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Application Review Date
The First Review Date for this job is: November 1, 2018
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Repairs, cleans, modifies, designs, constructs, and calibrates scientific instrumentation, equipment, and associated systems as required. Equipment serviced includes: lyophilizers, incubators, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, shakers, liquid chromatography, LC detectors, monochromators, electrophoresis power supplies, gas analyzers, microwave heating, environmentally controlled rooms and incubators, autoclaves, emergency power systems, motor controls, chart recorders, specialized IR, UV, and visible light sources, and monitors for temperature, humidity, density, flow, level, pH, conductivity, and radioactivity.
Performs inspections and maintenance of centralized utility systems, including C02, and deionized water.
Prioritizes incoming work orders as per departmental policies.
Manages time and plans jobs to achieve recharge financial goals.
Expedites receipt of back ordered materials, parts, and equipment as required.
Procures maintenance documents from vendors and maintains service files to enable cost effective servicing.
Documents all engineering changes and/or designs of equipment for future use by others.
Critiques and modifies equipment design as required to improve safety, reliability, and end-user convenience.
Provides work order requester with job cost estimates (labor and materials) as required.
Locates suitable vendors and procures price and delivery information for shop technical supplies and outside service procedures.
Specifies materials and parts applicable to various research projects and for equipment modification and/or repair. Initiates all purchase requests related to area of responsibility to ensure the timely completion of all jobs and projects undertaken.
Tests and commissions new systems to ensure correct operation. Data logs equipment and facility control parameters as needed to confirm correct operation or to assist in making diagnosis of malfunctioning systems.
Maintains computer records for periodic maintenance, purchasing, billing, and budget management.
Documents labor and material usage for recharge reports.
Maintains shop and shop equipment in serviceable and safe condition. Performs regular self-audits of work safety practices including testing of safety equipment, chemical/solvent handling, and associated storage/disposal methods.
Thorough knowledge associated with independently performing the full range of engineering professional design work.
Thorough knowledge necessary to apply principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments.
Demonstrated organizational and decision-making abilities to prioritize competing work assignments in order to meet deadlines and adherence to quality standards.
Strong analytical and judgment skills to independently conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations.
Effective written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers.
Basic machining skills to operate metal working machines (lathes, mills, presses, saws, etc.) for equipment repair and fabrication of obsolete parts.
Ability to troubleshoot and conduct component level repair of PC boards, machine interfaces, etc.
Proficiency in electrical, electronic theory and successful history in field servicing in these areas.
Journeymen level experience repair.
Ability to read and interpret a wide range of technical drawings including: electrical schematics, electronic schematics, pneumatic schematics, diagnostic flow charts, building systems schematics.
Proficiency in creating, compiling and maintaining technical servicing information.
Ability to accurately record servicing labor and expense costs and subsequent and monthly billing reports.
Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.
A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
Conviction History Background
This is a designated position requiring fingerprinting and a background check due to the nature of the job responsibilities. Berkeley does hire people with conviction histories and reviews information received in the context of the job responsibilities. The University reserves the right to make employment contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
The University of California was chartered in 1868 and its flagship campus - envisioned as a "City of Learning" - was established at Berkeley, on San Francisco Bay. Today the world's premier public university and a wellspring of innovation, UC Berkeley occupies a 1,232 acre campus with a sylvan 178-acre central core. From this home its academic community makes key contributions to the economic and social well-being of the Bay Area, California, and the nation.