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Research/Laboratory Assistant (Multiple Positions) (Part Time)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research/Laboratory Assistant (Multiple Positions) (Part Time)
Department School of Architecture (1004)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

Performs operations in the materials laboratories (wood, metal, machine, glass, rapid prototyping, ceramics, synthetics, and concrete) in the College of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape Architecture (CAPLA).

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Duties & Responsibilities

Lab Safety:
• Administers student safety orientations and lab equipment training (e.g., welding demos, table-saw operation, laser cutter, etc.).
• Enforces lab safety policies.
• Stocks and maintains inventory of provided safety equipment/first aid.
• Follows established procedures to maintain safety in the shop.
Lab Assistance:
• Supervises operation of specialized equipment for students and faculty (e.g., CNC router).
• Assists students in problem-solving and fabrication issues.
• Coordinates the activities of student workers.
• Assists laboratory manager in performing various shop activities.
• Operates shop equipment such as Band saws, table saws, shear, welding, etc.; makes minor repairs and makes arrangements for major repairs to be performed.
• Organizes supplies, materials or equipment and sets-up equipment for use.
• Keeps shop area clean.
• Inventories and requisitions supplies for assigned area; checks in shipments and restocks shelves.
• Performs clerical tasks such as filing, typing, labeling and billing; inventories and requisitions supplies and materials.
• Assists in training attendants or students working in the shop.
Lab Maintenance and Improvement:
• Cleans equipment and ensures it is in good working order; performs preventive maintenance.
• Performs electronic and mechanical repairs and calibrations on equipment or contacts appropriate party to perform repairs.
Additional duties may be assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

• Knowledge and skill in the principles and practices of wood and metal fabrication and machining.
• Knowledge of 3D software, Rhino, AutoCAD, etc.
• Knowledge of computerized or automated (CNC) systems.
• Knowledge of rapid prototyping and emerging technologies.
• Skill in supervising and coordinating the work of others.
• Ability to effectively communicate with others.
• Ability to work collaboratively with other interdepartmental laboratory facilities on campus.

Minimum Qualifications
Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Three years of related laboratory or field research experience; OR,any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 15
Job Category Trades and Maintenance
Benefits Eligible No
FLSA Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay $10.50 - 14.16 Per Hour
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S24434
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date 01/15/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Carmen S Robles

Open Date 01/05/2018
Review Start Date 01/10/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have three years of related laboratory or field research experience; OR,any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents