Associate Staff Engineer

Employer
Johns Hopkins University
Location
Maryland, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Dec 5, 2022

We are seeking an Associate Staff Engineer. The Associate Staff Engineer for the Erlebacher group within the Ralph O’Connor Sustainable Energy Institute (ROSEI) will be responsible for technical management, installation, and upkeep of equipment, laboratory organization, financial duties including purchasing and bookkeeping, and development and implementation of safety protocols.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities

Laboratory Management

  • Provide technical knowledge and expertise for use of Erlebacher group equipment, including installation, operation, training, and maintenance including, but not limited to high temperature furnaces, including tube furnaces, vacuum furnaces, and induction furnaces.
  • Mechanical polishing.
  • Chemical reactor apparatus.
  • Electron microscopy, XRF.
  • CNC Lathe, CNC Mill, and related machining equipment and accessories.
  • Serve as lab safety officer to ensure safe practices in the laboratories and compliance with all applicable university, federal, state and local safety and environmental regulations. Perform regular safety inspections.
  • Maintain a safe, clean, working environment, general cleaning and trash removal.
  • Train in the use of instruments and create instrument operating procedures.
  • Decommissioning of equipment.
  • Assist with technical, lab facility, and instrumentation issues and repairs, coordinating with the Facilities department and outside vendors, as needed.
  • And other duties and responsibilities as needed for the laboratory management of the Erlebacher group.
Financial Management
  • Procure goods and services necessary for operation of the group.
  • Coordinate and schedule equipment services (e.g. installation, repair, purchase, delivery).
  • Reconcile procurement card purchases.
  • Evaluate and order consumable supplies for laboratory and instrumentation use.
  • Perform inventory management for the group and manage inventory lists.
  • And other duties and responsibilities as needed for the financial management of the group.


Education
  • Assist group members with experiments, equipment design and construction, and sample preparation.
  • Train group members on safety related issues and incident response.
  • Maintain instrument training and operating procedures.
  • Evaluate laboratory exercises and recommend modifications/additions for continuous improvement.
  • All other duties and responsibilities as needed for the education and training needs of the group.
Internal and External Contacts
  • Actively work with Professor Erlebacher, their group members, and collaborators within ROSEI. Participate, advise and consult in campus safety committee and laboratory coordinator meetings and activities.
  • Evaluate service contracts and arrange for instrumentation service from external vendors.
  • Arrange and host meetings with instrumentation supplies to evaluate new technologies and characterization techniques.
  • Interface and consult with Health Safety & Environment. Interface with university Facilities and Maintenance, Fixed Assets and others as needed.
Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
  • Expertise in operating equipment, including several of the aforementioned instruments.
  • Expertise in managing the repair of instrumentation, including several of the aforementioned instruments and working with vendors.
  • Expertise in presenting to groups of people.
  • Project management experience.
  • Excellent communication, writing, and interpersonal skills.
  • Basic understanding of budgeting and funds management.
  • Proficiency with office productivity software (Microsoft Office).


Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree.


Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s or Master's Degree in science or engineering.
  • Experience operating and maintaining scientific equipment.
  • Experience training in the use of scientific equipment.

Classified Title: Associate Staff Engineer
Working Title: Associate Staff Engineer
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: $54,080 - $74,390 - $94,710 Annually (Commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: 37.5 hours/M-F varies
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Homewood Campus
Department name: 60011176-Ralph S O'Connor Sustainable Energy Inst
Personnel area: Whiting School of Engineering

Total Rewards
The referenced salary range is based on Johns Hopkins University’s good faith belief at the time of posting. Actual compensation may vary based on factors such as geographic location, work experience, market conditions, education/training and skill level. Johns Hopkins offers a total rewards package that supports our employees' health, life, career and retirement. More information can be found here: https://hr.jhu.edu/benefits-worklife/

Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

**Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check. Johns Hopkins is committed to hiring individuals with a justice-involved background, consistent with applicable policies and current practice. A prior criminal history does not automatically preclude candidates from employment at Johns Hopkins University. In accordance with applicable law, the university will review, on an individual basis, the date of a candidate’s conviction, the nature of the conviction and how the conviction relates to an essential job-related qualification or function.

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Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.


The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

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Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

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