Engineering In Higher Ed com EN Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:13:58 +0000 Tue, 16 Jul 2019 05:13:58 +0000 JobElephant XML export tool (Michael Ang) (Michael Ang) Mechanical Lab Technician University of the Pacific Stockton CA 95211
Job Title: Mechanical Lab Technician
Department: Engineering - Administration
Campus: Stockton
Posting Number: 201301726P
Full or Part Time: Full Time
Number of Months: 12
Work Schedule: Work usually performed during standard business hours; however, additional days may be required to meet business needs.
Open Until Filled: Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants: For first consideration please apply before July 3, 2019.

Primary Purpose
The mechanical lab technician will be responsible for providing technical support for faculty and students in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. This will include support for student projects, related instructional labs, and faculty research.

Essential Functions
Machinery Operation and Fabrication:

  • Fabricate parts and fixtures to support instructional labs and student projects.
  • Fabricate parts and fixtures for faculty research.

    Lab Maintenance:
  • Organize, test and maintain engineering lab equipment and components in coordination with faculty and other laboratory staff.
  • Assists faculty in preparation of experiments and demonstrations prior to class meeting to confirm proper and safe operation of laboratory equipment.
  • Maintain a reference library of scientific catalogs, troubleshooting guides, and operation and parts manuals for laboratory equipment as requested.

    Purchasing and Budgeting:
  • Receive, distribute, track and maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment parts.
  • Advise and prepare purchase order requests for equipment and tool purchases for the machine shop and laboratories.
  • Prepare suggestions and budgets for the continuous upkeep and improvement of lab spaces.

  • Monitor compliance with University and California safety standards and assure that faculty and students using laboratories are compliant with safety training.
  • Maintain current knowledge of rules and regulations regarding equipment use and safety.
  • Document the safety processes and procedures in each lab.
  • Instruct and supervise students on the use of equipment to ensure safe operation.

  • Other duties as assigned.

    Minimum Qualifications
  • Associate degree in engineering technology or a science related field including two (2) years' experience in safe operation of equipment for the fabrication of parts and fixtures.
  • Proficiency in the operation of computer numeric controlled (CNC) machinery including mills and lathes.
  • Proficiency in the operation of traditional machinery including mills and lathes.
  • Proficiency in welding (MIG, TIG, Stick, gas welding and soldering of aluminum and steel).
  • Proficiency in MS Office for general communication and documentation.

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree or higher preferably in Engineering Technology or Science related field.
  • Experience in working effectively with students, staff and faculty in a diverse institute of higher education.

    Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Expertise:

  • Experience working in a University laboratory and machine shop environment with faculty and students.

  • Knowledge of and experience with storing and handling laboratory equipment, safety and hazardous waste disposal procedures.
  • Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets.
  • Knowledge of University of Pacific safety rules, policies and procedures.

    Machinery Operation:
  • Demonstrated knowledge of 3D printing and associated 3D CAD modeling

  • Ability to communicate effectively in a tactful and courteous manner with a variety of people, including students, employees, faculty, and the general public.
  • Ability to follow technical instructions, procedure manuals, and charts to solve practical problems and/or ensure compliance with clear guidelines and safety standards.
  • Ability to write routine reports and correspondence.

  • Positive attitude and proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations; demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.

    Physical Requirements
    The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
    Work is performed primarily in a lab setting with frequent interruptions and distractions. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of chemical hazards, explosive hazards, burn hazards and electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work usually performed during standard business hours; however, additional days may be required to meet business needs.

    Hiring Range
    Commensurate with experience, non-exempt

    Background Check Statement
    Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.

    AA/EEO Policy Statement
    University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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    jeid-b5bb4fb01e8d82489f89d29d16f25837]]> Mon, 01 Jul 2019 15:20:22 +0000 Assistant Director for Life Design - Engineering Johns Hopkins University Baltimore MD 21218
    Assistant Director for Life Design - Engineering

    Job Req ID: 16566

    General Summary/Purpose:
    Johns Hopkins University has developed an ambitious vision to continue to integrate life design, experiential learning, and mentoring in the academic and co-curricular learning experience for all students and postdoctoral fellows. Under the leadership of Dr. Farouk Dey, the inaugural vice provost for integrative learning and life design, the university has announced the creation of three new departments and several new initiatives and mission that will ensure that every student and postdoctoral fellow will have the ability to pursue life purpose regardless of background, field of study, or social capital. Read more about this plan here.

    Reporting to the Director of Life Design, the Assistant Director will develop a vision, strategy, and plan for enhancing the professional development, career advancement, life design, connections with alumni, employer engagement, experiential learning, and mentoring opportunities for students and alumni, with special attention to under-represented communities, especially first generation and limited income, in the Whiting School of Engineering (WSE) on the Homewood campus of Johns Hopkins University. The Assistant Director will provide diversity training and education to other life design educators and campus partners within the Whiting School of Engineering to ensure that every student has the opportunity to pursue life purpose regardless of background, field of study, or social capital. The Assistant Director will collaborate with life design educators and with senior leadership across the university to develop scalable programs and interventions that engage students in life design, experiential learning, alumni and employer connections, and skill development. The Assistant Director will oversee the process of collecting, analyzing, and reporting engagement and outcomes data and continue to evolve the organization towards a vision of scalability, outcomes-based performance, and broad impact on the institution and higher education.

    To be successful, the Assistant Director will achieve strong engagement and outcomes in the following areas: life design programming and education, experiential learning, employer engagement, alumni connections, and data collection, analysis, and reporting.

