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Description

Position Information

General Information

Vacancy Open to

All Candidates

Employment Type

Permanent - Full-time

If time-limited, note appointment end date

Hours per week

40

Months per year

12

Position Number

001780

NC Salary Grade Equivalency

GN13

Classification Title

Research Specialist - Advanced

Working Title

Operations and Technical Lab Associate

Salary Range

$61,458 - $75,116

Anticipate Hiring Range

$61,458 - $65,118

FLSA Status

Exempt

Division

Academic Affairs

Department

College of Engineering (Col)

Work Unit

EPIC

Work Schedule

8:00 am - 5:00 pm; Monday - Friday. Some evening and weekend hours may be required, on occasion.

Primary Purpose of Position

Supports Research/Instructional Laboratory Operations by assisting in project management, providing fabrication of specialized equipment to satisfy specific research and instructional needs, conferring with research personnel to recommend procedures used in the development of experimental research equipment, and assisting in the preparation of plans and specifications for such equipment and experimentation. monitors and manages the EPIC Hi Bay and yard, totaling 34,000 sq. ft. and operates and maintains all heavy equipment associated with the Hi Bay. Also manages and maintains data acquisition equipment.

Minimum Education/Experience

Required Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from a four-year college; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.

University Preferred Qualifications:

Graduation from a four-year college and 3 years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.

Essential Job Duties

  • Supports Research/Instructional Laboratory Operations by assisting in projects and research.
  • Provides fabrication of specialized equipment to satisfy specific research and instructional needs.
  • Confers with research personnel to recommend procedures used in the development of experimental research equipment.
  • Assists with the preparation of plans and specifications for such equipment and experimentation.
  • Monitors the EPIC (Energy Production and Infrastructure Center) High bay and yard, totaling 34,000 sq. ft.
  • Operates and maintains all heavy equipment associated with the High bay (like telescopic handler, fork lifter, overhead cranes, etc.)
  • Manages the structures and transportation lab spaces in CEE (Civil and Environmental Engineering) as directed by position supervisor.


Other Work Responsibilities

A. Manage laboratory resources, establishes priorities in the use of resources including space, field, equipment and/or facilities. Manages quality assurance program.
  • Manages and monitors the EPIC High bay (8,000 sq. ft.) and the EPIC Yard (26,000 ft.) and all associated equipment.
  • Initiates/suggests lab improvements, equipment procurement and repair as well as laboratory supplies.
  • Maintain supply and equipment inventory.

B. Propose alternative methods, techniques and initiatives Demonstrate knowledge and ability to independently adapt work process and methods based on findings and literature
review.
  • Reads shop drawings and makes components which will be used in the High Bay.
  • Experience with steel welding with tic, arc, stick welding plasma cutting, steel erection, all welding and carpentry experience is a plus.
  • Experience drilling, operating telescopic handler and fork lifter and on wood with table saw, router.
  • Review the engineering description on the drawings and suggest any modification to the designer if there are any technical flaws

C. Propose alternative experimental methods, procedures and/or techniques, collaborating with others to plan and design data collection, technology and analysis..
  • Designs, fabricates and modifies apparatus to perform novel functions.
  • Performs machining and fabricating operations using various machines and hand tools to produce mechanical parts.
  • Operates standard and specialized electronics testing devices and evaluate sand installs electronics devices and systems.

D. Trains others the appropriate test procedures and the proper use and care of specialized equipment. Schedule projects, tests, and other lab activity managing and maintaining the lab calendar with daily updates.
  • Train and assist faculty and students on technical problems encountered with apparatus used for lab experiments.
  • Fulfill special request from the executive staff of EPIC main office, (ie, special deliveries, events, etc.) General Safety and policy enforcement for EPIC High bay and yard.
  • Reports any safety or procedural violations by lab users if problems continue a
  • Determines workflow through the labs and scheduling work load and new projects.

E. Serves as project lead for multiple concurrent projects and/or multi-faceted projects;
  • Analyzes and resolves variations in tests, experiments and procedures.
  • Knowledge and ability to independently adapt work process and methods based on findings and literature review.
  • Proposes alternative research methods, techniques and initiatives demonstrating knowledge of other scientific areas and related research.


Departmental Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

  • Graduation from a four-year college and 3 years of directly related experience; or an equivalent combination of training and/or related experience.
  • Research Laboratory management experience.
  • Experience on inventory, design and fabrication of one of a kind devices.
  • Experience with operating specialized electronic devices, calibrating equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret schematics and diagrams.
  • Experience operating heavy equipment like forklift.
  • Experience in steel welding with tic, arc, stick welding plasma cutting, steel erection.


Necessary Licenses or Certifications

Work Location

EPIC

Posting date

11/10/2022

Closing date

12/11/2022

Proposed Hire Date

01/04/2023

Contact Information

Special Notes to Applicants

UNC Charlotte Benefits Information: https://hr.charlotte.edu/benefits

The finalist will be subject to a Criminal Background Check.

Please upload reference information including names, position titles and company/institutions, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least two current/previous supervisors.

* The Search Committee will not contact references without first verifying permission with the finalist .

Please ensure your full range of knowledge, skills, abilities, experience, and education are listed on your application.

* Do not write ‘see resume’ on your application when completing the job duties section.

If you answer the questions at the end of the application, please ensure your application reflects the knowledge, skills, abilities, and experiences to support your answers (see job duties section of previous employment).

* Failure to answer the questions at the end of the application will not preclude your application from being considered but may result in your application not receiving full consideration of your knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Please submit a resume and cover letter with your application.

* These documents will be used to evaluate your written communication skills as well as supporting documents of your knowledge, skills, abilities, education, and professional experience.

Job Information

  • Job ID: 67068950
  • Workplace Type: On-Site
  • Location:
    Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
  • Company Name For Job: The University of North Carolina at Charlotte
  • Position Title: Operations and Technical Lab Associate
  • Job Function: Other
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