Engineering Assistant

Updated: 5 months ago
Location: Chapel Hill, NORTH CAROLINA
Job Type: Temporary
Deadline: 27 Mar 2017

Posting Details

Position Information

Position Type Temporary Staff (SHRA)
Job Title Engineering Assistant
Department Name ES Stormwater - 227610
Vacancy ID S010313
Position Posting Category Engineering and Architecture
Hiring Range 15.00 per hour
Full-time/Part-time Part-Time Temporary
If part-time, how many hours per week? 20-30
Work Schedule

Flexible Monday-Friday 8am-5pm

Proposed Start Date 04/24/2017
Estimated Duration of Appointment Open-ended/Intermittent
Posting Open Date 03/13/2017
Posting Close Date 03/27/2017
Description of Work

The Energy Services-Stormwater group provides engineering and mapping for the University stormwater infrastructure, including drainage conveyance and stormwater control measures. The selected candidate will work directly with water resources engineers. The position will be more hours during the summer.

Job duties include but are not limited to:
-Reviewing construction documents and design reports to obtain information about stormwater structures.
-Performing mathematical computations using geometric and trigonometric functions.
(e.g. calculations related to volume, surface area, and elevation)
-Entering engineering data into spreadsheet or database.
-Scanning and cataloging design reports and construction drawings.
-Updating field books to be used for stormwater maintenance.

Education and Experience

Minimum Education and Experience:
High school diploma or equivalency with coursework in mathematics and one year of experience relating to the area of assignment; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Certain positions in the Department of Transportation that serve as Engineering Aides require a high school diploma and no experience; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Preferred Education and Experience:
Minimum one (1) year experience related to engineering, construction, or office support or one (1) year college-level coursework related to civil and environmental engineering, environmental science or related fields; proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; experience or coursework related to GIS, mapping, drafting/reading construction drawings, and/or databases; demonstrated enthusiasm and aptitude for acquiring new skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent teamwork and time management skills.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements

The environmental conditions range from air conditioned office building to dusty, hot, humid and cold conditions. This position will be required to work in all conditions at various lengths of time depending on the need for operational requirements. Position must be able to navigate uneven terrain. When required to enter confined spaces or hazardous environments, safety equipment is provided. Position requires an ability to climb ladders/stairs, navigate uneven terrain, and move 50 lbs. or more.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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