Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Austin, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Posting Title:

Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III

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Hiring Department:

Phil M Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory

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Position Open To:

All Applicants

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Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

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FLSA Status:

Exempt

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Earliest Start Date:

May 17, 2021

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Position Duration:

Expected to Continue

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Location:

PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS

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Job Description:

The Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III will provide technical support to personnel conducting structural engineering research at the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, located at the University of Texas at Austin J.J. Pickle Research Campus. This support includes designing, fabrication, construction of structural engineering experimental setups and test specimens, as well as execution of these experiments.

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Job Details:

As a top-10 engineering school with the No. 1 program in Texas, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been a global leader in technology innovation and engineering education for over a century. With 11 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs, over 20 research centers and a faculty community that boasts one of the highest number of National Academy of Engineering members among U.S. universities, Texas Engineering has launched some of the nation’s most accomplished leaders and pioneered world-changing solutions in virtually every industry, from space exploration to energy to health care.

The Cockrell School is committed to building an inclusive environment, free from all forms of hate, racism, and injustice, where students, faculty, and staff feel safe and supported.  Every member of our school community — whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever you believe — is valued.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender, and gender expression, or socioeconomic background.

Responsibilities

  • Configures and executes closed-loop hydraulic testing

  • Fabricates and constructs test setups/specimens

  • Operates heavy equipment (forklift/crane)

  • Assists with electronics and instrumentation. Works with structural steel, reinforced concrete, and timber

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent in engineering or science field related to Structural Engineering.  Four years of experience working with closed-loop hydraulics, instrumentation, and construction or maintenance of equipment or apparatus of the type related to the position.  Experience with light welding, light electronics, hydraulics, and heavy equipment operation forklift and/or overhead crane. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well as a team member.

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Preferred Qualifications

If the candidate does not have the required construction/fabrication experience, willingness to learn in the position is required.  Experience in a related field.  Knowledgeable and diligent in standard safety protocols related to construction or shop practices. Skilled in the use of metal and/or woodworking fabrication equipment.

Salary Range

$45,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work in all weather conditions

  • May work in extreme temperatures

  • May work around chemicals

  • May work around hydraulics

  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Additional Working Conditions: Environmental demands are in a structural engineering research laboratory as well as the area surrounding the laboratory. The main testing areas of the laboratory are not air-conditioned. This position will necessitate light to moderate lifting.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left-hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

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Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

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Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

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Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

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Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

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Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

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Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

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E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2020 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.



Job Posting Title:

Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III

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Hiring Department:

Phil M Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory

----

Position Open To:

All Applicants

----

Weekly Scheduled Hours:

40

----

FLSA Status:

Exempt

----

Earliest Start Date:

May 17, 2021

----

Position Duration:

Expected to Continue

----

Location:

PICKLE RESEARCH CAMPUS

----

Job Description:

The Research Engineering/Scientist Associate III will provide technical support to personnel conducting structural engineering research at the Ferguson Structural Engineering Laboratory, located at the University of Texas at Austin J.J. Pickle Research Campus. This support includes designing, fabrication, construction of structural engineering experimental setups and test specimens, as well as execution of these experiments.

----

Job Details:

As a top-10 engineering school with the No. 1 program in Texas, the Cockrell School of Engineering at The University of Texas at Austin has been a global leader in technology innovation and engineering education for over a century. With 11 undergraduate and 13 graduate programs, over 20 research centers and a faculty community that boasts one of the highest number of National Academy of Engineering members among U.S. universities, Texas Engineering has launched some of the nation’s most accomplished leaders and pioneered world-changing solutions in virtually every industry, from space exploration to energy to health care.

The Cockrell School is committed to building an inclusive environment, free from all forms of hate, racism, and injustice, where students, faculty, and staff feel safe and supported.  Every member of our school community — whoever you are, wherever you are from and whatever you believe — is valued.  We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcome all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, physical ability, sexual orientation, gender, and gender expression, or socioeconomic background.

Responsibilities

  • Configures and executes closed-loop hydraulic testing

  • Fabricates and constructs test setups/specimens

  • Operates heavy equipment (forklift/crane)

  • Assists with electronics and instrumentation. Works with structural steel, reinforced concrete, and timber

  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

Bachelor of Science Degree or equivalent in engineering or science field related to Structural Engineering.  Four years of experience working with closed-loop hydraulics, instrumentation, and construction or maintenance of equipment or apparatus of the type related to the position.  Experience with light welding, light electronics, hydraulics, and heavy equipment operation forklift and/or overhead crane. Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work well as a team member.

.

Preferred Qualifications

If the candidate does not have the required construction/fabrication experience, willingness to learn in the position is required.  Experience in a related field.  Knowledgeable and diligent in standard safety protocols related to construction or shop practices. Skilled in the use of metal and/or woodworking fabrication equipment.

Salary Range

$45,000 + depending on qualifications

Working Conditions

  • May work in all weather conditions

  • May work in extreme temperatures

  • May work around chemicals

  • May work around hydraulics

  • May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation

  • Use of manual dexterity

  • Additional Working Conditions: Environmental demands are in a structural engineering research laboratory as well as the area surrounding the laboratory. The main testing areas of the laboratory are not air-conditioned. This position will necessitate light to moderate lifting.

Required Materials

  • Resume/CV

  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor

  • Letter of interest

Important for applicants who are NOT current university employees or contingent workers: You will be prompted to submit your resume the first time you apply, then you will be provided an option to upload a new Resume for subsequent applications. Any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) will be uploaded in the Application Questions section; you will be able to multi-select additional files. Before submitting your online job application, ensure that ALL Required Materials have been uploaded.  Once your job application has been submitted, you cannot make changes.

Important for Current university employees and contingent workers: As a current university employee or contingent worker, you MUST apply within Workday by searching for Find UT Jobs. If you are a current University employee, log-in to Workday, navigate to your Worker Profile, click the Career link in the left-hand navigation menu and then update the sections in your Professional Profile before you apply. This information will be pulled in to your application. The application is one page and you will be prompted to upload your resume. In addition, you must respond to the application questions presented to upload any additional Required Materials (letter of interest, references, etc.) that were noted above.

----

Employment Eligibility:

Regular staff who have been employed in their current position for the last six continuous months are eligible for openings being recruited for through University-Wide or Open Recruiting, to include both promotional opportunities and lateral transfers. Staff who are promotion/transfer eligible may apply for positions without supervisor approval.

----

Retirement Plan Eligibility:

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

----

Background Checks:

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

----

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer , complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

----

Pay Transparency:

The University of Texas at Austin will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information.

----

Employment Eligibility Verification:

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in loss of employment at the university.

----

E-Verify:

The University of Texas at Austin use E-Verify to check the work authorization of all new hires effective May 2015. The university’s company ID number for purposes of E-Verify is 854197. For more information about E-Verify, please see the following:

  • E-Verify Poster (English) [PDF]
  • E-Verify Poster (Spanish) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (English) [PDF]
  • Right To Work Poster (Spanish) [PDF]

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Compliance:

Employees may be required to report violations of law under Title IX and the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act). If this position is identified a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified and provided resources for reporting. Responsible employees under Title IX are defined and outlined in HOP-3031 .

The Clery Act requires all prospective employees be notified of the availability of the Annual Security and Fire Safety report. You may access the 2020 report here or obtain a copy at University Compliance Services, 1616 Guadalupe, Suite UTA 2.206, Austin, TX 78701.


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