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Engineering Assistant (id:59576)

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University of Maine
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Orono, ME 04473
Job Description

Statement of the Job:

he Engineering Assistant works closely with the TRC Manager and Research Engineers to maintain and improve the Technology Research Center (TRC) facility, equipment, and research laboratories at TRC and Jenness Hall. The position also provides technical support and assistance with both internal and client research projects. Typical hiring range for this soft-money funded position is $35,000 to $45,000 commensurate with qualifications and experience. *

Complete Job Description

About the University:

The University of Maine is a community of more than 11,200 undergraduate and graduate students, and 2,500 employees located on the Orono campus and throughout the state. UMaine is the state land and sea grant university and maintains a leadership role as the System’s flagship university. As a result, it is dedicated to providing excellent teaching, research, and service at the university, state, and national levels.

Further information about UMaine can be found at

The University of Maine offers a wide range of benefits for employees including, but not limited to, tuition benefits (employee and dependent), comprehensive insurance coverage including medical, dental, vision, life insurance, and short and long term disability as well as retirement plan options. As a former NSF ADVANCE institution, the University of Maine is committed to diversity in our workforce and to dual-career couples.

UMaine is located in beautiful Central Maine. Many employees report that a primary reason for choosing to come to UMaine is quality of life. Numerous cultural activities, excellent public schools, safe neighborhoods, high quality medical care, little traffic, and a reasonable cost of living make the greater Bangor area a wonderful place to live.

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  • Work experience in a minimum of one of the following areas: pilot plant, industrial or shop setting.
  • Work experience in a minimum of one of the following areas: machine tool, piping, millwrighting, welding, and fabrication.
  • The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Strong mechanical and problem solving skills, attention to detail, and commitment to quality.
  • Ability to lift at least a 50-pound object and perform other manual and physically demanding tasks, as required.


  • Significant progress towards a degree in engineering, engineering technology, or a similar field.
  • Experience with the installation, assembly, operation, and maintenance of industrial and/or prototype equipment.
  • Experience in operating power vehicles and specialized equipment including forklift, hoists/rigging, power and hand tools, and TIG welding equipment.
  • Ability to follow strict safety and quality control guidelines and to follow detailed work instructions.
  • Ability to operate a forklift and ability to complete OSHA Power Industrial Truck training.
  • Ability to travel, normally requiring a valid driver’s license.

Other Information:

Materials must be submitted via “Apply For Position” below. You will need to create a profile and application; upload:

1.) a cover letter which describes your experience, interests, and suitability for the position
2.) a resume/curriculum vitae
3.) contact information for three professional references

You will also need to submit the affirmative action survey, the self-identification of disability form, and the self-identification of veteran status forms. Incomplete application materials cannot be considered. Materials received after the initial review date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University.

Search Timeline is as follows:

Review of applications to begin: November 8, 2019
On-site interviews to begin no earlier than: November 12, 2019
Tentative start date: December 2, 2019

For questions about the search, please contact search committee chair Amy Luce at or 207-581-1453.

Appropriate background checks and a pre-employment physical are required**.**

The University of Maine is an EEO/AA employer, and does not discriminate on the grounds of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, gender expression, national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information or veteran’s status in employment, education, and all other programs and activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Amie Parker, Interim Director of Equal Opportunity, 101 North Stevens Hall, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469-5754, 207.581.1226, TTY 711 (Maine Relay System).

Position Title: Engineering Assistant (id:59576)

Campus: Orono

Department: Forest BioProducts Research Institute – OFBRI

Bargaining Unit: UMPSA

Salary Band/Wage Band: 02

Location: Orono, ME

Length: Fiscal Year (12 Months)

Required Documents: Cover Letter, References, Resume/CV

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