Research Engineer I  – Auburn University, AL

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Job Summary            

The Department of Biosystems Engineering at Auburn University is seeking candidates for a Research Engineer to assist with research related to logging productivity. *This is a two year limited term appointment. Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funds.*

Essential Functions  

Essential functions include, but are not limited to the following: Collect, manage, and analyze logging productivity and stand/log/tree data in sometimes arduous field conditions; prepare technical reports that include statistical comparisons, technical graphics, and detailed descriptions of methods; ability to work in and around heavy equipment safely; develop specs for, calibrate, install, and maintain electronic data collection instrumentation; and perform other duties as assigned.

Education Level          

Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution

Field of Study            

Forest Engineering, Biosystems Engineering, Agricultural Engineering, or other closely related engineering field.

Years of Experience

No experience required for Level I

Minimum Skills and Abilities           

*Excellent interpersonal and written communication skills, demonstrated technical excellence, the ability to work both independently and in a team environment.

Minimum Technology Skills            

knowledge of statistical methods and software, and an ability to interpret the output/results.

Minimum License and Certifications         

Valid driver’s license required.

Desired Qualifications         

  1. Familiarity with chainsaw safety, GIS experience, heavy equipment operations experience.

  2. Knowledge/familiarity with forest mensuration methods is essential, along with scrupulous attention to detail in collecting and managing research data.

Salary Grade       32

Salary Range      $35,000 – $58,400

Job Category      Research

Posting Date       11/18/2020


Position Details

Requisition Number:      S513P

Home Org Name:             Biosystems Engineering

Division Name:                  College of Agriculture

Position Title:                     Research Engineer I

Job Class Code:                 JA01A

Appointment Status:      Full-time

Limited Term:                    Yes

Limited Term Length:     2 years


EEO Statement


It is our policy to provide equal employment opportunities for all individuals without regard to race, sex, religion, color, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please utilize the attachment feature of the online application system and attach a cover letter and resume. Only complete application packets will be considered for selection. Salary will be commensurate with education and experience.