Student Employment in the St. Thomas Engineering Labs

Each term the department hires students as Lab Technicians and Assistants.

  • The requirements are to be an Engineering student (or close to it) with interest and aptitude in technical work to support the educational objectives of the St. Thomas Engineering program. Although some positions will require advanced skills and/or knowledge, a good work ethic, eagerness to learn, and leadership potential are more critical qualities in the students that we seek to hire. Working in the Engineering department is a good way to become more involved in the School of Engineering, build relationships with department personnel, and complement your engineering studies.

  • Most jobs will be roughly 10 hours per week, +/- 5, depending on the needs of the department and availability of the student.

  • We use the campus standard Technical and Academic pay rates as a guide in setting wages, but each case depends on a variety of factors so this is only a rough guide.

If you are applying for the Tool Crib or RapidProto, the 3D printing and laser cutting and engraving services that we offer in engineering, submit digital copies of the Schedule Form for Engineering Student Employment, a resume, and a brief statement of why you would like to be a part of the student staff in engineering. Please include your last name in your file names so we can more easily keep track of your application. Incomplete applications may not be considered for hire. Returning student employees only need to submit a schedule.

Send completed applications to Steve Cole scole@stthomas.edu. Keep an eye out for flyers posted around the department during the first week of classes; these flyers will have dates and deadlines for application for that particular academic term. Feel free to reach out with any additional questions.

General campus info about student work, including basic wage structure and other details, can be found at the human resources Student Employment page.