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Associate Engineer

University of Idaho
Idaho, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Aug 31, 2022

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Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
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University of Idaho

Associate Engineer

Location: Boise

Division/College: College of Engineering

Employee Category: Exempt

Pay Range: $65,000 annually or higher depending on experience

FTE: 1

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Position Summary:
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

Minimum Qualifications:
  • 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 knowledge.
  • Experience preparing and executing all the laboratory assignments set by the faculty including design and fabrication of custom instrumentation.
  • Must possess good interpersonal skills and excellent written and communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • 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 desired.
  • Experience with CAD and/or solid modeling software.
  • Ability to operate the shop and labs within budget and to use resources from multiple budgets.

Physical Requirements & Working Conditions:
  • 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.

Required Licensures, Certifications or other

Posting Number: SP003567P

Posting Date: 08/30/2022

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Special Instructions:
Applications received by November 1, 2022 will receive first consideration.

Background Check: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must be able to pass a criminal background check.

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EEO Statement
University of Idaho is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.


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