*This is a part-time (0.8 FTE) two-year temporary benefited position.*
The Jay D. Pinson Microfabrication Laboratory Manager will support and enhance capabilities and user experience in the Microscale Process Engineering Laboratory (MPEL) in the Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering at San José State University. The incumbent reports to the Director of General Engineering, and receives work lead direction from a multidisciplinary faculty user group (MPEL Steering Committee) to help ensure that the facility can effectively serve the needs of education and research that depend on hands-on microfabrication capabilities.
- Ensure safe and clean equipment stations and work areas
- Plan, manage, and/or perform regular preventive maintenance..
- Manage utilization and expenditures, including maintenance and consumables.
- Evaluate new projects and non-standard chemicals and materials.
- Recruit, train, and supervise lab assistants.
- Organize, maintain, and disseminate documentation (e.g., standard operating procedures).
- Interface with Facilities Development & Operations (FD&O) to ensure laboratory project approvals and completion.
- Train, qualify, and supervise as necessary independent project users (research students, faculty, outside users).
- Review, organize, and disseminate instructional materials (e.g., microfabrication process tutorials)
- Propose, coordinate, and/or lead workshops to promote community engagement.
- Build synergistic partnerships with community and external users.
- Work with college staff to manage and balance state-side and research budgets.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
- Knowledge of microfabrication processes and equipment, especially safe use of chemicals (e.g., acids and solvents) and associated hardware that are typically used in microfabrication.
- Skill in microfabrication process development and troubleshooting related equipment, especially safe handling of chemicals that are typically used in microfabrication.
- Ability to achieve consensus and work with diverse users in effective use of a shared facility.
- Working knowledge of software applications: word processing, spreadsheets, cloud-based documents, database management.
- Thorough knowledge of methods, procedures, and practices; English grammar, business writing, strong oral communication skills, punctuation, and spelling..
- Ability to operate and repair technical and scientific equipment.
- Strong verbal and communication skills.
- Ability to perform accurately in a detail-oriented environment.
- Ability to handle multiple work priorities.
- Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills.
- Supervisor skills and training skills, since lab assistants and project users will report to the position.
- Ability to communicate with constituents in a professional and respectful manner
- Equivalent to four years of experience providing instructional support services for a related unit or discipline, or in producing materials or supplies or repairing equipment in a discipline related to the area to which assigned. A combination of education and experience will be considered.
- M.S. or higher degree in an engineering field
- At least 5 years of hands-on experience working with microfabrication processes and/or in a microfabrication facility.
- Experience in teaching microengineering-related subjects and experience working with multidisciplinary academic user groups are also desirable.
Classification: Instructional Support Technician III
Anticipated Hiring Range: $5,968/month - $6,163/month
CSU Salary Range: $4,583/month - $7,950/month
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All applicants must apply within the specified application period: January 24, 2024 through February 7, 2024. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
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