We are seeking an Associate Staff Engineer. The Associate Staff Engineer for the Erlebacher group within the Ralph O'Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) will be responsible for technical management, installation, and upkeep of equipment, laboratory organization, financial duties including purchasing and bookkeeping, and development and implementation of safety protocols.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Provide technical knowledge and expertise for use of Erlebacher group equipment, including installation, operation, training, and maintenance including, but not limited to high temperature furnaces, including tube furnaces, vacuum furnaces, and induction furnaces.
Chemical reactor apparatus.
Electron microscopy, XRF.
CNC Lathe, CNC Mill, and related machining equipment and accessories.
Serve as lab safety officer to ensure safe practices in the laboratories and compliance with all applicable university, federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations. Perform regular safety inspections.
Maintain a safe, clean, working environment, general cleaning and trash removal.
Train in the use of instruments and create instrument operating procedures.
Decommissioning of equipment.
Assist with technical, lab facility, and instrumentation issues and repairs, coordinating with the Facilities department and outside vendors, as needed.
And other duties and responsibilities as needed for the laboratory management of the Erlebacher group.
Procure goods and services necessary for operation of the group.
Coordinate and schedule equipment services (e.g. installation, repair, purchase, delivery).
Reconcile procurement card purchases.
Evaluate and order consumable supplies for laboratory and instrumentation use.
Perform inventory management for the group and manage inventory lists.
And other duties and responsibilities as needed for the financial management of the group.
Assist group members with experiments, equipment design and construction, and sample preparation.
Train group members on safety related issues and incident response.
Maintain instrument training and operating procedures.
Evaluate laboratory exercises and recommend modifications/additions for continuous improvement.
All other duties and responsibilities as needed for the education and training needs of the group.
Internal and External Contacts
Actively work with Professor Erlebacher, their group members, and collaborators within ROSEI. Participate, advise and consult in campus safety committee and laboratory coordinator meetings and activities.
Evaluate service contracts and arrange for instrumentation service from external vendors.
Arrange and host meetings with instrumentation supplies to evaluate new technologies and characterization techniques.
Interface and consult with Health Safety & Environment. Interface with university Facilities and Maintenance, Fixed Assets and others as needed.
Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Expertise in operating equipment, including several of the aforementioned instruments.
Expertise in managing the repair of instrumentation, including several of the aforementioned instruments and working with vendors.
Expertise in presenting to groups of people.
Project management experience.
Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
Basic understanding of budgeting and funds management.
Proficiency with office productivity software (Microsoft Office).
Bachelor's or Master's Degree.
Bachelor's or Master's Degree in science or engineering.
Experience operating and maintaining scientific equipment.
Experience training in the use of scientific equipment.
Classified Title: Associate Staff Engineer Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: $54,080 - $74,390/Annually (Commensurate with experience) Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 37.5 hours/M-F varies Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department name: Ralph S O'Connor Sustainable Energy Inst Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering
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