Job Description

Mechanical Engineering Lab Coordinator - College of Science, Engineering and Technology

Grand Canyon University is seeking a Mechanical Engineering Lab Coordinator. The Lab Coordinator I role is to assist with lab set up and be available to assist faculty in the operation of the lab equipment/materials to achieve the lab learning outcome for each class.


This 12-month position is open now and will be filled ASAP.  Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Provide technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment and techniques and the analysis of results for the faculty and students for the assigned lab courses; answers questions and assists with lab experiment to demonstrate proper use of equipment and/or simulation steps.
  • Communicate with faculty to ensure lab preparation and setup is ready for student success.
  • Perform the timely preparation of materials, chemicals, and equipment for use in student laboratory demonstrations, experiments, exercises, and exams.
  • Perform specialized and technical duties to assure efficient lab operations
  • Comply with safety regulations and procedures in lab set up.
  • Comply with proper storage, handling and disposal of hazardous materials.
  • Assist with assembly and installation of new equipment or instruments; assists with testing to ensure operational readiness.
  • Assist with maintenance and repairs of existing equipment as needed.
  • Serve as support to faculty with classroom materials, e.g., set up of videos, etc.; collaborates with subject matter faculty for their assigned courses to ensure labs meet needed learning requirements.
  • Follow up on waivers
  • Documents safety, accident and other incidents according to established reporting protocols.
  • Prepares various records and reports related to laboratory operations and activities as required.
  • Performs other duties as needed/assigned to support successful lab operations.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering preferred
  • 0-2 years’ experience in lab operations
  • Demonstrated experience in the development and delivery of laboratory programs, including reagents, supplies and other materials that would be necessary to sustain a diverse college laboratory program.
  • Demonstrated experience in operating, maintaining and repairing analytical instruments in a lab and stockroom setting.


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