Engineering Lab Technician- Electrical

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Kennesaw State University
Location
Kennesaw
Closing date
Jun 18, 2033

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Engineering Lab Technician- Electrical

Job ID: 228259
Location: Marietta, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. KSU offers more than 150 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its more than 41,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties, entrepreneurial spirit, and Division I athletics draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Ranked a top choice for students by U.S. News, Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status.

Location
Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for preparing mechanical, civil or electronic lab components used in university engineering labs, makerspaces, design and engineering research spaces. Troubleshoots, maintains and repairs engineering lab equipment. Operates and/or supervises the operation of standard machines used in engineering labs within an undergraduate engineering program.

Responsibilities
1. Maintains and repairs engineering lab equipment and maintains associated records
2. Prepares engineering lab equipment for engineering lab courses and purchases parts/components for machines or specimens
3. Assists students and faculty with fabrication of components, lab projects, student projects, test specimens and research parts
4. Maintains inventory and contributes to best safety practices ensuring students receive proper training and follow safe practices in accordance with appropriate standards
5. Completes periodic training courses and maintains knowledge and skill with changing technology for fabrication, maintenance and assembly
6. Provides guidance regarding safe equipment operation and implementation of laboratory procedures

DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1. Inspects and maintains electrical and computer engineering lab equipment to ensure proper and safe operation.
2. Assists students and faculty with fabrication of electrical and computer engineering components, test specimens and parts and ensures students and graduate assistants follow safe practices and receive proper training.
3. Prepares electrical and computer engineering lab equipment, electronic kits, for lab use
4. Manages the Electrical Engineering Tech. shop, ordering, distributing and assembling electronic kits as needed
5. Determines equipment supply quantities and ensures stock is available for instructional labs
6. Prepares, operates and oversees operation of electrical machines/devices
7. Recommends and specifies new electrical and computer engineering equipment or upgrades

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Associates, technical, vocational or related degree/certificate from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience
Two years (2) of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Previous related industrial experience
Certificate in an engineering technology field
Previous experience working with customers and/or in higher education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Extensive knowledge of appropriate safety standards
  • Knowledge of basic programming and equipment related to assigned area
  • Knowledge of engineering materials and proper specifications for components
  • Able to handle multiple tasks or projects at one time meeting assigned deadlines
  • Excellent interpersonal, initiative, teamwork, problem solving, independent judgment, organization, communication (verbal and written), time management, project management and presentation skills
  • Proficient with computer applications and programs associated with the department (ex. Microsoft Office suite, CAD/CAM software)
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up skills
  • Strong customer service skills and phone and e-mail etiquette

    DEPARTMENT SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
  • General knowledge regarding the principles of electrical and electronic theory, electrical and computer engineering methods and procedures.
  • Basic understanding of electronic and computer components and terms (ex. capacitors, diodes, circuit boards, frequency, CPU, expansion slot etc.)
  • Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in the maintenance of electronic and electrical equipment (ex. PCB printing, Pick-in-place, etc.).
  • Knowledge of methods employed in the design and repair of electrical and computer laboratory and testing devices.
  • Knowledge of ordering electronic and/or computer equipment and components parts or the ability to quickly learn how to use purchasing software.
  • Extensive knowledge of appropriate electrical and computer safety standards.

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position will not travel
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced + Education + Drug Screening


    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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  • Organization

    Founded in 1963, Kennesaw State University (KSU) is the third-largest in the University System of Georgia with more than 22,500 undergraduate and graduate students representing 142 countries.

    KSU is located just northwest of Atlanta in Cobb County near historic Kennesaw Mountain, allowing students to experience the best of Atlanta while enjoying the serenity of a 384-acre, beautifully landscaped pedestrian-friendly campus.kennesaw_state_university1.jpg

    Accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), KSU offers 70 bachelor's, master's and doctorate degree programs including undergraduate degrees in education, health, business, the humanities, the arts, science and math and graduate degree programs in nursing, business, information systems, conflict management, public administration, education and professional writing. The university’s expanding doctoral programs currently offer a Doctorate of Education in Leadership for Learning, Doctorate of Business Administration and Doctorate of Nursing.

    Additionally, nursing students from Kennesaw State have one of the highest passing rates on the statewide licensing exam and are highly sought-after in the medical community, while the College of Education is the second-largest preparer of teachers in the state. The Executive MBA program, housed in the Coles College of Business, is the second-largest program in the country and has been recognized by BusinessWeek.

    kennesaw_state_university2.jpgKSU’s national reputation has gained steam and has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report for the past two years as an “Up-and-Coming Masters University in the South,” ranking among the top ten (8th) in the 2010 issue of “America’s Best Colleges.” In addition, the university’s First-Year Experience has been named an “Academic Program to Look For” by U.S.News for seven consecutive years and was named one of 12 founding institutions in a project called "Foundations of Excellence in the First Year of College."

    The university has committed itself to expanding the global experience of students, faculty and staff through its Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP), known as the "Global Learning for Engaged Citizenship" initiative, which began in 2007. This program focuses on increasing opportunities for international learning experiences. In spring 2009, KSU awarded its first Global Engagement Certification to graduate and undergraduate students. This certification recognizes students’ achievements in learning global perspectives and developing intercultural skills.

    As a destination campus, KSU offers students plenty of opportunities to experience campus life by participating in more than 150 student groups and organizations, including student government, sororities and fraternities, club and intramural sports, social and special-interest organizations, student publications and honor societies.

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    In 2009, the Kennesaw State Owls completed a reclassification from NCAA Division II to NCAA Division I, competing in the Atlantic Sun Conference. During the transition from 2005-2009, KSU teams have won six Atlantic Sun Conference tournaments in five sports, including men’s indoor and outdoor track, women’s soccer, softball and cross-country.

    Kennesaw State University has been recognized as one of the top universities in the country by the Chronicle of Higher Education’s “2009 Great Colleges to Work For.” KSU was recognized among the top 10 schools in six categories – confidence in senior leadership, teaching environment, collaborative governance, professional/career development programs, physical work space conditions and post-retirement benefits.

    Kennesaw State was originally established by the University System of Georgia as Kennesaw Junior College serving 1,000 students. The college became a four-year institution in 1976 and was named Kennesaw College in 1977. In 1988, on its 25th anniversary, it was named Kennesaw State College and in 1996 became Kennesaw State University.

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    Telephone
    470-578-6000
    Location
    1000 Chastain Road
    Kennesaw
    GA
    30144
    US

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