Employment Opportunities

At WRI, you’ll find an environment where career achievement is paired with the best of Rocky Mountain living. Laramie is a relaxed college town with unmatched access to some of the most beautiful landscapes in the West.

Our current job openings are listed below.

Senior/Lead Technician

Our tem seeks a motivated and skilled individual. The Sustainable Emerging Technology (SET) team is devoted to safe technology development, specializing in advancing emerging technologies from bench scale through pilot scale studies, for deployment at the commercial demonstration scale.

Must have an understanding of general mechanical systems and be mechanically minded. Individual needs to have a strong work ethic, which is supported with hard work and self-motivation.  Applicants should have the ability and openness to help trouble shoot and problem solve as needed.

 Position will assist with the operation, maintenance, and modification of a research facility to ensure accurate and reproducible test results. Perform maintenance on all systems, make modifications to enhance operability, collect and enter data, and assist staff in the monitoring of all systems.

Minimum qualifications:
  • High school diploma or GED

  • One year plus of experience in mechanical systems or closely related field

  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Preferred qualifications:
  • Additional training in trades, technical studies, or industrial maintenance

  • Welding experience

  • Skills relating to both laboratory instrumentation and wet chemical procedures a plus

  • Hourly from $20 to $22 per hour, depending on qualifications and experience

  • Heath, vision, dental, life, and long-term disability insurances

  • Paid time off

  • Retirement Plan with Fidelity (with 8% WRI contribution after 1 year)

  • Employee assistance program

  • Tuition waiver for one UW class per semester

  • 8 hour day shift with flexibility (Occasional shift work may be required)

Submit resume and cover letter to Michelle Holmes, Human Resources Manager, at mholmes1@uwyo.edu.

Position is open until filled.

WRI is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

For more information, contact:

Michelle Holmes
Human Resources Manager
Human Resources

Western Research Institute
3474 N. 3rd Street
Laramie, WY 82072

(307) 721-2011
(888) 463-6974 or (888) Info-WRI

You can contact WRI directly by phone (8 a.m. – 5 p.m. MST, Monday-Friday) at the numbers above.
Also, you are welcome to contact the appropriate WRI representative directly.

Copyright © 2023 Western Research Institute. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use