Engineering Lab Technician
Prescott, AZ 
Posted 28 days ago
Job Description
Job Description

About Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is an independent, culturally diverse institution providing quality education and research in aviation, aerospace, engineering, and other related fields with residential campuses located in Daytona Beach, Florida and Prescott, Arizona. The University's Worldwide campus provides educational opportunities online and at approximately 130 locations throughout the United States, Asia, Europe, and Central/South America.

As the largest and most comprehensive aviation and aerospace-focused university in the world, Embry-Riddle is a unique institution. Over the past 90 years, the University has evolved with industry to break new ground and produce top-level graduates who serve the ever-changing needs of aviation and aerospace and other STEM-related disciplines. Embry-Riddle offers programs in seven primary fields of study including: Applied Science; Aviation; Business; Computers and Technology; Engineering; Safety, Security, and Intelligence; and Space.

For Academic Year 2020-21, there were over 10,700 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students that attended the University's residential campuses and approximately 32,700 students in total enrolled with the University around the world.

The Opportunity:

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University's Prescott, Arizona campus is seeking to hire an experienced Engineering Lab Technician to support the the College of Engineering.Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow's aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80F in the summer and 45F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.


  • Provide dedicated support to educational and research activities in engineering laboratories.

  • Responsibilities will include pro-actively maintaining and improving engineering research and teaching labs (with particular emphasis on electronics and instrumentation systems).

  • Working with students and faculty to set up experiments and help in designing and fabricating project components for student club and senior design projects.

  • Assist with identifying, locating, and purchasing of electronic components and equipment.

  • Verify basic functionality of laboratory test and measurement equipment, and identify and coordinate repair options as required.

ERAU benefits include:

  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 4% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans - PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children will cover one undergraduate and graduate degree per person

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights

  • A two-year technical degree or equivalent professional job-relatedexperienceas well asknowledge and experience in working with electronics, data acquisition (including sensors and instrumentation), and circuit board layout, fabrication, population, and testing (especially with surface mount devices)
  • Specific skills that are sought include knowledge of data acquisition software (such as Labview), computer-aided design software (such as EagleCAD, DipTrace, PSpice), electrical controls, and power electronics. Advanced computer skills also desired as well as familiarity with the Windows operating system and Windows-based applications
  • Avionics experience
  • Ability and willingness to obtain and teach on-going certification workshops in industry electrical/electronic workmanship standards including: IPC-A-610 CIT, IPC J-STD-001 CIT, IPC J-STD-001 Space Addendum

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University recognizes the value of diversity and is dedicated to fostering a positive climate in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged in their professional, social, and intellectual pursuits. Embry-Riddle is committed to providing equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for qualified individuals. The University does not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, gender identity, genetic information, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state, or local law.


Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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