Development Engineer

Oregon State University

Corvallis, OR

Job posting number: #7239846

Posted: April 26, 2024

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Job Summary
This recruitment will be used to fill one full-time Development Engineer position for the School of Civil and Construction Engineering at Oregon State University (OSU).

The purpose of this position is to support research within the area of cement and concrete science, including thermodynamic and kinetic measurements, characterization and performance testing. This position will manage laboratories and equipment in the cement and concrete materials research group. and provide safety training for students on equipment and required procedures.
Why OSU?
Working for Oregon State University is so much more than a job!

Oregon State University is a dynamic community of dreamers, doers, problem-solvers and change-makers. We don’t wait for challenges to present themselves — we seek them out and take them on. We welcome students, faculty and staff from every background and perspective into a community where everyone feels seen and heard. We have deep-rooted mindfulness for the natural world and all who depend on it, and together, we apply knowledge, tools and skills to build a better future for all.


• Top 1.4% university in the world
• More research funding than all public universities in Oregon combined
• 1 of 3 land, sea, space and sun grant universities in the U.S.
• 2 campuses, 11 colleges, 12 experiment stations, and Extension programs in all 36 counties
• 7 cultural resource centers that offer education, celebration and belonging for everyone
• 100+ undergraduate degree programs, 80+ graduate degrees plus hundreds of minor options and certificates
• 35k+ students including more than 2.3k international students and 10k students of color
• 217k+ alumni worldwide
• For more interesting facts about OSU visit:


Oregon State has a statewide presence with campuses in Corvallis and Bend, the OSU Portland Center and the Hatfield Marine Science Center on the Pacific Coast in Newport.

Oregon State’s beautiful, historic and state-of-the-art main campus is located in one of America’s best college towns. Corvallis is located close to the Pacific Ocean, the Cascade mountains and Oregon wine country. Nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley, this beautiful city offers miles of mountain biking and hiking trails, a river perfect for boating or kayaking and an eclectic downtown featuring local cuisine, popular events and performances.

Total Rewards Package:

Oregon State University offers a comprehensive benefits package with benefits eligible positions that is designed to meet the needs of employees and their families including:
• Medical, Dental, Vision and Basic Life. OSU pays 95% of premiums for you and your eligible dependents.
• Free confidential mental health and emotional support services, and counseling resources.
• Retirement savings paid by the university.
• A generous paid leave package, including holidays, vacation and sick leave.
• Tuition reduction benefits for you or your qualifying dependents at OSU or the additional six Oregon Public Universities.
• Robust Work Life programs including Dual Career assistance resources, flexible work arrangements, a Family Resource Center, Affinity Groups and an Employee Assistance Program.

Future and current OSU employees can use the Benefits Calculator to learn more about the full value of the benefits provided at OSU.
Key Responsibilities
60% Research

20% Safety and Training

10% Project Management

10% Laboratory Management
What We Require
One year of experience designing, fabricating, testing, modifying, and maintaining new, experimental electronic equipment, instruments, and systems in an instrument laboratory; OR a Bachelor’s degree in Electronics Engineering Technology or equivalent field.

What You Will Need
Experience in a technical industry or national laboratory.
Experience developing technical and safety procedures.
Excellent scheduling and communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and professionally with a wide variety of audiences.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively on an individual basis and as a member of a team.
Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, evaluate, and make critical judgments.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity.

This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per University Standard: 05-010 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
What We Would Like You to Have
Bachelor’s degree in science or engineering field or a Bachelor’s degree in any field and an Associate’s degree in engineering or a related field.
First aid training and experience.
Background in materials testing using x-ray fluorescence, x-ray diffraction, thermogravimentric analysis, differential scanning calorimetry, particle size analysis, acidification, isothermal calorimetry, thermomechanical analysis, electrical resistivity/conductivity, acoustic emission.
Background in cement, mortar or concrete testing.

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