Job Details
Posting Date
01/11/2021 Expiry Date 01/12/2021 Job Reference Number: 1747-2021-11-01T08:46:25
Engineer-Laboratory
Category Non Faculty Vacancies
College Engineering
Department Mechanical Engineering
Job Purpose

To supervise, maintain and upgrade the laboratory facilities related to chemical and water desalination engineering program, support faculty and students who are using them, as well as safely test the labs and assure proper functioning of facilities, materials and equipment.

Main accountabilities & expectations
  1. Mange and follow up all activates/process/procedures related to Water Chemistry Analysis Lab, Chemical Fluid Mechanics Lab and Chemical Thermodynamics Lab.
  2. Provide technical support to students and instructors in lab hardware/software peripherals and in the use of mixed labs facilities and devices during lab experiments sessions for water analysis, fluid mechanics and thermodynamics labs.
  3. Assist in collecting data of lab experiments data and provide needed support for students in analyzing these data, as well as assist students in writing their technical reports of the lab experiments.
  4. Prepare experiment manuals and lab safety plans by gathering information from previous experiments to ensure high levels of safety as well as perform water quality testing when required.
  5. Supervise various periodic upgrades, maintenance and troubleshooting activities in the lab(s).
  6. Install, configure, upgrade, troubleshoot and maintain related software, hardware and lab peripheral devices each semester and when necessary to ensure compliance with license agreements and copyright legislation.
  7. Ensure the accurate installation of the new equipment and experiment units; also ensure that the experimental units are run properly after installation.
  8. Maintain and update laboratory inventory by requesting laboratory equipment, software, materials as per the required specifications.
  9. Assist faculty members in various course activities such as practical classes, student assignments, grading, attendance, exam invigilation, etc. when requested.
  10. Ensure that safety standards and protocols are followed all the time in the lab(s), and implement safety training for both faculty and students.


Job Specific Accountabilities
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Required Skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and the ability to prepare professional documents, in both Arabic and English.
  • Familiarity with necessary programs and/or computer software.
  • Good experience using relevant laboratory equipment, testing, troubleshooting, calibration and operation techniques.
  • Project and time management skills.
  • Ability to organize and priorities multiple tasks and produce reports under strict guidelines.
  • High integrity and openness combined with commitment to good governance.
Preferred Qualification & Experience

  • Minimum of bachelor's degree in Chemical Engineering, Environmental Science and Engineering, water quality, treatment, desalination or a relevant discipline.
  • 6-8 years of UAE experience in similar role preferably in higher education institutions.
  • Priority is to UAE Nationals.


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 6 or more
Living In UAE Open for all