University of Idaho
College of Engineering
$65,000 annually or higher depending on
The Associate Engineer (AE) will take the lead to establish a
culture of learning, creativity, organization, and courtesy in the
UI labs at the Boise Center. The AE will do this effectively and
patiently with a diverse body of constituents - including faculty,
staff, and students from different disciplines and backgrounds,
external agency and company personnel, external vendors and
consultants, and the Idaho Water Center Building Engineer. The AE
will supervise the safe and effective operation of, (a) manual and
CNC shop equipment and, (b) sophisticated computer operated field
and lab instrumentation. The AE will develop and supervise a system
and process for inventory, check-out, shipping, maintenance, and
repair of field, lab, and shop equipment and its associated
documentation. The AE will develop and implement efficient
- A bachelor’s degree from a four year college with degree in
Engineering, Science, or Technology.
- 3 years experience of lab and design experience in an academic
or R&D environment.
- Experience lab skills, shop skills, electronics design skills,
computer programming skills, and software and networking
- Experience preparing and executing all the laboratory
assignments set by the faculty including design and fabrication of
- Must possess good interpersonal skills and excellent written
and communication skills.
Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
- Competence with manual and CNC machining equipment.
- Experience with the operation of sophisticated
computer-controlled lab and/or field equipment.
- Experience with fabrication by 3D printing.
- Ability to develop and supervise an effective system for the
inventory, check-out, maintenance, repair, and shipping of field,
lab, and shop equipment and the associated documentation.
- Strong oral and written communication skills; good judgment and
organizational skills, analytical problem-solving ability.
- Ability to train and work effectively with a diverse body of
constituents including skilled and unskilled faculty and students,
external agency and company personnel, external consultants, and
vendors in a shop and lab environment.
- Ability to design and fabricate custom devices (mechanical,
electronic, microprocessor based, pneumatic, optical, acoustic, and
hydraulic), as well as the computer interfaces to these is
- Experience with CAD and/or solid modeling software.
- Ability to operate the shop and labs within budget and to use
resources from multiple budgets.
Required Licensures, Certifications or other
- Lift, carry and/or otherwise move awkward objects weighing up
to and more than 50 pounds; ability to climb a ladder and lift and
retrieve heavy objects that are above head.
Open Until Filled:
Applications received by November 1, 2022 will receive first
Applicants who are selected as final
possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background
To apply, please visit: jobs.uidaho.edu
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative