Engineer I

  • University of Florida
  • United States
  • Jul 21, 2021
Full Time - Continuing

Job Description:

Classification Title:

Engineer I

Job Description:

Training and Operation:

The incumbent’s primary function is to provide engineering/laboratory support services to student design teams. This includes guiding students in the design process, providing design feedback (as needed/requested) to students on cost effective and practical physical prototyping of engineered systems, training, and supervising students on the safe operation of laboratory equipment, suggesting materials and parts for fabrication of student projects, and curating a library of design guides, parts catalogs, and vendor contacts to aid students in design and fabrication activities. The incumbent may also engage in classroom discussion, student design team meetings, workshops, and other various design review events to provide timely and constructive feedback in a way which anticipates student needs. The incumbent will also assist in the training of teaching assistants, staff, and faculty. The incumbent is expected to contribute to evaluation of student projects from an engineering perspective. The incumbent may be assigned responsibility for monitoring progress of design teams and working with faculty to suggest intervention or additional resources to maximize student potential.

System Design, Evaluation, Testing, & Maintenance:

The incumbent will research, design, and make recommendations for computer and integrated laboratory hardware systems required for all labs in cooperation and conjunction with the professors and staff. The incumbent will research industry software and hardware equipment alternatives to determine requirements and compatibility to upgrade and improve existing programs.

The incumbent additionally will evaluate, troubleshoot, repair, calibrate, and test digital and analog test equipment and teaching laboratory instruments using appropriate technical manuals and/or vendor technical support. The incumbent will maintain all measurement and power equipment for all labs. Equipment includes, but is not limited to oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, logic state analyzers, spectrum analyzers, EEPROM programmers, data acquisition hardware, control systems, and power and motor control systems.

The incumbent will design and implement improvements to maintain efficient operations and positive learning environment of teaching labs.

Asset/Inventory Management:

The incumbent will serve as the administrator for laboratory asset tracking policies and application of UF decals and other tracking mechanisms, including where applicable and appropriate the loan to and retrieval of items from students and tracking sensitive hardware supplied to teams to avoid theft or loss. The incumbent will track and make recommendations for the purchase of consumable supplies and equipment to maintain a well-stocked laboratory for student projects. The incumbent will work closely with vendors on competitive pricing for requests. The incumbent will complete the annual asset survey, monitor asset information such as location and ownership, and update the asset record accordingly.

Lab Logistics:

The incumbent will work with laboratory faculty and staff to maintain and update meeting spaces and offices for classes and meetings for faculty, students, and staff. The position is responsible for checking these spaces regularly, enforcing food and drink policies, maintaining furniture and technology infrastructure, ensuring facilities are secured, and coordinating with facilities personnel to clean and conduct repairs. The security of lab access includes door code maintenance, security camera management/review, locker security, and inventory upkeep.

Other duties as assigned.

Expected Salary:

$45,000-$50,000; commensurate with qualifications and experience

Minimum Requirements:

a high school diploma or equivalent and four years of relevant experience; or Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area.

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Excellent computer engineering background and ability to supervise and train others on the safe operation and process control of computer engineering equipment including precision measuring devices, electronics testing and assembly tools, and rapid prototyping systems.
  • Ability to perform, with minimal supervision, the design of computer systems and determination of upgrade requirements for computer systems.
  • Ability, skill, & knowledge to maintain computer systems using test instruments.
  • Ability to troubleshoot circuits in a wide range of microprocessor applications.
  • Ability to effectively interface with faculty, students, and staff in a responsive, courteous, and professional manner.
Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered for this position, applicant must upload a cover letter, resume, and list of references with application.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:No