Available Title(s): 1467-NN_ADMINPRO - Research Operations Engineer, 1467-YN_ADMINPRO - Research Operations Engineer
Business Title: Research Operations Engineer
Employee Type: Admin. Professional
Time Type: Full time
Position Term: 12 Month
Summary of Duties:
The Research Operations Engineer will be in charge of the design maintenance and operation of BSEL laboratories and pilot-scale process equipment related to the production of bioproducts and bioenergy, which may include biomass pretreatment systems; biomass fermentation systems, including both hexose and pentose sugars to ethanol; thermochemical biomass conversion and product extraction systems; liquid/solids separation and dewatering systems; and products development systems.
This position will carry out the design, maintenance and operation of laboratory and pilot plant equipment, focused on improving system performance and operations. This position will interface with graduate students, researches and faculty on the collection of experimental data. Will also be responsible for BSEL purchases and chemical inventory maintenance.
A Bachelor's degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline and experience performing professional-level work with scientific or engineering research protocols. Any combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the educational requirement on a year-for-year basis. Experimental and analytical skills; understanding and knowledge of research theory; excellent organizational and project management skills.
Experience in an industrial process engineering or scientific research setting, or equivalent education/experience.
Industrial process systems; organization and methodical skills.
Ability to work a flexible schedule (may be required to work long hours on an irregular schedule and the hours can include 12-hour shifts, three or four days a week).
MS Office or equivalent computer skills.
Experience as an engineering process technician, equipment maintenance technician, or engineering assistant.
Demonstrated experience in a field such as industrial food processing, wastewater treatment or utility plant maintenance and/or operations.
Bachelor's or Master's degree in engineering with 15 years experience.
Department Name: Bioproducts, Sciences and Bioengineering Laboratory (BSEL)
City, State, Zip: Richland, WA. 99354
Monthly Salary: $4,869.40 - $6,086.74
In accordance with RCW 49.58.110, the above salary reflects the full salary range for this position. Individual placement within the range is based on the candidate's current experience, education, skills, and abilities related to the position. Successful candidates typically begin up to mid-point of the salary range. For additional information, please review WSU's Administrative Professional Compensation.
WSU offers a comprehensive benefits package which includes paid sick and vacation leave; paid holidays; medical, dental, life and disability insurance package for employees and dependents; retirement; deferred compensation and optional supplemental retirement accounts.
Posting Close Date: Applicants must submit their completed application by December 4, 2023 at 11:59 p.m.
Screening Begin Date: Immediately
Background Check: This position has been designated by the department to require a background check because it requires access to children or vulnerable adults as defined by RCW 74.34, engages in law enforcement, requires security clearance, interacts with WSU students in a counseling or advising capacity, has access to personal identifying and/or financial information, unsupervised access to university buildings/property, or other business-related need. A background check will not be completed until an initial determination of qualification for employment has been made.
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