Power over Ethernet Technician

This is a part-time hourly position, without benefits, at the UNH InterOperability Lab. The UNH InterOperability Lab (UNH-IOL) has been testing Networking and Communications since 1988. Fully owned by the University of New Hampshire, the lab receives 100% of its funding from commercial companies in exchange for professional and testing services. The availability of the position is contingent upon funding. Testing services include areas such as Ethernet, xDSL, Storage, Wireless and Internet Protocol (including IPv6). This position will report to one or more of the UNH-IOL managers and you will be assigned to your manager upon hire date.

Under general direction, test technicians are responsible for:

  • Interfacing with members of the ethernet industry, specifically working with Ethernet Alliance certification participants.
  • Performing testing for PoE and other Power technologies, improving our guides, documentation, and training programs.
  • Improve our testing solutions through development of revised testing HW via pcb design, in addition to improving our test automation SW.
  • Working hours available are typically Mon-Fri from 8AM-6PM

Training is provided on the job. Based on the extensive nature of the training, we welcome applications for students who plan to complete a degree four or more semesters from date of hire.

Acceptable Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Graduate or equivalent
  • Enrolled in Bachelor's degree or Associate's degree program
  • Available to work 15 - 20 hours/week during semester
  • Available to work 40 hours/week during Summer, Winter, Spring break
  • Must also pass a pre-employment background check. 

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Computer/Electrical Engineering majors are preferred for this position.


Skills and Experience:

  • Strong problem-solving skills
  • Knowledge or interest in building knowledge of Electrical Engineering concepts
  • Technical writing proficiency
  • Ability to work both independently as well as a member of a team  

Additional Job Information

Please submit a résumé along with the required on-line application form to be considered for this position. Performance-based raises may be awarded periodically.

Special Requirements

  • Background check is required prior to employment.
  • Eligibility for employment at the UNH-IOL may be restricted due to Federal law or regulation, including regulations promulgated by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security and the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Access Control. Offers of employment may be conditioned upon verification of eligible citizenship if necessary to comply with federal law.
  • Eligibility for employment is subject to change at any time.

EEO Statement

The University of New Hampshire is an Equal Opportunity/Equal Access/Affirmative Action institution. The university seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, staff, and students. The university prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, veteran status, or marital status. Application by members of all underrepresented groups is encouraged.

Additional Information

Positions Available: 1
Typical Starting Rate: $12.00-$14.00+/hr based on experience. **We offer frequent raise opportunities! Earn up to $27.10/hr.