Job Requisition Number: 23812. The purpose of this position is to provide reliable, comprehensive and accurate technical support for the varied testing projects, Lab maintenance and special projects essential to the operation of the PEER Lab.
The position requires the ability to set-up instruments on specimens such as displacement transducers and accelerometers. The employee has to understand the purpose of every sensor in order to perform this task adequately. Additionally, the employee will need to connect the fleet of sensors to the data acquisition system, perform setup and calibration, as well as record experiments.
This position also requires experience in the construction of civil structures. The employee must be comfortable using standard construction equipment such as a forklift, an aerial man lift, an overhead crane.
35% •Instrument the specimens in accordance with the test plan provided. This task requires to collaborate closely with the client.
25% •Receive and assemble shaking table specimens.
20% •Build or modify the fixture used to attach the specimens to the testing equipment.
20% •Provide for the maintenance and repair of PEER Lab assets including transducers and hydraulic equipment.Experience in civil engineering, such as building construction:
•Ability to reliably work from complex drawings, documents, notes, verbal and written instructions. •Ability to determine the load path in a given structure. •Experience in the use of all general hand tools, power tools and some machine shop equipment. • Ability to install instruments on a specimen. • Ability to independently set-up and operate a data acquisition system.
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