Research & Development Engineer (7120U) - Jacobs Institute of Design
University of California, Berkeley
Location: Berkeley, California
Internal Number: 4967035
Research & Development Engineer (7120U) - Jacobs Institute of Design
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We are looking for equity-minded applicants who represent the full diversity of California and who demonstrate a sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation, and ethnic backgrounds present in our community. When you join the team at Berkeley, you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused community that approaches higher education as a matter of social justice that requires broad collaboration among faculty, staff, students and community partners. In deciding whether to apply for a position at Berkeley, you are strongly encouraged to consider whether your values align with our Guiding Values and Principles, our Principles of Community, and our Strategic Plan.
At UC Berkeley, we believe that learning is a fundamental part of working, and our goal is for everyone on the Berkeley campus to feel supported and equipped to realize their full potential. We actively support this by providing all of our staff employees with at least 80 hours (10 days) of paid time per year to engage in professional development activities. To find out more about how you can grow your career at UC Berkeley, visit grow.berkeley.edu.
The College of Engineering at UC Berkeley is recognized for its educational and research excellence, consistently ranking among the top three Engineering colleges in the United States. With more than 240 regular faculty members, 2,200 graduate students and 3,800 undergraduate students located in seven academic departments, Engineering is the second largest college on the Berkeley campus. A multiunit Dean's Office provides administrative, budget, student services, development, and capital projects services. COE occupies ten buildings on the Berkeley campus and has extensive facilities at the Richmond Field Station. This position will be in direct support of the teams and clubs (referred to as Registered Student Organizations )that are working at the RFS campus, and specifically involved in standing up a centralized facility to supervise and support activities these RSO's are conducting. This position will work closely with the RFS facilities teams, and the technical staff of the College of Engineering on the central campus.
This position is critical to the College of Engineering Operations and mission, and directly supports the Registered Student Organizations (RSO's) associated with the College of Engineering. Additionally, this position will oversee, facilitate, and manage the RSO facility at Richmond Field Station (RFS), a new endeavor that will host college sponsored activities to be facilitated safely in support of the Registered Student Organizations (RSO's). The RSO's under the purview of the COE represent a variety of teams and clubs ranging from vehicle groups, like Calsol, Formula ASAE, and the Human Powered Vehicle team, to rockets teams like Space Enterprises, and STAR (Space and Rocketry). Many of these teams have been allocated work space at the Richmond Field Station campus to conduct their fabrication, testing, and team meeting needs. This position will work to supervise and support the activities of these teams to make sure they comply with an established set of operational practices.
Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: February 8, 2024 - Open Until Filled
Under general supervision, supervise safe usage of the building facilities. On a day-to-day basis, work will need to be scheduled with each group so as to be monitored. Additionally, compliance with our standards during these work times will be the R&D engineer's responsibility.
Under general supervision, the R&D engineer is responsible for onboarding new students participating in RSO's who are supported at the facility, and to documented standards. These standards could include use of any of the hazardous activities listed about (welding, composite pre- and post-processing, etc.).
Recruit, train, and manage student workers to act as safety officers for each team. Training includes the operations of the RSO facility at RFS, equipment, safety protocols, and access.
Under general supervision, help build out, and manage a facility to continue to support the hazardous activities of the student groups utilizing the building.
Act as Department Safety Coordinator and liaison for EH&S. Ensure the RSO facility is in compliance with internal and external regulatory bodies.
Maintain chemical-waste inventory and UC Chemicals databases.
The R&D engineer will be responsible for managing the vehicle pool the College of Engineering is responsible for, as it pertains to the RSO's working out of RFS.
Other tasks, as they come up.
Bachelor's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training.
General fabrication practices, including metalworking and welding, general machining practices, carbon fiber and fiberglass pre and post processing best practices.
Design and build best practices in order to mentorship student team members as they design and build their projects in accordance with international design standards.
General construction knowledge base, as facilities improvements and maintenance issues for building and supporting the facility will be an ongoing process.
Working knowledge of engineering principles and methods in order to independently perform professional engineering design work of limited scope and complexity.
Organizational abilities and decision-making to prioritize work assignments.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner; identify challenges and barriers and recommend resolutions.
Ability to lead and influence others.
Salary & Benefits
For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University, please visit the University of California's Compensation & Benefits website.
Under California law, the University of California, Berkeley is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role and should not offer a salary outside of the range posted in this job announcement. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, analysis of internal equity, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience.
The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position is $85,800 to $122,000 annually. This is a 100% FTE career position eligible for full benefits.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status. For more information about your rights as an applicant, please see the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission poster.
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