Engineer Technician Senior at University of Kentucky

Posted in Engineering 11 days ago.

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Location: Lexington, Kentucky

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University of Kentucky

Equal Employment Opportunity/M/F/disability/protected veteran status.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Engineer Technician Senior
Requisition Number RE20066
Working Title
Department Name 40550:Ctr For Applied Energy Res
Work Location Lexington, KY
Grade Level 42
Salary Range $16.49-26.38/hour
Type of Position Staff
Position Time Status Full-Time
Required Education
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Required Related Experience
3 yrs
Required License/Registration/Certification
Physical Requirements
Lift up to 20 lbs, sitting standing for long periods of time.
Monday - Friday 8:00-5:00pm, occasional evenings and weekends.
Job Summary
The Center for Applied Energy Research is currently seeking an Engineer Technician Senior for our Materials Technologies Group. This position will join one of the University of Kentucky's multidisciplinary research centers, which investigates energy technologies which contribute to technically sound policies related to coal, energy and the environment.

The Materials Technologies Group has focus on developing viable technologies for producing high value carbon materials from Kentucky's fossil resources, as well as developing advances in novel materials for manufacturing, energy, environment and technological progress.

The group is actively seeking applicants to the Engineering Technician Senior positions. The group has several active projects in carbon fiber process development in need of engineering technician assistance. Applicants with experience in extrusion processing, polymer processing, fiber processing and high temperature processing are particularly encouraged to apply. Future projects will include the need for a diverse set of materials processing skills.

The Engineer Tech Sr. is mid-level in the series. Incumbents use tools/equipment requiring specialized knowledge/skills such as understanding electrical schematics, flow sheets, and technical manuals. Responsible for solving varied, highly complex, difficult problems. Activities involve significant levels of concentration/mental attention, operation, set-up & troubleshooting of materials processing trials, and materials testing. Attention to detail & safety, record keeping, sample logging, and general organization are required. Much of the work revolves about iterative process trials and development.
Skills / Knowledge / Abilities
Basic understandings in the areas of machine operation, mechanics/drives, plumbing, welding, wiring, and other similar trades.
Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No
Preferred Education/Experience
Applicants with experience in hands-on manufacturing and equipment maintenance are encouraged to apply.
Deadline to Apply 09/15/2019
University Community of Inclusion
The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).
  1. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
    • (Assoc. of University Technology Managers)
    • (Kentucky Bar Assoc.)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents