KHALIFA UNIVERSITY

CORE Laboratory Senior Specialist

Location
Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
Posted
05 May 2022
End of advertisement period
20 May 2022
Ref
2200006H
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Strategic Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the development of the Department's strategy, as well as annual business plans.
  • Contribute to the development of the Department's policies and procedures, in line with the overall business objectives of the University, ensuring they promote leading practices and excellence.
  • Contribute to the development and management of the Department’s budgets and report back on a timely basis to ensure that divergences are addressed promptly.

Operational Responsibilities

Laboratory Safety

  • Drive practices and metrics, which ensure that the laboratories operate in compliance with all aspects of Khalifa University Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) policies.

Laboratory Operations

  • Coordinate operational policies and procedures; Work with research staff on issues which impact laboratory services.
  • Coordinate and supervise the performance of routine and specialized technical procedures in assigned laboratories.
  • Participate in planning and executing budgets, aligning with financial targets and managing projects related to AM.
  • Assist with laboratory goals and operational procedures for quality, efficiency, and waste reduction.

Technical Support

  • Ensure lab equipment is operational to the maximum extent possible and improve operations through efficient use of existing equipment
  • Monitors functionality of new equipment to ensure compliance.
  • Improves lab operations through efficient use of existing equipment.
  • Coordinate the installation of new equipment and maintaining the inventory of all lab equipment.
  • Overseeing day-to-day operation of Lab equipment, EOS M400-4, Bandsaw, Shot Peening and Heat Treatment.
  • Working with machine stakeholders to help optimize topology and 'buildability' of components for Additive Manufacturing
  • Establishing and interacting with the wider supply chain to ensure builds are appropriately post-processed to meet requirements.
  • Network building within the AM space including developing projects and sharing responsibility for specific revenue goals related to AM.
  • Working on designing supporting structures and manufacturing components
  • Providing technical management and hands-on contributions in the core technology areas of AM.
  • Providing accurate estimates for cost, quantity and build time for potential production components
  • Owning and implementing machine maintenance schedules and up-keep of the lab.
  • Creating detailed manufacturing documents associated with the operation of the Additive Manufacturing machine.
  • Trouble shooting and problem solving associated with manufacturing difficulties, through design and operation.
  • Perform analytical, mechanical and metrological measurements on printed components.
  • Uphold good communication with machine manufacturer to ensure overall equipment efficiency is maintained.

Resource management

  • Assist in the determination of fiscal requirements and in the preparation of budgetary recommendations, including recommending capital equipment expenditures, ensure appropriate resource levels, and comply with organizational expenditure requirements.
  •  Supervise and manage the inventory of commonly used lab supplies, maintenance parts and any other items related to research lab operations.
  • Evaluates technical requirements based on bids received from potential vendors for purchase of  lab equipment.
  • Ensure information on lab website is kept up to date including all training schedules, equipment schedules and equipment descriptions.
  • Guide the faculty and researchers on the purchase of consumables and accessories for equipment.

Research Services

  • Contribute to the continued innovation and development of the research program.
  • Maintain liaison with investigators, research personnel and staff to solve specific operating problems and improve technical activities
  • Pulling together and managing the input of all stakeholders to create an efficient build schedule that satisfies all requirements.
  • Work with other team members to successfully meet the requirements of the stakeholder efficiently and effectively.

Other

  • Adhere to the University's information security and confidentiality policies and procedures, and report breaches or other security risks accordingly
  • Coordinate with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities related to the operations of the Research Labs department.
  • Ensure coordination with other departments to facilitate the accomplishment of tasks and responsibilities, as and when needed.
  • Perform any other tasks assigned by the Line Manager.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Provide coaching, guidance and mentoring as required to enhance the internal capabilities of the team and ensure the achievement of established objectives and plans.
  • Recommend appropriate training courses as per the pre-determined training needs, evaluate their effectiveness, and monitor their results.
  • Carry out performance appraisals for subordinates according to planned schedules and recommend necessary actions as per the applied practices.
  • Conduct periodic meetings with subordinates to ensure that priorities are clear, and workflow is running smoothly.
  • Follow-up on employees' administrative affairs such as vacations, leaves and other administrative and related affairs.

3. Key Roles & Responsibilities

Qualifications

  • A Masters’ Degree in Engineering related field

Expats:

  • A minimum 12 years of relevant experience.

Should you require further assistance or if you face any issue with the online application, please feel to contact the Recruitment Team (recruitmentteam@ku.ac.ae).

Primary Location : KUK – Khalifa University 
Job : 
Senior Specialist
Schedule : Regular
Shift : Standard
Job Type : Full-time

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