AUTOMOTIVE LAB TECHNICIAN
Under the supervision of the Dean of Applied Sciences and Engineering Technology, responsible for keeping automotive facilities and equipment in working condition so students will have an optimum learning environment. Will interact with concerned division faculty and staff to establish instructional and equipment needs, and establish annual automotive facilities budgets. Will support faculty with lab activity as needed. Will assist in the hiring of student laboratory assistants and will be responsible for their training and supervision.Essential Job Functions
- Prepares and sets up facilities and laboratory materials, demonstrations, and practical exams working with faculty/administrator in the automotive facilities area. This includes preparation of equipment, support of adjunct and full time instructors during class time as well as set up and take down of the laboratory session/setup where applicable.
- Provides technical support and acts as information resource for full time and adjunct instructors and division staff for the automotive areas (both service and engineering technology).
- Supports faculty in development of laboratory activity and automotive facilities to support the same.
- Responsible for implementing/maintaining policies and procedures to comply with ASE Education and College Standards.
- Purchases supplies/equipment; researches products, prepares/analyzes bids, purchases required items, receives shipments verifying contents, assembles, tests/installs new equipment/instruments; maintains and properly controls/stores inventory.
- Supports and assists the dean in the identification of lab equipment needs.
- Coordinates all safety related tasks, including maintaining MSDS records and waste disposal issues in the automotive lab per OSHA guidelines.
- Performs regular planned maintenance/calibration, troubleshoots, and carries out minor repairs on a variety of research-type instruments and equipment and arranges for major repairs and/or replacement, as necessary.
- Assists faculty in the recruitment of potential student laboratory assistants.
- Trains student laboratory assistants in updated safety procedures as appropriate in an automotive laboratory.
- Supervises student laboratory assistants to facilitate the daily running of laboratories.
- Streamlines customer cars for service and repair consistent with service guidelines.
- Determines needs for disposable items for all equipment and supplies for the automotive labs.
- Keeps up-to-date records of inventory, orders, and receipts.
- Works with full time and adjunct faculty to turn in yearly budget for the automotive labs.
- Assesses general organization of laboratories, instituting reorganization of equipment as necessary, stocking items in appropriate locations.
- Works with faculty, staff and students to assure general cleanliness of laboratories and coordinates with student assistants, other technicians to maintain a clean, safe laboratory environment.
- Participates in division and college functions and meetings.
- Participates in promotion, publicity and recruitment events for the automotive programs in particular and division in general.
- Membership in a professional organization upon or after hire.
- Work in flexible shifts to support instructors in lab.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
RequirementsBachelor of Science degree in related field and a minimum of five (5) years’ of related experience in automotive field, service or engineering/testing and R&D required. Will consider an Associate’s degree in related field and a minimum of seven (7) years’ of related experience. ASE certification in one of the areas preferred, G1 required or must be able to get within six months of hire. Experience with maintaining equipment used in an automotive teaching lab required. Prefer candidate with knowledge of automotive testing equipment. Experience calibrating/troubleshooting instrumentation and equipment in the automotive lab. Mechanical abilities sufficient to use tools and affect minor repairs to laboratory equipment. Experience with budgeting and use of MS Office tools, Excel, Word, Outlook required. Knowledge or experience with college budgeting systems such as Colleague or Informer or Banner highly preferred. Ability to work closely with a diverse faculty/student population. Ability to effectively communicate ideas and concepts orally and in writing. Good communication and interpersonal skills is a must. Some supervisory experience is preferred. Prior teaching experience preferred. Supplemental Information