Tech, Research

Position Details

Requisition Number


Home Org Name

Civil Engineering (Orgn: 128601)

Division Name

Samuel Ginn Col of Engineering

Position Title

Tech, Research

Job Class Code


Appointment Status


Part-time FTE

Limited Term


Limited Term Length

Job Summary

The general nature of the job is to provide research support in the capacity of a research technician at a large-scale lab facility to maintain, schedule, and operate the facility in an efficient manner. The research involves setting up and conducting large-scale channelized flow experiments. It also involves directing undergraduate research assistants to help with daily tasks associated with the functioning of the facility
Provides direct technical support to researchers by maintaining, scheduling, and operating facilities and equipment; collecting and/or providing technical expertise on specimens/samples; and gathering/reporting data.

Essential Functions

Set up, install, and conduct all experimental tests related to active erosion/sediment control research
Collect pre, during, and post experimental data for all tests performed
Perform data entry from data collected and conduct simple data analyses
Assist in the development of testing protocols, data collection procedures, and testing reports
Schedule and manage temporary personnel and undergraduate assistants used for testing/maintenance/housekeeping purposes
Oversee laboratory analyses of water quality samples taken during experimental tests
Maintain all testing equipment and facility grounds
Ability to operate heavy equipment and machinery

Education Level

High school diploma or equivalent

Field of Study

Years of Experience

No experience required for entry level

Area of Experience

Requirements for Additional Job Levels

Level I High school diploma or equivalent.

Level II High school diploma or equivalent plus 1 year of relevant experience in research and/or lab equipment operations.

Level III High school diploma or equivalent plus 4 years of relevant experience in research and/or lab equipment operations.

Level IV High school diploma or equivalent plus 6 years of relevant experience in research and/or lab equipment operations.

Education Level

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

knowledge of erosion and sediment control practices employed in typically construction situations
General carpentry skills, general mechanic skills for maintaining equipment
Ability to operate and maintain heavy machinery

Minimum Technology Skills

Minimum License and Certifications

Job related licensure may be required for specific positions.

Desired Qualifications

Completed a qualified credential inspector ( QCI ) or a qualified credential professional ( QCP ) training effort – desired, but not necessary
Experience in Higher Education

Salary Grade


Salary Range

$22,300 - $52,100

Job Category


Working Hours if Non-Traditional

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EEO Statement

A commitment to an inclusive and diverse campus environment is required. Women, underrepresented groups, individuals with disabilities and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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