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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.


The Electronics Technician is responsible for supporting the CEE department’s research and educational mission. Duties include understanding and assisting with data acquisition (hardware and software) developing and supporting embedded systems, sensors and sensing networks; maintaining and repairing complex laboratory and field instrumentation, as well as field-deployed sensor networks on operational infrastructure; and upgrading legacy devices.

The work requires significant collaboration skills and creativity working with a diverse group of graduate students, faculty and other staff (e.g, lab manager, machinist, or other technicians) to develop concepts, make improvements and finalize prototype systems used in state-of-the-art research.  Thus, inherent curiosity and interest in research are important attributes.  The staff member is also expected to have good communication skills and collaborative spirit to teach students the responsibilities that are needed to achieve their research objectives.

Required Qualifications*

  • Minimum of six years of proven experience in electrical/electronics
  • Experience with popular data acquisition, actuation and control systems software (e.g., Labview)
  • Experience in embedded system design and maintenance including programming embedded microcontrollers / microprocessors in high-level programming languages (e.g., C)
  • Experience in printed circuit board design and readying sensing systems for field use
  • Extensive experience operating test equipment, including soldering equipment, multi-meters, and oscilloscopes, with a thorough knowledge of electrical/electronic components and equipment
  • Demonstrated experience in the calibration, maintenance and repair of scientific equipment systems, including competency in problem-solving, analysis, decision-making, learning and teamwork
  • Ability to stay well-organized and negotiate deadlines where appropriate to avoid over-committing to projects or missing due dates for deliverables
  • Ability to analyze and present data using Excel or other database program
  • Must be able to combine various fundamental operations necessary to complete the job in a competent manner

Additional Information

Michigan Engineering’s vision is to be the world’s preeminent college of engineering serving the common good. This global outlook, leadership focus and service commitment permeate our culture. Our vision is supported by a mission and values that, together, provide the framework for all that we do.  Information about our vision, mission and values can be found at:

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U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.