Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Position Number: 001876
Department: College of Engineering (Col)
Employment Type: Permanent - Full-time
Months Per Year: 12
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Sets up undergraduate laboratory experiments for materials and fluid labs in process of developing TA training materials for undergraduate labs. Assists faculty and staff in the machine shop and metrology labs. Sets up power tools in project labs. Responsible for set up and tear down of all assigned instructional labs. Acts as liaison for labs within assigned department and Facilities Engineering Specialist and outside contractors as necessary. Uses computerized database to manage inventory. Supervises TA's in inventory of tool sets. Supports central administration in tracking inventory and purchase orders. Gives careful attention to safety in a busy student user lab involving power tools and equipment. Develops evacuation plans and safety rules for various labs. Develops lab manuals. Develops plans to build and add necessary devices to labs. Troubleshoots and analyzes hardware problems. Designs and fabricates specialized one-of-a-kind tooling and apparatus to support instructional and research groups. Consults with faculty to understand instructional needs and develops plans to build and add equipment or devised to support these needs. Maintains files of operating booklets, manuals, and service procedures and makes available upon request. Provides supervision in ways and means of trade skills such as metal working, carpentry, and electronics to students in undergraduate design labs. Provides instruction, training, and supervision necessary to make productive use of time consistent with university and college procedures. Prepares purchase requisitions, receiving and final pickup signatures for equipment delivered to the department. Develops budgetary estimates for equipment purchases based on enrollment projections and maintenance of all apparatus under his/her responsibility.
Minimum Experience / Education:
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree and two years of general research experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
University Preferred Qualifications:
Graduation from a four-year college or university with a major related to assigned field and two years of experience in laboratory management; or graduation from high school and five years of experience as a research technician, research mechanic, or university laboratories mechanic; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering and five years of applicable experience desirable.
Good working knowledge of Windows, UNIX, or equivalent.
Knowledge of all experiments conducted as part of the MEES labs.
Technician experience in a major R&D, industrial, or government laboratory.
Working knowledge of CAD packages, CMMs, and machine tool and metrology standards is a plus.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.