Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The technician's duty is (1) to maintain, calibrate, and repair instruments in shared Center for Aerosol Science and Engineering (CASE) facility, and (2) to work with postdocs, graduate students, and/or research technicians in Dr. Axelbaum and Dr. Wang’s labs in performing research.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Maintain, calibrate, and repair aerosol instruments/equipment in the shared CASE facility, updating drawings and documentation. Provide training to students/users on the operation of instruments/equipment.
Help develop scientific instrumentation and measurement techniques that include flows, heat, electronics, and imaging. Work with postdoc, graduate students, and/or research technicians in performing research. Operate equipment and instruments. Maintain facilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Master’s degree plus two to four years of experience working as a mechanic, engineer, or a related field.
Motivation to learn new things.
Good oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently, communicate with laboratory members, and maintain organized records/reports.
Excellent technical competence, hands on perspective.
General instrumentation skills, such as data acquisition, electrical wiring, and programming.
General computer skills, such as word processing, Excel, etc.
Use of basic computer programs.
Equivalent combination of education and experience equaling five years in a related field or a bachelor’s degree and one year of related experience.
Applicant Special Instructions:
Occasional working with heavy equipment.
Occasional exposure to chemicals and hot surfaces.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Energy, Environmental and Chemical Engineering. This position is for the Danforth Campus in the School of Engineering.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
The hiring range for this position is $14.07 - $18.99 per hour.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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