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ECE/SEM Lab Technician - Electrical and Computer Engineering - RECRUITMENT PAUSED

Requisition ID:  8152
Job Summary


*UPDATED, APRIL 1, 2020*:  All interview and hiring processes will be postponed until later specified.  At this time, we are still accepting applications, however, review of candidates will not begin until the pause is lifted.


This ECE/SEM lab technician supports both ECE department and SEM lab with regular office hours 8-12 pm (ECE) and 1-5 pm (SEM).  The duties and responsibilities are:


ECE Department:


  • Provide laboratory technical support for the teaching/research/service of ECE department
  • Help with the ECE labs, course assessment form preparations and summarize the results in spreadsheets
  • Make recommendations of lab facility update
  • Responsible of ECE safety certification
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned


SEM Lab:


  • Provide, under the supervision of the lab's director, technical assistance in imaging and analyzing materials, using scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and other available instruments and equipment in the labs
  • Maintain the lab safety, collect and prepare samples for testing, store and analyze data
  • Responsible for managing and coordinating laboratory and testing facilities, equipment, supplies, and scheduling to support clients and faculty for their business, research and educational activities


Other Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Following standardized protocol and procedures, conduct a variety of imaging and analytical jobs to characterize materials and interpret the results
  • Set up and calibrate the instruments, store, report, and distribute the data/results to clients and users; perform routine maintenance of the instruments
  • Prepare the samples for analyses, such as sputter coating, slicing, grinding and other necessary steps before instrumental analyses
  • Manage the scheduling and services for users and clients; provide necessary training for them
  • Coordinate with the instrument suppliers/manufactures for services and troubleshooting
  • Oversee and coordinate laboratory operations and facilities; supervise the work of users, clients, and students working in the lab
  • Order, purchase, and maintain inventories of equipment and supplies needed for testing purposes; establish and maintain the records of instrument times and operating conditions
  • Maintain safe lab environment
  • Maintain and update the website of the lab
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned




  • Associate degree and/or equivalent combination of education and experience will be accepted in lieu of degree
  • Three years work experience in analog-digital electronics, computers, SEM and other materials characterization instruments
  • Ability to troubleshoot a variety of electronics test equipment
  • Experience with electrical wiring of PLC controller systems
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • Computer proficiency with spreadsheets, word processing, printed circuit board, electronic soldering, Programmable Logic Controller, etc.
  • Knowledge of fundamental material sciences and analyses
  • Ability to set up, calibrate, operate, troubleshoot, and maintain the testing equipment and instruments, such as SEM and others in the lab
  • Ability to prepare and process the testing samples using established protocols
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications
  • Ability to coordinate and maintain laboratory protocol, procedures, equipment, and facilities
  • Ability to train and supervise the users, clients, faculty and students in laboratory operations


Additional Information:


  • For highest consideration, please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references
  • Purdue will not sponsor employment authorization for this position
  • A background check will be required for employment in this position
  • FLSA:  Non-exempt (Eligible for Overtime)
  • Retirement Eligibility:  Non-exempt Defined Contribution Plan
  • Purdue University Fort Wayne seeks to develop and nurture its diversity.  Purdue Fort Wayne is committed to maintaining an inclusive community that recognizes and values the inherent worth and dignity of every person; fosters tolerance, sensitivity, understanding, and mutual respect.  Purdue Fort Wayne is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Nearest Major Market: Fort Wayne