Engineering Support Specialist

Penn State University

Penn State Altoona
Campus City:
Altoona, PA
Date Announced:
Date Closing:
open until filled
Job Number:
Level/Salary Band:
  • 02 – H – Non-exempt
  • 03 – I – Non-exempt
Work Unit:
Penn State Altoona
Full/Part Time:


The Penn State Altoona Department of Engineering seeks an Engineering Support Specialist to oversee the operation of the electrical laboratories associated with our engineering and engineering technology programs. Responsibilities of the successful candidate shall include: providing specialized assistance and training to faculty, staff and students as necessary; supervising, training, and directing student employees; supervising laboratory users and assure compliance with safety and lab policies; creating and supporting an engaging atmosphere for undergraduate students; maintaining inventory of lab supplies and equipment; providing emergency classroom response for equipment issues in laboratories; installation, calibration, and maintenance of electrical lab equipment; setup of lab exercises in consultation with faculty members; troubleshooting and repair of equipment and printed circuit boards; assisting with the installation, setup, and management of laboratory software and computers; documenting and maintaining records associated with lab equipment. This job will be filled as a level 2, or level 3, depending upon the successful candidate's competencies, education, and experience. Typically requires an Associate's degree or higher in a technical program or higher plus two years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience for a level 2. Additional experience and/or education and competencies are required for higher level jobs. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with standard electrical laboratory test equipment, data acquisition hardware and software with the assistance of OIT, rapid prototyping tools, Programmable Logic Controllers, and industry standard software such LabVIEW, MATLAB/Simulink, and Rockwell Automation. Knowledge of personal computer platforms and operating systems including Windows is required. This is a fixed-term appointment funded for one year from date of hire with good possibility of re-funding.

These salary bands have been established to provide salary guidelines for staff positions.

Salary Band Minimum Midpoint Maximum
A $16,584 $24,456 $32,328
B $18,240 $26,904 $35,556
C $19,728 $29,592 $39,456
D $21,708 $32,568 $43,416
E $24,312 $36,468 $48,612
F $27,228 $40,848 $54,456
G $30,012 $45,744 $61,500
H $34,188 $52,140 $70,080
I $38,988 $59,424 $79,908
J $43,716 $67,740 $91,812
K $50,712 $78,600 $106,488
L $58,836 $91,176 $123,528
M $68,232 $105,756 $143,292
N $80,508 $124,788 $169,068
O $93,492 $147,252 $201,024
P $110,340 $173,760 $237,192
Q $126,396 $199,056 $271,728
R $151,668 $238,872 $326,088