Job Description

Job ID
UW Stout;Menomonie, WI
Full/Part Time


DEPARTMENT: Engineering and Technology



SALARY: $50,000 - $60,000 dependent upon experience and/or qualifications


The Engineering and Technology Department invites applications for two (2) full-time positions as Instrumentation Technologist I, one specializing in Computer and Electrical Engineering and the other in Mechanical Engineering. The two positions will be responsible for managing the operation of the university laboratories within the department and require advanced technical knowledge and skills to operate and maintain a wide variety of equipment. The Engineering and Technology Department at UW-Stout offers six undergraduate programs including Computer & Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering (B.S. and M.S.), Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Packaging. Seeking team members that are passionate about and committed to the development of an equitable and inclusive environment.


Minimum / Required

  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with students, faculty and staff who possess a variety of knowledge and skill sets; problem solve; take initiative per job demands.
  • Skill in instructing others on the safe use, care and maintenance of all equipment.
  • Commitment to modeling and enforcing safety practices and procedures.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of material selection and processing; principles and elements of design; computer applications for design and development; purchasing and inventory management.
  • Interest in advancing student learning in the areas of engineering and technology.
  • Demonstrated success working with diverse stakeholders.
  • Associate Degree in Electronics or Electrical Technology, Industrial Maintenance, Electromechanical Controls, or equivalent education and/or training.

Highly Desired

  • Demonstrated experience in establishing a climate that embraces equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Electrical Position:
    • Experience maintaining and installing test equipment within electrical and computer labs.
    • Advanced electro-mechanical skillset to include soldering, electrical, computer, controls, networking, and instrumentation.
  • Mechanical Position:
    • Experience maintaining and installing tooling and equipment within welding, metal casting, robotics, material testing, industrial soft good manufacturing, and machining labs.
    • Advanced electro-mechanical skillset to include electrical, mechanical, controls, and instrumentation.


The Electrical position will work with electrical, computer, and networking equipment. The Mechanical position will work with mechanical processing equipment and advanced automation systems. The positions will assist in developing research solutions to problems in state-of-the-art facilities. Duties also include material selection, purchasing/inventory, and processing; communicating and enforcing health and safety practices and procedures within the laboratories; providing instructional training on the proper use and function of all lab equipment; maintaining a record of training; assisting students in learning the techniques and constructing prototypes required for the execution of their design solutions; setting up equipment in support of instruction.

See UW System Job Description: Instrumentation Technologist I (RE004)


The Department of Engineering and Technology is one of eight departments in the College of Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, and Management (CSTEMM). The department has approximately 40 full-time faculty and staff, four of whom are full-time technicians. The department provides courses for its well-established and accredited undergraduate programs in Computer & Electrical Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering (B.S. and M.S.), Mechanical Engineering, Plastics Engineering, Engineering Technology, and Packaging, plus other programs throughout the university.

The department is committed to creating an inclusive campus community. Candidates who have experience working collaboratively with diverse individuals and/or groups and who can contribute to fostering an inclusive environment are encouraged to identify their experience in these areas.


Applications received by end of day, December 15, 2022 are ensured full consideration. Applications submitted after December 15, 2022 may be reviewed at the discretion of the search committee.

To apply, click on the “APPLY ONLINE” button at the bottom of the page or go to:

Required application materials:

  1. Cover letter* (1 page or less)
  2. Curriculum vitae or resume
  3. Names and contact information for a minimum of three (3) professional references

*Please use your cover letter to state which of the two positions you wish to be considered for: Electrical and/or Mechanical, speaking to each of the Minimum/Required Qualifications for this position as listed above. For each required qualification, describe your relevant experience, using specific examples from your work history to illustrate how your experience satisfies the requirement.

Applicants must complete all required fields and attach all required documents prior to submitting the online application.

Note: Once you have attached your materials and submitted your application you will not be able to go into the system and change them.

Before starting the online application process, we recommend you preview the frequently asked questions (FAQs) available at:

It is the policy of UW-Stout to provide reasonable accommodation to qualified applicants with disabilities. If you need assistance, or accommodation in applying because of a disability, please contact us using the information below. Employment opportunities will not be denied because of the need to make reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual's disability.

If you have questions regarding this position or recruitment, please contact:

Search Chair: Cheng Liu


If you need assistance with the online application process or if you submitted your application prior to uploading all of the required application materials, please contact:

Search Coordinator: Mark Miller



An innovative leader within the University of Wisconsin System, the University of Wisconsin-Stout offers an unparalleled career-focused education that integrates applied learning, theory and research and real-world experiences to prepare our students for the future. At UW-Stout, our students think and do from day one, and we’re proud to produce lifelong learners, ethical leaders and responsible citizens who succeed in a global society.

UW-Stout is recognized nationwide for its operational excellence. We were the first and remain the only four-year public higher education institution in the nation to receive the Malcolm Baldrige Award, and we are dedicated to a process-improvement model that leverages the power of data and the value of our people. We believe in critical thinking and fact-informed decision making. We pursue sustainability in form and function and collaborate across campus and with our partners to solve problems in industry and society. And providing an equitable, diverse and inclusive environment for our faculty, staff and students to live, learn and work is a top priority.

We offer 47 undergraduate, 21 masters and 3 advanced programs and more than 30 certificate options in Art, Design & Graphics; Business & Management; Education; Human & Social Sciences; Information Technology & Communications; and Science, Engineering & Math. Our first-class digital infrastructure and learning environments provide our nearly 8,000 students with every avenue to explore and personalize their success. And we invest in people who share our vision to advance our position as Wisconsin’s only Polytechnic University and as a regional, national and international leader in higher education.

Be a part of the future at UW-Stout. Learn more at

University of Wisconsin-Stout is located in Menomonie, Wisconsin, a community an hour east of Minneapolis-St. Paul. A pillar of Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley and recognized as one of the best small towns in America, Menomonie provides an idyllic combination of natural beauty, outdoor recreation, boutiques and arts and culture with access to a metropolitan area. For more information about the UW-Stout community and region visit: .


Competitive salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The UW System provides an excellent benefits package including participation in the Wisconsin State retirement plan.

All qualified candidates meeting application requirements will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against. As an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer, UW-Stout welcomes applications from individuals from diverse groups; veterans, individuals with disabilities and from historically excluded populations. UW-Stout provides equal opportunity to all persons and is committed to inclusive excellence. At UW-Stout we value our differences and welcome diverse perspectives as we continually commit to developing an inclusive and equitable environment for all employees and students.

Employment is contingent upon the final candidate’s completing a criminal background check and being cleared to work by the Human Resources team. Employment is also contingent upon the final candidate passing a reference check process and an essential job function test, as applicable. The reference check process includes asking the final candidate and most recent supervisor(s) questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment. Final candidates with previous employment within the UW System and State of WI agencies will be subject to additional reference checks.

Must be authorized to work in the United States. Sponsorship is not available for this position. A successful applicant will be responsible for ensuring eligibility for employment in the United States on or before the effective date of the appointment and maintain work authorization throughout the employment term. If you have questions regarding this, please contact our Human Resources office, Phone: 715.232.2149.

In response to a public records request, the University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in their online application, except that the identity of the successful final candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. sec. 19.36(7).

UW-Stout is committed to providing safety and security of all members of our community in accordance with the Clery Act. For campus safety information and crime statistics visit:

Job Family: Staff