Engineering Laboratory Professional

Engineering Laboratory Professional


Category: Faculty




Locations: Macomb, IL








APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2024




• Conduct and supervise the installation, maintenance, and operation of equipment and engineering software for all Engineering and Technology laboratories in the Quad Cities, in support of the mission of the WIU School of Engineering and Technology.

• Oversee the installation, maintenance, and monitoring of machinery, tooling, supplies, and other equipment in the School of Engineering and Technology's Engineering Materials, Fluids, Electronics, and Maker Space laboratories.

• Assist with School of Engineering and Technology laboratory activities and classes, including providing support to Faculty and contributing input into the project completion by students.

• Maintain supplies and safety equipment for all laboratories, estimate and revise laboratory budgets in coordination with the Director of the School of Engineering, and propose improvements or changes to the School of Engineering and Technology Quad City laboratories.

• Designated as an OSHA trainer and supervisor for all School of Engineering and Technology Quad Cities laboratories.

• Responsible for supervising student workers employed in the multiple School of Engineering and Technology Quad Cities lab spaces including their hiring and training.

• Other duties as assigned by the Director of the School of Engineering and Technology


This is a full-time, 12-month position with the potential for adjunct teaching opportunities based on candidates' credentials and experience.


RANK & SALARY: Negotiable, commensurate with training and experience. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit:


Job Requirements:



• Bachelor's Degree in Engineering Technology, Engineering, Technology Education, or equivalent level of work experience.

• Must have experience in machining, use of, or ability to learn how to use CAD/CAM software, Additive Manufacturing/3D Printing, robotics, and robotic welding.

• Knowledge of electronics, power systems, and fluid dynamics fundamentals.

• Experience in Safety training and technology instruction relevant to operating a machining laboratory.

• Ability to function as the lab safety administrator/supervisor.




• Master's degree from an Engineering or Engineering Technology related discipline who demonstrate a willingness and the ability to teach CAD, lab safety, or other technology subjects.


For a degree to be considered, it must be conferred from a regionally accredited degree-granting institution of higher education (or equivalent from an international accrediting body). Unless otherwise stated, the degree must be "in hand" at the time of application.


Additional Information:

ABOUT THE SCHOOL: The established School of Engineering and Technology represents an array of disciplines that utilize all manner of technology to effect innovation and efficiencies in the creation of industry relevant skills in the context of STEM and related educational programs. Principles include: Innovation, Leadership and Entrepreneurship along with the foundation of transforming concepts into tangible results.


The School offers four Bachelor of Science degree programs in Engineering at the Quad Cities campus, only public Bachelor of Science Engineering degree programs in the Quad Cities region, which provide students many unique opportunities to work with industry through paid internship programs and senior design projects. Additionally, students can participate in many entrepreneurial high-technology development projects through the Quad Cities Manufacturing Laboratory. All Engineering programs emphasize innovation, hands-on laboratories, small, intimate classroom settings, mentoring by faculty, and thinking-outside-the-box solutions.


The School also offers a Bachelor of science in Construction Management (Macomb campus) and a Bachelor of Science in Engineering Technology (Macomb and Quad Cities campuses) in addition to minors in Construction and Facilities Technology, Industrial Technology, and Manufacturing Technology.


The school serves approximately 250 undergraduate majors and 70 graduate majors. The General Engineering and Mechanical Engineering programs are accredited by ABET and Civil and Electrical Engineering programs are in the process to receive accreditation.


For additional information about the school, please visit:


Since 1899, Western Illinois University has provided outstanding educational opportunities to individuals in west central Illinois and well beyond our region and state. WIU's traditional residential campus in Macomb, Illinois, is the educational, cultural and athletic center of the region, while the WIU-Quad Cities non-residential branch campus in Moline, Illinois, is the only public university in the immediate Quad Cities region.


WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 6,539): A traditional, residential four-year campus offering a comprehensive slate of undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb. Amtrak provides twice-daily service from Macomb to Chicago (and point in-between). Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).


WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 916): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL.


Western Illinois University fosters respect, equity, and inclusion for all students, faculty, and staff. WIU is committed to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity. We value inclusion as a core value and as an essential element of Western's public service mission. WIU embraces individual uniqueness and a culture of inclusion that supports broad and specific diversity initiatives. Western believes in the educational and institutional benefits of diversity in society as integral to the success of all individuals.


At WIU, we will:


Maintain a safe and secure environment for all members of our University communities.

Educate and empower students, staff, and faculty to be social justice advocates.

Provide curricula, programs, training, resources, and environments that reflect and strengthen the diversity of our communities, and to elevate cultural awareness and understanding.

Ensure fair, equitable, and inclusive access to University facilities, programs, resources, and services.

Create inclusive and equitable policies and practices.

Diversify the University's workforce by assessing hiring practices to attract, retain, and develop talented staff and faculty from diverse backgrounds.

Address intergroup disparities through areas as representation, retention, learning outcomes, and graduation rates.

Create a Universitywide diversity plan to ensure a continued commitment to anti-racism, anti-oppression, equity, social justice, and diversity.


More than 61 undergraduate degree programs, 40 graduate programs, two doctoral programs and 13 post-baccaulaureate certificate programs prepare students for a successful career after graduation.


Student Resources


There are more than 200 student organizations at Western that provide social, academic, recreation, sports, service, and many other opportunities for students to grow and learn, develop leadership skills, and much more. Numerous concerts, lectures, films, dance performances, cultural events and more are presented and performed each year, along with numerous major theatrical and dance productions and studio shows, and a variety of service-oriented projects and activities, all in a diverse and inclusive campus environment. The Multicultural Center is home to four cultural and resource centers: The Gwendolyn Brooks, Casa Latina, the Women's Center, and the LGBT*QA Resource Center. These cultural and resource centers promote WIU's goal of enhancing justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion through educational programming and advocacy.


The University's athletics program, based on the Macomb campus, sponsors 17 NCAA Division I intercollegiate men's and women's varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision through the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League.


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