Research and Development Engineer (Water Systems Engineer)
Penn State University
Provide technical assistance to Commonwealth of Pennsylvania facilities relative to drinking water, wastewater, and industrial water treatment applications. Work includes development of treatment programs for HVAC systems, central steam plants, domestic hot water systems, and drinking water and wastewater treatment facilities. Common work components require experience with corrosion and scaling prevention programs, direct water and wastewater treatment facility operations, and preparation of permit applications to the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection. The position includes conducting educational presentations in the form of multi-day short courses and half-day workshops and requires excellent verbal and written communication skills. Travel is required. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires a Bachelor's degree or higher in an Engineering or Science discipline or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. A Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in chemical or environmental engineering or related field, and additional years of work-related experience preferred. PA licensed Professional Engineer and water/wastewater operator certification strongly preferred. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with excellent possibility of re-funding.
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