The major responsibility for this position is to manage the Department of Civil, Environmental, and Geo- Engineering Galambos Structural Engineering Laboratory and Multi-Axial Subassemblage Testing (MAST) Laboratory. This includes developing connections with and assisting potential researchers and organizations to conduct research or contract testing in the laboratories. Responsibilities include:
Providing project management and assistance for structural engineering and materials research conducted in the laboratories and in the field as required
Developing/reviewing research project schedules/workplans/budgets
Developing and carrying out contract testing projects, including assessing testing progress and making recommendations should the project plan need to be altered
Regularly communicating with researchers and organizations about testing progress
Developing and maintaining laboratory manuals related to specific equipment and procedures
Developing and providing to students, as appropriate, who are participating in laboratory research
Overseeing daily activities and safety in the laboratories
The expectation is that the successful candidate will require little direction and will be a self-starter. Daily work requires the individual to be versatile and could include engineering calculations, establishing contact with prospective laboratory users, safety-critical operations, mentoring, training, general physical work, hydraulic control and data acquisition system operation, maintenance, setup, testing, and troubleshooting.
It is anticipated that some training of the successful candidate will be required.
20% Support to structures related CEGE and CMGT classes with laboratory components
Set-up teaching laboratories for civil engineering materials courses. This includes ordering supplies, test setup, and coordination with teaching assistants.
20% Research safety officer for the structures group and 3rd floor labs
Ensure laboratories comply with all research and teaching laboratory safety policies and procedures set by the University and government entities, and communicate proper safety policies and procedures to faculty, staff, and students working in the laboratories. Employee is expected to stay up to date on changing regulations and communicate them to others, as appropriate.
5% Other duties as assigned
BE/BS/BA or equivalent and 2 years of related experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 6 years
Hydraulic and control systems skills*
Instrumentation and data acquisition equipment skills*
Heavy equipment operation (e.g., overhead crane, forklift, scissors lift)*
Heavy rigging experience*
Structural engineering knowledge
*It will be possible to receive on-the-job training to acquire some of these skills
Internal Number: 330530
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