University of Utah Lab Aide-Utah Nanofab Cleanroom in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 04/20/2018

Requisition Number PRN08006N

Job Title Lab Aide

Working Title Lab Aide-Utah Nanofab Cleanroom

Job Grade A

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code?

Type Non Benefited Staff / Student

Temporary? Yes

Standard Hours per Week 19

Full Time or Part Time? Part Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm, flexible

Is this a work study job? No

VP Area Academic Affairs

Department 00051 - College of Engineering-Dean

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 7.25 to 11.00

Close Date 05/31/2018

Job Summary

Entry-level position for students interested in Engineering. Assist with daily operations of the Nanofab, including care and operation of lab equipment.


Assist Sr. Engineer with daily operations of Utah Nanofab Cleanroom, including inspections, care, and cleaning of laboratory equipment; organize and restock supplies, and maintain orderly and clean going area and lab smocks. Assist lab users with questions regarding safety and user policies, lab access, and computer logging system. During the first year, the student will be directly supporting mundane operations. As the student progresses, more responsibilities will be given to operate and/or repair advanced cleanroom equipment, including periodic process monitoring runs for performance trend charting.

The incumbent follows well-established laboratory procedures to complete work. Sensitive or unusual situations are referred to the supervisor. Work is performed under the close supervision of senior laboratory personnel. Work is frequently reviewed for accuracy and to ensure adherence to research protocols.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Work Environment and Level of Frequency that may be required:

Nearly Continuously: Office environment.

Often: Infectious disease, oils ( there is air or skin exposure to oils or other cutting fluids ), hazards ( includes a variety of physical conditions, such as proximity to moving mechanical parts, moving vehicles, electrical current, working on scaffolding and high places, or exposure to chemicals ).

Seldom: Exposure to animals.

Physical Requirements and Level of Frequency that may be required

Nearly Continuously: Hearing, listening, talking.

Often: Repetitive hand motion (such as typing), walking, standing, sitting.

Seldom: Bending, reaching overhead.

Minimum Qualifications

This is an entry level position and on the job training is provided. The ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions; the ability to keep accurate records; and demonstrated human relations and effective communication skills required.

A general knowledge of laboratory procedures, equipment and terminology; the ability to operate and care for laboratory equipment; and a knowledge of appropriate specimen handling techniques preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


First or second year undergraduate students in Engineering and Science are preferred

Also preference given to:

• Work-study eligible

• Ability to commit to 15+ hours per week, with a flexible schedule during business hours

• Demonstrated interest in a career within micro-scale devices such asMEMSor semiconductor devices

• Interest manifest as a desire to remain in this job during the course of the undergraduate academic program

Minimum Qualifications: General knowledge of lab safety and cleanroom procedures. Mechanical ability to operate and care for lab equipment preferred. Demonstrate computer skills and effective communication skills with good customer service are required.

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to applicants, consistent with University policy and Utah state law. To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801) 581-7447.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.