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 of Industrial and Systems Engineering (ISE). The Lab Facilities Specialist is responsible for the safety, design, documentation, and commissioning of experimental machines though out the ISE laboratories under the guidance of the faculty members, for research and instruction purposes. The position also assists in the arranging the maintenance of general laboratory facility by interacting with manufactures/suppliers, obtaining quotations, closely work with facility to setup equipment, scheduling required work, and troubleshoot problems (in operational phase) etc., closely working with facilities to design and setup equipment, sensors, and machines.
Among the key duties of this position are the following
Collects and analyzes data to evaluate the performance of machines and experiments.
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.
Effectively communicates and interacts with undergraduate and graduate students and faculty. This includes managing lab related activities and ensuring that project requirements are met on timely basis.
Demonstrates and assists and coordinate with students for their senior design projects in conducting experiments.
Manages multiple simultaneous projects with the ability to field questions which could arise without notice.
Maintains, troubleshoots, and repairs machines and lab testing equipment, computers personal computers, plotters, printers, projectors, and related peripherals on regular basis.
Minimum Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a related scientific field or discipline or an equivalent combination of education and/ or experience in mechanical and electrical/electronic design that demonstrates comprehensive knowledge and understanding of research principles and practices.
A minimum of two (2) years of relevant professional research experience in a laboratory research function or in a relevant industry.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Excellent communication skills and computer literacy.
Extensive hands on experience and professional knowledge in mechanical/electrical work.
Strong knowledge and experience of the use of CAD/CAM (Master Cam and other Manufacturing Software) Programmable Logic Controllers and control devices, sensors, IT and communication devices, wireless devices, actuators, manual and semi-automatic cutting tools, data servers, laser systems, optics/photonics instruments, cloud based computing, and operating CNC machine.
Working knowledge of various software platforms and network services including high performance computational clusters, web development projects, network operations and security.
Use of personal vehicle in order to travel for business demands; a valid driver's license would be required for this position.
Five (5) years of relevant professional research experience in a laboratory research function or in a relevant industry.
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 preferred.
Working experience in mechatronics field.
Clean Driving Record
Posting Number: 20ST1796
Location: Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Internal Number: 120548
About Rutgers University
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.