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Laboratory Coordinator II

Department of Engineering, Texas A&M University -- Corpus Christi
Corpus Christi, Texas
Up to $60,000 per year plus benefits
Closing date
Jul 1, 2023

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The Department of Engineering in the College of Engineering and Computer Science at Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi (TAMU-CC) is seeking a laboratory coordinator for its new civil engineering laboratories.  The purpose of the position is to assist in development, operation, and maintenance of civil engineering (CEEN) instructional and research laboratories.


1.  CEEN Lab support (85%)

  • Manage and coordinate the CEEN laboratories.
  • Ensure that safety rules in laboratory are followed in accordance with TAMU-CC policies and procedures.
  • Assist in installation and initial operation of new CEEN laboratory equipment.  
  • Maintain CEEN laboratory equipment and develop a plan for upgrading equipment as necessary. Assist in instruction of students on use of CEEN laboratory equipment.
  • Ensure that sufficient supplies are available for use of CEEN laboratory equipment.
  • Develop and maintain an operating budget for the CEEN laboratories that includes regular supplies and maintenance, equipment repair, and system upgrades.
  • Assist in construction of models or other materials necessary for use of CEEN laboratory equipment.

2.  MEEN Lab Support (15%)

  • Assist in operations of the mechanical engineering shop as needed.


  • Bachelor of Science degree, in civil engineering or related field.
  • Three (3) years of related experience in civil engineering testing labs, machine shops, or working with testing devices similar to those in a civil engineering concrete and soil testing lab.
  • Ability to work with shop machines (milling machine, lathe, etc.)
  • Ability to work with instrumented measuring devices.
  • Ability to work with large amounts of information and documentation.
  • Skill in working with laboratory equipment.
  • Knowledge of safety rules and procedures related to laboratory equipment.
  • Ability to write procedures and instructions for use of laboratory equipment.
  • Skill in working with people at various educational levels.
  • Basic computer skills (MS Office, Excel, etc.).

Preferred qualifications

  • Experience working with a wide range of laboratory testing and equipment, including 
    • Hydraulics and hydrology
    • Water and air quality testing
    • Problematic soils (e.g. expansive soils) and other geomaterials such as geosynthetics
  • Certifications in concrete and/or asphalt testing

Other requirements

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer committed to diversity.


TAMU-CC is a dynamic university designated as both a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI) and Minority- Serving Institution (MSI) with approximately 11,000 students from 47 states and 54 foreign nations. We employ over 1,400 full-time and 2,000 part-time Islanders (including students/GAs). The University attracts highly talented faculty and staff and offers an array of undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral programs. As a member of the Texas A&M University System, TAMU-CC benefits from a range of resources, increased visibility and influence, and opportunities to collaborate in mutually beneficial ways with peers across member institutions and associated agencies.

TAMU-CC’s beautiful campus is located on a 240-acre island on Corpus Christi Bay and was ranked #1 College by the Sea by Best College Reviews. Our natural setting is enhanced by its modern, attractive, and state-of-the-art classroom buildings and support facilities.

From our generous benefits package and professional development opportunities to our retirement programs and our commitment to service excellence, the Island University is an engaging and rewarding place to work.







The Texas A&M University Department of Engineering prepares well-educated, highly skilled, and socially and professionally responsible engineers and engineering technologists from a diverse population of students so that they can have productive and rewarding careers at local, state and national levels. Graduates will be well grounded in the fundamentals of engineering, mathematics, science, communications, and problem solving. To ensure that our graduates are valued by industry and to continually improve our program, input is sought from employers, our alumni and an industry advisory committee so that the changing needs of industry are met. The Department of Engineering offers programs leading to Bachelor of Science degrees in electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, and mechanical engineering technology. New Bachelor of Science programs in civil engineering and industrial engineering will begin in the Fall 2020 semester. Texas A&M University – Corpus Christi is a rapidly growing doctoral research university with more than 11,600 students. A Hispanic-Serving Institution on the cultural border with Latin America, TAMU-CC provides a robust campus experience focused on student and faculty success. Located on its own island on the Texas Gulf Coast, the “Island University” was recently recognized as one of the most beautiful coastal campuses in the United States. State-of-the-art classroom and laboratory buildings, support facilities, and recognized faculty strategically position TAMU-CC to achieve its goal of national and international prominence as an emerging research institution as designated in the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board’s Accountability System.

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