Research Operations Engineer - Washington State University in Prosser Washington

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Washington State University

Prosser, Washington

United States


Detailed Job Description

This position supports the routine maintenance and calibration program of AgWeatherNet. This position is responsible for the design, improvement and operation of the environmental sensor calibration lab. This position is a key component in the AgWeatherNet’s equipment quality control program, which includes equipment and sensor procurement, lab setup, sensor calibration, sensor performance evaluation and rotation scheduling. This position is also involved with inventory control support for AgWeatherNet and participates with routine maintenance and other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications

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.

Preferred Qualifications

Master’s degree in an appropriate related scientific or engineering discipline.

One (1) or more year (s) experience performing professional-level work with scientific or engineering research protocols.

Experience working with automated weather station and environmental monitoring sensors.

Experience with the calibration and evaluation of electronic equipment and sensors.

Experience working with delicate equipment.

Monthly Salary

Commensurate with qualifications and experience

WASHINGTON STATE UNIVERSITY IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EDUCATOR AND EMPLOYER. Members of ethnic minorities, women, special disabled veterans, veterans of the Vietnam-era, recently separated veterans, and other protected veterans, persons of disability and/or persons age 40 and over are encouraged to apply.

WSU is committed to excellence through diversity and faculty-friendly policy action, including partner accommodation and NSF ADVANCE Institutional Transformation programs (

WSU employs only U.S. citizens and lawfully authorized non-U.S. citizens. All new employees must show employment eligibility verification as required by the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services.

WSU is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, education and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact Human Resource Services: 509-335-4521(v), Washington State TDD Relay Service: Voice Callers: 1-800-833-6384; TDD Callers: 1-800-833-6388, 509-335-1259(f), or

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Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Bachelors
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: See Job Description
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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