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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.

Job Summary

We are seeking an Electrical Engineer to provide support to the Marine Hydrodynamics Laboratories (Department of Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering, College of Engineering) located in West Hall on Central Campus.  


This person will perform a variety of engineering work in designing and planning.  Will have oversight for manufacture, construction, installation, operation, and maintenance of electric or electronic components, equipment, systems, facilities, and machinery. Works closely with other engineering disciplines in the development and application of robotics to increase production quality, efficiency, or volume. Knows and applies the fundamental concepts, practices and procedures of particular field of specialization. Under supervision, performs work that is varied and that may be somewhat difficult in character. Some evaluation, originality or ingenuity is required. This position will compare and evaluate various courses of action and have the authority to make independent decisions on matters of significance, free from immediate direction, within the scope of their responsibilities. Primary activities and decision making authority are predominantly performed independently affecting business operations to a substantial degree.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Program development, implementation, and troubleshooting of complex electrical systems throughout the lab.

  • Resolve design problems or malfunctions in specialized equipment.

  • Work with other engineers to improve efficiency of testing and quality of data.

  • Maintain infrastructure equipment, procedures, policies and documentation.

The position also involves:

  1. Program development, implementation, and troubleshooting (This is primarily LabView but could also include Matlab).

  2. Aid in the preparation for various experiments and execution of those experiments, primarily as associated with sensors, transducer, and control system implementation.

Required Qualifications*

Physical setup, testing and coding required. Experience in Control Systems is required, as this is the most essential part to the position.

Funding requires the incumbent to have US Citizen status.

Desired Qualifications*

LabView experience a desired skill.

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.