Research Engineer I/II - National Poultry Technology Center

Location
Alabama, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted
Feb 19, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time


Position Details

Requisition Number

S655P

Home Org Name

Biosystems Engineering

Division Name

College of Agriculture

Position Title

Research Engineer I/II - National Poultry Technology Center

Job Class Code

JA01A/B

Appointment Status

Full-time

Part-time FTE

Limited Term

Yes

Limited Term Length

3 years

Job Summary

The National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Research Engineer I/II.

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

Essential Functions

The National Poultry Technology Center at Auburn University is seeking candidates for the position of Research Engineer I/II. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following: Aid in the planning, coordination, delivery of outreach and Extension educational services, events, and projects for the NPTC related to commercial poultry growers, poultry farms, housing systems, and equipment systems; Maintain and service the NPTC demonstration and teaching building, support structures and equipment as well as teaching and research equipment; coordinate NPTC building purchases and payment of invoices; maintain NPTC databases; coordinate the development and distribution of NPTC educational materials; assist in performing program evaluations; develop, construct, and coordinate systems to monitor and collect data from research projects and poultry grower farms; Calibrate research equipment and test meters; Summarize and analyze research data while assisting with the preparation of research reports, professional papers, and manuscripts, and grants; Develop and make presentations and participate in professional meetings and conferences; Prepare reports for faculty, administrators and stakeholder/clientele groups; assist in developing marketing plans and publicity materials; and perform other duties as assigned.

May supervise employees but supervision is not the main focus of the job.

Education Level

Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study

Engineering that is relevant to the area of research

Years of Experience

No experience required for Level I; Salary Range $35,000 - $58,400

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Research Engineer II: Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural, Biosystems, Biological, or other closely related engineering field and 2 years of professional experience relevant to the position; Salary Range $39,300 – $65,500

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

*Demonstrated excellent interpersonal communication skills and technical excellence as well as having the ability to work independently and in a team environment.

*Must have a basic knowledge of the US commercial agricultural industries.

*Must be able to safely use basic shop tools such as woodworking tools, battery powered drills and saws, metal working tools including metal shears and metal break.

*Must be able to lift at least thirty pounds and participate in construction projects at the NPTC facility and on cooperating poultry farms.

*Must be able to independently drive to events and farms to perform duties.

Minimum Technology Skills

*Must have a working knowledge in Microsoft Office (power point, excel, word), and have a Basic understanding of drafting software (AutoCad or equivalent), data logging software and statistical software.

*Must have a working knowledge of using sensors/meters to measure physical/chemical properties and an understanding of how to calibrate sensors/meters.

Minimum License and Certifications

Valid driver’s license required.

Desired Qualifications

Desired qualifications include the following: experience in stakeholder/client engagement and in providing technical assistance on live production issues; and experience writing and implementing technical information. working/advanced knowledge of the US poultry industry including experience within the integrated company structure, commercial housing structures, feed and water equipment, environmental control equipment, animal husbandry practices, company and grower relations, and emerging trends; experience in applied poultry housing research and data collection; experience in educational programming related to commercial poultry growers, poultry farms, housing systems, and equipment systems.

Salary Grade

32

Salary Range

$35,000 - $58,400

Job Category

Research

Working Hours if Non-Traditional

List any hazardous conditions or physical demands required by this position

Must be able to lift at least thirty pounds

Posting Date

02/19/2021

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.

Quick Link for Internal Postings

https://www.auemployment.com/postings/21339
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 Bachelor's degree or higher from an accredited institution in Engineering that relevant to the area of research?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 2-3
    • 4-6
    • 7+
  5. * Please describe your related experience in detail and provide the job titles of the positions in which you obtained it. If you do not have related experience, please enter 'N/A'

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have a valid Drivers License?
    • Yes
    • No


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