Lab Engineer – Microcontrollers and Embedded Systems

Vacancy for: Faculty of Engineering

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Scope & Purpose:
Under direct supervision of the Head of the Electrical Engineering Department and general supervision of the engineering faculty, the Lab Engineer provides supplemental support to small groups of students enrolled in the related undergraduate tutorials and labs. Employees in this classification will develop, organize, and support student activities in the lab sections with guidance/direction from the department’s head and supervise student interactions. The Lab Engineer will also be directly responsible for the upkeeping and maintenance of lab equipment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Promotes safety inside the laboratory
2. Prepares laboratory equipment on a weekly basis for related sections and practice hours
3. Conducts functionality checks of critical lab equipment on a day to day basis
4. Maintains, calibrates and tests all the equipment in the laboratory
5. Undertakes in-house fixing of damages in the electrical/electronic equipment
6. Where necessary, liaises with the equipment vendors on matters of installation, and maintenance
7. Remains available for various lab sessions throughout the semesters
8. Updates equipment software from time to time as needed, with the help of IT
9. Attends meetings as and when required
10. Undertakes other duties activities as assigned by the supervisor(s)
11. Perform inventory control and help in preparing quotations for existing and new equipment
12. Supervise students’ workers in the lab and validates their time sheets
13. Helps in organizing Capstone Design Projects, and other lab events
14. Conducts orientation for new faculty members and TAs related to the existing equipment

Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and/or Electrical Engineering or equivalent.

At least three (3) years* of experience in handling a technical laboratory in an academic setting.
* Can be waived or relaxed for GIU/GUC graduates

Special Skills
1. Using a wide range of microcontrollers, including Arduino and ESP32
2. Using Raspberry PI microprocessor
3. Using FPGAs, e.g. cyclone series and DE10-Nano
4. Using a variety of sensors and instrumentation boards at different scales
5. Using breadboards, DMMS, OCRs, signal generators, and power spectrums
6. Using special IDE programing tools for microcontrollers, microprocessors, and FPGAs
7. Using simulators, such as MATLAB and Simulink
8. Professional in using relevant software and hardware
9. Able to learn and develop new techniques, both analog and digital
10. Excellent written and spoken communication skills, both in Arabic and English (German is a plus)

Post Date: Tuesday, April 23, 2024

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