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Laboratory Manager

University of Wisconsin System
Platteville, WI
Closing date
Jun 24, 2022

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The college of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science at UW-Platteville seeks Laboratory Manager to provide technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students in the maintenance, implementation, upgrade, and use of scientific instruments and equipment used for teaching and research, implement an inventory and maintenance schedule, develop safety protocols and training, and more.

Position Summary:

The Laboratory Manager will provide technical assistance to faculty, staff and students in the maintenance, implementation, upgrade, and use of scientific instruments and equipment used for teaching and research in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. The Laboratory Manager is also responsible for implementing an inventory and maintenance schedule, as well as assuring safe and effective use of equipment by developing user and safety protocols and training laboratory users.

This is a year-round (12-month) two-year project position with wage range of $55,000-$60,000. This position is benefit and paid leave eligible.

The duties for the position are broken into the following categories. These duties will be done under the direction of the College of EMS Assistant Dean. This position has primary responsibility for the Mechanical, Industrial, Engineering Physics, Civil, and Environmental Engineering laboratories in addition to assisting the other College Engineering laboratories periodically.

Management of the laboratories:
  • Performs routine maintenance and calibration in the laboratories to support experimental teaching and research work.
  • Purchases of laboratory consumables and equipment parts.
  • Oversees purchasing, maintenance, calibration, repair, storage, cleaning, and liquidation of equipment.
  • Communicates with university and college administration to ensure compliance with safety standards.

Documentation of the equipment:
  • Development of equipment inventory, which includes technical specifications, maintenance schedule, calibration records, and other relevant information.
  • Development of standard operational procedures for equipment. o Assists programs in developing equipment replacement and purchase plans with budgets

User training and supervision:
  • Provides training on equipment usage and safety instructions to new and visiting students and researchers.
  • Answers questions and provides technical information regarding instrumentation to staff, researchers, clients, and students.

  • Completes necessary university trainings.
  • Attends relevant campus meetings and participates in relevant committees
  • Other duties as assigned
What You'll Need to Succeed:
Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Industrial Studies, Tech Ed., or a related field.
Two years' experience working with mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic equipment.

- Familiarity with mechanical, thermal, electrical, and hydraulic systems
- Knowledge of relevant safety practices
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Competency in Microsoft Office software
Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by June 12, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.

How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:
  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed

We Support Diversity and Inclusion:
Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Opportunity Employer:The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

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