Department Description: The University of San Diego's Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering does more than develop world-class engineers and computer scientists in a nationally recognized program. We help these bright minds develop into Changemakers with the global perspective, social awareness and leadership skills to make a difference in the world.
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Detailed Description: Staff Technician - Electrical Engineering (STEE) is responsible for the operation of the electrical engineering laboratories in the Shiley-Marcos School of Engineering (SMSE), in supporting instructors in undergraduate laboratory courses, and in assisting with the operation of all other labs in the school. In this capacity, the LTEE helps create, maintain, install, and repair the electronic components used in any equipment or device that involves electricity and is used for education or research in the SMSE. The STEE trains, instructs, and supervises engineering students and student lab assistants in safe and efficient operations of equipment, tools, workspaces, and software. The STEE also assists with the design and implementation of a Badging Protocol to train students and faculty in the safe operation of electrical lab equipment. In this capacity the STEE implements and monitors safe and efficient lab procedures that meet internal and external regulations on a continual basis and works closely with faculty and staff on training, operations, improvements, safety, and procedures. The STEE provides technical support on student and faculty projects and supports instructors in the laboratory component of circuits and electronics courses. The STEE maintains inventories of supplies and equipment, orders items as needed, tracks purchases, and installs equipment and components.
Duties and Responsibilities The responsibilities described here are representative of those that must be met by the employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
Maintains, repairs, and assists with the management of the electrical engineering labs and other labs that have and use electrical components and equipment.
Programs, sets-up, and operates a wide variety of electrical engineering equipment including but not limited to oscilloscopes, function generators, power supplies, and PCB manufacturing machines.
Maintains calibration of electrical equipment and records of equipment maintenance.
Supervises and trains students and student lab assistants on safe and efficient use of all lab equipment, tools, software, and workspaces.
Supervises and further develops student assistants' work skills, safety, and professionalism.
Schedules, assigns, and monitors their work. Approves hours worked via Kronos or other university system.
Assist with safety badge procedures on electrical engineering devices to ensure students, lab assistants, and faculty are aware of and follow safe lab practices.
Train students on safe and appropriate equipment operations and procedures and assess their qualifications for badging tests.
Enforces and assists with management of safety compliance via comprehensive badging system (via Blackboard) and hazardous materials procedures. All engineering laboratories pose substantial safety risks to students and faculty. Improper use of equipment in any lab can cause severe or life-threatening shock or injury.
Assist with monitoring, applying, and developing safety standards defined by OSHA in collaboration with USD's Risk Management, faculty, and staff.
Provides technical support to students with class-related design projects, under the guidance of the instructor.
Proactively monitors lab needs and cleanliness; orders/restocks relevant items and implements procedures for continual upkeep.
Orders items as requested, via purchase orders and credit card. Generates the necessary Pos and monthly CC reports
Performs special projects, approved by the dean, to support faculty or, such as faculty research projects, new lab experiments, student design projects, new equipment purchases or improvements, or computer maintenance.
Keeps an inventory of record of department machines and instruments, necessary for accreditation purposes.
Assists instructors in developing ideas and coursework and delivering coursework for lab sections of courses.
Other special projects as assigned by the supervisor.
Background check: Successful completion of a pre-employment background check.
Degree Verification Requirement: Persons offered employment in this position will be required to provide official education transcripts for degree verification purposes.
Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications
Bachelors Degree in Electrical Engineering, Engineering Technology, or related technical discipline, with 1 years of relevant electrical engineering tech experience. OR: Associates Degree with previous work experience in an Electrical Engineering Lab, either from a University/College, Civilian or Military Environment with 5 years of progressive experience.
Depth and breadth of skills with electrical lab equipment.
Proficiency with MS Office Word and Excel.
Skill and experience in design, fabrication, and development of successful electrical equipment and projects.
Ability to advise students on electrical design projects.
Ability to develop lab and equipment safety procedures and enforce procedures by both students and faculty.
Ability to troubleshoot and repair electrical components and basic electro-mechanical systems.
Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to interact effectively with faculty, staff, and students.
Experience working in an educational environment in an electrical tech capacity.
Experience training and/instructing students in the use of electrical lab equipment
Experience with microcontrollers (Arduino, Raspberry Pi, PICs)
Performance Expectations: Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Ability to learn to operate new equipment and software from manuals and short courses.
Ability to communicate effectively with faculty, staff, and students including the ability to explain the proper use of laboratory equipment and facilities.
Ability to effectively organize several assignments with prioritized activities.
Ability to safely work in the labs and to effectively stress safety-first practices to students.
Ability use electrical equipment accurately and safely to make certain that teaching and research goals are met.
Ability to represent the university in the most positive manner with prospective, former and current students, clients, suppliers, and the community we serve.
Ability to get along with diverse personalities and populations.
Ability to make independent judgments when making decisions.
Posting Salary: Commensurate with experience; Excellent Benefits
The University of San Diego offers a very competitive benefits package including; medical, dental, vision, a retirement contribution given to you by the University, and access to on-campus Fitness Centers. Please visit the benefits section of our website to view all of the perks and benefits that USD has to offer. USD: Human Resources: Benefits
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Additional Details: Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Closing date: Open until filled
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The University of San Diego is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusion and is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the campus community.
The University of San Diego is committed to academic excellence, Catholic intellectual and social traditions, and providing a top-notch liberal arts education for scholars of all faiths. USD is located on 180 acres overlooking the city of San Diego, Mission Bay and the Pacific Ocean. The campus is renowned for its beauty, and features Spanish Renaissance-inspired architecture.