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501487 - Equipment Technician III, Electro-Mechanical

California State University, Fullerton
California, United States
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Oct 22, 2021

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501487 - Equipment Technician III, Electro-Mechanical

Classificaiton: Equipment Technician III, Electro-Mechanical
Department: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Sub-Division: College of Natural Science and Mathematics
Salary Range: $4,283 - $7,430 per month
Appointment Type: Ongoing
Time Base: Full-Time
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday, 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

About CSUF:
Standing on 241 acres at the heart of Southern California, the university was founded in 1957 and has grown into a population of over 39,000 students. As Titans, we believe that diverse perspectives deepen our understanding. We are committed to giving students the support they need to graduate, while responding to California’s revolving work force needs. At California State University, Fullerton we strive for continual improvement of students, staff, faculty and administrators through orientations, training programs and professional development opportunities. As part of the Titan Community, you have access to many campus facilities and services including but not limited to the Grand Central Art Center in Santa Ana, CSUF Garden Grove Center, Fullerton Arboretum, cultural events and performances in the Clayes Performing Arts Center, Cal State Fullerton Athletics sports events, Titan Recreation Center, and the Employee Wellness Program.

Job Summary:
It is an exciting time to join Cal State Fullerton as we are an in demand comprehensive University that is driven to shape the future of education and foster a vibrant community of diverse students, faculty, staff and administrators who uphold values of inclusive excellence, free speech, and an environment free from discrimination. We are continuously seeking individuals from a variety of career disciplines that share in the University's mission and core values. We warmly welcome you to consider joining the Titan Community where minds expand and opportunities flourish.

About the Position:
The Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at California State University, Fullerton offers a rigorous and innovative curriculum that focuses on developing problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills and provides high quality education in chemistry and biochemistry. We are seeking an exceptional individual to join our team as an Equipment Technician III, Electro-Mechanical. The ideal candidate in this role should have a positive attitude and an active, energetic mind that is characterized by highly ethical practices and a commitment to diversity, openness, flexibility, integrity, and kindness.

The Equipment Technician III, Electro-Mechanical repairs and maintains teaching and research electronic and mechanical analytical instrumentation. Perform routine and preventive maintenance on electro-mechanical equipment in the teaching and research labs, develops plans, methods, and techniques to prevent and rectify electrical and mechanical equipment malfunctions. Test teaching lab equipment to maintain readiness for each term, repairing malfunctions when found. Assists faculty in design and fabrication of prototype electro-mechanical equipment or modification of existing equipment. Prepares for and installs new equipment acquired by the department and faculty members. Trains students, staff, and faculty on the proper use of scientific equipment, which often has electronics and control software. Consults with faculty and vendors in determining new equipment purchases. Trains, oversees, and coordinates activities of student assistant. Other duties as assigned.

Essential Qualifications:
Three years of progressively responsible journey-level or skilled experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of scientific or technical equipment in the specialty area including one year involving design modifications and fabrication of complex and highly technical equipment. Two years of semi-skilled experience maintaining and repairing scientific or technical equipment as part of instructional support activities may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in assigned area as well completion of an apprenticeship program or completion of full military specialization in the required type of equipment maintenance and repair may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily and is required for employment. CSU will make a conditional offer of employment, which may be rescinded if the background check reveals disqualifying information, and/or it is discovered that the candidate knowingly withheld or falsified information. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the continued employment of a current CSU employee who was conditionally offered the position.

Preferred Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree from an accredited four-year college or university in a scientific field and/or a degree in electronics or equivalent job-related experience of at least three years on a progressive level. Comprehensive knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the construction, installation, maintenance, repair and operation of electronic and mechanical instrumentation and accompanying computer-controlled software. Thorough knowledge of equipment design, repair and troubleshooting and overhaul of electronic and mechanical equipment. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with students, staff, faculty, and vendors. Ability to make mathematical computations as required.

Experience in maintaining and/or repairing sophisticated laboratory equipment such as Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR), spectrometers, Liquid Chromatography and Gas Chromatography instruments, and Mass Spectrometers. General knowledge or electronic and mechanical test equipment and equipment used in teaching and research laboratories. Knowledge of equipment design and equipment computer interfacing. Ability to write standard operating procedures for electronic and mechanical equipment and to train students, staff and faculty on use of that equipment.

Special Working Conditions:
Notice of Non-Discrimination on the Basis of Gender or Sex and Contact Information for Title IX Coordinator

Additional Information:
California State University, Fullerton celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators and faculty thrive. Individuals interested in advancing the University’s strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Multiple positions may be hired from this recruitment based on the strength of the applicant pool.

If you are applying for a staff position, please note that you are not eligible to work concurrently in a staff position and an Academic Student position such as Graduate Assistant, Teaching Associate, Instructional Student Assistant or a Student Assistant position.

Regular attendance is considered an essential job function.

Employee/applicant who submits an application for a position may be required to successfully complete job related performance test(s) as part of the selection process.

Online application/resume must be received by electronic submission on the final filing date by 9:00 PM (Pacific Standard Time)/midnight (Eastern Standard Time). Applicants who fail to complete all sections of the online application form will be disqualified from consideration.

California State University, Fullerton is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions (i.e. H1-B Visas).

CSU requires faculty, staff, and students who are accessing campus facilities to be immunized against COVID-19 or declare a medical or religious exemption from doing so. Any candidates advanced in a currently open search process should be prepared to comply with this requirement. The systemwide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to

Application Deadline: Oct 28, 2021 (9:00 PM)

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