California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
September 8, 2018
San Luis Obispo, California
Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo
Equipment Technician III - Electro-Mechanical
Department: CENG-Industrial & Mfg Engr (111100)
College/Division: CENG-College of Engineering
Salary Range: CSU Salary Range: $4,107 - $7,214 per month (Anticipated Salary Range: $4,500 - $6,000 per month)
This position operates with independence and autonomy within broadly defined organizational goals and objectives established in collaboration with the Department Chair. Employing an in-depth, advanced knowledge of the principles and operation of a variety of specialized scientific instrumentation and other complex equipment, the incumbent has the authority to initiate and define work priorities and assignments. The position exercises independent judgment, discretion, ingenuity, and innovation to resolve complex technical problems; provides substantive input to department regarding their acquisition of equipment, and additional resources; manages service contracts, and provides the leadership necessary to streamline and maintain effective laboratory operations. The incumbent has authority to research, plan, manage, and reconcile purchases and budget for the position and has authority to make purchases up to $10,000. The incumbent hires and manages student assistants related to the position and trains and advises student technicians hired by the department. The position also requires a comprehensive understanding of and involvement with Department safety policies and guidelines, performing upgrades, retrofits, inspections, and improvements in consultation with faculty, the Department Chair, and the Department Safety Committee.
This position provides technical support in the following areas: Design, prototype, and manufacture complex electro-mechanical equipment or instrumentation to meet special needs and requirements for instruction, research, or individual projects. The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of assigned equipment design, fabrication, and construction for unique, highly technical and prototype equipment or systems. In addition to developing and maintaining complex equipment, develops plans, methods, and techniques for analyzing the location and extent of a malfunction. This position requires the independent application of knowledge of equipment design principles and extensive practical experience. The incumbent also assists students with design and senior projects.
In addition, this position is responsible for all aspects of assigned electro-mechanical equipment design, construction, maintenance, and repair for both traditional manufacturing equipment and highly technical and prototype systems. The scope of existing equipment includes: Electronics Manufacturing (silkscreen, solder/reflow, pick & place), Materials Joining (welding), Materials Removal (Machining), Net Shape (Foundry and molding), Metrology (traditional contact, touch-probe, vision, optical, laser), and Advanced Manufacturing (CAD/CAM-CNC, Laser, Additive, etc). The incumbent is responsible for the design, prototyping, repair and maintenance of the basic manufacturing equipment used in the classroom on a day-to-day basis for a department of 500+ students (i.e. mills, lathes, saws, shears, presses, welders, grinders).
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Cal Poly offers a best-in-class benefits program, including health, dental and vision insurance, retirement participation in the Public Employees' Retirement System, and educational benefits for eligible employees. Check our benefits website for additional information.
Minimum Qualifications (Staff Only):
Education and Experience:
Three years of journey-level experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of electronic equipment or closely related experience. (Two years of semi-skilled experience in maintenance and repair of scientific/technical equipment or related equipment experiences as part of instructional support activities, or two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in electronic equipment repair, or completion of full military specialization in electronic equipment maintenance and repair may be substituted for one year of the required experience.) Licenses, Certificates, Credentials:
Possession of a valid driver's license or the ability to obtain by date of hire.
Expert-level design, fabrication, and construction of advanced lab equipment used in delivering courses, and graduate and undergraduate research projects.
Responsible for the design, fabrication and enhancements of complex, prototype, and highly unique equipment to support special research activities and advanced student projects.
Learn and utilize new software related to the design, inspection, and other functions related to machine control.
Work closely with students, faculty, and staff to repair and/or maintain complex manufacturing equipment such as mills, lathes, molding machines, printed circuit board drill and surface grinder; using hand tools, power tools and equipment associated with the machinist trade.
The incumbent is responsible for all aspects of assigned equipment design, fabrication, and construction for unique, highly technical and prototype equipment or systems.
This position requires the independent application of knowledge of equipment design principles and extensive practical experience.
Design, build, modify, and install tools to use with lathes, mills, grinders, etc.
Troubleshoot and repair equipment: develop plans, methods, and techniques for analyzing the location and extent of a malfunction.
