Senior Lab Teaching Engineer II, Mechanical Engineering Department (Limited Time Contract)

Updated: about 1 month ago

Reports to: Technical Operations Manager and Industrial Liaison

Purpose:   The job holder is responsible for supervising the assigned labs, providing the necessary support for (faculty, researchers, teaching assistants, graduate/undergraduate students and external customers); including supervising the installation, operation and maintenance of labs’ equipment , assisting in market surveys for needed vendors contact vendors/suppliers and get price quotations, preparing needed spare parts lists, training activities whenever needed setting up and managing the equipment operation schedule, organizing work flow, ensuring lab safety, maintaining inventory lists, support ESS services projects and representing the department of mechanical engineering in university and school events.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Ensuring assigned labs’ readiness for any technical task within its predetermined mission
  • Operating and maintaining all assigned labs’ assets (machines, equipment, tools, and infrastructure)
  • Running trials of the work to be carried out by students prior to the lab session
  • Assisting in setting up, conducting, and explaining (to students) experiments in the assigned labs
  • Supporting the instructors of the courses listed (Dimensions/Non-Financial)
  • Assisting faculty lab supervisors in the development of lab manuals and procedures
  • Facilitating the projects/research endeavors of the undergraduate/ graduate students, as well as researchers and professors in their research activities/grants and engineering and science services
  • Staying up to date and reporting (to lab faculty supervisors) on new/required developments in fields related to the assigned labs
  • Procuring consumables/simple supplies from local market vendors and performing any required market survey
  • Contacting the vendors to get price quotations for any required items
  • Maintaining an updated inventory of all lab items (equipment, devices, tools, and consumable)
  • Organizing the workflow to ensure smooth operation of the lab in supporting instructors, students, and course requirements, while maintaining proper inter-lab relations
  • Continuously training subordinates to maintain their competence in using all the labs’ assets
  • Carrying out various manual tasks using manual tools (where applicable)
  • Ensuring safe and clean working environment within the assigned labs and their premises, in coordination with AUC environmental health and safety with facilities and operations departments
  • Applying safety regulations/precautions, safe work practices, and immediately report any safety violation incident/condition or potential hazards
  • Monitoring first aid kits, fire-fighting equipment, and safety gears in coordination with the AUC “clinic” and health and safety department
  • Reporting a daily attendance status for his subordinates/himself
  • Supervising the cleanliness of the lab workplace, equipment, and tools
  • Perform any other related duties as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement : 

  • BSc or MSc degree in mechanical/materials engineering

Experience :

  • At least three-five year of relevant experience

Skills :

  • Good English and Arabic skills
  • Good communication skills (in both English and Arabic)
  • Good Time management and planning skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good computer skills and working experience with the main Microsoft office software

The position is open untilJune 23, 2021

Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted.

 “We thank all individuals who have expressed interest in working at The American University in Cairo.”

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