University of Rochester Laboratory Engineer in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 LLE Engg-Experimental Impl


8:30 AM-5:30 PM


The Target Production Group at the University of Rochester Laboratory for Laser Energetics has a position open for an entry level laboratory engineer. The position requires the ability to simultaneously manage multiple experiments. The candidate will be the liaison between the scientific staff and target assembly team. Background using stereo and compound microscopes and metrology equipment is a plus.

General Purpose:

Performs engineering work requiring professional knowledge of the theory and practices of planning, design, construction and alteration of specialized equipment and instrument systems. The field of work relates to mechanical, electrical, electronic and/or computer engineering.

Specific Responsibilities: Within clearly defined assignments and in accordance with oral and written instructions received from research staff members and/or a Senior Laboratory Engineer:

Provides engineering services in support of engineering and physical science research activities, performing professional engineering work involving the solution of engineering problems and/or the design of specialized equipment and instrument systems.

Applying a wide breadth and depth of theoretical and practical knowledge, scientific and engineering insight and the ability to predict results from theoretical knowledge, develops assigned aspects of an investigation, plans experimental procedures, evaluates and validates data and reports findings.

Troubleshoots and services commercial, in house built and/or test equipment; may fabricate and/or supervise fabrication of equipment; may assist in selection and purchase of components.

Consults with other engineering and research specialists; keeps abreast of state-of-the-art advances. Maintains contact with vendors.

May supervise technicians and/or clerical staff assisting in experiments. May support classroom and laboratory teaching activities.


Bachelor's degree in an appropriate engineering discipline plus 1-2 years of engineering experience; or an equivalent combination of education and engineering experience.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Laboratory Engineer

Location: Laser Lab & COI

Job ID: 202616

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time