Academic Lab Manager II - WVU TECH (Beckley) 15698
West Virginia University Institute of Technology (WVU Tech), part of the WVU system of campuses located in Beckley, WV, is currently inviting applications for the following employment opportunity:
The Departments of Chemical Engineering, Physical Sciences and Biology within the Leonard C. Nelson College of Engineering and Sciences seek to hire an Academic Lab Manager II, a 12-month staff position, full-time and benefits-eligible.
In order to be successful in this position, the ideal candidate will:
Oversee the day to day operation, maintenance and cleanliness of the Chemical Engineering, Physical Sciences and Biology laboratories, including experimental apparatus, tools and equipment.
Be involved in the installation and construction of new equipment, and the rebuilding of old equipment.
Oversee chemical inventory and the disposal/recovery of chemicals used in experiments.
Monitor operation of Physical Sciences building air compressor, steam boiler, vacuum system and water stills.
Keep lab equipment in working condition by conducting preventative maintenance work.
Maintain safety data sheets, operation and maintenance manuals.
Set up equipment for lab experiments. Provide preparatory instruction to student lab assistants. Prepare chemicals for experiments. Supply students with proper tools, equipment, chemicals, and other supplies. Ensure steam, water and compressed air needed for lab experiments are available.
Assist faculty in providing instruction to students in proper laboratory safety and materials handling and advise students in the safe use of equipment and materials.
Serve as instructor in laboratory sessions as needed by providing instruction on experimental theory, procedures and outcomes.
Manage the handling, storage, and reduction of hazardous waste generated by the Chemical Engineering, Physical Sciences and Biology departments. Maintain contact with Environmental Health & Safety office in Morgantown to arrange vendor pickup of hazardous waste and provide training on waste and chemical handling to assure compliance with applicable regulations.
Serve as the Chemical Hygiene Officer for the Physical Sciences Building and the Life Sciences Building.
Supervise, train and schedule student lab assistants, and approve work study time cards in APPLAUD.
Assist other staff on jobs that require more than one person to complete, and various other tasks that may be assigned by the Department Chairs, or the Dean of the College of Engineering and Sciences.
Work Hours: 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday
WVU provides competitive wages for its employees and takes related experience and education into consideration when determining appropriate salary.WVU offers a comprehensive benefits package, 12 paid holidays and generous paid time off, as well as many other discounts and services. Learn more about available benefits at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/benefits-and-compensation.
Bachelor's degree in the Sciences, Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related field.
At least one (1) to two (2) years of related work experience in an analytical lab, lab equipment maintenance, and hazardous material management.
Experience in higher education lab or a similar environment is preferred.
Physical requirements include the ability to stand, squat, kneel, walk, lift, and carry for extended periods of time as needed.
At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at https://talentandculture.wvu.edu/
West Virginia University is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer, and is the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff, and students, and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.
Job Posting: Oct 16, 2020
Posting Classification: Non-Classified
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Internal Number: 213903
About West Virginia University
West Virginia University, founded in 1867, has a long and rich history as a public, land-grant institution. WVU encourages scholarship and offers high-quality academic programs while serving the state of West Virginia and the nation. WVU statewide includes campuses in Beckley, Charleston, Keyser, Martinsburg and Morgantown – which has been ranked as a #1 Small City in America. WVU is an R1 Doctoral Research University (Highest Research Activity), one of only 115 nationwide. WVU offers 212 degrees throughout the 14 colleges and schools. Areas of specialty include STEM education, healthcare in Appalachia, shale gas utilization, radio astronomy and forensics. WVU researchers have helped confirm the existence of gravitational waves and uncovered diesel vehicle emissions discrepancies. Statewide, there are over 31,000 graduate and undergraduate students along with 190,000 alumni worldwide. WVU is reinventing West Virginia’s future by strengthening education, healthcare and broad-based prosperity.