Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Lab Facilities Specialist for The School of Engineering. This position reports to the Department Chair. The Lab Facilities Specialist is responsible for the design, documentation and commissioning of scientific experimental apparatus and prototypes under the guidance of the faculty members, for research and instruction purposes.
Among the key duties of this position are the following:
Collects and analyzes data to evaluate the performance of apparatus.
Completes work independently with broadly defined work objectives and limited review of overall results.
Teaches and trains research assistants and technicians on laboratory processes and equipment.
Set up specific equipment, develop instructions and demonstrate its use.
Demonstrate and assist student in conducting experiments.
Maintain microcomputer laboratory equipment, personal computers, plotters, printers and related peripherals.
Perform minor repairs and maintain and older machines, tools, parts and materials.
Maintain equipment inventory records.
Assist in the arranging the maintenance of general laboratory facility by interacting with Physical Plant, obtaining quotations, scheduling required work, etc.
Coordinates the work of students.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Requires a bachelor's degree in a related scientific field or discipline or an equivalent combination of experience in mechanical and electrical/electronic design that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of research principles and practices.
Also requires a minimum of two years of relevant professional research experience in a laboratory research function, excellent communication skills and computer literacy.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Extensive hands on experience required.
Experience in industry is preferred to enable the position to interface and work directly with local and regional industry.
Master's degree in engineering or bachelor's degree on Mechanical or Electrical.
Knowledge of sensors, IT and data communication is a big plus.
Machining equipment, such as lathe, milling, drilling machines.
CNC machine tools, robotics, CMM machines, reliability testing equipment, 3D printers, Programmable Logic Controllers and control devices, sensors, IT and communication devices, wireless devices, actuators, manual and semi-automatic cutting tools, data servers, cloud based computing.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national public research university and the state's preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Rutgers is dedicated to teaching that meets the highest standards of excellence; to conducting research that breaks new ground; and to turning knowledge into solutions for local, national, and global communities. As it was ...at our founding in 1766, the heart of our mission is preparing students to become productive members of society and good citizens of the world. Rutgers teaches across the full educational spectrum: preschool to precollege; undergraduate to graduate and postdoctoral; and continuing education for professional and personal advancement. Rutgers is New Jersey's land-grant institution and one of the nation's foremost research universities, and as such, we educate, make discoveries, serve as an engine of economic growth, and generate ideas for improving people's lives.
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