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All Engineering & Architecture Positions currently being advertised at the University of Iowa.

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Thu, 20 Oct 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: IIHR Hydroscience EngineeringSalary: $50,201.00 - $70,000.00Advertising Ends On: 11/03/2016Job Duties: The Electronics Shop Manager will contribute to the research mission of IIHR – Hydroscience & Engineering by overseeing and managing IIHR’s electronics and instrumentation shop. This person is responsible for the overall condition and working-order of electrical and electronic equipment in multiple facilities in partnership with IIHR shops, staff and UI Facilities Management and will plan and design the fabrication, modification, procurement and implementation of complex electronic devices, structures, and systems. Coordinate and complete tasks in accordance with design specs and standards with minimal guidance. Schedule tasks for the most efficient completion of projects. Oversee and manage the resources of the electronics and instrumentation shop. Gather and determine specifications, make recommendations and purchases for highly specialized lab and field equipment, software, and supplies. Coordinate the installation, modification, relocation and building modifications required for major research equipment and/or testing systems. May contribute to publications by providing technical assistance.  Review and evaluate completed work to determine if it meets all relevant specifications and regulations. Communicate with customer to verify finished product meets customer expectations and industry standards. Take responsibility for overall condition and working-order of electrical and electronic equipment in multiple facilities in partnership with IIHR shops and staff and UI Facilities Management. Provide advice and consultation 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. Assist researchers with writing grant proposals by describing instrument and equipment details, analysis protocols, department-wide analysis capabilities and inventory, and quality assurance/control plans. Assist in the development of research protocols that involve field-based equipment such as boats, sampling, electronic measurement devices, computers, microcontrollers, etc. Coordinate with UI Facilities Management to maintain, troubleshoot and develop improvement plans for research spaces. Maintain 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 and troubleshoot sophisticated electronic equipment and instrumentation. Serve as custodian of IIHR’s shared instrumentation and equipment, including boats and other field equipment. Function as technical expert for lab-based and field-based instrumentation (e.g., boat survey equipment; sonars, lasers acoustic). Assist IIHR researchers (environmental, civil, mechanical, etc.) to support design and implementation of research protocols and strategies. Facilitate interactions with non-program 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 assess their needs and make recommendations in support of proposals, grants, and contracts. Responsible for following, monitoring, and enforcing safety program guidelines and maintaining required safety documentation for staff and students. Stay current with new technologies and advancements in research fields. Anticipate needs and discern opportunities for research growth through active participation in faculty research group meetings, IIHR seminars, and other IIHR activities. Train research personnel (staff, students, and others) on safe and effective operation of research equipment. Monitor expenditures related to th[...]


Wed, 28 Sep 2016 12:00:00 CDT

Department: Facilities Management

Salary: $59,150.00 to Commensurate

Advertising Ends On: Applications are being accepted for consideration; however, the position may be filled at any time.

Job Duties:

Provide controls engineering and network support for the university’s utility production and distribution systems conveying steam, chilled water, domestic water, and electricity. Duties include:

  • Working independently, as a team member, and with contractors, maintain the utility control network by deploying systems, architectures, and security while providing for troubleshooting needs.

  • Administer the utility control network by recommending and programming for higher level control network functions, maintain network security and access control, provide troubleshooting services, keep track of and perform system upgrades.

  • Recommend and support implementation of new network technologies to support control of power plant, chilled water plant, metering, and substation systems.

  • Manage supplier contracts, document the complete network topology on drawings, and help lead Meters & Controls team meetings.

  • The position responsibilities also include deploying software, firmware upgrades, setting up methodologies to monitor network, Windows server administration, and assisting with automation control.

  • Maintain and improve standards relating to the control network and its application supporting plant operations, metering, notification, and data management.

  • Contribute to industrial software acquisition, maintenance, and tracking; engineering support for automation controls, applications, and upgrades.

Note Regarding References:  Five professional references with valid email address will be requested and required at a later step in the recruitment process.

Applicant Credentials are Subject to Verification
Background checks(criminal history, child/dependent adult sexual abuse) will be conducted on final candidates for all positions in UI Hospitals and Clinics. Background checks may also be conducted for other positions.