School of Computing and Engineering- The Caruso Research Group
The Caruso Research Group at UMKC seeks qualified candidates for the position of Research Engineering Technician I (RETI). In this role, the successful candidate will support multiple aspects of R&D needs of the counter unmanned aerial vehicle group. The ideal candidate should have a record of demonstrated ability to assist and solve complex engineering problems; a willingness to learn new methods, systems, and technologies; strong self-motivation; the ability to work independently as well as on a team; and, capability to execute on parallel assignments according to aggressive deadlines, while maintaining safety as top priority.
Job duties will include, but are not limited to:
Performing highly complex/skilled work in designing, constructing, installing, and/or repairing of technical equipment and components;
Installation/commission, preventative maintenance, and troubleshooting of scientific equipment and instruments;
Provide a timely response to the needs of ongoing work, related assemblies design, and implementation;
Professional interactions with students and peers through verbal and written communications;
Meeting with staff and faculty to discuss design and operation of parts and systems;
Plotting, summarizing, transferring, and organization of experimentally collected data, as requested;
Continuous professional development and ability to complete required training;
Keeping inventories and records of parts and instrument histories;
Implementing solutions for operational and technical needs of research activities;
Procuring materials, parts, and instruments in alignment with research/project goals;
Maintaining a safe and secure work environment.
Associates degree or equivalent combination of education and at least 2 years of experience in a relevant field of work.
Must have the ability to hold and maintain a United States security clearance.
Experience in a laboratory environment in support of fast paced, high demand research activities
Experience supporting research through data collection, equipment maintenance/upkeep, and analysis of data
Experience collecting, organizing, and manipulation of experimentally derived data from commercial and/or custom built instrumentation;
Experience or certification in soldering and electronics/electrical repair or installation;
Working knowledge of LabVIEW, C++, python, or equivalent programming languages skills;
Experience in electrical measurements;
Data/Statistical data analysis
Experience in reporting/presenting to senior officials
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint);
Currently/recently hold/held a United States security clearance.
Full Time/Part Time
Range: $16.92 - $23.80 Hourly
Position is open until filled, review of applications begins immediately.
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Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the duties and functions of this job. If you believe you may have difficulty performing any of the duties or functions of this job, please contact the Office of Affirmative Action at (816) 235-1323.
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