Loras College is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating an
educational and work environment that is inclusive, rich in diversity, and
supportive of all students, faculty and staff. Individuals from diverse
racial, ethnic, and cultural backgrounds, women, veterans, and persons with
disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Performs technical duties in support of Engineering and Physics courses. This
part-time position is active for 40 weeks during the academic year (no
Set up labs for Physics and Engineering courses, including general
Maintain physics, engineering, and shop equipment. Test of equipment,
repair when possible, and order replacements as needs arise and budget
Set-up and tear-down of engineering and physics labs. Some rooms are
utilized for several classes and require multiple set-ups per day.
Purchases supplies, maintaining inventory, maintenance of instruments, and
proper disposal and record keeping of materials used in the laboratory.
Records, reconciles all purchases, and submits monthly report of College
credit card. Keeps an accurate balance of expenses of the Engineering
programs and other accounts.
Provides general mentoring and training to students as well as some
instructional assistance of proper techniques in the laboratory settings.
Monitor student use of shop and lab equipment during non-class times. Hold
office/lab hours to allow students to work on projects outside of class.
Maintain material inventory, such as wood and metal stock, electrical and
electronic parts, piping and other materials needed for engineering and
Supervision of Wood and Metal shop during times students need to use
Supervision of Electrical and Mechanical Engineering labs and Innovation
Lab during times students need to use equipment.
Supervises undergraduate laboratory assistants in the Engineering and
Physics preparation rooms and shops.
Maintains safety logs for the Engineering and Physics programs as well as
monitoring first aid supplies.
Maintains and updates files as required including documentation of lab
setup processes as well as equipment maintenance process.
Organizes the collection, storage, and disposal of laboratory waste
Performs laboratory tasks in accordance with established standards,
policies and procedures. Procedures are completed on schedule. Safety
regulations are followed.
Perform safety inspections and testing as required by the Iowa Department
of Public Health and Lab Safety guidelines.
Assists with maintenance of the equipment and instrumentation in the
planetarium and observatory including ordering and replacing spent star-
projector bulbs and other parts.
Informs faculty supervisors of area activities and of any significant
problems. Recommends improvements in policies and procedures.
Assist with development, construction, and testing of new laboratory
experiments and equipment.
Assist with organizing, cleaning, and simple remodeling of existing
laboratory and classroom space.
Maintains a good working relationship with faculty, staff, students and
vendors. Concerns are promptly addressed and any problems effectively
Supports the mission and vision of the College and respects the College's
Performs other duties as assigned.
Accountability - Ability to accept responsibility and account for his/her
Autonomy - Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Communication, Oral - Ability to communicate effectively with others using
the spoken word.
Communication, Written - Ability to communicate in writing clearly and
Constituent Focus - Ability to understand the viewpoint and objectives of
internal and external College constituents.
Interpersonal - Ability to get along well with a variety of personalities
Management Skills - Ability to organize and direct oneself and effectively
Mission and Vision of the College - Demonstrates a commitment to the
Mission and Vision of Loras College.
Presentation Skills - Ability to effectively present information publicly.
Education: Associate Degree in Machining is preferred. Associate degrees
in related areas will be considered depending on the background and experience
of the applicant.
SKILLS & ABILITIES
Other Requirements: Good interpersonal skills to work with faculty and
students. Skilled in the use of a personal computer and Microsoft Office
APPLICATION PROCEDURE. Applicants must go to:
https:// loras.applicantpool.com to apply. Please upload: your letter of
application and resume. The finalist will need to pass a background check
before receiving a written employment offer.