Perform skilled maintenance and repair as well as train students and faculty on complex, specialty equipment such as laser cutters, coordinate measuring machines, optical and machine vision inspection systems, multi-axis CNC machines, electronic silk screen, wire bonding, and robotic placement machines, automated probing systems, and other automated custom equipment.
Work closely with students, faculty, and staff to design, fabricate, install, and develop prototype, unique equipment and tooling used in advanced student projects and faculty research.
Write and implement CNC code using programmable language.
Expertly assemble, modify, and install wide variety of machine tools, electronic and electrical devices, welding machines, CNC cutting machines, and CNC machine tools (lathes, mills, etc.)
Work with other high-level technicians with major overhaul and design of equipment.
Plan and implement major laboratory renovations and layout modifications.
Order parts and supplies as needed for equipment maintenance and repairs. Assists and makes recommendation to instructors for teaching aids and technical apparatus for use in the laboratory or classroom.
***THIS POSITION IS OPEN UNTIL FILLED***
Must be willing to travel and attend training programs off-site for occasional professional development.
Must be able to work overtime, occasional holidays, and adjust working hours to meet special jobs. May be called back periodically to perform work as needed on an emergency basis.
The person holding this position is considered a 'mandated reporter' under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Must be able to successfully pass a pre-employment background/fingerprint check.
This position classification has been defined as non-exempt and is subject to overtime provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
Non-statutory supervisor/lead as defined by the Higher Education Employer-Employee Relations Act (HEERA).
Retired CalPERS members selected for this vacancy must request and be approved for reinstatement from retirement prior to the start date. Employment of retired CalPERS members will typically be for 90 days or less and must be for work requiring specialized skills or for a bona fide emergency to prevent stoppage of business.
Following a conditional offer of employment, a background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate may start work with Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may result in the withdrawal of the offer of employment. Note: Cal Poly cannot deny an applicant a position solely or in part due to a criminal conviction history until it has performed an individualized assessment and linked the relevant conviction history with specific job duties in the position being sought.
Please note: Current employees who are offered positions on campus will be required to undergo a background check for any position where a background check is required by law or that Cal Poly has designated as sensitive. Sensitive positions are those requiring heightened scrutiny of individuals holding the position based on potential for harm to children, concerns for the safety and security of people, animals, or property, or heightened risk of financial loss to Cal Poly or individuals in the university community.
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About Us Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university. Founded in 1901, the 6,000-acre campus is nestled in the foothills of San Luis Obispo, along California's scenic central coast and midway between Los Angeles and San Francisco. With a budget of $168.5 million, the university has a student enrollment exceeding 17,000 students and employs more than 2,000 faculty and staff members. Cal Poly is part of the 23-campus California State University system.
At California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, we believe that cultivating an environment that embraces and promotes diversity is fundamental to the success of our students, our employees and our community. Bringing people together from different backgrounds, experiences and value systems fosters the innovative and creative thinking that exemplifies Cal Poly's values of free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility.
Cal Poly's commitment to diversity informs our efforts in recruitment, hiring and retention. California Polytechnic State University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.
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About California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo
Cal Poly is a nationally ranked, four-year, comprehensive public university, with approximately 17,500 undergraduate, 120 post-baccalaureate, and 900 graduate students. The Cal Poly community fosters teaching, scholarship, and service in a learn-by-doing environment where students, staff, and faculty are partners in discovery. Cal Poly has built an exemplary reputation on its learn-by-doing approach to the preparation of undergraduate and graduate students. It is a distinctive learning community offering academically focused students a hands-on educational experience that prepares them for today's scientific and technical world. Cal Poly provides a balanced education in the arts, sciences, and technology, while encouraging cross-disciplinary and co-curricular experiences. U.S. News and World Report has ranked Cal Poly #1 among public master's universities in the western United States for 24 consecutive years. The University values free inquiry, cultural and intellectual diversity, mutual respect, civic engagement, and social and environmental responsibility. As a campus, we welcome and nurture a rich array of different perspectives, ideas and cultures. We encourage international an...d multi-cultural education in order to prepare students for successful participation and competition in a diverse world and a global workforce. We believe that diversity of our students, faculty, and staff enlivens and enriches Cal Poly’s educational environment.