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.

Please fill out this Schedule Form for Engineering Student Employment (Word doc) that provides a picture of when you are available for regular duties. Make sure you fill it out as accurately as possible. EMAIL your completed schedule to the appropriate lab manager - Andrew Tubesing (Electrical Engineering) at or Steve Cole (Mechanical Engineering) at

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