Research Engineer Duties
This is professional work in the field of agricultural
Work involves research, development, and evaluation of design
criteria, methods, processes, instrumentation, and equipment for
water management, energy conservation, environmental structure,
waste management, and the production, harvesting, handling, and
processing of food and fiber.
Methods of fulfilling responsibilities are primarily based upon
the judgement of the employee with moderate consultation and
assistance from a professional superior. Work is performed under
the general direction of the professional superior and is
reviewed through periodic conferences and the observation of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Conducts research on assigned subject in an appropriate area of
Participates in literature searches.
Prepares budget estimates and recommendations for equipment and
Directs the work of research technicians and other staff.
Develops procedures, devices, and facilities to conduct a
Supervises and assists in construction of devices and
Supervises the collection of data.
Evaluates data by statistical methods.
Assists in the publication of scientific reports, articles, and
bulletins on research results.
Performs related tasks as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from an accredited college or university with a
bachelor's degree in agricultural engineering or an equivalent
combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Considerable knowledge of engineering research methods,
techniques, and procedures.
Considerable knowledge of engineering principles, physical
sciences, and biological sciences as related to engineering.
Ability to implement agricultural engineering research studies.
Ability to direct the work of subordinate personnel.
Ability to prepare reports and publications of research results.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working
relationships with research scientists, administrative
personnel, and fellow employees.