Job Details
Posting Date
17/03/2021 Expiry Date 17/04/2021 Job Reference Number: 1598-2021-02-18T10:27:59
Laboratory Engineer
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Engineering
Department Electrical Engineering
Job Purpose

Laboratory Engineer role is mainly managing and providing technical supports in the Labs. Laboratory Engineer prepare lab experiments as advised by the course instructor, coordinates the set-up of required tools, ensures calibration and proper functioning of equipment. Instructs and demonstrates to students the proper techniques in lab safety, operation and use of lab equipment. Assists faculty members and graduate students in conducting research experiments, and helps undergraduate students in doing their practical courses and final-year projects. Takes initiatives to design new experiments or find inexpensive solutions for getting robust test results.

Main accountabilities & expectations

Duties of  Laboratory Engineer:

  • Provides professional technical and logistical support to students, faculty, and other authorized Laboratory users for the safe and secure usage and operation of all required Laboratory equipment.
  • Set up specification, testing and commissioning of lab equipments. Works with vendors to obtain pricing and availability of needed equipments and performs quality checks on newly delivered equipment to ensure proper operation.
  • Provides effective technical assistance in conducting the Lab by ensuring that the required equipment is available, functional, properly assembled and safe to use.
  • Provides technical assistance to the lab instructor by testing of experiments prior to lab session and then demonstrating techniques for experiments.
  • Supervises lab session and grade laboratory reports and maintains accurate students' records, provides guidance, mentorship and feedback to students.
  • Ensuring that all health and safety procedures are understood and followed correctly.
  • Help in writing lab manuals, procedures in coordination with course instructor .
  • Assists and helps undergraduate students in doing their course and final-year projects.
  • Helps faculty members in preparing and administering lab exams.
  • Plans and schedules software upgrades; tests, debugs, configures software as required to meet user needs.
  • Orders and maintains inventory of laboratory equipment and other material to ensure that there is enough stock to guarantee the proper functioning of the laboratories at all time; maintains service and repair records.
  • Prepares the budget for the required equipments and materials.
  • Contribute to the accreditation process within the department.
  • May perform other duties related to the nature of his/her job as assigned by the department chair.


Job Specific Accountabilities --
Required Skills
  • Strong knowledge of the theory related to the area of specialty, in particular for the specific laboratory course.
  • Good experience with relevant laboratory equipment's, testing, calibration and operation techniques.
  • Knowledge of Health, Safety and Environmental (HSE) policies and procedures in a scientific laboratory. 
  • Familiarity with procurement process and budget preparation.
  • Acceptable programming skills in high and low level programming language (C++, assembly language).PLC programming is desirable.
  • Experience with engineering analysis software packages, including MATLAB, PSPICE, CIRCUIT MAKER and LABVIEW.
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Bachelor's degree with at least very good cumulative average from an accredited university in a relevant discipline (Electrical , Electronics, Telecommunication or Computer Engineering).
  • 3 years work experience in academic teaching laboratories.
  • Self-directed, motivated and have ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Good communication skills, ability to demonstrate and ability to present idea, instructions, guidance and specifications through oral communications and in writing. 


Job Location University of Sharjah (Main)
Competencies

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Job Criteria
Gender Male or Female
Qualification Bachelor's degree/higher diploma
Relevant Experience 3 or more
Living In UAE Open for all