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Engineering and Research Technologist


This position is responsible for the design, development, and fabrication of facilities, equipment, or research apparatus.  This position is responsible for assessing client needs, investigating and researching methods, and designing solutions to achieve desired outcomes and client expectations.  This position has a working knowledge of areas including but not limited to industrial, electrical, and mechanical engineering.  This position operates under general supervision and is expected to interpret client specifications, research protocols, and engineering techniques to develop solutions in order to achieve desired outcomes.  This position is responsible for complying with workplace safety policies and procedures.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Designs facilities, maintenance protocols and procedures, prototypes, equipment, and scientific apparatuses.
  • Advises faculty, researchers, and staff on the optimal use of methodology and equipment in order to achieve optimal results.
  • Participates in formulation of methods, makes suggestions for improving quality, identifies problems and technical issues, and recommends solutions.
  • Oversees the daily operation of the project and may oversee the operations of a laboratory or research site.
  • Instructs others in the use of and operation of research equipment.

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and one year of relevant experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not typically include supervisory responsibility.

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