Electrical Engineer Technologist

Position Overview

Salary, Employment Status, and Fringe Benefits
Full-time position with benefits, subject to a six-month probation and annual performance reviews. The official University of Kansas title is “Research Engineer.” Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. KU offers great benefits to employees with up to 176 hour (22 days*) of paid vacation earned per year, 96 hours (12 days*) of sick leave earned per year, nine paid holidays plus one discretionary day, an excellent retirement program, medical and dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options, and State of Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KGS is on the KU west campus and engaged in campus life – KGS at KU is a great place to work! The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups. (*Based on an 8a-5p, Monday through Friday schedule.)

Starting Salary Range: $75,000 or higher, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Position Overview
The Electrical Engineer Technologist tests, maintains, and troubleshoots field data acquisition equipment. With freedom to conceive, design, and build hardware and software that supports data acquisition, they will help move research projects forward. In-house lab equipment includes mulitmeters, oscilloscope, solder re-work station, 3-D printer, desktop CNC mill and more. There will be mentorship for this position from our current Electrical Engineer.

Job Description

65% Participates in a hands-on fashion with survey planning and execution both in-house and in-field, e.g. GPS mapping, bench testing equipment, and assist with equipment layout and configuration. Looked to for repairing and troubleshooting malfunctioning equipment. Install and test geophysical equipment in new and unique environments.

15% Design and build task specific electronic equipment and/or software for a wide range of applications both for research and practical application.

10% Collaborate on statewide programs like the annual water-level measurement program.

10% Advise on configuration and troubleshooting of electronic equipment for the Kansas earthquake network.

Position Requirements

  1. Valid driver’s license.
  2. Opportunity for occasional travel, averaging 25-30 days per year.
  3. Periodically work in varied outdoor conditions.
  4. Lift and move up to 25 pounds short distances with or without accommodation.
  5. Work independently and make decisions with minimal guidance.

Required Qualifications

  1. B.S. in Electrical/Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering Technology, plus 1 year of relevant experience OR Associate's degree in electrical engineering technology with 3 years of relevant experience.
  2. Demonstrated experience with diagnosing/troubleshooting electronic equipment malfunctions and successful repair as evidenced by application material.

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Demonstrated experience programming in C, C++, and/or Visual Basic.
  2. Demonstrated experience with electronic test equipment.
  3. Developed hardware, software, and/or firmware products as evidenced by application material.

Additional Candidate Instructions

Complete the University of Kansas Unclassified Professional Staff profile and upload the required material:
  1. Cover letter- address each required and preferred qualification and each position requirement.
  2. Resume.
  3. Contact information for two or more work references; include relationship to the references.

Review begins Monday, September 25, 2023, and will continue until a qualified pool of applicants is received. For best consideration, apply by the review date above.


Contact Information to Applicants

Annette Delaney
Human Resources, Kansas Geological Survey, University of Kansas

Advertised Salary Range

$75,000 ($36.05/hr) or higher, commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Work Schedule

8-5, M-F

Application Review Begins

Monday September 25, 2023

Anticipated Start Date

Monday November 6, 2023

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Posting Information

  • Posting ID:  26088BR
  • Department:  Kansas Geological Survey
  • Primary Campus:  University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
  • Assignment:  On-Site
  • Reg/Temp:  Regular
  • Employee Class:  U-Unclassified Professional Staff
  • Review Begins:  25-Sep-2023

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