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Requisition ID:  19556

Civil Engineering Lab Technician

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Purdue University Fort Wayne is seeking a Lab Technician for The Department of Civil and Mechanical Engineering.


The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

  • Provides technical support for the civil engineering and construction engineering technology (CE/CET) laboratory facilities.
  • Technical support includes civil engineering materials, environmental, fluid mechanics, soil construction engineering technology and foundation, strength of materials, transportation, construction management and surveying.
  • Will be expected to provide, under indirect/minimum supervision, technical support and supervision to lab activities and experiments, student worker activities, senior design and student competitions projects, and faculty research lab activities.
  • Technical support includes safety, operation, maintenance, schedule repair of equipment, and inventory control of all labs.
  • Provides professional and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students working with them to develop new or modified lab equipment, components, products, and measuring instruments.
  • Identifies and recommends purchases of equipment and supplies as needed and coordinates the purchase of equipment.
  • Works to ensure proper safety procedures and protocols are being followed in all CE/CET labs.
  • Operate, maintain, and supervise the civil and construction engineering technology (CE/CET) laboratory facilities and equipment as directed.
  • Set-up and prepare samples and equipment according to the standard of each experiment.
  • Coordinate lab activities and supervise students while assisting with research, senior design, and extracurricular projects in the lab.
  • Order and maintain inventories of supplies and equipment needed for testing purposes; establish and maintain records of disposition and operating condition of on-site test equipment.
  • Work with department safety committees to ensure proper safety procedures and protocols are being followed; perform safety self-audits and by-task assessments for labs in order to maintain safe lab environment.


What are the position essentials required as a Lab Technician?

  • High School Diploma/GED.
  • Minimum three years related work experience.
  • Background knowledge of civil and construction engineering technology practices including lab tests and analyses.
  • Effective organizational and time management skills with emphasis on accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Must have basic computer skills and be able to write technical reports and conduct field inspections.
  • Ability to schedule/perform regular calibration of equipment, update software, maintain testing equipment and instruments and prepare lab samples.


Find out why so many are taking advantage of a career at Purdue University Fort Wayne!  Employees enjoy:

  • Free tuition through Purdue University Global
  • Fee remission for a traditional Purdue degree for yourself, spouse, and children
  • Health, Vision, and Dental Insurance available on first day of employment
  • Additional voluntary benefits
  • Retirement benefits
  • Paid Time Off
  • Support for professional development opportunities
  • Live and work in an affordable, family friendly community


Additional Information:

  • 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

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