Under administrative direction and reporting directly to the Dean of the College of Innovations & Solutions, the Electrical and Computer Lab Engineer for the School of Engineering and Technology is responsible for the care and daily operation of the electrical, computer, and robotics laboratories as well as provides technical support to faculty, staff, and students. In addition, the Electrical and Computer Lab Engineer will work with the Mechanical Lab Engineer to support the electrical needs of the mechanical laboratories.
1. Oversee the day-to-day functionality and provide direct support of engineering labs, both instructional (analog, digital, power/motors, controls, plc, and robotics) and computer.
2. Maintain an adequate stock, orderly storage, and distribution of electronic equipment, parts, and supplies.
3. Establish and maintain an evaluation, maintenance, and calibration schedule to verify electronic equipment (test equipment, robots, automation equipment, etc.) is functional and safe to operate.
4. In coordination with manufacturers and supplies, troubleshoot and repair electrical equipment as needed as well as make recommendations for replacement and/or upgrading electronic equipment.
5. Work with faculty and the Mechanical Lab Engineer to develop, build, install, and maintain instructional systems as needed (such as PLC trainers, motor drives, robotic systems, etc.).
6. Verify all electronic equipment is installed and operated in accordance with state, national, and other recognized electrical and safety standards.
7. Develop and maintain an inventory of electronic equipment, computer hardware, accessories, as well as software and licenses.
8. Provide oversight, in conjunction with IT, for the installation and maintenance of computer hardware, software, and accessories.
9. Serve on the senior project faculty board (SPFB) and provide technical advice and guidance to senior students.
10. Supervise and train student employees working in the electronic and robotic areas.
11. Actively participate in professional development activities, as deemed appropriate by the Dean, to stay knowledgeable in current technology and best practices.
12. Other duties as assigned.
Associate of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, or related area.
1 year of experience troubleshooting electrical/electronic/digital control equipment and measurements instruments.
1 year of experience managing equipment and supply budgets.
Ability to work independently while contributing to a team environment.
Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral).
Ability to organize, prioritize, and follow multiple projects and tasks through to completion with attention to detail.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, faculty/staff, and students.
Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology, Electrical Engineering, or related area.
2 or more years of experience in a similar position.
Knowledge of and experience in the application of state and national electrical and safety standards.
Knowledge of programmable logic controllers, robotics, and other automation equipment.
Knowledge of computer hardware and software installation and maintenance.
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