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Mechanical Laboratory Technician 1 (Full Time) - College of Engineering

California Baptist University
Riverside, California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 12, 2024

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Mechanical Laboratory Technician 1 (Full Time) - College of Engineering

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Pay Range

The compensation for this appointment will range from $27.00 to $32.00 hourly and reflects what California Baptist University reasonably expects to pay for this staff appointment. Actual compensation may vary based on the qualifications and experience of the applicant, as well as market conditions. In addition to wages, CBU offers a robust suite of employee benefits.

Position Summary Information


The Mechanical Lab Technician I role provides essential support to the College of Engineering assisting faculty members, staff, and students, in projects and maintaining lab equipment through training, supervision, and maintenance. This role ensures a safe and organized environment for teaching and course activities within the Bourns Machining Lab and/or Adams Business Park Machining Lab (hereafter referred to as Lab) and the College of Engineering.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Lab Support:
1. Provide guidance and support to faculty, staff, and students on proper usage of lab equipment, tools, and machinery located within the Lab and College of Engineering building.
2. Ensure all Lab activities comply with safety protocols and regulations.
3. Maintain a clean and organized Lab environment.
4. Prepare, purchase, and arrange materials, samples, and components required for course instruction and projects.
5. Assist faculty members and students, in setting up and conducting lab instruction and course projects.
6. Ensure the proper storage, record, and disposal of Lab materials, including hazardous waste.
Equipment Maintenance:
7. Conduct routine maintenance and calibration, troubleshooting, and repairs on Lab equipment, tools, and machinery.
8. Coordinate with external vendors and service providers for specialized equipment repairs and maintenance.
9. Ensure proper functioning of equipment by performing regular inspections and calibrations, including showers and eye wash stations throughout the Lab and College of Engineering building.
10. Maintain an inventory of Lab equipment, tools, and supplies, and initiate purchasing when necessary.
Collaboration and Training:
11. Collaborate with faculty members, staff, and fellow technicians to optimize Lab processes and workflows.
12. Collaborate with faculty to develop and train students on Lab equipment usage, safety procedures, and techniques.
13. Support faculty members in the development and implementation of new Lab instruction and projects, including staffing open Lab hours to meet course and project requirements.
14. Assist in the preparation and updating of Lab manuals, standard operating procedures (SOPs), and safety guidelines.
15. Maintain compliance with ABET -related lab requirements.

Supervisory Responsibilities

This position could be responsible for assigning work and/or giving direction to part-time Student Workers, in order to complete office work assignments.

Other Knowledge Skills and Abilities

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Proven experience as a lab technician, machinist, or a similar role, preferably in a mechanical engineering, robotics, or research setting.
  • Strong understanding of mechanical engineering principles, laboratory techniques, and equipment operation.
  • Proficient in the use of mechanical engineering tools, equipment, robotics, and software.
  • Knowledge of safety procedures and protocols related to lab environments.
  • Excellent organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and prioritize effectively.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy in recording data and documenting procedures.
  • Strong problem-solving skills and the ability to troubleshoot equipment malfunctions.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills to collaborate with faculty, students, and researchers.
  • Skill in the use of personal computers and related software applications.
  • A thorough knowledge of: Business English and arithmetic; general office methods, procedures, and practices.
  • Ability to plan, develop, and coordinate multiple projects.
  • Ability to gather data, compile information, and prepare reports.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student body.
  • Strong organizational skills and detail-oriented.
  • Ability to interpret, adapt, and apply guidelines and procedures.
  • Ability to make administrative/procedural decisions and judgments.
  • Ability to develop and maintain recordkeeping systems and procedures.
Education and/or Experience

Associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or six months to one-year related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

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Nondiscrimination Statement

State and Federal law permit California Baptist University to discriminate on the basis of religion in order to fulfill its purpose. The University does not discriminate contrary to either State or Federal law.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Are you a Christian?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you attend church regularly?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. If no, please explain (required):

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you both familiar with and not in conflict with the fundamental doctrines and practices of the California Southern Baptist Convention as stated in the Baptist Faith and Message dated June 14, 2000? (Please see above link for more information)
    • Yes (I am familiar and not in conflict)
    • No (I am in conflict or not familiar)
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Letter of Reference 1
  3. Letter of Reference 2
  4. Other Document
  5. Other Document 2


California Baptist University

California Baptist University, one of the top Christian Colleges in the nation, is a private Christian university located near Los Angeles in Southern California.

CBU strives to help students understand and engage this purpose by providing a Christ-centered educational experience that integrates academics with spiritual and social development opportunities. Graduates are challenged to become individuals whose skills, integrity and sense of purpose glorify God and distinguish them in the workplace and in the world.

California Baptist University is one of the top private Christian colleges and universities in Southern California. CBU offers associate's, bachelor's, master's, doctoral and credential programs in Riverside, San Bernardino and online.

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