Lab Coordinator - Geology and Geological Engineering


University, MS, US, 38677

Department:  Geology & Geological Engineering (10000923)
Employee Designation:  Regular Full-time (Benefits Eligible)

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Definition of Class

This position coordinates the daily functions of education and research labs in the department at the Geology and Geological Engineering. This position also acts as a technical resource person for students engaged in class laboratory projects.

Examples of Work Performed

  • Ensures that all equipment in the teaching labs is functioning properly; makes arrangements for repair or replacement.
  • Interacts with faculty and upgrades labs as needed.
  • Maintains repair parts inventory; processes purchase orders for procurement of repair parts.
  • Maintains inventory of departmental equipment.
  • Offers hardware and software support for faculty and students.
  • Assists and troubleshoots projects by helping students build instruments and circuits; orders parts or supplies as needed.
  • Creates preventive maintenance schedules and work details.
  • Coordinates and participates in the technical training of students, as needed.
  • Implements policies, procedures and standards for the operation of the department labs.
  • Evaluates computer and data communication equipment and renders opinions on effectiveness in resolving certain technical requirements and meeting certain specifications.
  • Establishes specifications standards for computer systems and peripherals, and data communication systems.
  • Responds to requests to participate/assist in community outreach programs/activities for the University of Mississippi and area schools.
  • Performs similar or related duties as assigned or required.

Essential Functions

Essential Functions
These essential functions include, but are not limited to, the following. Additional essential functions may be identified and included by the hiring department.

  1. Coordinates the daily functions of the laboratories in regards to equipment repair, replacement, or ordering parts.
  2. Interacts with faculty and make recommendations for upgrades in the lab as needed.
  3. Assists students, as well as, troubleshoots projects for students.
  4. Provides hardware and software support for faculty and students.


Minimum Education/Experience

Associate’s Degree in Technology or related field from a college or university.




Two (2) years of experience related to the above described duties.


Substitution Statement:
Related experience may be substituted for education, on a basis set forth and approved by the Department of Human Resources.

Salary/Wage Information

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Background Check Statement

The University of Mississippi is committed to providing a safe campus community. UM conducts background investigations for applicants being considered for employment. Background investigations include a criminal history record check, and when appropriate, a financial (credit) report or driving history check.

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