Laboratory Manager
Technical University of Munich


From now on, we are looking for a full-time laboratory manager (m / w / d) for the mechanical-technological laboratory of the solid construction department, who is able to lead a laboratory organisationally, both professionally and in terms of his leadership skills, together with the scientific management to further develop the house and to plan, coordinate and carry out large, complex experiments with our scientists and clerks.

As head of the laboratory (m / w / d) you have expertise in the fields of mechatronics, metrology, hydraulics and plant / mechanical engineering. Experience in the field of construction technology is an advantage but not a prerequisite for staffing. Based on your expertise and experience, our scientists will advise you on project and experiment planning. Together with your laboratory staff, you carry out routine experiments independently and responsibly as well as complex experiments in collaboration with the scientists and clerks. You are a leader who can lead a team of skilled employees. They are responsible for the allocation of personnel and are responsible for the implementation of the projects in their area.

In order to lead our mechanical-technological laboratory of the Department of Solid Construction, you should have completed a relevant study successfully. Under certain circumstances, a technical / master training or other job-specific qualification, supplemented by professional experience, would be conceivable. In-depth knowledge of mechanical test setups, hydraulic controls and physical measuring and testing equipment is indispensable. Since the job involves leadership responsibility, experience in leadership, assertiveness and communication skills should be one of your great strengths. Organizational skills as well as an independent and precise way of working are just as important. Sometimes subject-specific English skills are an advantage.


Planning and coordination of tests and test runs on the basis of core competence in mechanics and hydraulics, measuring technology (force, displacement, stretching), analysis software (LabView, Catman) and control technology.

Active leadership of a team of up to 10 laboratory staff

Physical participation in the realization of experimental setups and during the experimental procedure (also on scaffolding and ladders)

Ensuring optimal utilization of employees, holiday planning, approval, resource planning, definition of representation regulations

Optimization and implementation of processes and processes in the laboratory, optimization of testing equipment and devices

Collaboration in research and development projects

Control and monitoring of the use of equipment and personnel in cooperation with the mechanical-technological laboratory for metal construction and timber construction Procurement of materials, measuring and test equipment, advice on new purchases

Preparation of work instructions for laboratory work

Compliance with guidelines and quality regulations, ensuring quality standards while supervising in-house accreditations and audits. Creating risk assessments

Logging and provision of work results

Your profile:

at least 3 years of professional experience in a mechanical-technological laboratory, preferably already with a managerial role

Work with technical test setups, test and measuring equipment

safe handling of common PC programs and laboratory-specific software (like Catman or LabView) for the evaluation of examination results

Knowledge in quality management and calibrations

self-responsible and result-oriented working method

physical fitness, confident demeanor, high communication skills, teamwork, assertiveness and leadership responsibility

Organizational skills / organizational skills / project management

Willingness to occasional missions and construction site missions

Driver's license

completed studies in the fields of mechanical engineering, mechatronics, civil engineering, materials engineering or process engineering, with special aptitude also a degree as a technician or master or another, job-specific qualification

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