The University of Connecticut’s School of Engineering has an exciting opportunity for a Professional Electronics Technician (Technical Shop/Manager), UCP 9 position under the direction of designated administrator, an Electronics Technician will be solely responsible for School of Engineering’s only Electronics Shop supporting faculty researchers and students to design, develop and fabricate with the use of complex high precision electronic equipment and models. As the only Professional Electronics Technician you will be responsible for daily operation, maintenance, ordering and management of your own Electronics Shop.
1. Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or physical sciences OR equivalent combination of training and experience in design and construction of intricate instruments, gained in research lab setting
2. At least 6 years’ experience in the engineering field with proven ability to design, construct, test, repair, and maintain complex electronic equipment.
3. Ability to work independently and within reasonable time limits.
4. Knowledge of state-of-the-art technological apparatus
5. Imaginative approach to problem solving and ability to trouble-shoot
6. Supervisory ability
7. Knowledge of basic principles of electronics and electrical design
1. Familiar in the use of, and understanding of the principles of operation of many types of electronic test and measuring equipment. This may include instruments; such as:
a. soldering and welding equipment, voltmeters, amp meters, ohm meters, multimeters, source measurement meters, inductance bridges, oscilloscopes, function generators, electrometers, wave analyzers, parametric analyzers.
2. Be able to design various types of electronic measuring and control equipment to be used by researchers. These designs should be done using through hole, surface mount, and discrete devices. Able to design, custom build, document and package the equipment for use by the researcher.
3. Experience with LabView, C++ and/or Android to program the operation of custom designed equipment or to repair existing equipment.
4. Understands the use, operation and repair of many different types of analytical laboratory equipment; such as:
a. gas chromatographs, spectrometers, MOCVD reactors, general types of CVD reactors, SEM’s, vacuum evaporators (E-beam and thermal), general vacuum equipment, and electronic measuring equipment
5. Good working knowledge of electronic transducers, both sensors and actuators. Familiar devices and types which transform physical quantities to electrical quantities; such as:
a. motors, relays, solenoids, strain gages, RTD’s thermocouples, and solar cells piezoelectric.
6. Experience working with faculty, staff and students in a university shop environment or similar working environment interacting with a diverse client base associated with above job description.
This is a full-time permanent position in which the University offers a full range of health/retirement benefits. Salary will be commensurate with experience.
Please apply online at UConn Jobs, https://jobs.uconn.edu, Staff Positions, Search #2019563. Please upload a cover letter, resume and list of three professional references with contact information to Search # 2019563. The preferred submission format is a single PDF file in the order shown.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check. (Search #2019563)
This job posting is scheduled to be removed at 11:59 p.m. Eastern time on October 13, 2019.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics, which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
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