Reporting to Chair, Department of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering. The Laboratory Technician will be responsible for (1) supporting the teaching of laboratory classes by setting up the instrumentation and equipment for each experiment and making sure that is it in working condition, (2) training individuals using the equipment, (3) repairing or supervising the repair of inoperable or faulty equipment, (4) maintaining research instrumentation and equipment in the department, and (5) interfacing with faculty and vendors regarding instructional/research instrumentation and equipment purchases.
The upkeep and troubleshooting of chemical instrumentation and lab equipment, including, but not limited to: NMR (Nuclear Magnetic Resonance), GCMS (gas chromatograph-mass spectrometer), LCMS (liquid chromatograph-mass spectrometer), GC (Gas Chromatograph), HPLC (High Pressure Liquid Chromatograph), FTIR (Fourier Transform Infrared Spectrometer), UV-Visible, Fluorescence, XRD (X-ray diffractometer), XRF (X-Ray Fluorescence), and AA (Atomic Absorption)
Familiarity with and ability to service pilot scale chemical engineering equipment (specifically evaporator, heat exchangers, absorption column, distillation column) with control systems
Fixing and running pilot scale unit operations equipment
Bachelor’s degree in chemistry or chemical engineering, associate degree in chemical engineering technology or related degree. Equivalent experience acceptable in place of degree
Extensive experience in the use of chemical instrumentation to make measurements
Extensive experience with the maintenance and upkeep of instrumentation
Experience with process instrumentation (e.g., sensors, A/D converters, control valves)
Proficiency with data acquisition software such as LabView and familiarity with general purpose software such as Word, Excel, etc.
ability to perform basic plumbing, mechanical and electrical assembly and repairs
Knowledge in the use of computers in the laboratory
Ability to diagnose and solve problems with the minimum amount of supervision
Ability to work collaboratively with the faculty and staff to complete an assigned task
Ability to complete projects in a timely manner with the minimum amount of supervision;
Ability to multitask, prioritize, and meet deadlines;
Ability to interact well with faculty and students, and a strong desire to assist them; and
Ability to communicate well with people from diverse backgrounds
Internal Number: 19-73A
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