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Under general guidance of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Laboratory Associate coordinates and organizes the activities in the Civil and Environmental Engineering (CEE) laboratories, particularly those in the high bay structural laboratory within the Science and Engineering Hall.
The key responsibilities include:
Oversees experimental procedures including setup, application of loads, instrumentation, data acquisition, analyses, and cleanup.
Identifies needs, researches and procures laboratory equipment as needed.
Maintains and supervises general working order of lab equipment including repairs, and calibration.
Establishes and implements proper specimen and chemical handling, disposal and storage.
Manages supply inventory and procurement, management of access, labeling and recordkeeping.
Maintains safety training organization and documentation at the high bay structures and concrete mixing laboratories.
Performs other work related duties as assigned. The omission of specific duties does not preclude the supervisor from assigning duties that are logically related to the position.
Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology or closely related field and 2+ years of relevant experience.
Knowledge of basic electrical circuitry and wiring.
Equipment knowledge should include: overhead cranes, pallet jacks, forklifts, pumps, electric and gas motors, hydraulic rams and actuators.
Bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization plus 2 years of relevant professional experience. Degree requirements may be substituted with an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.
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