Job ID: 180494

Sr. Instructional Lab Tech

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

  • Mar. 4, 2022
  • Sr. Instructional Lab Tech
  • Worcester Polytechnic Institute
    Worcester, MA
  • Open until filled
  • Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Mechanical Engineering

Sr. Instructional Lab Tech


Lab Operations- Mechanical Engineering

Worcester Polytechnic Institute - WPI

Provide assistance, training and development skills necessary for students, faculty and staff on the use of the CNC Machine Tools and other equipment located in the Manufacturing Laboratories located within the Department of Mechanical and Materials Engineering.

WPI is passionate about creating an inclusive workplace that promotes and values diversity. We are looking for candidates who can support our commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion.

  • Develop materials and train WPI undergraduate and graduate students as well as faculty and staff on the safe use of automated manufacturing equipment.
  • Assist faculty and students on manufacturability assessments and design reviews. Develop and implement strategies to resolve design problems as needed.
  • Design, manufacture and maintain specialized lab equipment which includes electro-mechanical systems, robotic systems and robotic machine tool interfaces.

  • B.S. degree required M.S. degree helpful in the area of mechanical or manufacturing engineering in a dynamic manufacturing facility or academic laboratory setting.
  • A minimum of 3 years' experience in mechanical engineering, manufacturing, or related fields
  • Requires extensive knowledge and skill in the use of CAD and CAM software including Esprit AutoCAD, and Solidworks.
  • Requires knowledge of the tools, equipment, methods and practices of machining and welding
  • Ability to understand and create solid models of complex parts and assemblies as well being skilled in GD&T and the reading and creating of engineering drawings.
  • Ability to communicate and translate technical ideas or abstract visions with students, faculty and staff.

Applicants must have demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse and inclusive workplace and/or commitment to do so as an employee at WPI.

WPI requires employees to be fully-vaccinated for COVID-19. For additional information on WPI's response to COVID-19, refer to

United States of America (Exempt)

WPI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or disability. We are seeking individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences who will contribute to a culture of creativity and collaboration, inclusion, problem solving and change making.

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About WPI

WPI is a vibrant, active, and diverse community of extraordinary students, world-renowned faculty, and state of the art research facilities. At WPI, we have competitive and comprehensive benefits, including health insurance, long-term care, retirement, tuition assistance, flexible spending accounts, work-life balance and much more.

Diversity & Inclusion at WPI

WPI is committed to creating an inclusive workplace where everyone feels valued and respected; a place where every student, faculty and staff member can be themselves, so that they can study, live, and work comfortably, to reach their full potential, and make meaningful contributions in order to meet departmental and institutional goals. WPI thrives on innovative practice and welcomes diverse perspectives, insight, and people from diverse lived experiences, to enhance the community environment and propel the institution to the next level in a competitive, global marketplace.

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