Engineering Technician

Shippensburg University
September 23, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Contract Type:Other
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Position Information

Working Title Engineering Technician

Department Civil and Mechanical Engineering Position Category Administration/Management Posting Number SP00664 Position End Date (if other than Permanent) Hours per Week 37.5 Salary Range Full/Part Time Full Time Type of Position Permanent

Position Summary Information

General Description/Position Purpose

The School of Engineering at Shippensburg University is currently seeking applications for an Engineering Technician to begin as soon as possible. The expected salary range will be commensurate with experience and includes an extensive benefits package and tuition waiver for the employee and dependents.

Expected Duties:

  • Participate in all phases of the various mechanical and civil engineering laboratories setup; equipment procurement, installation and training.
  • Maintain and operate laboratory equipment.
  • Understand and develop safety protocols and create a safe working environment.
  • Schedule and conduct regular laboratory sessions with groups of students for the fulfillment of their class assignments.
  • Assist and supervise students with their special projects and competitions.
  • Interface with the faculty and the department administration.
  • Mechanical and Civil Engineering Laboratories: The candidate is expected to have a general understanding and/or the ability to learn equipment typically used in a Mechanical and Civil Engineering laboratory. Such as,

  • Materials and Manufacturing Laboratory: Furnaces, injection molding, CNC lathe machines and mills, sheet metal forming, welding, cutting/forming equipment.
  • Materials Testing Laboratory: Material testing (static, fatigue, creep, hardness, corrosion). Microscopes, non destructive testing, specimen preparation.
  • Engines Laboratory: Petrol and diesel engines, pumps and turbines.
  • Machines: Vibration, governors, bearings, cams, shafts, gears, chains, belts. Balancing and gyroscopes, accelerations and centrifugal forces.
  • Thermodynamics Laboratory: Pumps, compressors, heat exchangers, emissivity, vessels.
  • Fluids Laboratory: Piping systems, flow and friction measurements, drag/lift/shock testing, turbines and pumps. General Hydrology equipment
  • Structural Materials Laboratory: Concrete preparation and Testing (mixing, permeability, slump, shakers and vibrators, air entrapment and dilatometry, etc.). Steel Truss, beams, column preparation and testing
  • SOIL (geotechnical) laboratory: Testing for Percolation, Filtration, Air and water void content, unconfined and confined soil testing, soil compaction, expansion and swelling testing
  • Water Resources Laboratory: Testing using spectrophotometer, calorimeter, turbidity meter, parallel analyzer, titration system, reactors, reagents, and controllers. Water purification, filtration and drainage equipment.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    Qualified candidates will have at least an Associate's degree in mechanical engineering or related field and demonstrated hands-on technical/mechanical work experience in machining and welding, the ability to draw/read sketches using engineering graphics software, and interpersonal skills necessary to support students and faculty to carry out projects and maintain labs and equipment. The candidate must have an understanding of implementing safety measures required by Pennsylvania Labor & Industry. The candidate will have a flexible schedule, but may have to work some evenings and weekends to meet the students' needs. All Shippensburg University employees are expected to demonstrate an understanding of and commitment to the University's core values of teamwork and collaboration, dependability, initiative, problem solving, and clear communication. University employees are expected to demonstrate good interpersonal and communication skills with all members of the campus community. They will strive to maintain integrity, effectiveness and efficiency by upholding customer service throughout all levels of performance. University employees may work closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and race, as well as those of differing religious affiliations, sexual orientation and gender. They are expected to treat individuals with respect and uphold an environment that is free of prejudicial, discriminatory or harassing conduct. Safeguarding confidential, personal data and/or records of employees, students, customers and other related constituents is the responsibility of all University employees. It is the duty of all members of the University community to take part in the maintenance of a safe campus.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Posting Detail Information

    Open Date 05/23/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions Summary

    For full consideration candidates must apply online at https: // with acceptance of materials continuing until the position is filled. Materials submitted in other formats including paper documents will not be considered. All applications and inquiries will remain confidential. Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania is an equal opportunity employer and, in compliance with federal and state laws and university policy, is committed to providing equal educational and employment opportunities for all persons without regard to age, color, national origin, race, religion, disability, veteran status, sex, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Individuals from traditionally underrepresented populations are encouraged to apply.

    Additional Information

    Shippensburg University, established in 1871, is a comprehensive public university offering baccalaureate, masters and doctoral degree programs. Enrolling 6,600 students, the residential campus is located in scenic south central Pennsylvania. The campus is in close proximity to Harrisburg, PA and within a few hours' drive of Pittsburgh, Philadelphia, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC. The University is noted for its strong sense of community with a commitment to student success and offers an attractive campus, and strong alumni support. Shippensburg University employees' value teamwork and collaboration, are dependable, take initiative, solve problems effectively, communicate clearly and support organizational change. University employees work closely with individuals of diverse backgrounds and race, as well as those of differing religious affiliations, sexual orientation and gender. They must possess good interpersonal skills and be able to communicate effectively with all members of the campus community.

    Supplemental Questions

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  • Do you have an Associate's Degree
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  • Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter / Letter of Application
  • Unofficial Transcripts 1
  • List of References
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