Laboratory Technologist Wanted In Lawrence

Published 9 months ago
Expires 2019-08-12
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Laboratory Technologist Wanted In Lawrence
United-states, Kansas, Lawrence,
Published 9 months ago

Job details:

Job type: Full time
Occupation: Laboratory technologist

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Civil/Environ/Arch Engineering

Position Overview
Highly qualified mechanical and
hydraulic technician, who can operate a variety of academic teaching and research laboratories. Will interact directly with faculty members;
therefore must be able to interact well with all types of personalities and diverse populations. The Laboratory Technologist will be
required to establish priorities for projects in addition to operating laboratories.

Job Description />20% Interact with faculty to train and supervise students on a daily basis for custom research applications, lab demonstrations, and
student competition projects. Coordinate and schedule project requests for departmental faculty and research staff, as well as academic
assistants. Supervision entails establishing project priorities and assigning work according to skill and abilities.

30% Develop
and manage testing, instrumentation, and data acquisition systems for teaching and research laboratories. Work with faculty to order,
set-up, operate, maintain or arrange for service of all systems. Provide technical training and assistance to faculty and student personnel
in periodic and regular scheduled maintenance, as well as repair and calibration of electronic instruments. Design, fabricate and modify
test fixtures for equipment utilizing hydraulic, electrical, pneumatic, and mechanical equipment, mills, lathes, band saws, arc welding,
plasma cutters, forklifts, and cranes. Install hydraulic hoses on MTS equipment, cut and thread pipe for various equipment using JIC, iron,
and stainless fittings.

10% Prepare specifications and orders for equipment and materials that have to be purchased through the
bid process. Effectively monitor, plan and utilize allocated supplies and equipment funds. Oversee and arrange shipping, moving,
installation, repair, calibration, and preventive maintenance of all laboratory equipment and instruments. Ordering is done mostly through
KU online ordering system. Large materials are unloaded and moved with forklifts or cranes.

20% Responsible for safety procedures
and training. Familiar with University of Kansas Environmental Health and Safety procedures for hazardous materials, laboratory rules, and

10% Maintain and reconcile departmental space allocation and use inventory. Maintain and reconcile, in cooperation
with departmental accounting office, physical inventory, including equipment and property.

10% Other duties as assigned.
/>Required Qualifications
1) High School diploma or G.E.D. and 3 years of related experience
(troubleshooting, equipment maintenance and repair), OR Bachelor's and 1 year related experience OR Master's degree in field related to
2) Good written communication skills as evidenced by application materials.


1) At least one year of experience in welding and metal fabrication.
2) At least one year of experience
with pipe fittings for air and water applications.
3) At least one year of experience in general carpentry, preventive maintenance and
4) Basic knowledge in management of hazardous waste.
5) General computer skills.

Contact Information
to Applicants

Yelena Kistanova
[email protected]

Additional Candidate Instruction
A complete online application
includes the following materials: completion of the online application with attached resume, cover letter and contact information for 3

Application deadline: March 4, 2018.

Advertised Salary Range: Minimum $36,710 -
Commensurate with qualifications and experience

Application Review Begins: 05-Mar-2018
/>Anticipated Start Date: 26-Mar-2018

Work Location: Lawrence


Reg/Temp: Regular

FLSA Status

U-Unclassified Professional Staff

Work Schedule
Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00

Job Family

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disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, gender identity, gender expression, genetic
information and retaliation in the University's programs and activities. Access to information regarding equal opportunity and diversity
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regarding the non-discrimination policies should be directed to: Executive Director of the Office of Institutional Opportunity and Access,
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