Engineering Technician

Michigan, United States
$50,000.00 – $60,000.00
06 Dec 2018
End of advertisement period
06 Feb 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

How to Apply

A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Engineering Technician to provide support to the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratories (Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, College of Engineering) located in West Hall on Central Campus.  


Job Function and Duties:

  • Acting Mechanical Shop Coordinator. Oversee mechanical and fabrication workshops, tools, equipment, materials, and chemical inventory.
  • Mentor and oversee students in the design and implementation of student (undergraduate and graduate) experiments.
  • Mentor and oversee students (undergraduate, graduate, staff) in the proper use of tools (hand, powered, and machining).
  • Instruct new laboratory users on lab specific safety procedures and document their training.
  • Design, construct, modify and/or prepare commercial, student, and research physical models for testing in the towing tank or other laboratory test facilities.
  • Design and construct instrumentation systems and equipment to support physical testing and research.
  • Design and build new equipment or modifying existing equipment.
  • Determine safe operating procedures for test equipment.
  • Maintain and repair laboratory infrastructure, equipment, procedures, policies, and documentation.
  • Interact with Plant Operations, Moving and Trucking, Property Disposition, and Waste Management personnel to maintain the laboratory.

Required Qualifications*

Expected Experience and Skills:

General fabrication and maintenance

  • Welding
  • Manual and CNC machining – Knee mill, CNC mill, lathe, etc.
  • Woodworking
  • Composites
  • Design and solid modeling
  • Working in a team environment
  • Self-motivated and capable of working independently
  • Written and oral communication

Desired Qualifications*

Funding requires the incumbent to have US Citizen status.

Additional Information

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.