Lab Specialist - Mechatronics - Mountain View Campus

  • Dallas College
  • Mountain View, CA, USA
  • Jul 10, 2024
Full time Engineering & Applied Sciences Sciences and Technology: other

Job Description

Weekly Work Hours



Compensation Range



Hourly Rate

$18.24 Hourly



United States of America (Non-Exempt)


Position Type


Position Summary

Dallas College seeks a dynamic individual to play an important role in the operation of the one of the seven new Dallas College academic Schools (the Schools). The Lab Specialist will serve within one of the Dallas College academic Schools. Dallas College is establishing the Schools with a new, ambitious academic framework to ensure the Schools align with the North Texas region’s workforce and industry needs to ensure graduates’ success in their careers.

The Lab Specialist will report to the Lab Manager. The Lab Specialist is responsible for maintaining materials, supplies, equipment, and information systems while providing technical support for courses and programs.


Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Knowledge about laboratory operations, laboratory information systems (software and hardware), and laboratory equipment in one or more discipline areas within the School.

  • Advanced ability to use computer technology to access data, maintain records, generate reports and communicate with others.

  • Must have strong organizational skills, ability to multi-task, detail-oriented approach to work, strong decision-making skills, good follow-up, ability to complete tasks.

  • Utilizes excellent interpersonal, listening, oral and written communication skills in order to communicate effectively with internal and external stakeholders and constituents in the Dallas College community network.

  • Strong knowledge and experience providing effective customer service.

  • Ability to communicate effectively and courteously with individuals internal/external to Dallas College.

  • Must be able to comply with district policies/procedures as well as applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations.


Physical Requirements

Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Associate degree plus one (1) year of related work experience and/or experience in a teaching environment. In lieu of associate degree, two (2) years of related work experience may be substituted.

  • Official transcripts are required.

  • Some positions may require specific state licensed/certifications depending on the discipline.

  • Bilingual preferred.

***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

NOTE: This position is to support the Mountain View and RedBird Mechatronics Labs under the Applied Industrial Science Division. Skills and knowledge of Electrical, Mechanical, and Robotic processes preferred.

Key Responsibilities

  • Responsible for daily operations and maintenance of laboratories, specialized classrooms, learning laboratories, tool rooms and equipment in support of courses and programs.

  • Promote and support safety through laboratory safe practices and provide training for students on safety procedures and hazardous materials handling.

  • Maintains all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) information for all chemicals and materials as required.

  • Responsible for performing periodic inventory and maintaining accurate inventory for equipment, tools, materials and supplies.

  • Receives, stores, and issues tools, supplies or equipment associated with courses or programs.

  • Maintains log of tools, materials and equipment distributed and returned.

  • Responsible for security of assigned inventory.

  • Responsible for maintaining tools, equipment, and information systems in good working condition and ensuring that repairs are scheduled and completed in a timely manner; perform minor repairs and calibrations as needed.

  • Responsible for scheduling preventative maintenance of equipment and recommend replacement or new equipment acquisitions.

  • Schedule repairs and prepares and tracks purchase requisitions.

  • Serve as primary point of contact for vendors for quotes and purchases.

  • For learning labs, partner with faculty to coordinate appropriate learning lab support services including student orientation and training.

  • Responsible for troubleshooting lab hardware/software issues.

  • Monitor students in the computer lab during open lab periods.

  • Assist in the monitoring of lab activities to ensure a safe and clean learning environment.

  • Serves as a resource to students, staff and faculty in area of specialization.

  • Monitor and control budget expenditures within allocation.

  • Hire, supervise, and evaluate lab assistants and assigned staff.

  • Determines work schedules and assignments in collaboration with faculty.

  • Keeps up to date on the professional and technical aspects on the job.

  • Utilizes excellent communication skills when interacting with internal/external stakeholders and constituents within the Dallas College community network.

  • Provide excellent customer service.

  • Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.

  • Perform other job duties as assigned.


The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.



About Us


Since 1965, Dallas College, formerly Dallas County Community College District, has served more than three (3) million students. Comprising seven campuses located around the Dallas/Fort Worth area, we are one of the largest community college systems in the state of Texas.  We strive to be a leader in the community college space, placing students at the center of everything we do.


Dallas College is committed to cultivating an environment of opportunity and belonging for all students and employees. We recognize that the Dallas College workforce, and the diverse talent that stems from it, is directly linked to our success. We are part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of any protected attribute, including race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression, veteran status, pregnancy or any other basis protected under applicable law.  In accordance with applicable law, Dallas College will make reasonable accommodations for applicants and employees’ religious practices and beliefs, as well as any mental health or physical disability needs.  


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August 9, 2024

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