Purdue University West Lafayette , IN 47996
Maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate teaching and research laboratory and ECE shop electronic test equipment. Install, calibrate, and test new equipment for instructional labs and research.
Order required hardware, software, equipment, and parts for ECE labs and research. Put together orders for equipment used in labs (e.g., analog and digital circuits, microprocessors) and ensure software licensing. Maintain inventory of lab and research computers, parts, and equipment.
Assist faculty with construction and soldering of circuitry for teaching and research purposes. Maintain and troubleshoot lab AV equipment, including projectors, cameras, and video switches.
Work with department chair and faculty and make recommendations for updating instructional lab equipment. Suggest new lab and shop policies for fostering student learning and success.
Work with Information Services (IS) and Engineering Technology Electronics Supervisor for shared instructional labs, to maintain the hardware and software for approximately 140 computers. This includes coordination with IS staff for scripted configuration/installation of software applications; physical installation of hardware; and imaging computers for labs every semester or as needed.
Work with ECE department head and faculty and CES Technology Specialist to suggest and implement new strategies for computer and lab utilization and performance improvement. Make recommendations for updating laboratory equipment. Suggest new lab and shop policies according to need and enforce rules and regulations.
Perform other technician duties as required by the department head.
College coursework toward a Bachelor of Science or Technology Degree in Electrical OR Electronics OR Electrical & Computer Engineering required. Bachelor's Degree as of December 2018 highly preferred.
Two years of hands-on experience in all or most of the following is required: (i) Analog and digital circuits, control systems, microprocessors, and state-of-the-art laboratory test equipment; (ii) Electronics troubleshooting and repair and computer hardware and software maintenance; (iii) Computer lab management technologies including Windows system administration and troubleshooting, software installation and imaging, LAN set-up, batch/shell scripting, and Linux/UNIX, and programming languages C and Python; (iv) AV equipment and specialized equipment used in ECE labs; and (v) Report writing. Technician / Computer Coordinator must have the ability to maintain, troubleshoot, and calibrate teaching and research laboratory and ECE shop electronic test equipment and install, calibrate, and test new equipment for instructional labs and research. Must be able to collaborate with IS and install, configure, calibrate, test, and maintain hardware and software for around 140 computers and must have the working knowledge of (i) AV equipment; (ii) electronic test equipment used in teaching labs; and (iii) specialized equipment used in research labs.
The position requires familiarity with Windows system administration/troubleshooting, lab imaging procedures/technology, and scripted configuration/installation of any/all software applications. The technician must possess effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to lift up to 50 lbs. is essential.
The technician is also responsible for ordering hardware, software, equipment, and parts for instructional and research labs.
The technician is required to travel to Westville and work collaboratively with the Westville campus part-time technician. From time to time, this position entails assisting both College of Engineering & Sciences and/or School of Engineering projects (e.g. maker spaces).
For information regarding our excellent benefits package, please visit: www.purdue.edu/benefits
Professional references will be verified prior to any offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon completion of successful background check.
Purdue University is an EEO/AA employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce. All individuals, including minorities, women, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.