Laboratory Coordinator

Location
Raleigh
Posted
Jul 22, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Number: 00106365

Primary Function of Organization Unit: The Office of Distance Education in the College of Engineering is responsible for the delivery of undergraduate site-based classes and degree programs in Asheville, Havelock and Wilmington in addition to the administration and logistical support of sixteen online graduate degree programs. Both site-based programs in Asheville and Havelock are ABET accredited and offer degree programs which are not offered on the campus of NC State University in Raleigh. The unit works closely with engineering departments, faculty and university staff in the scheduling, delivery, and support for synchronous and asynchronous class offerings. The unit also works closely with the host campuses on which the degree programs reside as well as with those employees and administrators.

Essential Job Duties: This position is located in Havelock, NC and will serve as a laboratory coordinator in the MES labs.This position will instruct, assist students with the MES equipment, maintain the MES equipment and serve as a facilitator for mechanical engineering classes taught by faculty in Raleigh but transmitted synchronously to the MES classrooms in Havelock. The equipment used in this program is unique to the equipment used in the college's other four-year degree program in Asheville. Therefore, the employee must become an expert in the use of the special equipment used in the program. The Laboratory Coordinator will work closely with faculty from NC State's Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) in coordination with the mechanical engineering classes and labs offered at the site. The employee will report directly to the Director of the Site-Based Program in Havelock and will hold the rank of Lecturer within the MAE Department. Specifically the duties of this position will include, but not be limited to, the following: * Set-up, conduct, and grade all MES labs * Assist students with MES equipment, including training and safety issues * Serve as a coordinator of mechanical engineering classes delivered on site and assist students as needed with questions about the mechanical engineering subjects helping students with the application of theory to engineering projects and lab exercises. * Maintain MES equipment and keep up-to-date with changes and new technology that could be used to create a better learning experience for the students. * Perform any needed equipment modifications or upgrades. * Work cooperatively with the administration and staff of Craven Community College, Havelock campus, where the program is housed.

Minimum Education/Experience: MS degree in mechanical engineering or related area. Because the MES program is ABET accredited under the mechanical engineering criteria, it is critical that the minimum education be a degree in this area.

Department Required Skills: * Ability to communicate clearly and distinctly in verbal and written communications. * Ability to work as a member of a team and independently. * Must possess excellent management and organizational skills in the use of time and resources. * Must be willing to travel to Raleigh and to high schools and/or community colleges for recruiting purposes. * Must be willing to perform other duties as needed for the academic program.

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: * Ability to translate theoretical concepts into practical usage * Teaching experience at the undergraduate level * Experience working in industry or government engineering organization with teaching experience * Strong sense of commitment to students * Some familiarity with ABET * Previous experience in directing labs and projects * Experience in solid modeling and digital design tools such as 3-D printing and scanning * Good technical skills and experience with MATLAB, LabView, and Simulink.

Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A

AA/EOE: NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148. Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree verified at "www.wes.org":http//wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.

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