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  1. #1
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    Aug 2011

    Mechanical Engineering Lab Manager -- University of San Diego

    Mechanical Engineering Lab Manager
    Department: School of Engineering
    Job IRC #16769

    Job Description:
    The Mechanical Engineering Lab Manager is responsible for the management and operations of the all mechanical engineering laboratories, the engineering shop, and the industrial and Systems Engineering Laboratories. Updates and maintains the Safety Badging Protocol Organization through Blackboard. Trains and supervises engineering students and student shop assistants in safe and efficient operations of machines, tools, work spaces, and software. Proactively manages, maintains, installs, improves, and repairs machinery, tools, and associated items. Develops, implements, and monitors safe and efficient shop procedures that meet internal and external regulations on a continual basis. Works closely with faculty and staff on training, operations, improvements, safety, and procedures. Assists with design projects from students and faculty.

    Examples of Work:
    - Manages and maintains the School of Engineering machine shop, wood shop, prototyping, welding, sheetmetal, mechanical engineering laboratories, industrial engineering laboratories, and student work areas.
    - Supervises and trains students and student shop assistants on safe and efficient use of all shop machinery, tools, software, and work spaces.
    - Assists with or may teach manufacturing-related labs, under the guidance of the lab instructor, including clear and concise student instruction on safe and efficient shop practices, machine operations, and shop professionalism.
    - Provides safety badge training (via Blackboard software) to ensure students, lab assistants, and faculty follow safe lab practices.
    - Provides technical support to students with class-related design projects.

    • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology, Manufacturing Technology, or related technical discipline, with 2 years of relevant manufacturing and shop experience. OR: Associate’s Degree in a similar field with 6 years of relevant manufacturing and shop experience.
    • Depth and breadth of skills with machine shop (CNC and conventional), wood shop, rapid-prototype, welding, sheetmetal, plastic, and metrology machines and equipment (not all are expected at hiring date). Proficiency with CAD, CAM, and MS Office software.
    • Skill and experience in efficient machining, fabrication, and development of successful mechanical projects.
    • Ability to advise students on complex mechanical design projects with knowledge of design for manufacturability, order of operations, material selection, tolerance selection, etc. Knowledge of basic principles of mechanics, design, and materials.
    • Sound knowledge and ability to develop, apply, and enforce shop safety procedures for both students and faculty.
    • Ability to troubleshoot and repair complex machinery and basic electro-mechanical systems.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills. Clear machine instruction skills. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students.

    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Master’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering, Mechanical Technology, Manufacturing Technology, Technology Education/Pre-Engineering, Education, or related technical discipline, with 3 years of relevant manufacturing and shop experience. OR: Bachelor’s Degree in a similar field with 6 years of relevant manufacturing and shop experience.
    • Journeyman machinist, master machinist, or equivalent experience.
    • Prior experience managing a machine shop, instructional shop or lab, or similar environment.
    • 5+ years’ experience with mechanical design, project development, and prototype construction, using metal, wood and plastic.
    • Extensive experience with Blackboard online course management software.
    • 5+ year experience teaching or training.

    Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.

    Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes. Serious candidates are encouraged to request official transcripts to help expedite the hiring process.

    Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits.

    The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package, to include medical, dental, vision, a 12% retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Business & Administration: Human Resources: Benefits

    Hours: 37.5 hours per week. Monday-Friday

    Closing date: Open until filled

    Note: External job postings will be up for at least five days. After that time, applications will be reviewed by the hiring manager/committee throughout the posting period. A candidate may be selected at any time which could then close this posting on a date earlier than listed.

    The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.

    The University of San Diego will be a smoking and tobacco-free campus effective August 18, 2015. For more information, visit Smoking and Tobacco-Free - University of San Diego.

    Click Apply Now to see the full job description and to complete our online application. In addition, please upload a resume to your application profile for the hiring managers’ review. If you have any questions or difficulties please contact the Employment Services Team at 619-260-6806, or email us at hr@sandiego.edu
    David Malicky

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    Jan 2020
    As an engineering major, he will also be given another automatic scholarship. He is a National Merit Semifinalist and if he makes the cut to Finalist the above scholarship will be increased to 5 years of tuition and 4 years of housing and higher stipends.


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