Woods Lab Shop Coordinator - Temporary Position

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Requisition Information

Open Date 12/05/2017
Close Date

Classification Information

Classification Title Woods Labs Shop Coordinator (temporary position)
Division Library & Information Technology Services
Department Technology Access & Support
FLSA Status Non-Exempt Hourly
Career/Pay Band NE10
Work Schedule Other (list below)
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Appointment Term
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Primary Function

Maintain Woods Lab Shop to be a clean, safe, and efficient support facility in the development of experimental project resources for the life and natural sciences departments. Safely operate, and supervise the operation by students, of power tools and electronic devices used to build experiments for the sciences.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities

Assist faculty and students in the development of class projects. Assist and supervise in the use of woodworking, metalworking, electrical, or electronic tools.
Fabricate mounting, support and security materials for Academic Technology Services attendant to installation and renovation of classroom instructional technologies.
Repair various types of electrical, electronic, or mechanical equipment for the life and natural sciences departments.
Research schematics, parts lists, or sources of parts for equipment to be repaired.
Assist faculty and students with projects in support of classroom or laboratory activities in the life and natural sciences departments.
Maintain tools and machines in the shop in a good and safe working order.
Program and monitor the Temperature Guard system for freezers in the Biology department. A list of freezers and a list of persons to call if any freezer is out of limits is maintained on a regular basis.
Install directories in Woods Labs each semester.
Fabricate and repair carts to hold telescope covers on the Observatory.
Build experimental hardware and electronics for faculty to support research studies.
Supervise student classes in Woods Lab Shop with various hands-on research projects.
Cut and assemble glass and polycarbonate slides and design electrical circuits for faculty working on experiments.
Fabricate and assemble sifters for the Archaeology department.
Assess materials for use, and suggest alternative materials when necessary, in building hardware and electronic components for instructional purposes.
Procure shop materials, coordinate the use of tools and supervise their use by students in preparing laboratory projects.

Judgment Required Prescribed, established procedures are primarily used to perform the essential functions of this position.
Budgetary Responsibility None
Machines & Equipment Used

Power tools, hand tools, and electronic devices commonly used in a workshop environment.

Job Specifications/Position Qualifications (minimum)


Bachelor’s Degree.


Five years teaching a vocational subject at the high school level.

Job Related Skills

Safely operate power tools; maintain a clean, safe working environment; read schematic diagrams, build circuit boards, chassis, and all-weather enclosures for test and measurement equipment. Research options and purchase components, tools, and expendables within budget constraints.


Personal Interaction/Communications

Student Contact

Direct contact with students on a daily basis.


Frequent interaction with faculty and staff in support of teaching and research laboratory needs.


Occasional interaction with regents, trustees, government officials, parents and visitors.

Supervisory Responsibility

Supervision Received This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.
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Confidential Information

Confidential Information


Work Environment

Working Environment

Wood/electronics/sheet metal shop with occasional field work indoors and outdoors attendant to the staging of science experiments; building new, and modifying existing instructional equipment.

Work schedule is Monday – Friday from 1-5pm

University Employment Information

University Information

The University of the South comprises a well-regarded College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and a distinguished School of Theology. It is an institution of the Episcopal Church that welcomes individuals of all backgrounds. The University is located on a striking, 13,000-acre campus on Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau.

EEO Statement

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening
Non-Discrimination Statement

The University of the South’s policy against discrimination, harassment, sexual misconduct, and retaliation is consistent with Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 34 CFR Part 106, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and 34 CFR 104.7, the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967, and the Genetic Information Non-Discrimination Act of 2008. In addition to contacting the Title IX Coordinator, who is the compliance coordinator, persons with inquiries regarding the application of Title IX and 34 CFR Part 106 may contact the Regional Civil Rights Director, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, Region IV, 61 Forsyth Street S.W., Suite 19T70, Atlanta, Georgia 30303.

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Documents Needed to Apply

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter