Lab Mechanician

Are you a creative innovator with functional, technical know-how who enjoys hands-on building, making, problem solving, inventing, and learning new things? We are looking for a dynamic team member to work with us on the design, development, fabrication and maintenance of unique, interactive, hands-on exhibitions and apparatus that bridge the playful, open choice learning environment of our Science Center exhibit floor with math and science concepts for all ages.  

Would you like to join the Lab Mechanicians in the Production Studio at The Lawrence to make ideas into reality? We would like to have you join us.


The Lawrence Hall of Science Laboratory Mechanician Helper is responsible for fostering a positive team-oriented work environment with an emphasis on public service and the mission of the 7-day-a-week program of the Lawrence Hall of Science.

  • Provides skilled and semi- skilled mechanical and carpentry work on tasks with a variety of tools processes, and materials.
  • Responsible for daily turn on/turn off of interactive exhibits ensuring all elements are functional.
  • Maintain/repair educational materials for the museum floor and classrooms reporting to Shop Superintendent when assistance is needed.
  • Maintenance of storage and shop areas including tools and machinery, and proper use of safety equipment.
  • Unpacking, moving, installing of traveling exhibits and building materials.
  • Researching and ordering of supplies as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills and attention to detail, team-oriented.
  • Minimum 2 years experience in a general shop or skilled trade with a variety of tools used in metal, plastics and woodworking, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Standard work week includes one weekend day, holiday work required. 
  • Graduation from High School or GED and/or equivalent experience/training. 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior experience in an interactive Museum, Science Center or Educational Environment.
  • Prior customer service experience in an active family environment.

Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: April 29, 2022