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Laboratory Manager

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Work type: Academic Staff - Project/Interim (12 Month)
Location: Platteville
Categories: Office and Administrative, Student Services

Position Summary:

The Laboratory Manager will provide technical assistance to faculty, staff and students in the maintenance, implementation, upgrade, and use of scientific instruments and equipment used for teaching and research in the College of Engineering, Mathematics, and Science. The Laboratory Manager is also responsible for implementing an inventory and maintenance schedule, as well as assuring safe and effective use of equipment by developing user and safety protocols and training laboratory users.

This is a year-round (12-month) two-year project position with wage range of $55,000-$60,000. This position is benefit and paid leave eligible.


The duties for the position are broken into the following categories. These duties will be done under the direction of the College of EMS Assistant Dean. This position has primary responsibility for the Mechanical, Industrial, Engineering Physics, Civil, and Environmental Engineering laboratories in addition to assisting the other College Engineering laboratories periodically.

Management of the laboratories:

  • Performs routine maintenance and calibration in the laboratories to support experimental teaching and research work.
  • Purchases of laboratory consumables and equipment parts.
  • Oversees purchasing, maintenance, calibration, repair, storage, cleaning, and liquidation of equipment.
  • Communicates with university and college administration to ensure compliance with safety standards.

Documentation of the equipment:

  • Development of equipment inventory, which includes technical specifications, maintenance schedule, calibration records, and other relevant information.
  • Development of standard operational procedures for equipment. o Assists programs in developing equipment replacement and purchase plans with budgets

User training and supervision:

  • Provides training on equipment usage and safety instructions to new and visiting students and researchers.
  •  Answers questions and provides technical information regarding instrumentation to staff, researchers, clients, and students.


  • Completes necessary university trainings.
  • Attends relevant campus meetings and participates in relevant committees
  • Other duties as assigned

What You’ll Need to Succeed:

Bachelor's degree in Engineering, Physical Science, Industrial Studies, Tech Ed., or a related field.
Two years' experience working with mechanical, electrical, or hydraulic equipment.

- Familiarity with mechanical, thermal, electrical, and hydraulic systems
- Knowledge of relevant safety practices
- Excellent organizational and communication skills
- Competency in Microsoft Office software

Campus Information:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville, founded in 1866, offers 47 baccalaureate and 10 master's programs. It possesses institutional strengths in middle level education, engineering, industrial technology, agriculture, criminal justice and business. The campus is located in Southwest Wisconsin's largest and most historic community. The region offers excellent school systems, high quality medical and hospital facilities, outstanding recreational opportunities, and vibrant businesses and industries. UW-Platteville is a cultural and educational center for the Tri-State region of Illinois, Iowa, and Wisconsin.

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Application Deadline:

Applications must be submitted through our online applicant portal, applications due by June 12, 2022. Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled.


How to Apply:

The following documents are required for applicant consideration:

  • Letter of application addressing all required qualifications
  • A current resume
  • Contact information (name, telephone number, and email address) for 3 professional references.
  • Additional documents as needed


We Support Diversity and Inclusion:

Our mission is to foster a diverse environment that contributes to an inclusive culture and climate by promoting critical discourse and meaningful interactions between all members of our campus community.

Equal Employment Opportunity:

The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting, and fostering a diverse, inclusive, and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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The University of Wisconsin-Platteville is committed to recruiting, supporting and fostering a diverse, inclusive and civil community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and is an AA/EEO Employer. A criminal background check is required for employment. Applicants must be legally entitled to work in the U.S. at time of hire.

It is the policy of the University of Wisconsin-Platteville to provide equal employment opportunity to all individuals regardless of race, color, creed, sex, sexual orientation, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, marital status, pregnancy, political affiliation, arrest or conviction record, identity as a veteran, disabled veteran, Vietnam era veteran, membership in the national guard, state defense force or any other reserve component of the military forces of the United States or this state. Sexual harassment is illegal and will not be tolerated. Co-workers and supervisors may not retaliate against any employee, student, or job applicant because he or she filed a complaint, assisted in an investigation or participated in any proceeding alleging discrimination on the foregoing basis.

The University ensures physical accessibility to work environments for persons with disabilities and will provided reasonable accommodations to ensure equal access to employment. Upon request, the University will provide reasonable accommodations for religious observances and practices. The University is committed to a program of affirmative action for women, racial minorities, persons with disabilities, disabled veterans and veterans of the Vietnam era. While the Chancellor assumes overall responsibility for the success of the program, university administrators and supervisors are responsible and accountable for implementation. Authority for monitoring the program is delegated to Human Resources.

Each individual associated with the University is called upon to pledge a new and revitalized commitment to build and maintain a campus environment free of harassment and discrimination, an environment that fosters mutual respect, recognizes the dignity and worth of all people, and promotes to the fullest, equal employment opportunity through affirmative action.

In compliance with the Clery Act of 1998, the University of Wisconsin-Platteville Annual Security & Annual Fire Safety Report is available for review. Call the UW-Platteville Campus Police Office at 608.342.1584 for a paper copy of the annual report.

The University of Wisconsin System will not reveal the identities of applicants who request confidentiality in writing, except that the identity of the successful candidate will be released. See Wis. Stat. §. 19.36(7).

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