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Lab Engineer

Apply now Job no: 492620
Work type: Full-time exempt
Location: Chester
Categories: Administrative (Exempt)

Widener University is currently seeking a Lab Engineer in the School of Engineering. This role reports to the Dean, and supports instructional, outreach, research and administrative projects.

The School of Engineering is committed to the principles and practices of diversity, equity, and inclusion. We encourage applications from those who share our dedication to providing a welcoming and inclusive teaching, learning, and working environment. We believe that students, faculty, and staff should have equitable opportunities to pursue and advance toward their professional goals without marginalization or exclusion due to their differences. The diversity of our community is central to our success as a vibrant center of learning, teaching, research, and civic engagement.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (including, but not limited to):

Essential duties:

  • Coordinate and manage the acquisition, installation and troubleshooting of engineering software with the Instructional Technology Services staff.
  • Set-up and troubleshoot data acquisition systems and equipment-computer interfaces.
  • Support departments in their preparation for accreditation.
  • Manage and operate prototyping equipment such as 3D printers and CNC machines.
  • Implement and manage testing protocols with minimum supervision.
  • Handle multiple tasks simultaneously and meet deadlines.
  • Use specialized software packages such as C++, LabVIEW, MATLAB, and VBA.
  • Exercise strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Exhibit excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Program Microsoft Office applications for business processes.
  • Manage and support the robotics engineering labs; support introductory freshmen labs.

 Secondary responsibilities:

  • Support senior projects.
  • Other duties as assigned by the dean.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or related scientific discipline with at least four years of relevant experience.
  • Able to operate and maintain equipment across multiple engineering disciplines.
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks on deadline.
  • Effective verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel and Power Point).
  • Ability to interact with a diverse population of students, faculty, and staff.


  • Master's degree in Engineering or related scientific discipline with two years of relevant experience.
  • Previous experience in engineering or science laboratories.


  • Must be able to routinely sit at desk or table and work on computer, have basic manual dexterity, lift less than 25 lbs., and be mobile between workstation and other campus buildings.  Involves routine standing, walking, and climbing stairs and occasional bending, stooping and/or kneeling.

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


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