    Specific Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Develop a vision, strategy, and plan that builds on the strategy of integrating life design, alumni connections, employer engagement, experiential learning, and mentoring into the academic and co-curricular learning experience for students and alumni.
  • Plan and execute courses, workshops, programs, content, and digital resources to help students and alumni achieve their life ambitions.
  • Engage with faculty, alumni, and employers to increase mentoring, experiential learning, and career opportunities for students and alumni.
  • Cultivate and strengthen relationships with colleagues across units, including, but not limited to, academic departments, academic advising, life design lab, alumni relations, and international services.
  • Recommend and develop tools and resources for faculty to enhance their mentoring experience of students and alumni.
  • Customize offerings and approaches given unique needs of students and alumni based on areas of academic interests.
  • Recommend the purchase and implementation of technical resources for students and alumni across all JHU departments, schools and programs including vendor negotiation, installation of technology, and staff/student training.
  • Scale efforts for a positive life design and professional development experience for all students and alumni, with special attention to under-represented and first generation and limited incoming communities.
  • Develop strategic relationships with key academic leaders (deans, vice deans, program directors, faculty, etc.) to facilitate continuous needs assessment and the effective implementation of life design and professional development for students and alumni.
  • Meet regularly with administrators at the university whose offices also provide career and life design as well as mentoring and employer engagement to encourage coordination and identify the intersections of programs and initiatives.
  • Collaborate with leaders of diversity and inclusion offices, Hire Hopkins, Hopkins Connect, PHutures, and career and life design offices to build and maintain a network of employers and mentors across varied careers who can attend courses, programs, and networking events.
  • Coordinate with the office of institutional research to collect, analyze, and report outcomes data relative to students and alumni having a satisfactory experience and achieving their life ambitions.
  • Engage in social media, digital outlets, and academic and professional journals and associations to establish an exciting brand, tell the story, and serve as a thought leader at Johns Hopkins University and in higher education.

    The Ideal Candidate:
    The ideal candidate is comfortable with co-working and flexible work arrangements. Our educators work within multiple offices and spaces on campus. Rather than assigning office or desk spaces to our teams, we have modernized our approach and assigned laptops and cell phones and expect that our teams can work from anywhere for the purpose of scaling our impact across the institution. For this model to work, the ideal candidate must present excellent skills in relationship development and engaging audiences in groups and via social media and digital outlets.

    The ideal candidate is entrepreneurial, data and outcomes driven, strong in planning and execution, comfortable leading programs and interventions with groups, and enjoys developing relationships and connections with multiple stakeholders at once. Our new vision is focused on scalability of resources and services and does not utilize a one-on-one appointment model. For this transformation to work, traditional one-on-one counseling and coaching services are taking a backseat to a culture of scalable programs and interventions. Educators who thrive as counselors, advisors, and coaches and do not enjoy the intense focus on scalability and metrics may not be the best fit for this organization.

    The ideal candidate is an effective user of social media and digital outlets to engage multiple audiences, strengthen individual and organizational brand, scale impact, and influence public opinion. Candidates who are not comfortable with the utilization of social media in a professional environment may not be a good fit for this organization.

    Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):
  • Master's degree required.
  • 3 years recent direct experience within a higher education, government, non-profit, or corporate setting (additional experience may substitute for education).
  • Strong multicultural competency; extensive experience and working knowledge in diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • The successful candidate will have proven leadership skills, knowledge of highly selective college or university settings and has familiarity with operations of the world of work and university networks.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Thought leadership in a related area is highly desirable.

    JHU Equivalency Formula:
    30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.

    Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • By way of experience, evidence of ability to develop and execute programs, courses, events, and content to scale impact across various constituent groups.
  • By way of experience, evidence of ability to engage, teach, and energize various constituent groups.
  • Knowledge of higher educational leadership and administration, higher education structure and governance and factors that affect decision making at private research institutions.
  • Understanding of nationally recognized practices, trends, and procedures for university career and life design, especially the unique needs of students and alumni.
  • Ability to translate student experiences to employment as evidenced by prior experience in either a government, non-profit, education, or private sector setting.
  • Demonstrated skill in fostering new institutional relationships, and marshaling professional networks with faculty, senior administrators, employers and alumni.
  • Experience in developing and implementing effective assessment methods and articulating strategic priorities.
  • Ability to provide energetic leadership, with ability to develop and execute a vision, and effectively manage, supervise, and develop staff.
  • Ability to demonstrate capacity to work effectively with persons from diverse backgrounds to promote an inclusive campus and community culture.
  • Demonstrated skill in effective negotiation, building consensus and influencing institutional decisions.
  • Be influential and manage change in a highly decentralized institution.
  • Analyze information and situations and make independent judgments and decisions.
  • Listen and communicate convincingly in written and verbal formats.
  • Effectively and creatively utilize social media to increase engagement and influence public opinion.
  • Manage and delegate workload and work flow under the pressure of deadlines.
  • Set priorities in a complex environment and represent the institution's perspective to external entities.

    Classified Title: IL and LD Officer
    Working Title: Assistant Director for Life Design – Engineering
    Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
    Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
    Employee group: Full Time
    Schedule: Mon to Fri 8:30am - 5pm
    Exempt Status: Exempt
    Location: 01-MD:Homewood Campus
    Personnel Area: Integrative Learning and Life Design

    The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

    If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

    The following additional provisions may apply depending on which campus you will work. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

    During the Influenza ("the flu") season, as a condition of employment, The Johns Hopkins Institutions require all employees who provide ongoing services to patients or work in patient care or clinical care areas to have an annual influenza vaccination or possess an approved medical or religious exception. Failure to meet this requirement may result in termination of employment.

    The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

    Equal Opportunity Employer
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