Manage and maintain equipment and laboratory safety in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering research laboratories. Reports to designated supervisor.
Additional Basic Function – if applicable:
Examples of Duties:
Duties/essential functions may include, but not be limited to, the following:
Develop and execute laboratory safety programs for the Fuel Cell / Sustainability Lab and other research laboratories in the College of Aeronautics and Engineering.
Manage and coordinate maintenance, operation and training of the laser sintering / 3D printing equipment and other lab equipment.
Assist researchers with equipment and facility needs.
Manage the inventory of lab equipment/instruments, chemicals and supplies.
Perform related duties as assigned.
Additional Examples of Duties – if applicable:
Associate's degree in engineering, engineering technology or related field. One year experience with parametric modeling software (SolidWorks, Inventor, Solid Edge), 3D printing and additive manufacturing, and maintaining complex electronic/computer hardware or scientific equipment.
Parametric modeling software
Additive manufacturing or 3D printing systems, processes, metal and/or ceramic materials
Electrical and mechanical equipment setup and operation
Verbal, written and interpersonal communication
Follow lab safety protocols and generate new protocols as necessary
Provide guidance on the use of equipment and lab instruments
Read and interpret complex drawings and designs for 3D objects
Preferred Qualifications – if applicable:
Asterisk (*) indicates knowledge, skills, abilities which require assessments
Working Conditions / Physical Requirements:
Exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, and/or up to 20 pounds of force frequently to move objects. Incumbent must be able to effectively communicate with others both verbally and in written. May be exposed to equipment and instruments that use high power laser, high voltages, high current, high pressure, low vacuum, and/or high or low temperatures. May be exposed to combustible and/or corrosive chemicals/materials. Incumbent may be required to travel from building to building and off campus occasionally.
Must pass a security check.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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The intent of this description is to illustrate the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and should not be interpreted to describe all the specific duties and responsibilities that may be required in any particular position. Directly related experience/education beyond the minimum stated may be substituted where appropriate at the discretion of the Appointing Authority. Kent State University reserves the right to revise or change job duties, job hours, and responsibilities.
Internal Number: 988306
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Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.
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