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Kansas Employer NIAR Research Technician I in Wichita, Kansas

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University Overview

Wichita State University has a long tradition of innovation and entrepreneurship that spurs the economy and serves the needs of the local community. This is the place where anything is possible. Where collaboration and innovative ideas shape the future, and entrepreneurship is in our bones. If you have the creativity, passion and insight to help us build a brighter future for our city, state and worldthis is the place where you belong.

Position Specific Responsibilities

NIARs Crash Dynamics Lab is looking for a Research Technician that supports and leads daily aerospace and automotive crash testing projects to ensure satisfactory completion of research projects. Plans and prepares test setup, performs testing to the test procedure and standards, records and analyzes data, and builds reports.

Summary of Responsibilities

Completes daily laboratory activities including, but not limited to, a variety of technical support services and project implementation tasks. Tests, repairs, maintains, and modifies research and facilities equipment and systems.

Essential Functions

Assists in management, maintenance and monitoring of facilities, equipment, and systems as required to support building operation and daily research activities, ensuring adherence to process standards and established practice. May recommend updates, as appropriate.\ Tests, repairs, maintains and modifies research and facilities equipment and systems.\ Completes experimental design, product and material selection, research equipment capacity and utilization, and tool operation and processes.\ Adheres to laboratory procedures, research techniques, technology, equipment and systems related research.\ May fabricate prototypes and other devices related to research using various tools (physical and/or digital); modifies existing equipment and devices to meet changing research requirements.


Wichita State University is the only urban-serving public university in Kansas and has the most diverse student body of all the Kansas state universities. Wichita State recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of age, ancestry, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, marital status, national origin, parental status, political affiliation, pregnancy, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a veteran. Wichita State University has a clear goal in this regard: to be a university that promotes inclusive excellence at every level of our organization. We pride ourselves on being the most innovative university in Kansas, delivering the best educational experience to our students with the distinction for opening pathways to real-life learning, applied research and career opportunities that make people want to stay in Kansas. Our campus provides an experience that promotes all forms of inclusive excellence; a place to learn, work, live and play.