Kansas Geological Survey
Using an engineering background, the
Electrical Engineer will test, maintain, refine, design, build, and ready advanced geophysical equipment and associated components for field
data acquisition. This position will have the freedom to conceive, design, and build hardware and software supporting data acquisition for a
wide range of geologic applications. The Electrical Engineer provides a leadership role in training of the proper use and handling of
equipment. This person will troubleshoot electronic equipment, often in a field environment, and repair or implement replacement
SALARY, EMPLOYMENT STATUS, AND FRINGE BENEFITS: Full-time position with benefits, subject to a six-month probation and
annual performance reviews. Salary is $65,000 or higher, commensurate with qualifications and experience.
KU offers great benefits
to employees with up to 22 days of paid vacation earned per year, 12 days of sick leave earned per year, 9 paid holidays plus one
discretionary day, a retirement program, medical & dental insurance, life and disability insurance, other benefit plan options, and State of
Kansas discounts offered by various vendors. KU also offers employees educational and professional development opportunities. KU is a great
place to work! The University actively encourages applications from members of underrepresented groups.
SECTION: The Kansas Geological Survey (KGS) Exploration Services (ES) section develops and uses several investigative methods to provide
information about the subsurface, using both invasive and non-invasive approaches with a focus on higher resolution and accuracy while
The ES section provides drilling in support of water, energy, and basic subsurface research. It also runs a program
designed to monitor changes and identify regional trends in the High Plains, Dakota, and alluvial aquifers, measuring about 1,380 wells in
47 central and western Kansas counties. As well, the ES section is responsible for installation, maintenance, and collection of data from
earthquake recording stations in Kansas-both permanent stations and several temporary networks-to detect and analyze seismic
For more information about the KGS visit our website: http://www.kgs.ku.edu
20% Conceives, designs, and
implements microcomputer/microcontroller systems/software as well as electronic and mechanical devices for the testing of advanced
geophysical data acquisition and processing research. Help evaluate commercially available seismic instruments/components based on
literature, laboratory, and field testing, fitness for KGS geophysical research, and determination of potential design flaws. Participates
in development, pre-planning, and excursions as necessary to ensure electronic readiness for seismic research projects. Programming to
manage data formats. Monitors and evaluates overall fitness of seismic hardware and software for rapid deployment.
oversight and facilitator in preparing, updating, delivering, and retrieving electronic field systems for KGS and collaborators working on
annual water-level measurement program. Programming and revising of specialized software for android devices. Options to perform as a
field-member of the annual water-level measurement program. Responsible for educating on the proper operation of all guidance and data
logging hardware and software systems used by several state agencies. Assist in troubleshooting and resolving any issues arising from
electronic systems. Responsible for preliminary analysis and safeguarding the accuracy of annual water level measurements.
Participate with data recording, transfer operations and data management of both temporary and permanent Kansas earthquake network.
Instruct and monitor earthquake technician on proper maintenance and installation of hardware at remote field locations. Field oversight
will be necessary in cases where remote interaction is not providing the 100% operational efficiencies.
40% Participates in
research planning and development for a wide range of projects and programs using engineering background and expertise to determine optimum
electronic systems and/or devices for purchase, to design, or construction, based on project goals. Projects/programs including but not
limited to seismic, GPR, drilling, water-level, earthquake, land surveying, and logging as well as other KGS section as need for expertise
arises. Responsibility for all section computers, plotters, and printers (purchasing, setup, and updates); with additional oversight of KGS
20% Acting as an electronics specialist, evaluate and compare, often without the aid of schematics or other published
technical information, expected versus actual performance of a variety of specialized electronic and mechanical devices. Applying
electronic/engineering principles in the formulation and implementation of a solution that may involve repairing, rebuilding, redesigning,
or discarding the equipment. Independently investigates and determines appropriate solutions to problems with KGS electronic equipment.
Troubleshoot complex electronic systems, correct system problems or recommend options. Design, build, and implement specialized electronic
components for a wide range of applications.
Contact Information to Applicants
Kansas Geological Survey,
University of Kansas
Additional Candidate Instruction
the University of Kansas Unclassified Professional Staff profile and upload the required material:
Review has been extended to April 4, 2022, and will continue until a qualified
pool of applicants is received.
Advertised Salary Range: Salary is $65,000 or higher, commensurate with
qualifications and experience.
Application Review Begins: 04-Apr-2022
University of Kansas Lawrence Campus
Employee Class: U-Unclassified Professional Staff
8a-5p, Monday through
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