Laboratory Technician II #494699

Lamar University
March 17, 2023
Offerd Salary:$31,221 - $36,000
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Negotigation
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Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number 20112614

Position Title Laboratory Technician II #494699 FTE 1.00 Position Type Staff Department Electrical Engineering

Position Summary Information

Job Summary/Basic Function

About This Role:

The purpose of this position is to provide technical support and assist with the research and teaching of the College of Engineering specifically with the Electrical Engineering and Civil and Environmental Engineering departments at Lamar University. This support includes the management of labs and assistance to students with academic and research projects, by maintaining and updating all lab equipment and fixtures in classrooms and laboratories, maintaining inventory, and providing additional assistance as needed.

Position Duties:

  • Help teaching Circuits Lab, Electronics Lab Microcomputers Lab, and Senior Design as needed.
  • Help teaching Fluid mechanics, hydraulics, geotechnical, surveying, structure, and material Lab as needed.
  • Maintain the operation of computer in labs, offices, and classrooms, including software installation and update.
  • Assist with departmental and faculty purchasing, ordering, receiving, handling and maintaining.
  • Help with faculty members in their research work for equipment.
  • Help research students with experiments, presentations, etc.
  • Keeping the equipment, computers and materials used in our teaching labs well maintained.
  • Maintaining the operation of computers in labs, offices, and classrooms, including software installation and update.
  • Maintaining the chemical inventories and required SDSs and other documentation in our labs.
  • Assisting with safety procedures, training, ppe and inspections in our laboratories.
  • Assisting with departmental equipment/property inventories and records.
  • Assisting with departmental and faculty purchasing, ordering, and receiving and handling of computer and laboratory items.
  • Helping faculty members install, update and maintain the materials and equipment in their research area.
  • Performing other jobs as needed for teaching and research assigned by departmental chair.
  • Who We Are:

    Lamar University is a diverse and accessible global university for life-long learners with a passion for broad-based community engagement. As a vital contributor to the socioeconomic wellbeing and resilience of the Gulf Coast region, our expertise is recognized locally and beyond. Lamar University is home to more than 17,000 students and is among the fastest growing Texas colleges and universities. LU is a member of The Texas State University System, which is the first higher education system of Texas and maintains the lowest average tuition and fees of any university system in Texas. With more than 100 degree options and a community that cares, Lamar students are always proud to be Cardinals.

    Lamar University is committed to fostering a culture of diversity where students, faculty and staff of all backgrounds can learn, work, and serve.

    Benefits – Job Perks:

    At Lamar University one of the ways we show value to our team members is by offering the following perks:

    Our Comprehensive Benefits Package

  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance
  • State of Texas Retirement plans
  • Tuition reimbursement for employees, spouses and/or eligible dependent
  • Paid time off – vacation, sick, and holidays.
  • Minimum Qualifications

    What You'll Need to Succeed – Minimum Qualifications

    To be successful in this role and a great addition to our team we need you to come with the following:

  • Associate degree in Technology, Engineering, science, or related field is required.
  • One year of experience in manufacturing and/or electrical/mechanical work is preferred.
  • Two years of experience in civil, environmental or computer related work is preferred.
  • A valid US or Canadian driver's license
  • Must be currently authorized to work in US.
  • Key Competencies:

  • Good communication skills and ability to interpret oral/written instructions.
  • Knowledge of mechanical and electrical concepts; materials testing concepts and mechanical engineering technology lab test equipment.
  • Knowledge of preventive maintenance and repair.
  • Skills and experience in computer systems, including hardware, MS Office, OS maintenance and CAD/CAM software.
  • Experience with programming, soldering skills and working with multiphase electrical equipment.
  • Physical Requirements:

  • Medium physical requirements, exerting 20-50 lbs. occasionally, 10-25 lbs. frequently, or up to 10 lbs. constantly or 60lbs occasionally.
  • Operational knowledge of manual/power tools.
  • EEO Statement

    Lamar University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability or protected veteran status.

    Veteran's Preference Statement

    Lamar University is proud to provide employment preference to veteran applicants in accordance with Texas 805 Government Code, Section 657.003.

    Preferred Qualifications

    Preferred Qualifications:

    In addition to the amazing qualifications and experiences listed above, if we had our say, we would also look for:

  • One year of experience in manufacturing and/or electrical/mechanical work is preferred.
  • Two years of experience in civil, environmental or computer related work is preferred.
  • Security Sensitive Statement

    This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

    Salary $31,221 - $36,000 Work Hours

    Application Information

    Posting Date 02/14/2023

    Close Date Open Until Filled Yes Special Instructions

    Posting Specific Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Are you claiming Veteran's Preference in accordance with Texas Senate Bill 805, Section 657.003? PLEASE READ IMPORTANT INSTRUCTIONS: To be considered for Veteran's Preference, applicants must complete and email to [email protected] a Standard Form 15 located at https: // www. to include the required documents per the instructions on the form. Emails MUST also include position titles and posting numbers for each and every position applied for. APPLICANTS WHO FAIL TO EMAIL ALL REQUIRED DOCUMENTS BEFORE A POSTING CLOSES WILL NOT BE AWARDED VETERAN'S PREFERENCE.
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  • What is the highest level of education have you obtained?
  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Associate's Degree
  • Technical School Diploma or Certificate
  • Some College Credits
  • High School Diploma or GED
  • In what area(s) did you receive your degree(s).
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience in manufacturing and/or electrical, mechanical, civil work, and computer work do you have? Please specify.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • Please rate your knowledge and experience of MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook).
  • None
  • Beginner - Knowledge of MS Office Programs (Word & Excel)
  • Intermediate - Knowledge of MS Office (Word, Excel, & PowerPoint)
  • Moderate - Knowledge & Experience with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint & Access)
  • Expert - Knowledge & Experience using MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook))
  • Do you have a valid driver's license?
  • No
  • Yes
  • If you have a valid drivers license, what is the state and expiration date?
  • (Open Ended Question)

    Applicant Documents

    Required Documents

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Optional Documents

  • Certificate(s)
  • Unofficial Transcript 1
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