Engineering and Technology: Mechanical, Physics: Nanotechnology
4 Year Degree
The Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) at The Fu Foundation School of Engineering & Applied Science of Columbia University in the City of New York invites applications for a Staff Associate position, serving as an equipment engineer for the CNI shared labs.
Reporting to the shared facilities director and to the individual lab directors, the equipment engineer will be responsible for all aspects of the labs equipment, lab safety systems, and supporting systems maintenance, including: monitoring the performance of equipment; performing routine and preventative maintenance, inspection, calibration, and repairs; specifying and ordering equipment parts necessary for repair and maintenance. Connecting and installing gas cylinders, including hazardous gases in a safe manner, mobilizing chemicals and lab apparel if needed. The equipment engineer should be able to read and comprehend manufacture manuals of equipment and technical drawings. The engineer is expected to document equipment failures and maintenance procedures as well as writing Standard Operating Procedures for preventative and periodical maintenance. The equipment engineer will provide technical assistance and guidance to users of the labs when operating and solving problems with equipment.
Bachelor degree in a scientific or engineering field is required. Minimum of three years’ experience in operation and/or maintenance of lab equipment, specifically experience in working in a clean room micro and nanofabrication lab is necessary. Must be able to function independently. Applicants should possess strong mechanical skills including knowledge of fluid delivery systems, HVAC and Vacuum systems, pneumatic controls, and electrical troubleshooting.
A degree in mechanical engineering is preferred.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer --Race/Gender/Disability/Veteran.
Internal Number: 000011433
About Columbia University - Columbia Nano Initiative
Columbia University is one of the world's most important centers of research and at the same time a distinctive and distinguished learning environment for undergraduates and graduate students in many scholarly and professional fields. The University recognizes the importance of its location in New York City and seeks to link its research and teaching to the vast resources of a great metropolis. It seeks to attract a diverse and international faculty and student body, to support research and teaching on global issues, and to create academic relationships with many countries and regions. It expects all areas of the University to advance knowledge and learning at the highest level and to convey the products of its efforts to the world.
The Columbia Nano Initiative (CNI) is an interdisciplinary community within Columbia University dedicated to supporting and developing research efforts in nanotechnology. The CNI Shared Facilities are open to student and faculty researchers, as well as those from government, start-ups, and industry. The Clean Room offers a comprehensive set of tools for microfabrication and nanofabrication. The Materials Characterization Laboratory and the Electron ...Microscopy Laboratory offer state-of-the-art instruments for chemical and structural characterization of materials.
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