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Engineering Technician

Company: Applied Research Associates, Inc.
Location: Champaign
Posted on: September 10, 2019

Job Description:

Applied Research Associates, Inc. (ARA) is looking for bright, motivated individuals to join our team in Champaign, Illinois! The ideal engineering technician candidate can expect to participate in an environment of continuous learning, with new challenges in ARA's pursuit for technical excellence.

What you will do as an engineering technician:

* Travel throughout the U.S. and Canada

* Learn operation, calibration, and maintenance of equipment

* Drive or operate van- or trailer-mounted data collections systems

* Process, compare, and analyze data using proprietary tools, Excel, etc.

Engineering technician requirements:

* Must be at least 21 years of age, have a clean driving record, and be able to pass a DOT physical

* Excellent driving skills and willingness to drive pickup trucks and vans, sometimes with trailers

* Willing and interested to travel, occasionally for weeks at a time

* Flexible schedule that will include working weekends and nights

* Willingness to work occasional overtime hours when needed

* Basic understanding of Microsoft Office products

* Willingness to learn and be challenged

* Strong attention to detail

* Ability to work with minimal supervision

* Ability to work as part of a crew of 2-3 individuals working remotely

* Ability to work at a computer work station for long periods of time

* Ability to drive long distances and work in an automobile for long periods of time

* Mechanical aptitude and interest preferred

* High school diploma or equivalent required, associate's degree in civil engineering technology or related discipline preferred

About ARA:

ARA is an employee-owned international research and engineering company recognized for providing technically superior solutions to complex and challenging problems in the physical sciences. The company, founded in Albuquerque, NM, in 1979, currently employs over 1,300 professionals and continues to grow. ARA offices throughout the United States and Canada provide a broad range of technical expertise in civil technologies, computer software and simulation, defense technologies, systems analysis, environmental technologies, and testing and measurement. The corporation also provides sophisticated technical products for pavement analysis, environmental site characterization, and robotics.

At ARA, employees are our greatest assets. The corporation realizes that employee ownership spawns greater creativity and initiative along with higher performance and customer satisfaction levels. ARA gives its employees the tools, training, and opportunities to take more active roles as owners. The culture is challenging; innovation and experimentation are the norm. Employees are eligible for contributions which not only add to the company's success, but also their own through the Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP).


Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities


The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor s legal duty to furnish information.",

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