Term Technical Technician - Civil and Environmental Engineering
May 9, 2018
This is a full-time, exempt term position lasting six months to one year.
About the Position:
The Civil and Environmental Engineering Technician is part of the School of Engineering, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department at Vanderbilt University and is a key individual contributor that will be involved in all phases of research from experiment planning to data collection and analysis. This position will research, design, and select instrumentation and computer systems in support of research projects; install, test, calibrate, and maintain various sensing equipment; assist with the installation and testing of computer hardware; troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance on computer hardware and other electronic and mechanical equipment; ensure necessary supplies and equipment are available when needed. The Technician will also assist with coordinating, conducting and analyzing experiments. This role reports directly to a Professor in the School of Engineering.
About the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering:
Vanderbilt's Civil and Environmental Engineering Department prepares students for entry-level positions in many specialty areas of civil engineering, as well as many other types of careers, such as business, construction, and law. At the graduate level, the department educates leaders in infrastructure and environmental engineering research and practice, with emphasis on the use of reliability and risk management. Development and application of advanced information systems as applied to civil and environmental engineering needs is an important part of the program.
About Vanderbilt University:
Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 located a little more than a mile from downtown Nashville, TN. The university's students, faculty, staff and visitors frequently cite Nashville as one of the perks of Vanderbilt. VU is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something that is bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday.
Key Functions and Expected Performance:
Planning and conducting experiments, collecting and analyzing data
Research, design, select instrumentation and computer systems in support of research projects
Assist with installation and testing of computer hardware; troubleshoot and perform preventative maintenance on computer hardware and other electronic and mechanical equipment
Ensure necessary supplies and equipment are available when needed
This position does not have supervisory responsibility; reports administratively and functionally to a Professor in the School of Engineering.
Education and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree in engineering is necessary.
Experience and Skills:
12 months experience is necessary.
Key Characteristics of a Successful Team Member in this Work Unit:
Able to communicate clearly and effectively with all team members
Good team member with demonstrated good work ethic
Flexibility in work schedule, if needed
Internal Number: 1800721
About Vanderbilt University
Vanderbilt University is a center for scholarly research, informed and creative teaching, and service to the community and society at large. Vanderbilt will uphold the highest standards and be a leader in the quest for new knowledge through scholarship, the dissemination of knowledge through teaching and outreach, and the creative experimentation of ideas and concepts. In pursuit of these goals, Vanderbilt values most highly intellectual freedom that supports open inquiry, equality, compassion, and excellence in all endeavors.
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