University of Central Oklahoma

  • Laboratory Associate - Engineering & Physics

    Posted Date 4 months ago(1/18/2018 8:59 AM)
    Job ID
    Org Number
    Math/Sci Coll Course Fees Spec Inst
    Provost Vice President
    Job Type
    $17.52 per hour ($36,456.50 annually)
    Targeted Job Start Date
    Hours Per Week
    Weeks Per Year
    Weeks Per Year
    Monday - Friday; 8 - 5pm
    Job Post Information* : External Company URL
  • Position Overview

    Operate, calibrate, or maintain equipment used in quantitative or qualitative analysis. Establish or monitor quality assurance programs or activities to ensure the accuracy of laboratory results. Set up, clean, and maintain laboratory equipment. Participates in process of purchasing supplies for use in lab and department. Assist in the preparation and set-up of laboratory for faculty/student use. Assist individual students in practice and learning. Provides supervision of student peer tutors in lab. Provide support and assistance related to facilities and equipment issues and repairs. Coordinates the ordering, inventory, storage, and maintenance of supplies, lab ware, and instruments essential to the operation of the lab. Assists faculty with designing experiments. Provides supervision of student peer tutors in lab. May teach classes or laboratory sessions as assigned.

    Department Specific Essential Job Functions

    The Laboratory Associate assists faculty and students in setting up and conducting electronic laboratory experiments; designs, prepares and selects equipment for lab experiments. Repairs and maintains inventory of all equipment used in the laboratory; i.e., power supplies, oscilloscopes, frequency generators, multimeters, computers, etc. Sets up the Electronic Laboratory for all the electronics laboratories experiments. Coordinates, designs circuits, sets up and conducts electronic lab experiments. Maintains, rebuilds, adjusts and repairs test equipment. Assists students needing additional laboratory work. Purchases replacement parts, and makes recommendations on new equipment purchases. Monitors laboratory equipment and electronic components for safety standards; maintains equipment records for periodic inspection and replacement. Issues and receives tools and equipment from students. Establishes and monitors inventory of equipment, consumable materials and supplies against minimum balances. Schedules classes for lab with coordination with instructors. Maintains software upgrades on the laboratory computers with coordination with the College Computer Specialist. Serves as an Electronic Specialist resource for students and faculty in research in the department. Assists students and faculty in using LabVIEW and Multisims software. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Qualifications/Experience Required

    Requires a university degree in related field or 4+ years of equivalent work experience in chosen filed that provides knowledge of and exposure to fundamental theories, principles, and concepts. Requires the application of expertise in a chosen field to achieve results.

    Qualifications/Experience Preferred

    Bachelors degree in Engineering Physics, Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering,or related area is required. Experience working in a science laboratory, familiarity with an academic environment, experience with laboratory instruments and equipment and knowledge of laboratory and shop safety.


    Ability to work well with others. Must be self-motivated and be able to work with minimal supervision. Must be able to prepare and standardize solutions and reagents. Must have mechanical ability and be able to handle the physical demands of receiving, distributing and storing stock.

    Physical Demands

    Repetitive movement of hands and fingers - typing and/or writing. Frequent standing, and/or sitting. Occasional walking, stooping, kneeling or crouching. Reach with hands and arms. Visually identify, observe and assess. Ability to communicate with supervisor/students/colleagues. Regular physical attendance required. The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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