School of Computing and Engineering- The Caruso Research Group
The Institute of Defense and Energy Systems within the University of Missouri - Kansas City is looking to hire a Research Engineering Technician II (RETII). In this role, the successful candidate will support multiple aspects of R&D needs for a counter unmanned aerial vehicle group. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated creativity and versatility in designing solutions for complex electrical and computational problems; a curiosity and willingness to learn new methods, systems, and technologies; strong verbal and written communication skills; the ability to guide less experienced team-members; strong self-motivation; the ability to work independently as well as on a team; and, capability to organize and execute on parallel assignments according to aggressive deadlines, while maintaining safety as top priority.
Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
Organizing and performing highly complex/skilled work in designing, constructing, installation, and/or repair of technical equipment and components;
Independent collection and analysis of experimental data as requested;
Performing equipment installation/commissioning, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting;
Providing guidance and solutions for data collection in situations that are atypical or occur infrequently;
Provide a timely response to the needs of ongoing work, related assemblies design, and implementation;
Identifying deficiencies and proposing solutions for operational and technical needs of research activities;
Independently procuring materials, parts, and instruments based on solid understanding of the needs and objectives of the research;
Writing of technical summaries and/or reports as requested;
Professional interactions with students and peers through verbal and written communications;
Presenting at and meeting with students, staff, and faculty to discuss design and operation of parts and systems;
Continuous professional development and ability to complete required training;
Maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and at least 3 years of experience from which comparable knowledge and skills can be acquired.
Must have the ability to hold and maintain a United States security clearance.
B.S. degree in mechanical, electrical, or computer engineering and at least 5 years of experience in a research and development environment or equivalent. Experience can come from a research institution or from research and development within an engineering or technical business where suitable experience was spent developing and testing designs and prototypes
Experience collecting, plotting and summarizing experimentally derived data, from commercial and/or home built instrumentation;
Experience or certification in soldering and electronics/electrical repair or installation;
Strong LabVIEW, C++, python, or equivalent programming experience;
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
Currently/recently hold/held a United States security clearance.
Full Time/Part Time
Range: $19.47 - $27.38 Hourly
Position is open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately.
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