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RESEARCH & DEV ENGINEER I
Job Title: RESEARCH & DEV ENGINEER I
Job Code: 1817
Job Level: 11
Revised Date: 06/30/2019
Job Family: JF 05
Provide basic professional engineering services by performing a variety of technical duties involved in planning, design, construction, alteration and testing related to electrical, electronic, biomedical and/or mechanical engineering fields according to established procedures or instructions in support of research and development activities.
Perform basic professional engineering duties according to established pro-cedures or instructions to design, develop, construct and test specialized instruments, equipment, apparatus and systems for the development of engineer-ing projects, the solution of engineering problems, and other research and development activities. Provide engineering assistance, instruction and consultation to faculty and student researchers and to staff members for resolution of special problems; demonstrate techniques for operating specialized equipment. Provide electronic and computer support for interfacing analog experiments with digital computers; integrate analog and digital hardware with computer software in system development.
Collect information and data through observation, experimentation, and various other methods; maintain technical files and manuals of information.
Recommend and procure electrical, mechanical, biomedical, video and optical equipment appropriate for laboratory or project needs; maintain records of expenditures.
Ensure compliance with applicable safety and efficacy requirements.
Perform routine maintenance on components, apparatus and systems; troubleshoot problems and perform repair work as needed.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires a thorough knowledge of the principles of engineering and related natural sciences acquired through completion of a Bachelor's degree program in an Engineering science or a related natural science such as Physics or Chemistry. Due to professional exemption, equivalent experience cannot be substituted for bachelor's degree.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
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