Required Qualifications (as evidenced by an attached resume): Master's Degree (or foreign equivalent or higher) in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field in hand by June 30, 2021. Three (3) years of directly related full-time experience working as a Mechanical Engineer and/or in a laboratory with highly specialized equipment. Due to U.S. Export Control laws and regulations, the candidate hired will need to be a U.S. citizen, lawful permanent resident, or other "protected individual" (as defined by 8 U.S.C. Sec. 1324b(a)(3).
Preferred Qualifications: Experience with conventional and CNC machining. Excellent computer design and manufacturing skills (ie. CAD/CAM). Experience supervising students in a laboratory setting. Experience teaching undergraduate courses in Mechanical Engineering or closely related field Experience designing and planning experiments and assisting faculty in conducting laboratory activities. Experience with maintaining laboratory equipment and developing recommendations for laboratory improvements. Four or more years of directly related experience working as a Mechanical Engineer and/or in a laboratory with highly specialized equipment.
The Instructional Support Specialist will work with and report to the University Instructional Specialist in the operation and management of the instructional laboratories, as well as supervise the laboratory sections of MEC 316, MEC 317 and/or other laboratory sections as needed. Incumbent will support Senior Design projects, assist students with fabrication tasks, assist and advise faculty in instructional/research lab safety, maintain and upgrade equipment, and other duties as assigned. Incumbent will use University procurement system to purchase lab equipment and supplies, and work within an annual lab fee budget to maintain equipment and supplies needed to run lab courses successfully. The successful incumbent will have excellent interpersonal skills, exercising strong organizational skills with an exceptional attention to detail. Essential for this role is adeptness to work independently as well as part of a team with a collaborative approach to problem solving and a strong ability to adapt to and creatively solve problems.
Maintain departmental instructional labs as assigned. Assist in managing laboratory fee and ABET budgets, remaining within allocations each fiscal year. Generate work orders, coordinate and schedule maintenance and repair on all laboratory equipment, and perform repairs on equipment as necessary. Purchase all laboratory supplies and equipment via University Procurement system. Organize materials, maintain inventory, and manage waste disposals within EPA & EH&S regulations. Maintain an efficient and safe work environment in all labs. Develop recommendations for laboratory improvements.
Provide instruction and support to students in laboratory courses as assigned. Advise students on the use of equipment and materials in a laboratory setting. Assist students with their course projects, including Senior Design project design and fabrication. Teach students how to operate equipment and operate equipment for students when necessary. Assist primary faculty with the development and maintenance of laboratory courses and curriculum, and provide all required reports for ABET accreditation process.
Design and build instructional and research devices based on laboratory needs and faculty specification. Examples may include test fixtures, experimental plants, data acquisition and management systems, calibration and validation mechanisms.
Other duties or projects as assigned as appropriate to rank and departmental mission.
Special Notes: This is a full time appointment. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Minimum salary threshold must be met to maintain FLSA exemption.
Resume/CV and cover letter should be included with the online application.
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Official Job Title: Instructional Support Specialist
Job Field: Administrative & Professional (non-Clinical)
Primary Location: US-NY-Stony Brook
Department/Hiring Area: Department of Mechanical Engineering-Stony Brook University
Schedule : Full-time Shift : Day Shift Shift Hours : 8:30AM-5:00PM (evening hours may be required based on course schedule)
Posting Start Date: Feb 17, 2021
Posting End Date: Mar 11, 2021, 4:59:00 AM
Salary: commensurate with experience
Salary Grade: SL4
Appointment Type: Term
Internal Number: 2100425
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