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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 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.
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.
Familiarity with chainsaw safety, GIS experience, heavy equipment operations experience.
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
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
AUBURN UNIVERSITY IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER.
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.