Advertised Employing Department: Agriculture and Biosystems Engineering
Summary of Duties and Responsibilities:
The Department of Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering at Iowa State University is accepting applications for a Test Engineer I who will provide technical support to engineering and precision agriculture research projects in advanced machinery engineering.
This position will provide key technical support for the design and implementation of research field testing, data collection, and reporting associated with sponsored research in the field of advanced machinery engineering and precision agriculture. These responsibilities include providing leadership in test fixture design; field test execution and design; and validation of sensors and data collection systems. The technical focus areas include agricultural machinery along with precision agricultural equipment. Managing project scope, schedule, and resources through written and verbal communication will be required for this position.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to work independently; complete projects within a specified timeline; meet design criteria; communicate effectively with team members; and ensure a safe working environment for all project staff. Effectively managing project scope, schedule, and resources through written and verbal communication will be essential to success in this position.
All staff members are expected to interact collegially and maintain the highest standards of integrity and ethics.
Required Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of related experience; OR a combination of education and related experience totaling 5 years.
Preferred Education and Experience:
Degree in Agricultural Systems Technology, Agricultural Engineering or related field.
Experience with common agricultural equipment.
Experience with test fixture design and construction, including functional machinery prototypes that include agricultural material handling.
Experience with industrial sensors and electronic data acquisition and vehicle CAN bus communication networks.
Experience executing engineering tests and collecting data in various field environments.
The duties of this position require travel approximately 30% of the time, including domestic and international travel.
Iowa State University is classified as a Carnegie Foundation Doctoral/Research University-Extensive, a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), and ranked by U.S. News and World Report as one of the top public universities in the nation. Over 36,000 students are enrolled and served by over 6,200 faculty and staff (see www.iastate.edu). Ames, Iowa is a progressive community of 60,000, located approximately 30 minutes north of Des Moines, and recently voted the best college town in the nation (see www.visitames.com). Iowa State University is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity and strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women, underrepresented minorities, and veterans. ISU is responsive to the needs of dual career couples, is dedicated to work-life balance through an array of policies, and is an NSF ADVANCE institution.