Lab Technologist II
Clemson, SC

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Lab Technologist II



Clemson University’s Mechanical Engineering Department is looking for a Lab Technologist II to fulfill the following duties:

  • Fabricates complex electro-mechanical laboratory equipment by design, modification, and maintenance, repair of electrical and mechanical equipment in an experimental facility. 
  • Perform HVAC repair and modification.
  • Design and wire projects and have a working knowledge of electrical codes. 
  • Work in Mechanical Engineering Machine shop and be willing to learn to run mill, lathe, and CNC machines.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.



40% - Essential – Support:
Provides personal and technical support to the Mechanical Engineering research and Undergraduate programs. Exercises general oversight of laboratory facilities, equipment instrumentation and supplies. Provides technical support for conducting the design, fabrication, modification, operation, calibration and repair of complex mechanical and electrical equipment of modern experimental facilities in support of major research and graduate programs and mechanical engineering undergraduate programs. This includes electrical controls and instrumentation. Work as a team member or alone to design and interpret prints and drawings and keep projects up to electrical codes. Work in a safe and timely manner. Other duties assigned by shop supervisor. Drive forklift after receiving accredited license.


30% - Essential - Technical:
Examines and interprets technical data and engineering drawings pertinent to the fabrication of complex mechanical and electrical parts used in the department of Mechanical Engineering Research projects and undergraduate laboratories. Provides technical consulting support for faculty and students. Design and conduct experimental projects including purchases of supplies. Helps faculty and staff in the fabrication (Welding, machining, plumbing, carpentry, and wiring) of Graduate and Undergraduate projects.


25% - Essential - Fabrication:
Skills to include plumbing, carpentry and possibly welding. Must be able to read and design Electrical and HVAC Blueprints. Safely fabricate electrical/electronic circuits. Have a working knowledge of A.C. and D.C. voltage. Troubleshoot Electrical A.C and D.C. circuits.


5% - Essential - Other Services:
Issues Keys and Card Access for the Mechanical Engineering Department. Coordinates necessary services from Facilities. Ensures departmental laboratories and shop areas are clean and safe. Coordinates FM&O services, and unique technical support by other service divisions.



Education – High School Diploma or Equivalent

Work Experience – 3+ Years of documented electrical experience; Knowledge of AC/DC drives; Prefer someone with ability to troubleshoot equipment; Observes safety procedures and electrical codes

Licenses – Electrician - Journeyman / Master Electrician or South Carolina Contractor license.



Firm Job Knowledge - Firm working knowledge of concepts, practices and procedures and ability to use in varied situations

No Supervisory Duties - Not responsible for supervising employees.

No Budget Responsibilities - No fiscal responsibility for the department's budget.



 Stand for prolonged period
 Sit (stationary position) for prolonged period
 Walk or move about
 Use hands or feet to operate or handle machinery, equipment, etc
 Ascend or descend (i.e. stairs, ladder)
 Position self to accomplish task (i.e. stoop, kneel, crawl)
 Communicate, converse, give direction, express oneself
 Recognize or inspect visually
 Move, transport, raise or lower
 Extends hands or arms in any direction
 Perceive, observe, clarity of vision



 Exposure to dust/fumes
 Mechanical hazards
 Chemical hazards
 Electrical hazards



Standard Hrs: 37.5;  Expected Salary Range: ($ 37,773.00 - $ 45,500.00)



Normal Operations

Required to follow emergency facility closure directives, and not normally expected work on-site during emergency situations.



Clemson, SC



November 2, 2021



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Clemson University is an AA/EEO employer and does not discriminate against any person or group on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, pregnancy, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status or genetic information. Clemson University is building a culturally diverse faculty and staff committed to working in a multicultural environment and encourages applications from minorities and women.