Skip to main content

FT Advanced Manufacturing Lab Technician

Job Details

The mission of Goodwin University is to educate a diverse student population in a dynamic environment that aligns education, commerce, and community. Our innovative programs of study prepare students for professional careers while promoting lifelong learning and civic responsibility. As a nurturing university community, we challenge students, faculty, staff, and administration to fully realize their highest academic, professional, and personal potential.

Position Description Summary/Purpose :

This position provides technical support for the operation of the Advanced Manufacturing Quality, Mechatronics and Welding Laboratories at the Business & Advanced Manufacturing Center, which is an integral part of the Goodwin University curriculum required for the Bachelor of Science and Associate of Science Manufacturing Degrees and the Certifications in CNC Machining, Metrology, Welding and Quality. The Advanced Manufacturing Lab Technician is required for the day-to-day set up, operation and maintenance of lab equipment, as well as the demonstration of course lab activities for the students. This position reports to the Director of Advanced Manufacturing Labs. This role may require additional training on equipment relevant to other manufacturing programs including desktop CNC machines, logistics modeling and fabrication equipment. Techs are assigned to on-ground and off-site training venues and may be involved to support some aspects in an on-line environment. This position supports both academic and incumbent worker training.

Essential Job Functions/Primary Responsibilities :

(The essential functions or duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)
  • Perform highly skilled laboratory functions in support of University and high school program coursework
  • Operate, maintain, and make minor adjustments on the lab equipment
  • Instruct students in the proper and safe use of lab equipment and tools
  • Explain and demonstrate operation of the lab equipment to students and assist them as needed
  • Maintain appropriate safety standards in the lab
  • Assist other lab techs and faculty concerning lab exercises
  • Conducts all work in a safe manner and all work safety practices are followed.
  • Operate coordinate measurement machines, metrology tools, microscopy, and other analytical and processing equipment
  • Inspect and test mechanical and electronic equipment
Other Functions :
  • Performs similar or related work as required, directed or as situation dictates.
  • Continues professional development and training; keeps current with trends.
  • Assists other department staff as needed to promote a team effort.
Knowledge, Ability and Skill :
  • Working knowledge of the operation and maintenance of various types of quality/inspection laboratory analytical equipment such as mechanical and electronic equipment, including computer hardware and software
  • Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language
  • Excellent technology and computer skills
  • Knowledge of CMM language and PC-DMIS is a plus
  • Excellent knowledge of mechanical and electrical components and tools
  • Use Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, Power Point and Outlook)
  • Assist adults and high school-aged students
  • Work under the supervision of the Director of the labs; follow-through on projects
  • Willingness to learn new technologies in support of cross-functional teams
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills, as well as organizational and logistic skills
  • Critical thinking and problem solving
  • Work collaboratively with faculty to support learning
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills to Lead Quality Technician, faculty members, students and other stakeholders


Minimum Required Qualifications :
  • Minimum of 2-years of experience in the operation, maintenance and support of laboratory electronic and mechanical analytical equipment;
Education, Training and Experience :
  • Associate degree in related technical field preferred or sufficient demonstrated expertise in related lab equipment,
Special Requirements :
  • Valid Drivers License & Insured Vehicle
Physical and Mental Requirements :

Work Environment None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Outdoor Weather Conditions X
Work with fumes or airborne particles X
Work near moving mechanical parts X
Risk of electrical shock X
Vibration X

Physical Activity None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Standing X
Walking X
Sitting X
Talking & Hearing X
Using hands/fingers to handle/feel X
Climbing or balancing X
Bending, pulling, pushing X
Driving X

Lifting Requirements None Under 1/3 1/3 to 2/3 Over 2/3
Up to 10 pounds X
Up to 25 pounds X
Up to 50 pounds X
Up to 75 pounds X
Up to 100 pounds X
Over 100 pounds X

Vision Requirements:

X Close vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 inches or less)

X Distance vision (i.e. clear vision at 20 feet or more)

X Color vision (i.e. ability to identify and distinguish colors)

X Peripheral vision (i.e. ability to observe an area that can be seen up and down or

left and right while the eyes are fixed on a given point)

X Depth perception (i.e. three-dimensional vision, ability to judge distances and

spatial relationships)

___ No special vision requirement

Full-Time Employee Benefits:
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Pet Insurance
  • 401k employer match
  • Employee & dependent life insurance
  • Great tuition benefits for employee, spouse & dependents
  • PTO program
(This job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee. It is used as a guide for personnel actions and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.)


Goodwin University

Goodwin University, a private university in East Hartford, CT, is an innovative learning community that empowers hard-working students to become sought-after employees.

We tailor our programs to address the needs of employers, and we shape them to fit the lives of students. Classes are conveniently offered year-round — days, evenings, weekends, and online. Degrees may be flexibly layered across certificate, associate, bachelor’s, and master’s programs in a variety of in-demand fields.

Better still, we surround our students with the personal support and the professional guidance they need — not just to earn degrees, but to change lives for themselves, their families, and their communities.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert

Similar jobs