Primary Purpose: The engineering lab technician will be responsible for providing technical support for faculty and students in the School of Engineering and Computer Science. This will include support for student projects, related instructional labs, and faculty research.
The position will run between 10-12 months per year, open to negotiation.
Fabricate parts and fixtures to support instructional labs and student projects.
Fabricate parts and fixtures for faculty research.
Organize, test and maintain engineering lab equipment and components in coordination with faculty and other laboratory staff.
Assists faculty in preparation of experiments and demonstrations prior to class meeting to confirm proper and safe operation of laboratory equipment.
Maintain a reference library of scientific catalogs, troubleshooting guides, and operation and parts manuals for laboratory equipment as requested.
Maintain lab cleanliness and organization.
Receive, distribute, track and maintain an inventory of supplies and equipment parts.
Advise and prepare purchase order requests for equipment and tool purchases for the machine shop and laboratories.
Prepare suggestions and budgets for the continuous upkeep and improvement of lab spaces.
Assist in the acquisition of quotes from vendors for proposed purchases.
Monitor compliance with University and California safety standards and assure that faculty and students using laboratories are compliant with safety training.
Maintain current knowledge of rules and regulations regarding equipment use and safety.
Document the safety processes and procedures in each lab.
Instruct and supervise students on the use of equipment to ensure safe operation.
Provide direct service, guidance and supervision for student projects.
Work with faculty to prepare lab activities and provide support for faculty projects.
Other duties as assigned.
Associate degree in engineering technology or science related field.
One (1) year experience in safe operation of equipment for the fabrication of parts and fixtures.
Experience in the operation of traditional machinery including mills and lathes.
Experience in reading engineering design drawings.
Proficiency in MS Office for general communication and documentation.
Bachelors degree or higher preferably in Engineering Technology or Science related field.
Two (2) years experience in safe operation of equipment for the fabrication of parts and fixtures.
Experience in working effectively with students, staff and faculty in a diverse institute of higher education.
Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Expertise:
Experience working in machine shop.
Knowledge of and experience with storing and handling laboratory equipment, safety and hazardous waste disposal procedures.
Knowledge of Material Safety Data Sheets.
Proficiency in the operation of traditional machinery including mills and lathes.
Demonstrated knowledge of 3D printing and associated 3D CAD modeling.
Experience in welding (such as MIG, TIG, stick welding, gas welding and soldering of aluminum and steel).
Effective communication skills.
Ability to follow technical and safety instructions.
Positive attitude and proven ability to work successfully with diverse populations; demonstrated commitment to promote and enhance diversity and inclusion.
Physical Requirements: The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Work Environment/Work Week/Travel: The position will run between 10-12 months per year, open to negotiation. Work is performed primarily in a lab setting with frequent interruptions and distractions. The employee is frequently exposed to risk of chemical hazards, explosive hazards, burn hazards and electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Work usually performed during standard business hours; however, additional days may be required to meet business needs.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with experience, non-exempt
Background Check Statement: Applicants who are selected as final possible candidates must pass a criminal background check.
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