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Department: IIHR Hydroscience EngineeringSalary: $46,000.00 to CommensurateAdvertising Ends On: 01/18/2018Job Duties: Position Specific Summary:  The Electrical Engineer will contribute to the research mission of IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering by supporting IIHR’s electronics and instrumentation shop. This person is responsible for electrical and electronic equipment in multiple facilities in partnership with the IIHR mechanical shop, staff, and UI Facilities Management and will help plan and design the fabrication, modification, repair, procurement and implementation of complex electronic devices, structures, and systems. Specific Job Duties: Review and assess information, provide relevant technical information, price quotes, and recommendations for engineering research projects. Coordinate and schedule tasks for the most efficient completion of projects. Manage the resources of the electronics and instrumentation shop. Assist with gathering/determining specifications to make recommendations and purchases for highly specialized lab and field equipment, software, and supplies. Help coordinate the installation, modification, relocation and building modifications required for major research equipment and/or testing systems. Complete work that meets all relevant specifications and regulations. Verify that completed work meets customer expectations and industry standards. Responsible for following, monitoring, and enforcing safety program guidelines and maintaining required safety documentation for staff and students. Provide advice, consultation, and support to the department on matters pertaining to laser safety. Serve as the laser safety officer for IIHR which includes understanding and modifying safety protocols in accordance with OSHA and UI standards. Monitor environmental risks and quality control. Provide instrument specifications, equipment details, analysis protocols, and quality assurance/control plans as requested. Assist in the development of research protocols that involve field-based equipment such as boats, sampling, electronic measurement devices, computers, microcontrollers, etc. Assist with inventory of equipment, instruments, replacement parts, and supplies. Plan and design the fabrication, modification, and implementation of complex electronic devices, structures, and systems. Write and amend equipment and instrument utilization protocols. Maintain, troubleshoot and repair sophisticated electronic equipment and instrumentation. Serve as custodian of IIHR’s shared instrumentation and equipment, including field equipment. Assist IIHR researchers in design and implementation of research protocols and strategies. Facilitate interactions with vendors, clients, and collaborators in consultation with IIHR researchers in support of overall research success. Prepare written responses to client/collaborator inquiries in conjunction with faculty, research personnel, and support staff. Meet with faculty, staff, and students to help assess their needs and make recommendations in support of proposals, grants, and contracts. Stay current with new technologies and advancements in relevant research fields. Train research personnel (staff, students, and others) on safe and effective operation of research equipment. Monitor and reconcile expenditures related to the electronics shop and active research projects. Prepare written budget estimates in conjunction with department faculty, research personnel, and accounting staff. Work with IIHR managers, directors, and researchers to procure equipment and supplies in support of grants and contracts. May contribute to publications by providing technical assistance.  May provide functional supervision for staff and students. Must have a valid driver’s license and ability to meet and maintain University Driving Policy standards. Please assure that your application/resume and/or cover letter illustrates the work experience, knowledge, skills and abilities you have that meet each of the required qualifications. Employment is contingent upon successful c[...]