Researcher 2 - Environmental Hydraulics Research Engineer/Technician
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities
October 11, 2018
34049.60 - 74609.60
This position is for a full time Hydraulics Research Engineer/Technician at the St. Anthony Falls Laboratory, University of Minnesota. The employee will work within SAFL’s Applied Research and Engineering Team and will be responsible for carrying out research support services in the areas of water hydraulics, river engineering, stormwater engineering and/or water power and wind power. The position will involve hands-on construction of temporary models and research facilities, and operation of physical models, data collection, and interpretation of data. The position may also involve the fabrication and deployment of field data collection systems. The employee will be involved in fabrication of new laboratory apparatuses and facilities as well as maintenance and operation of existing laboratory facilities. Additionally, the employee will work with the SAFL Engineering Team, SAFL Associate Director for Engineering and Facilities and University faculty. We seek a reliable and motivated technician or entry level engineer who is creative, hardworking with interest in supporting research efforts in environmental hydraulics.
20% Construction of models and facilities
30% Operation of models
30% Data collection and analysis
20% Maintenance and facility support
BS/BA and 1 year of related experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience to equal five (5) years.
4 year degree in science or engineering
Experience in construction, construction methods, and design
Understanding of plans and drawings
Experience with carpentry and wood framing
Experience with plumbing
Experience with lifting and rigging
Experience operating equipment including bobcats, forklifts, cranes, and hoists
Light machine work involving mills and lathes
Experience in wind energy, Wind turbine maintenance
Familiarity with data collection and instrumentation such as force, pressure, and velocity sensors for water-related research.
Experience in a research setting preferably in water hydraulics, physical modeling, or field investigation
Internal Number: 326993
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