Leverages specialized expertise to provide technical and engineering support for research projects.
Participates in the procurement of parts and materials.
Uses solid understanding of mechanical and electrical engineering principles to develop and design new systems. Analyzes designs to establish expected performance characteristics.
Contributes to the documentation of technical work including formal drawings, reports, etc.
Develops CAD models and drawings of specialized research apparatus.
Performs thermal, mechanical, and engineering analysis of instrumentation.
Develops bills of materials.
Works with University and/or outside shops as necessary to determine best methods for fabrication.
Prototypes electrical and mechanical components in coordination with the Electronics Design Group or student machine shop foreman.
Assists with installing, set up, and performing research experiments, interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.
Travels to field locations with the instrument to integrate it aboard aircraft, oversee its ground and in-flight operation, and perform maintenance as necessary.
Communicates with engineers and facility managers of aircraft and cloud chambers to ensure instrumentation is compatible and meets their safety standards.
Establishes and maintains respectful and professional working relationships within a diverse population of faculty, staff, and students at the University, as well as with business partners and collaborating research groups around the world.
Works safely and in accordance with the University safety policies.
Has limited authority on construction, installation, operation, maintenance, repair, and development of new, modified, and/or existing systems and/or of electric or electronic components, equipment, systems, etc.
Performs development activities including drawing board layout and interpretation and implementation of project specifications and documentation requirements. Provides drafting and design services by preparing and maintaining blueprints, maps and engineering, architectural, or electrical drawings.
Performs other related work as needed.
Education:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
M.S. in Mechanical Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related discipline.
Experience:Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Design of mechanical and/or electromechanical systems as part of an educational program or otherwise.
Field work with an airborne or cloud chamber instrument.
Technical Skills or Knowledge:
Proficiency with commercial 3d CAD software.
Ability to design and build custom printed circuit boards for use in research instrumentation
Demonstrated problem-solving, organization, analytical, and coordination skills including attention to detail.
Demonstrated excellent communication skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team, and to interact with a diverse workforce.
Excellent time management skills and the ability to handle multiple, concurrent tasks within deadlines with minimal supervision.
Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changes in workflow and procedures.
Office setting â“ 50%
Laboratory setting â“ 50%
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