Location: Binghamton, NY Category: Professional Posted On: Thu Apr 20 2017 Job Description:
Budget Title: Instructional Support Technician (SL-3)
Salary: Commensurate with experience
The Thomas J. Watson School of Engineering and Applied Science seeks an outstanding candidate whose responsibilities will include, but not be limited to, the following:
Provide support and guidance in the operation and maintenance of the School's academic and research laboratories
Work closely with the faculty to ensure that academic laboratories adequately support the engineering and computer science curricula of the School
Design, set up, test, and validate experimental setups for lab sessions as needed (both for traditional and online programs)
Operate and maintain equipment that includes 3D printers and machining equipment
Provide consulting services in support of student and faculty projects
Instruct students and teaching assistants in laboratory procedures, methods, use of tools, and safety protocols
Procure and install needed equipment and supplies as required
The Watson School is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive teaching, research, and working environment. Potential applicants who share this goal, especially underrepresented minorities, women and persons with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply.
Primary duties and responsibilities include:
Provide technical and engineering support for research, instructional laboratories and student projects
Design, fabricate, test, troubleshoot and repair scientific research and instructional equipment including high voltage and low voltage electromechanical equipment
Troubleshoot and repair electrical/electronic equipment including but not limited to programmable controls, numeral controls, AC/DC motors, power supplies, drives, gages, and test equipment
Perform equipment maintenance according to abilities
Perform any general work or other assignments necessary to ensure the safe, clean, and efficient operation of the facility, and other housekeeping activities
Enforce and maintain standard safety procedures and maintain a clean work area at all times
Provide technical instruction and supervision to students and instructors
Maintain required performance and maintenance records for identified equipment
Maintain inventory of instructional materials and supplies for laboratory classes, and equipment inventory
Work collegially and professionally with constituents and all members of the university community at all times
Associates degree in electrical engineering or related discipline and seven years working with a variety of engineering equipment, software, and machines; or the equivalent trade certification and work experience
Experience with digital and analog electronic circuit design and troubleshooting
Thorough knowledge of laboratory safety
Ability to work collegially with a diverse community and all constituents
Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
Ability to train and supervise others
Ability to work a flexible schedule, including days, evenings, and some weekends
Ability to plan, organize, and coordinate the work of technical projects
Ability to review and prepare specifications for technical equipment
Ability to design, fabricate, and assemble devices
Ability to analyze electronic equipment problems and determine what repairs are needed
Ability to install, replace, repair, and maintain a wide variety of equipment for the area of job assignment
Ability to read and comprehend instructional manuals, instruction sheets, technical data, schematics, electrical drawings, circuit diagrams, blueprints, work orders and mechanical drawings in English
A Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering or a related discipline with five years' experience
Data acquisition software (such as LabVIEW)
Signal conditioners, transducers, motors and controllers
Binghamton University is a world-class institution that unites more than 130 broadly interdisciplinary educational programs with some of the most vibrant research in the nation. Our unique character — shaped by outstanding academics, facilities and community life — promotes extraordinary student success.
Binghamton merges rigorous academics, distinguished faculty and state-of-the-art facilities t...o engage and challenge its 17,000 students. The high-achieving Binghamton student body also represents a great diversity of life experiences, from first-generation college-goers to international students. Beyond their talent, these classmates share a desire to shape the future through technology, insight, intellectual exploration and community service.
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