As a UW employee, you have a unique opportunity to change lives on our campuses, in our state and around the world. UW employees offer their boundless energy, creative problem solving skills and dedication to build stronger minds and a healthier world. UW faculty and staff also enjoy outstanding benefits, professional growth opportunities and unique resources in an environment noted for diversity, intellectual excitement, artistic pursuits and natural beauty. All of which has allowed the UW to be nationally recognized as a "Great College to Work For" for five consecutive years. The College of Engineering has an outstanding opportunity for a Scientific Instructional Technician 2 . This position is responsible for supporting and assisting the Lab Manager/Research Scientist Engineer 3 in managing and administering the Materials Science and Engineering Departments Teaching Laboratories. These facilities are used by students, faculty, staff, and the public to carry out the educational and research mission of the University. The MSE department curriculum includes a broad array of subject matter. The discipline is continuously evolving with technology. The curriculum requires that students devote significant amounts of time to performing laboratory experiments and design projects. Currently the department supports instructional laboratories under the umbrella of the Materials Tetrahedron of Processing Performance, Properties and Characterization; with an emphasis in Materials processing and characterization.The core instructional lab infrastructure is being scaled up and further modernized to accommodate increases in UG enrollment and masters projects, and to better reflect current technologies. This requires significant support to the lab manager for implementing new designs, build new lab experiments and upgrade test equipment. Concurrently, the MSE department's list of shared equipment has been growing. Each new instrument represents a considerable commitment in staff time and energy, requiring this position to support, under supervision: site preparation, setup, commissioning, advanced training, creation of procedures and policies, and sometimes incorporation into the recharge center. Once online, the equipment must be managed (user training, scheduling, maintenance, billing). The lab manager assistant will use a broad knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures in running materials science labs and experiments and will work independently with moderate direction as needed form the department Lab Manager (Research Scientist/Engineer 3).RESPONSIBILITIESInstructional Lab Administration & Shops Supervision General Lab Operations*Support the lab manager to coordinate and manage department labs*Supervise and train student laboratory helpers.*Keep track of lab supplies and order new supplies as necessary.*Operate and maintain the department waterjet cutter and other shop tools.*Oversee and manage the operations of the composites lab.*Track physical inventory and conduct annual inventory surveys.*Arrange open house exhibits and coordinate individual groups participation*Liaison with COE open house staff*Participate and coordinate department out reach programs including COE Discovery Days and MSE summer camp.*Manage key and key code access to all labs.*Coordinator for COE Engineering Discovery Days -Coordinate individual groups participation -Organize and conduct group meetings -Liaison with COE open house staff -Insure supplies and necessary equipment is available.*Participate and coordinate department out reach programs including COE Discovery Days and MSE summer camp.*Manage key and key code access to all labs.Instrument Operations*Assist in instrumentation training of new users on thermal analysis equipment, spectroscopy, etc.*Assist in maintenance and validation of equipment under supervisionUndergraduate Labs*Under direction, collect supplies, set up experiments and support TA training for all the undergraduate lab courses.*Assist in all senior design projects.Facilities & Safety*Monitor chemical use and inventory as well as chemical collection requests*Maintain laboratory safety documentation and participate in laboratory safety inspections.*Under direction, insure safety compliance and advise on safety issues and questions across the department.*Arrange for surplus pickups under supervision*Act as building coordinator under supervisionMINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor's Degree with major study in a basic applied science AND two years of full-time experience as a Scientific Instructional Technician or equivalent OR equivalent education/experience.Equivalent education/experience can substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.Application Process:The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select "Apply to this position". Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your "My Jobs" page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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