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Laboratory Supervisor - Padnos College of Engineering and Computing

Apply now Job no: 492782
Work type: EAP - Executive, Administrative, Professional
Location: Grand Rapids
Categories: Padnos College of Engineering & Computing

Required Qualifications and Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree or completion of an apprenticeship/journeyman program, or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience.
  • The candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and organizational skills and possess the ability to multitask in a fast-paced learning and teaching environment.

Preferred Qualifications and Education:

  • A Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering (BSEE) or Electrical/Electronics Engineering Technology (BSEET) and/or equivalent industrial experience is preferred along with a strong desire to work with students in a highly technical environment.
  • The candidate must demonstrate a commitment to excellence in teaching and an ability to work in a collaborative environment with a diverse population of colleagues and students.

Responsibilities – Essential Functions:

  • The candidate should have experience with computer and electrical/electronic technology, including a strong electronics background with the ability to design, troubleshoot and build electronic circuits.
    • The applicant will work with a clean room, robotics, energy & power, and vehicle systems laboratories. Knowledge of safety and security protocols in a laboratory or shop is preferred. Supervisory experience is preferred with the ability to train and supervise additional support staff comprising up to 12 undergraduate students.  
  • Supervisory experience is preferred with the ability to train and supervise additional support staff comprising up to 12 undergraduate students.  

Responsibilities – Non-Essential Functions:

  • N/A

Salary:  Commensurate with experience and qualifications

Department/Division:  Padnos College of Engineering and Computing and School of Engineering 

Campus: Pew Campus

Application Deadline Date: Application review will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.  

How To Apply: Applications accepted on-line only at Please include a cover letter, resume, and at least three references with name, address, phone and e-mail address. If you have questions or need assistance, call Human Resources at 616-331-2215.


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To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Must have the physical stamina to work long hours and/or more than 5 days per week. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act as amended by the ADA Amendment Act (2008), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and other applicable federal and state laws that prohibit discrimination on the basis of disability. GVSU will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request.

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