BBE is taking applications for Education Program Associate 2

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Required Qualifications

  • B.S. degree in bioproducts and biosystems engineering, chemical engineering, or related
    engineering field with at least 2 years of experience or a combination of related education and
    work experience to equal six years
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Minnesota Class D Driver's License or
    equivalent out-of-state driver's license
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with people from a variety of communities,
    backgrounds, and identities

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with courses in the bioproducts and biosystems engineering major
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating multiple projects or work tasks
  • Proven ability to pay attention to detail


Job Description

75% Instructional support for undergraduate teaching lab classes

  • Assist course instructors with teaching the BBE undergraduate engineering lab courses including BBE 3012, BBE 4023, BBE 4402, BBE 4403, BBE 4305, and/or others as needed
  • Setup the lab exercises for each of the lab courses assigned
  • Ensure that all the lab equipment is functioning properly and ready to be used prior to the start of each semester
  • Work with vendors and FM in repairing, troubleshooting, and maintaining the safe operation of the lab equipment; order parts, supplies and new equipment as necessary
  • During the lab sessions, assist the students with safely conducting the lab exercises.
  • Assist the students with data analysis, as needed
  • Assist with grading student work and laboratory reports as needed
  • Ensure safe operation of the lab equipment and conduct of lab exercises, coordinate with DEHS if necessary
  • Assist the course instructors with the design, development, and implementation of lab exercises

15% Departmental Support

  • Assist with events when needed
  • Assist with maintaining department space and equipment when needed

10% Assist faculty with research related equipment needs and support

  • Oversight of department-owned vehicles (provide training guide and register new users
    maintain checkout logs, schedule service checkups and repairs)