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Posted Date 6/27/2024
Description Posting Details

Job Posting Information

Posting Number

Internal Recruitment

Working Title

Anticipated Hiring Range
$54,500 - $57,000

Work Schedule
Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Location
Raleigh, NC

Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE)

About the Department

The Department of Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) is jointly administered by the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and the College of Engineering at NC State University. The department actively contributes to the academic, research and extension missions of the University.

The Biological and Agricultural Engineering (BAE) Research Shop is a fully functional machine and fabrication shop/cost center, that supports the BAE department as well as other College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (CALS) and University departments and service units. The shop takes ideas and/or generated drawings from faculty, technical staff, graduate students, and senior design students and turns them into working prototype or final design models. We also repair and/or modify existing purchased or custom-made equipment and apparatus to fit the design of the project specifications.

Essential Job Duties

The Department of Biological & Agricultural Engineering (BAE) seeks a Welder / Fabricator to work in the department's Research Shop. The Research Shop provides machining, fabrication and assembly of functional items and prototype equipment for BAE, other NC State departments and external clients. This position will work in a fast-paced environment to support the research and extension projects of faculty, staff and students.

The candidate will be expected to setup and plan jobs for fabrication with little or no assistance, from layout to delivery (reading blueprints and mechanical drawings; MIG, TIG, SMAW (stick), and FCAW welding of steel, stainless steel, and aluminum; use hand tools, files, and grinder to deburr and finish parts). The position will also design projects as needed and to document work progress in accordance with shop processes.

You Belong Here! At NC State, our goal is for all employees to reach their fullest potential at work. As you consider this opportunity, we encourage you to review our Employee Value Proposition (https://news.hr.ncsu.edu/you-belong-here/) and learn more about what makes NC State the best place to learn and work for everyone.

Other Responsibilities

The candidate will also be expected to load/unload trucks using forklift and assist with storage/maintenance of the Shop's metal inventory. Occasional additional duties related to plumbing, electrical, moving furniture and/or equipment. Will be trained to handle facilities operations request in the absence of the Shop Manager. Will be asked to assist with forklift training classes within the department.

While driving a vehicle is not an essential function of this position, we believe it is necessary to have a valid NC driver's license to perform the essential functions of the job. This position will need to travel off-site on occasion, alone and must independently be able to travel from location to location without reliance on others or the advanced notice that is often required of alternative means of transportation. Due to limitations in funding, the College cannot afford the high costs that would be required in attaining the services of transportation services such as taxis or car services. Should a viable candidate be identified from the recruitment without a license, which we believe to be necessary, we will engage your office and OIED in considering potential alternative solutions that may emerge from a request for a reasonable accommodation.


Minimum Experience/Education

High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience related to the area of assignment; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.

Other Required Qualifications
  • Experience with set-up and run shop basic shop equipment (saw, drill presses, hydraulic roller), torches (acetylene and plasma).
  • Knowledge of computers.
  • Ability to lift up to 30 lbs. frequently and 60-90 lbs. occasionally, with or without reasonable accommodations.
  • Will be required to operate a forklift.
  • Must be able to work and be productive in an unsupervised capacity and must maintain an organized, clean and safe work environment.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to pass AWS, D1.5 6G FCAW welding test.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Ability to run vertical mill or engine lathe.
  • Ability to draw in AutoCAD.
Required License or Certification
  • A valid driver's license is required for travel. NC driver's license is required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
  • A valid forklift operations license is required. Forklift operations license required within 60 days of hire and must be maintained.
  • Injury, incident and error prevention training or ability to obtain training as a requirement of the position.
  • AWS, D1.1 and AWS, D1.5 6G certification or ability to obtain.
Valid NC Driver's License required

Commercial Driver's License Required?

Recruitment Dates and Special Instructions

Job Open Date

Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.)

Notice to Applicants

Please make sure that the work history you list on your application is identical to the work history listed on your resume. The application must be filled out completely, do not use the phrase "see resume."

Special Instructions

Please attach a Cover Letter, resume/CV, and contact information for three (3) professional references.

Position Details

Position Number

Position Type

Position Classification Band Title
Specialty Trades Technician

Position Classification Band Level

Position Classification Salary Range
$ 33,540 - $ 86,240

Salary Grade Equivalency

Alternate Option

If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.

Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week)

12 Month Recurring

Mandatory Designation - Adverse Weather
Mandatory - Adverse Weather

Mandatory Designation - Emergency Events
Mandatory - Medical Emergencies

Time Limited Position

Time-Limited Appointment Length (if applicable)

Department Id
118101 - Biological And Agricultural En


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process are welcome to contact 919-515-3148 to speak with a representative at the Office of Institutional Equity and Diversity.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

Salary26.80 Hour
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