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Engineering Lab Technician

Apply now Job no: 493113
Work type: Full-time
Location: Chester
Categories: Administrators

Widener University is seeking a lab technician to support academic, research, and recruitment activities within the School of Engineering. Reporting to the Dean’s office, this role assists faculty and students in instructional and research laboratories and supports outreach and recruitment activities in the School of Engineering.

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

Essential duties:

  • Assemble, set up, calibrate and maintain instruments and supplies in assigned labs
  • Handle/store/preserve all materials in assigned labs
  • Assist faculty and students in laboratory classes and to train, assist and supervise students on how to operate equipment.
  • Support engineering outreach and recruitment activities
  • Assist faculty and students on research projects and senior projects.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS (education/training and experience required):

Required:

  • Associate’s degree in a technical field and two years of relevant experience in engineering, construction, or a similar field
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision on multiple tasks
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Experience with engineering testing equipment
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and other technology tools
  • Experience with Computer Aided Design (CAD) software
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in the engineering field.
  • Previous experience in engineering laboratories.
  • Experience with machine shop operations.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL HOURS: 

  • May be required to work on weekends and evenings.
  • Must be able to stand, sit, bend, kneel, climb stairs, reach, and climb ladders.
  • Ability to lift objects weighing up to 35 lbs.
  • Ability to work on computers.

All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.  Widener University is committed to fostering an inclusive community in which faculty, staff, and students from a variety of backgrounds, cultures, and personal experiences are welcomed and can thrive. We are an equal opportunity employer and are 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, gender identity, genetic information, or status as a protected veteran.

Some positions may be eligible for a hybrid or remote work arrangement that may include a partially or fully remote work location, consistent with Widener’s Flexible Work policy. 

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 www.widener.edu.

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