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Research Engineer I

Auburn University
Alabama, United States
Salary Not Specified
Start date
Nov 18, 2020

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Science, Technology & Mathematics, Engineering
Employment Type
Full Time
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Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Biosystems Engineering

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Research Engineer I

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

2 years

Job Summary

The Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a Research Engineer to assist with research related to logging productivity.

This is a two year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.

Essential Functions

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following:
Collect, manage, and analyze logging productivity and stand/log/tree data in sometimes arduous field conditions; prepare technical reports that include statistical comparisons, technical graphics, and detailed descriptions of methods; ability to work in and around heavy equipment safely; develop specs for, calibrate, install, and maintain electronic data collection instrumentation; and perform other duties as assigned.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Forest Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or other closely related engineering field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for Level I

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Education Level

Indicated education is required; no substitutions allowed.

Field of Study

Years of Experience

When a candidate has the required education, but lacks the required experience, they may normally apply additional appropriate education toward the experience requirement, at a rate of one (1) year relevant education per year of required experience.

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Minimum Skills and Abilities

*Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrated technical excellence, the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Minimum Technology Skills

knowledge of statistical methods and software, and an ability to interpret the output/results.

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid driver’s license required.

Desired Qualifications

1. Familiarity with chainsaw safety, GIS experience, heavy equipment operations experience.

2. Knowledge/familiarity with forest mensuration methods is essential, along with scrupulous attention to detail in collecting and managing research data.

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$35,000 - $58,400

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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State position is located:

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Posting Date


Closing Date

EEO Statement

AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION / EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER . It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please utilize the attachment feature of the online application system and attach a cover letter and resume. Only complete application packets will be considered for selection. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.

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Documents Needed to Apply
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional DocumentsSupplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * How were you made aware of this opportunity?
    • AU Employment website
    • Employment websites (Indeed, HigherEd Jobs, etc.)
    • Veterans Assistance Services
    • Disability Assistance Services
    • Newspaper
    • Professional Journal
    • Listserv
    • HR email
    • Social Media
    • State Employment Service
    • Walk-in
    • Other
  2. * Please select the answer that best describes your current employment relationship with Auburn University.
    • Not a current Auburn employee
    • Current Auburn employee in position less than one year
    • Current Auburn employee in position more than one year
  3. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Forest Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or other closely related engineering field?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have a valid Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No

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