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Production Lab Assistant

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Boulder, Colorado

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University Staff



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Job Summary

The Laboratory for Atmospheric and Space Physics (LASP) is encouraging applications for a reliable, detailed individual to assist multiple labs with everyday tasks, as well as learn and perform some specific lab tasks requiring the use of solvents and chemicals. This position will also support the production manager with several tasks routinely to support the production group being productive creating high quality space flight products.

The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

LASP is a world-renowned space science research institute at the University of Colorado Boulder. CU receives more NASA funding than any public university in the country, due in large part to LASP programs. Professional engineers work closely with scientists and assembly technicians in designing and building space flight hardware while helping mentor students as entry-level engineers working on these programs. LASP is particularly proud of a work environment that supports employee creativity and productivity and offers opportunities for diverse experiences and a broad range of responsibilities.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

  • Perform selected production tasks using solvents or chemicals such as coating screws with lubricant, cleaning electrical circuit boards.
  • Ensure production equipment remains in calibration.
  • Work in a precision cleaning lab to clean spaceflight hardware and assist in the training of students in this area as needed.
  • Manage the inventory of production/lab materials and supplies and place orders as required.
  • Facilitate the request and purchase of production equipment with the production manager and production staff.
  • Assist in the organization and overall cleanliness of production areas.
  • Work with the production manager to identify priority areas needing attention on a daily or weekly basis.
  • Move production jobs between different work cells when called upon.
  • Coordinate students working in these lab areas as needed.
  • Manage and coordinate setting up equipment for calibration as submitted by the engineers.
  • Lab Bench certifications and maintenance in production areas.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • This position requires in-person work. 

What We Can Offer

The hiring range is $38,480.00 to $43,500.00.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Technical degree or two years of professional experience including laboratory or production experience.

What You Will Need

  • Organization Skills.
  • Detail Oriented.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Good communication skills, both verbal and written.
  • Working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, and Excel.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field.
  • Previous experience working in a production or laboratory environment.
  • Advanced Excel Skills.
  • Previous experience working with Inventory.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:

  1. A current resume.
  2. A cover letter that specifically addresses how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications and responsibilities of the position.

You will not be asked to upload references at this time.

Please apply by 1/31/2022 for first consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, applications must be submitted through CU Boulder Jobs.

Posting Contact Information

Posting Contact Name: Boulder Campus Human Resources

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