Laboratory Operations Engineer

Location
California, United States
Posted
01 Jul 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Sep 2019
Ref
83710
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Stanford Engineering has been at the forefront of innovation for nearly a century, creating pivotal technologies that have transformed the worlds of information technology, communications, health care, energy, business and beyond. Our faculty and students are creative risk-takers who pursue excellence across a breadth of disciplines. Our alumni include some of the world's most successful leaders in technology and business. Our staff are critical to enabling Stanford Engineering to accomplish its mission: seeking solutions to some of the world's most urgent challenges and educating leaders who will make the world a better place through the power of engineering principles, techniques and systems.

The Stanford Nanofabrication Facility (SNF) provides access to world-leading facilities and expertise in nanoscale science and engineering for Stanford and external researchers from academic, industrial, and government labs across the US and around the globe. Over 600 researchers, in applications ranging from medicine and biology to fundamental physics and astronomy, use SNF’s cleanroom and satellite labs that contain over 150 pieces of equipment for device fabrication. More than a lab, it's a vibrant research community.

We seek a highly motivated, entry level engineer to make an impact on SNF’s research operations. You will perform maintenance and training on complex vacuum systems and analytical equipment, in addition to working with team members to improve the overall operation of the lab. As a successful candidate, you have a strong background in engineering fundamentals and are technologically savvy. You are proactive, resourceful, and motivated to find solutions to complex problems. You are able to juggle multiple projects and change direction quickly to meet shifting priorities. Hands-on work with electronics and vacuum systems are a big plus, though specific experience on our equipment is much less important than your keen interest in learning and using new concepts.

In this role, you will:

  • Install, maintain, modify, and troubleshoot complex vacuum systems and analytical equipment.
  • Provide training and practical guidance on these systems for lab members.
  • Regularly work with other team members to support multiple projects.
  • Prepare and review purchase requisitions, drawings, training manuals, and other documents associated with equipment and lab operations.
  • Join the Incident Response Team and actively support lab safety programs

To be successful in this position, you will bring:

  • Associate degree or certificate of completion in a related engineering or related scientific discipline, or three years of equivalent work experience or combination of education and relevant experience.
  • Excellent written and oral communication plus a willingness to share information and expertise with peers and lab members.
  • Excellent customer service and ability to work independently as well as in a team.

Physical Requirements*:

  • Frequently grasp lightly/fine manipulation, perform desk-based computer tasks, write by hand, stand/walk, sit, twist/bend/stoop/squat, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally grasp forcefully, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), reach/work above shoulders, use a telephone, sort/file paperwork or parts, operate foot and/or hand controls, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh >40 pounds.
  • May be required to wear a respirator or SCBA.
  • Visual acuity required.

Working Conditions:

  • May be exposed to high voltage electricity, radiation or electromagnetic fields, lasers, noise > 80dB TWA, hazardous gases and chemicals, confined spaces, working at heights >10 feet, temperature extremes, heavy metals, unusual work hours and/or inclement weather.
  • May require travel.

 * Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff.We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perks empower you with:

  • Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
  • A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
  • A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
  • Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
  • Enviable resources. Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more!

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4991
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: I
Requisition ID: 83710