School of Engineering, Full-time Laboratory Associate

University of Central Oklahoma
Main Campus - Edmond, OK, 73034

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Job Details

Job Details

Job Location: Main Campus - Edmond, OK

Position Type: Staff

Salary Range: $17.30 - $17.52 Hourly

Job Category: OTRS Classified

Description Position Title: Laboratory Associate-MASCF - 993047

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.

College/Department Overview:

The College of Mathematics and Science currently has 135 full-time and over 70 part-time faculty in 6 academic departments and the School of Engineering. The College serves more than 2,900 undergraduate students in 27 majors and provides graduate programs in Biology, Applied Mathematical Science, Applied Mathematics and Computer Science, Computational Science, Computer Science, Engineering Physics, and Nursing. Accreditation/Certification is held by ABET, the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE), the American Board of Funeral Service Education, and the American Chemical Society. UCO is an institutional member of the Council on Undergraduate Research. For further information see our website at

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:

Bachelor's 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:
Reasonable accommodations (in accordance with ADA requirements) may be made, upon request, to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


The University of Central Oklahoma prepares future leaders in an opportunity-rich environment, ideally located in the Oklahoma City metropolitan area. Central offers an innovative learning community to its more than 17,000 students, where teaching comes first, a commitment seeded in the university's roots as a teaching college. Students at Central develop personal relationships with more than 450 full-time faculty, 450 adjunct faculty and over 850 staff, like 2008 U.S. Professor of the Year, Dr. Wei Chen, who are committed to transforming lives.

With 117 undergraduate majors and 59 graduate programs, Central is a smart investment for students dedicated to their future success. Notable academic programs include Forensic Science, Music Theatre, Mass Communications, Accounting, the region's only accredited Professional Golf Management program, Jazz Studies and the Academy of Contemporary Music at UCO, located in downtown Oklahoma City's Bricktown district.

Central's appealing 210-acre campus is on track to become a certified botanical garden, offering both a pleasing learning and living environment and a source of pride for students, employees and alumni. In fact, Central is ranked among the top universities nationally in residence life and as one of the top universities to work for by the "Chronicle of Higher Education." Central is also an official U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Training Site, and hosted the 2010 World Sitting Volleyball Championships on campus.   Founded in 1890, Central is the state's first public institution of higher learning, and continues to cultivate creativity and innovation in every corner of campus, bringing to life its core values of Character, Community and Civility each day.

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The University of Central Oklahoma (UCO) exists to help students learn by providing transformative education experiences to students so that they may become productive, creative, ethical and engaged citizens and leaders serving our global community. UCO contributes to the intellectual, cultural, economic and social advancement of the communities and individuals it serves.


UCO will become one of the Top 10 metropolitan universities of our kind in the United States by providing a transformative education as well as development experiences that help learners achieve their highest level of leadership potential.


The University of Central Oklahoma transforms each student by focusing our resources on the Central Six tenets of transformative learning. 

All students will be transformed with:

  • Discipline Knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Research, Scholarly and Creative Activities
  • Service Learning and Civic Engagement
  • Global and Cultural Competencies
  • Health and Wellness

Transformative learning is a holistic process that places students at the center of their own active and reflective learning experience.

About Edmond/Oklahoma City Metro

The University of Central Oklahoma is located in Edmond, a part of the growing, thriving Oklahoma City metropolitan area. At Central, our students, faculty and staff get the best of both worlds - the "small town" feel of Edmond, with the big city excitement of the Oklahoma City metro. Both the Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro consistently rank nationally among the safest, most affordable and most exciting places to live. In fact, Edmond recently ranked among the best places to live in the nation by Money Magazine and Family Circle magazine, and Oklahoma City ranked sixth in the nation for the "Best Places for Young Adults" by From year-round arts, music and theater offering, to exciting sporting events like the NBA's Oklahoma City Thunder, to first class shopping, dining and more, Edmond and the Oklahoma City metro offer a diverse, active, culturally enriched lifestyle that's on the move to even bigger and better opportunities.

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