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Engineering Technician/Lab Manager

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Work type: Administrative, Full-Time
Location: Marion, IN
Categories: Other

Job Title: Engineering Technician/Lab Manager

Reporting Relationship: Engineering Program Director and the Division Chair of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences

Unit: IWU-Marion


Campus Location: Marion

Summary of Position:    Indiana Wesleyan University seeks applications for a full-time engineering technician/lab manager on the Marion, Indiana campus starting by Fall 2022. The Engineering Technician/lab manager is responsible for the day-to-day running and maintenance of the engineering labs and machine shop, assisting faculty and students with research and design projects. This position will ensure that relevant machines and materials are available for safe use in the laboratory and machine shop.

The Division of Mathematics and Computer Information Sciences offers majors in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, Mathematics, Mathematics-Interdisciplinary, and Mathematics Education, minors in Computer Science, Mathematics, Actuarial Science, and Statistics, and also teaches pre-engineering and general education courses. The Division developing a Bachelor of Science in Engineering (BSE) degree with five concentrations in civil, mechanical, electrical, computer, and design engineering as well as a Data Science degree. The Division currently has 6.5 full-time faculty and approximately 55 major students.

Applicants should show commitment to the integration of Christian faith in teaching and practice. Compensation based on qualifications.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Ensure the functionality and safety of engineering laboratories and machine shop
  • Assist faculty in the design and fabrication of engineering lab equipment
  • Develop and implement a lab safety program
  • Ensure machines and materials are ready for use, providing repairs if necessary
  • Maintain laboratory and machine shop inventory
  • Assist faculty and students with research and course projects
  • Provide instruction for lab modules and classes, as needed
  • Supervise student lab activities and projects
  • Manage the schedule of machine use for the engineering lab and machine shop
  • Assist faculty in the design and set up of the engineering lab and machine shop for instructional purposes
  • Participate in additional Department of Engineering activities including, but not limited to, staff meetings, development of policies and procedures, and accreditation tasks.

Qualifications: According to Indiana Wesleyan University employment policy all employees must possess a strong Christian commitment and adhere to the standards outlined in the IWU Community Lifestyle Statement.


  • Possession of an associate degree in a technical field is expected, and a Bachelor’s degree is preferred.


  • Machine shop experience with lathes, milling machines, and welders is required.
  • Electrical, industry, and/or training experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with colleagues who represent a diversity of work and conflict resolution styles.


As a religious educational institution operating under the auspices of The Wesleyan Church, Indiana Wesleyan University is permitted and reserves the right to prefer employees on the basis of religion (42 U.S.C., Sections 2000e-1 and 2000e-2).

The above job description is meant to describe the general nature and level of work being performed; it is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required for the position. Employees will be required to follow other job-related instructions and to perform other job-related duties requested by their supervisor in compliance with Federal and State Laws.



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