Laboratory SpecialistDepartment of Mechanical Science and Engineering (University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign)
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The Department of Mechanical Science and Engineering at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Laboratory Specialist for its Micro-Nano-Mechanical Systems (MNMS) Cleanroom Laboratory. This position is responsible for the day-to-day operation and maintenance of, and user training on highly specialized micro-electro-mechanical equipment and instrumentation in the MNMS Lab, a class 100 and 1000 cleanroom laboratory in the Mechanical Engineering Building.
Minimum qualifications include a Bachelors degree in Engineering or a related field and two years of professional laboratory experience. Experience working with a variety of highly specialized electro-mechanical equipment, instrumentation and ability to rapidly learn the operation of complicated new equipment and instrumentation is required. Experience in troubleshooting, problem diagnostic skills with specialized electro-mechanical laboratory equipment, including the ability to read and understand schematics and wiring diagrams is required. Excellent communication skills, both spoken and written, professional demeanor, and ability to work well with others, including students, faculty, research staff, and departmental administrative staff is required. Excellent organizational skills and the demonstrated ability to manage multiple high-priority tasks simultaneously is required. Preference may be given to individuals who have microfabrication or cleanroom laboratory experience or experience with plasma systems.
Duties and responsibilities include: Responsible for the day-to-day operations and maintenance of the MNMS Laboratory. Maintain, upgrade, and install cleanroom fabrication equipment and instrumentation as needed or as directed by the Laboratory Director. Troubleshoot and repair equipment as required to keep the equipment in optimum operating condition. This requires frequent interaction with manufacturers and suppliers. Develop an in-depth working knowledge of the use and operation of each apparatus and train other users regarding their proper use. Supervise laboratory users, including graduate and undergraduate students, faculty, research staff, and other lab staff. Work with faculty instructors, support instructional coursework, conduct laboratory instruction, and generally oversee the instructional activity in the lab. Establish and maintain training programs and safety protocols for students and facility users. Conduct training sessions on equipment and safety protocols. Maintain laboratory supplies, ordering and restocking as necessary. Provide assistance to lab users to facilitate ongoing microfabrication research. Provide assistance with the development of new laboratory processes and techniques.
Complete applications are due by July 30, 2012. Please visit the Illinois Job Board to view the complete announcement and application instructions. http://jobs.illinois.edu.