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NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY
HUMAN RESOURCES SERVICES

POSITION CLASSIFICATION DESCRIPTION


Position Classification Title: PSL R&D Engineer,Assc
Position Classification Code: R3008
Job Family: Instruct/Research/Pub Srvc
Pay Level: 10
Exempt Status: Exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
To provide field engineering support in order to fulfill PSL contractual obligations. Under direct supervision, assists in the performance of an assortment of research and development engineering duties such as developing, designing, and evaluating new approaches to meet project objectives, planning of manufacturing and fabricating, and installation, operation, and maintenance of complex apparatus. Provides support in the use of devices for commercial, domestic, and industrial use. Works directly with engineers in other disciplines to augment production size and value and meet customer and contract specifications and requirements.
Standard Duties:
Assists in the design, build, test, and integration of equipment which may include hardware and software design, and draws up plans and specifications for projects, using computer-assisted engineering and design software. Estimates material, and labor costs, and project timelines. Tests installations and systems, and analyzes data observing all applicable electrical and safety regulations. May provide assistance with the oversight of inspection and maintenance programs. May attend meetings, write reports and give presentations to managers and clients as required.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of research and development engineering principles, procedures, and standards applicable to the job. Can apply engineering principles, and models when conducting experiments and research activities. Familiar with a variety of field concepts, practices, and procedures required to successfully execute mission or experiment goals. Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals.
Excellent communication skills. Excellent engineering, math, science, technology and IT skills. Excellent team-working and people skills. Good budgetary skills. Strong decision-making skills. Skill in short- and long-range planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation; public contact and relations; research methods.
The ability to analyze complex problems and assess possible solutions. The ability to explain design ideas clearly. The ability to prioritize and plan effectively. Ability to direct, train, evaluate and supervise the work of assigned personnel; communicate effectively in written and oral form; develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct several activities; analyze and evaluate information; operate a computer and various electronic equipment; generate, read and interpret schematic, functional flow and wiring diagrams; interpret military standards.
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- Bachelor's degree in Engineering
   Experience- No previous work experience required.
   Equivalency- None
   Certifications/License-
   Departmental Requirements-
   Special Requirements-