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Engineering Lab Technician -Mechanical

Kennesaw State University
Job Location:
Kennesaw, Georgia
Laboratory and Research
Engineering Lab Technician -Mechanical

Job ID: 235625
Location: Kennesaw, Georgia
Full/Part Time: Full Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia and the second-largest university in the state. The university's vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the region and from 126 countries across the globe. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit

About Us
Find your wings at KSU!

Are you ready to join a community leading in innovative teaching and learning? Kennesaw State University is one of the 50 largest public institutions in the country. With our growing enrollment and global reach, we are enjoying increased prominence among Georgia's colleges. We offer more than 150 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees to over 43,000 students. Our entrepreneurial spirit, high-impact research, and Division I athletics also draw students from throughout the region and from 92 countries across the globe. Our university's vibrant culture, diversity, career opportunities, and rich benefits make us an employer of choice. We are searching for talented people to join our mission. Come to KSU and find your passion.

Our Kennesaw campus is located at 1000 Chastain Road NW, Kennesaw, GA 30144. Our Marietta campus is located at 1100 South Marietta Parkway, Marietta, GA 30060.

Job Summary
Responsible for preparing mechanical, civil or electronic lab components used in university engineering labs, makerspaces, design and engineering research spaces. Troubleshoots, maintains and repairs engineering lab equipment. Operates and/or supervises the operation of standard machines used in engineering labs within an undergraduate engineering program.

1. Inspects and maintains mechanical and mechatronic engineering lab equipment to ensure proper and safe operation.

2. Assists students and faculty with fabrication of components, test specimens and parts and ensures students and graduate assistants follow safe practices and receive proper training.

3. Constructs complex precision components and mechanical devices and structures from technical drawings and computer images utilizing machine shop and Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) equipment.

4. Prepares engineering lab equipment and materials for fabrication

5. Determines equipment supply quantities and ensures stock is available for fabrication

6. Prepares, operates and oversees operation of CNC Lathes, water jet cutters, welders, mills, torches, robotic arms and CNC Mills

7. Recommends and specifies new equipment or equipment upgrades

Required Qualifications
Educational Requirements
Associates, technical, vocational or related degree/certificate from an accredited institution of higher education or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience

Required Experience
Two years (2) of related work experience

Preferred Qualifications
Previous related industrial experience
Certificate in an engineering technology field
Previous experience working with customers and/or in higher education

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of G-code and various CNC machining equipment

  • Knowledge of materials and proper specifications for fabrication of parts

  • Operational knowledge of SolidWorks or similar CAD software

  • Operational knowledge of Computer Aided Manufacturing CAM software

  • Able to interpret complex CAD documentation for mechanical components

  • Proficiency in or the ability to learn basic chemistry, an understanding of toxicity levels, chemical reactions, etc.)

  • Proficiency in or the ability to learn basic physics (forces, load transfer, vibration, energy transfer) ADDITIONAL POSITION REQUIREMENTS

  • Certificate in welding, CNC Machining, tool and die

  • Previous experience working in higher education

  • CNC machining experience producing high quality objects

    Equal Employment Opportunity
    Kennesaw State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. It is the policy of Kennesaw State University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, color, disability, ethnicity, gender, national origin race religion, sexual orientation, or status as a protected Veteran. Kennesaw State University is a participant in the Employment Eligibility Verification Program (E-Verify) effective October 15, 2007. Participant ID: 61415

    Other Information
    This is not a supervisory position.
    This position does not have any financial responsibilities.
    No, this position will not be required to drive.
    This role is not considered a position of trust.
    This position does not require a purchasing card (P-Card).
    This position will not travel
    This position does not require security clearance.

    Background Check
    • Standard Enhanced + Education & Drug Screening
    Per the University System of Georgia background check policy, all final candidates will be required to consent to a criminal background investigation. Final candidates may be asked to disclose criminal record history during the initial screening process and prior to a conditional offer of employment. Applicants for positions of trust with screening results which confirm a disqualifying criminal history will be immediately disqualified from employment eligibility.

    All applicants are required to include professional references as part of their application process. Some positions may require additional job-based screenings such as motor vehicle report, credit check, pre-employment drug screening and/or verification of academic credentials.

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