Senior Lab Engineer II, Department of Architecture

Reports to: Technical Operations Manager

Purpose: The job holder is responsible for supervising the assigned labs, providing the necessary support for (faculty, staff, undergraduate students, researchers, teaching assistants, graduate students and external customers) including supervising the installation operation and maintenance of lab equipment, setting up and managing the equipment operation schedule, organizing workflow, ensuring lab safety and represent the Department of Architecture in University and school events.

Principal Accountabilities:

  • Supervise and participate in the operations and maintenance of laser cutter machines, 3D printers, and wide format LaserJet and design jet plotter
  • Provide technical support in hardware and software for all assigned labs, faculty, staff, and students
  • Supervise the assigned labs in the Department of Architecture
  • Report a daily attendance status for his subordinates/himself
  • Ensure assigned labs’ readiness for any technical task within its predetermined mission
  • Supervise the operations and maintenance of all assigned labs’ assets (machines, equipment, software and infrastructure)
  • Maintain an updated inventory of all lab items (equipment, devices, tools, consumables, etc...)
  • Prepare the equipment operational guide for users
  • Support the faculty/teaching assistant members in the required courses
  • Assist the faculty members in the development of lab manuals and procedures
  • Assist in research, grants and engineering servicestake research assignments and work on them
  • Facilitate the projects/research endeavors of the undergraduate/graduate students, in their thesis as well as researchers and professors in their research activities/grants and engineering services
  • Keep awareness and report of new/required developments in his supervised equipment/machines
  • Keep continuous training of his subordinates making sure they all are competent using all the labs’ assets
  • Carry out various manual tasks using manual tools
  • Ensure a safe and clean work environment within the assigned labs and its premises in coordination with AUC's health and safety department
  • Apply the safety regulations/precautions, safety work practices and immediately report any safety violation incident/condition or potential hazards
  • Monitor first aid kits, fire-fighting equipment and safety gear in coordination with AUC's clinic and health and safety department
  • Perform any other related tasks as assigned


Minimum Education Requirement:

  • BSc. in electronics, computer engineering, computer science or related field


  • At least five years of experience with prior experience of two years in a related field


  • Good background about the latest technologies like (robotics, embedded systems, programming, 3D design, IoT, electronics circuits, Arduino and Raspberry Pi) (preferable)
  • Capable of communicating in English fluently orally and in writing
  • Time management and planning skills
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • Good communication skills
  • Good written and spoken Arabic
  • Good troubleshooting and fault isolation skills
  • Equipment handling and maintenance hands-on
  • Can perform under pressure and within a team


The position is open until March 9, 2020


Placement is based on the candidate’s experience and skills. Only candidates who make it to the short list will be contacted. If interested, please send an updated and detailed resume to, stating “Senior Lab Engineer II, Architecture Department” in the subject line.



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