Engineering Laboratory Technician - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invities applications for the position of Engineering Laboratory Technician to supervise, maintain, and ensure the safe operation of all equipment supporting the Engineering department’s courses and research initiatives.   This includes a machine shop as well as laboratories supporting Civil, Industrial, Mechanical, and Software Engineering.  

The Department of Engineering is in the second year at Quinnipiac University with the goal of becoming ABET accredited upon graduation of the first class in 2016. The Department of Engineering is a foundational step in a path that anticipates becoming the School of Engineering in the near future. We are building a unique learning environment that balances theoretical and applied learning, supporting a variety of learning styles. In that setting, we also foster continuous professional growth of our faculty and staff appropriate to our mission. We look forward to applications with a passion to help shape and build a program that will become a national leader in Engineering Education. We seek individuals with a desire to be part of a professional, collaborative team devoted to student learning and mentoring engineering students.

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,500 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


Plan, organize, and direct the laboratory operations.

Ensure safe operation of machine shop and lab equipment.

Ensure maintenance of all shop and laboratory equipment.

Ensure equipment calibration is performed as needed.

Ensure that safety and maintenance standards and procedures are established and followed.

Maintain all MSDS Sheets and other required documentation.

Determine methods and techniques for maintenance and repair of department equipment as well as initial installation.

Establish and present machine shop and lab equipment safety training / briefing programs for students and faculty.

Establish training programs for shop personnel,  ensuring personnel maintain state-of-the-art expertise in designated areas.

Assist faculty in the development of teaching materials for laboratories.

Assist faculty in the design of safe classroom, demonstration, and experimental laboratories.

Provide technical advice and assistance to students and faculty including selection of proper instrumentation, construction, testing, and operation of systems.

Plan, design, build, and test complex mechanical mechanisms and machines used in demonstrating and instructing advanced engineering theory in both the classroom and in the laboratories.

Assist department in the development of new laboratory facilities and equipment selection.

Maintain all necessary records and maintenance documentation in support of shop operations.

Manage inventory of laboratory supplies.

Maintain contact with vendors of all equipment and supplies.  

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Five or more years of direct operational experience with machine shop equipment, including manual mills, lathes and other common shop equipment.

Experience with developing and leading programs to train individuals in the safe and effective use of equipment, especially shop equipment.

3-5 years of experience in a supervisory capacity, or a clear demonstration of this potential.

Formal teaching experience is desirable.

Experience programming and operating CNC mills and lathes is desirable.

Experience in PLC programming, simple robotics languages, and industrial automation is desirable.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position, and explaining how your background and experience qualify you for this position.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2014-1598

Keyword Phrases

  • Engineering - School of Business & Engineering
  • Engineering Laboratory Technician
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Other Administrative
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Not Specified
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
Cover Letter