil, Architectural and Environmental Engineering (CArEE) through direct operation, maintenance, use, and care of research equipment, instruments, tools, and machinery, or in assistance to or training others in the same.
Responsibilities include interacting and collaborating with faculty, students, and external parties to support research, experimentation, and instruction; and devising or recommending technical solutions and enforcing safety and operating protocols, rules, and guidelines.
The successful candidate will oversee scheduling and supervision of multiple research assistants in laboratory operations and equipment use, as well as assist in setting up teaching laboratory activities and overseeing some aspects of student activities. Advanced training will be offered for the successful candidate to advance their abilities and the collective capabilities of the research team in the CArEE Department.
Specific duties and responsibilities are listed below (or available upon request if not attached). The position offers opportunities for advanced training and education.
For greater details on the position and how to apply, go to: https://hr.mst.edu/careers/
- Performs highly skilled work to plan, design, fabricate, maintain and repair advanced equipment and instrumentation with very close tolerances and precision as required for teaching and/or research purposes.
- Receives work requests from faculty and staff, solicits input concerning general requirements and executes final technical design for lab and field projects.
- Understands how their and related teams' efforts impact broader functional objectives.
- Provides guidance to and finalizes detailed drawings and/or schematics of systems.
- Possesses the skill set to undertake physical demanding laboratory activities including, but not limited to, concrete placement and finishing, steel welding, experimental test fabrication, set-up, and testing in the laboratory and under field conditions. (training will be provided in areas of lacking expertise)
- Proposes improvements to processes and methods as needed.
- Gathers and analyzes data to identify and solve complex problems that arise with little or no precedent.
- Impacts the effectiveness of own team and closely related teams.
- Exchanges advanced technical information and ideas effectively for physical experiments including data acquisition systems (DAS) and instrumentation.
- Positive oral and written communication skills with colleagues and team members. Uses tact and diplomacy when dealing with own and other teams.
- Develops working relationships with various internal parties and may work with external parties, as needed.
- Assist in equipment calibration and DAS development.
- Highly desirable if the successful candidate has some level of forklift-bobcat operational experience, a commercial driving license or the ability to learn these skills once employed.
- Advises faculty and staff of available equipment and possible alternative designs that might meet their project needs.
- Install new equipment and work with various manufacturers to provide proper site preparation for new instruments and equipment.
- Train and supervise technical staff and lab users on the use of testing systems and data acquisition. Maintain the reservations for testing equipment and work requests.
- Conduct and assist students and faculty with research and experiments in all disciplines of the CArEE Department.
- Design, run and maintain complex testing systems and the hydraulic systems.
- Maintain and calibrate equipment and instruments for proper operation and accurate data, which support the structures, materials, geotechnical, hydraulics, and environmental labs.
- Works autonomously but within established procedures and practices to solve standard problems
- Supervision Received
- Coordinate job priorities and work plan and schedule with input from faculty charged with laboratory oversight and with entire technical staff team, with the approval provided by staff supervisor.
- Notify staff supervisor in cases of noncompliance with laboratory safety or operations policies and of any executed or proposal sanctions.
- Notify staff supervisor when obstacles may impact goals and outcomes.
- Supervision Exercised
- Will directly supervise and direct student researchers, including sanctions for non-compliance.
- May act as a team lead, providing subject matter guidance to more junior team members – but is not a supervisor
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience at least 2 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired is necessary. Comments
The final candidate is required to provide copies of official transcript(s) for any college degree(s) listed in application materials submitted. Copies of transcript(s) should be provided prior to the start of employment. In addition, the final candidate may be required to verify other credentials listed in application materials.
Failure to provide official transcript(s) or other required verification may result in the withdrawal of the job offer.
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