Engineer Technician - Machinist (Extra Labor)


Position: Part time 9 month: Starting salary $14.77/hour
Department: College of Engineering and Applied Science
Location: Arkansas Tech University; Russellville, AR
Deadline: February 15, 2017
Hire date: Open until filled


The Engineer Technician is responsible for gathering engineering data or environmental samples, assisting staff in the field, and documenting engineering studies or reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Typical Functions:
Assists staff engineers, architects, surveyors, and inspectors in the field as required by agency. Operates computer-remote terminal or personal computer and various computer programs to enter a variety of engineering data into established database and may manipulate data to produce drawings, plans, and/or reports. Reviews, logs, and tracks projects. Routes logs and documents as agency requires. May collect various types of environmental samples for analysis and may analyze sample to determine presence/absence of specific substances. May prepare a variety of maps, charts, or illustrations to document findings or to illustrate reports or may enter geographic data into system software to produce digitized geographic data and/or maps. Performs other duties as assigned.

Essential Job Functions:
This position may require lifting of heavy items, setting up and cleaning the shop facility and also communicating with and mentoring students.

Other essential job functions may include the ability to weld; the ability and interest to learn about various advanced technology machines and their software packages; and the ability to translate CAD drawings into CAM for automated machines.

Special Job Dimensions:
May be exposed to hazards in the field or the laboratory.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilties:
Knowledge of basic engineering principles relating to the work performed. Knowledge of data collection and analysis techniques. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of engineering computer software. Ability to collect and analyze engineering data. Ability to prepare and present oral and written technical information and reports.

Minimum Qualifications:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of vocational or college training in pre-engineering, drafting, or related field. Additional requirements determined by the agency for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Office of Personnel Management. OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.

Preferred Qualifications:
Must have proven experience as a machinist
Experience in using and/or programming manual and semi-automated tools and machines (lathes, grinders, etc.)
Experience in using precision tools (e.g. calipers) to take accurate measurements, knowledge of the properties of metal and other materials, ability to read blueprints, schematics and manuals
Knowledgeable in math with analytical abilities
Experience in using and programming computer automated tools and machines (mills, lathes, grinders, etc.)

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check. A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant in the absence of a relationship to the requirements of the position. Background check information will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law.

Arkansas Tech University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. It is the policy of this university not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age or disability in employment or the provision of service.

If you have questions about this position or your application submission, please call the Office of Human Resources at (479)968-0396. If you desire to submit a resume in addition to your application for this position, please submit via email to: