The Foundation for Cross-Connection Control and Hydraulic Research in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering is seeking an Associate Engineer to join its research team.Â Under the direction of the Project Administrator, this position will support the daily equipment and system needs. The core job duties are:
Sets up assembles and installs equipment, parts and measurement systems and instrumentation to research, test and evaluate the backflow prevention assemblies and other hydraulic equipment.
Operates and maintains standard equipment and instrumentation and measurement systems that research, test and evaluate the backflow prevention assemblies and other hydraulic equipment.
Demonstrates and instructs in the operation of equipment, measurements systems and instrumentation that is used to research, test and evaluate the backflow prevention assemblies and other hydraulic equipment to students and visitors.
Provides direction and oversees the students participating in the research, test and evaluation of the backflow prevention assemblies and other hydraulic equipment.
Records test data and may prepare standard reports, charts or graphs to reflect results andÂ Â performs routine analysis to check accuracy, applicability and reasonableness of data and test results for the research, test and evaluation of the backflow prevention assemblies and other hydraulic equipment.
Organize and prepare product files and documentation to complete evaluation reports.
Assist management with laboratory activities that relay to the ISO 17025 Laboratory compliance.
Prepares status reports on the overall progress of activities such the laboratory evaluation.
Knowledgeable and familiar with working with database software programs like MS Access.
Required Applicant Documents
Minimum Education:Specilized/Technical TrainingCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:3 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Requires college math and physics courses. Experience as technician in a related field with knowledge and skill in use of applicable equipment, instruments, tools and safety procedures.
Internal Number: REQ20087624
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