The Engineer Technician is responsible for gathering engineering data or environmental samples, assisting staff in the field, and documenting engineering studies or reports. This position is governed by state and federal laws and institution policy.
Assists staff engineers, architects, surveyors, and inspectors in the field as required by agency.
Operates computer-remote terminal or personal computer and various computer programs to enter a variety of engineering data into established database and may manipulate data to produce drawings, plans, and/or reports.
Reviews, logs, and tracks projects. Routes logs and documents as agency requires.
May collect various types of environmental samples for analysis and may analyze sample to determine presence/absence of specific substances.
May prepare a variety of maps, charts, or illustrations to document findings or to illustrate reports or may enter geographic data into system software to produce digitized geographic data and/or maps.
Performs other duties as assigned.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS:
May be exposed to hazards in the field or the laboratory.
KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS:
Knowledge of basic engineering principles relating to the work performed. Knowledge of data collection and analysis techniques. Knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of engineering computer software. Ability to collect and analyze engineering data. Ability to prepare and present oral and written technical information and reports.
MINIMUM EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
The formal education equivalent of a high school diploma; plus two years of vocational or college training in pre-engineering, drafting, or related field; plus two years of experience in drafting or assisting professional engineers.
Additional requirements determined by the institution for recruiting purposes require review and approval by the Arkansas Division of Higher Education.
OTHER JOB RELATED EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE MAY BE SUBSTITUTED FOR ALL OR PART OF THESE BASIC REQUIREMENTS, EXCEPT FOR CERTIFICATION OR LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS, UPON APPROVAL OF THE QUALIFICATIONS REVIEW COMMITTEE.