Under the general direction of the Electrical Engineering & Computer Science Department Chair this position will possess knowledge and expertise to advance student learning environments, support research, and be able to engage in other academic/research support endeavors within in the engineering disciplines; manage, control, and maintain efficient and orderly laboratory facilities, equipment; ensure proper maintenance, calibration and compliance with all current and future equipment; recommend and purchase equipment and equipment replacements; construct new equipment or modify existing equipment to better fit student laboratory operations and faculty research; keep abreast with current skills; and when called upon, be able to help the faculty to set up, supervise and assist in laboratory courses. This position may also provide electrical and electronic support in other areas within Seaver College of Science and Engineering.
Typically a Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering technology or related field or equivalent experience. Incumbent will be expected to continue upgrading knowledge, skills, and abilities needed to keep abreast of regulation/policy and technology changes.
Minimum 3 years of laboratory management experience in progressively responsible positions.
Demonstrated general knowledge in most fields of electrical and electronics engineering is required. Breadth of knowledge is preferable to depth. Working knowledge of electronic instrumentation, computer-interfaced laboratory equipment, mechanical equipment assemblies, integrated circuits, electrical motors and other common laboratory equipment found in electrical engineering laboratories is required. Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of laboratory test equipment and computers is required. Proficiency in one or more programming languages including assembly language is required. Also required are knowledge of laboratory safety practices, procurement procedures, facilities maintenance and principles of supervision.
Training in electrical engineering design is desirable.
Must be self-motivating based on minimal instruction and to take responsibility for and pride in the condition of the laboratories and associated equipment. Time management and problem solving are very important to minimize the needed supervision and facilitate emergency repairs. Considerable common sense and good judgment is important.
Organizational and supervisory skills are necessary to monitor and efficiently utilize work-study students and teaching assistants.
Good oral and written communication skills are required.
Must interact well with faculty, staff and students of varied experience and cultural background.
Founded in 1911, LMU is a premier Catholic university rooted in the Jesuit and Marymount traditions. Our enrollment includes 5,962 undergraduate, 2,129 graduate and 1,278 law school students. Our 142-acre bluff-top campus is located in West Los Angeles and is among the nation's most beautiful and green campuses.