Director of Laboratory Operations College of Engineering and Technology

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Job Title:

Director of Laboratory Operations College of Engineering and Technology

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Vacancy Open to :

All Candidates

Department :

AAH College of Engineering and Tech

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Division :

Academic Affairs

Classification Title :

Director-Professional (Other)

Working Title :

Director of Laboratory Operations

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Full Time Equivalent (FTE) :


Full Time or Part Time :

Full Time

Recruitment Range:

Commensurate with Qualifications

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Job Category :

Non-Faculty Information Technology

Organizational Unit Overview:

The College of Engineering and Technology is comprised of the departments of Computer Science, Construction Management, Engineering, and Technology Systems. Faculty and /staff in the College provide high-quality graduate and undergraduate degree opportunities and research and service programs that enable students to achieve their career goals and that promote a strong, sustainable future for our region.

Job Duties :

The Director of Laboratory Operations (DLO) leads and manages the CET laboratory facilities related to the delivery of instruction and research. The Director is expected to demonstrate a high level of professional behavior and maintain a positive professional relationship with all laboratory stakeholders including, students, faculty, staff, administrators, and external individuals and groups. In addition, the Director is expected to:

A. Supervise CET Lab Supervisors, conduct annual evaluations, set expectations for performance, manage coverage of CET lab sections, and support professional training and development of Lab Supervisors.
B. Lead CET planning to define, design, and implement the use of CET laboratory space and equipment.
C. Serve as a member of the CET Leadership Team. Participate in strategic planning and day-to-day management of the College operations.
D. Manage the Laboratory Operating Budget and prioritize purchases based on demonstrated need. The DLO is the project manager for new lab equipment, which includes: researching product and vendors, obtaining quotes, initiating bids, finalizing equipment purchases, and completing all facets of installation. Installation includes the defining of space needs, designing the lab renovation, and then managing all aspects of implementing the CET space renovation to accommodate the equipment. The DLO will be the administrator for purchasing equipment and supplies using funds allocated to the College for the laboratories, such as the Ed-Tech funds, One-Time Funds and other funds allocated by the Dean for laboratory needs.
E. Develop and implement the CET safety program. Create safety programs that are in compliance with appropriate regulations and policies. Ensure that all faculty and students have been appropriately trained in safe practices. Ensure that there is an environment and culture of safe behavior in the labs.
F. Administer CET LAB website.
G. Seek feedback from faculty, department chairs, students and staff to promote continuous quality improvement in CET’s laboratory operations.
H. Ensure CET laboratories are in an effective operational condition to support course expectations and outcomes. This will include, but not be limited to: (1) purchasing, installing, and maintaining lab equipment, (2) having responsibility for all CET lab equipment warranties and preventative maintenance overhead expense (3) purchasing supplies and tools, (4) tracking inventory of all equipment, tools, and expendable supplies, (5) oversee the regular cleaning of CET labs, and ensure that the disposing of materials will follow University policies and procedures, and chemical(s) disposition will follow the guidelines of the ECU Environmental Health and Safety Department (6) and other items assigned by the dean and in compliance with University policies and procedures.
I. Interact with CET departments and other colleges within the university to support effective delivery of lab instruction, which may include, but is not limited to: (1) entering work orders to install software, (2) rearranging laboratories, (3) fabricating special items needed for the lab, (4) making modifications to lab equipment, (5) installing or repairing lab equipment, and (6) any other preparation to ensure the lab is ready for each lab session for students to complete the planned laboratory experiences in a safe and academically sound manner.
J. The Director submits to the One Card Office all students to be granted access to laboratory facilities.

Note that the Director of Laboratory Operations and Laboratory Supervisors do not serve as a Faculty of Record for any class or laboratory in the code unit, do not develop student learning outcomes, instructional materials, or lesson plans for classes, and do not assign final grades to students.

Minimum Education/Experience :

MS in a Technology, Engineering, or Science related field, Safety Certifications, and at least 1 years of experience supervising a laboratory and/or business.

License or Certification Required by Statute or Regulation :


Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education :

CPR, First aid and/or Respiratory fit certification

Special Instructions to Applicant :

East Carolina University requires applicants to submit a candidate profile online in order to be considered for the position.

Candidates should submit a cover letter, a curriculum vitae/resume, and a list of three references, including contact information, online. Two original letters of reference are required for employment. Please be aware that if selected as a candidate of choice, an automatic e-mail will be sent to the individuals entered by the applicant in the References section of the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system. Letters of reference submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system will be verified and considered towards meeting this requirement. For letters of reference not submitted via the PeopleAdmin applicant tracking system, please have the original signed letters mailed to Tamara Mckeel, ECU College of Engineering and Technology, 1000 E. 5th Street, MailStop 507, Greenville, NC 27858. The candidate of choice will also be required to provide an original, official transcript.

Applicants must be currently authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Additional Instructions to Applicant:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants must complete a candidate profile online via the PeopleAdmin system and submit any requested documents. Additionally, applicants that possess the preferred education and experience must also possess the minimum education/experience, if applicable.

Job Open Date :


Open Until Filled:


Job Close Date - Positions will be posted until 11:59 p.m. EST on this date. If no closing date is indicated, the position may close at any time after the initial screening date.:


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East Carolina University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer and seeks to create an environment that fosters the recruitment and retention of a more diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status.

Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should contact the Department of Human Resources at (252) 737-1018 (Voice/TTY) or [email protected].

Eligibility for Employment :

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. ECU participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

Office of Human Resources Contact Information :

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (252) 328-9847 or toll free at 1-866-489-1740 or send an email to [email protected] Our office is available to provide assistance Monday-Friday from 8:00-5:00 EST.




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Job No:
Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 1/15/2021
Work Type: Full Time