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Lab Technician

Company: University of California - Irvine
Location: Irvine
Posted on: August 6, 2022

Job Description:

Job Opening ID: 37081Reports To: Director of Acadmeic Innovation, ProgramsWorking Title: Lab TechnicianDepartment: Engr DO InnovationBargaining Unit: TXFLSA: Non-ExemptPayroll Job Code: 008652Job Location: UCI Campus- IrvinePercent of Time: 100%Work Schedule: 8-5, M-FEmployee Class: Career Position Summary: Founded in 1965, the Henry Samueli School of Engineering educates more than 4,600 students (3,728 undergraduates and 961 graduates) with an integrative approach that blends fundamentals, research and hands-on experience. The School's aim is to unleash innovation, create opportunities and inspire ingenuity. The Samueli School's faculty members are leaders in their disciplines who have achieved worldwide recognition for their research and dedicated teaching. The School includes six academic departments. Under the leadership of the Dean, the School pursues research that is timely, socially responsible and cutting edge, and works in partnership with industry, state, and federal agencies to promote the transfer of research to applications that benefit society. Current research thrusts include Communications and Information Technology, Energy and Sustainability, Human Health, and Advanced Manufacturing and Materials. The Academic Innovations, Programs is responsible for implementing, overseeing and assessing the first-year engineering program and international programs to enhance and support the engineering education at the School of Engineering. Under the general supervision of the Director of Academic Innovation, Programs , the incumbent provides technical training and support for project-based Engineering education; including laboratory courses with a focus on safety procedures and work environment. Assists with project planning, space usage, plans for laboratories and capabilities. Assists with prototypes and equipment. Serves as consultant on design and development activities. Advises undergraduate and graduate students, faculty, visiting scholars and fee-based users in the safe and appropriate operation and maintenance of equipment, hardware, and facilities. Provides technical consultation for the procurement of equipment and training. Oversees TA's and student assistants responsible for project-based learning, senior design projects and laboratory classes. Compensation Range: $31.71-$33.21 Department Website: Required: Strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to interact well with others.Strong oral and written communication skills.Able to effectively work with students, staff, faculty to provide training in the operation of lab equipment.Ability to maintain an atmosphere that fosters teamwork and collegial collaboration.Reliability and Good attendance. Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and six years of metal shop experience and journeyman skill in the operation of all standard machine shop equipment; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Fabrication Lab Management Skills:Previous experience in managing lab facilities and supervision of personnel.Knowledge and experience ordering required supplies, purchasing of equipment and interacting with vendors.Ability to safely operate and instruct on equipment such as a lathe, milling machine, drill press, welding and grinding equipment.Ability to safely operate and instruct on woodworking equipment, soldering irons, hand tools. Skill in design, fabrication and installation of experimental hardware. Time Management Skills:Ability to work in an environment with frequent interruptions and multiple requests for service.Ability to set priorities for scheduling fabrication training and equipment maintenance to meet the needs of the instructors, project advisors, faculty, postdoctoral researchers, graduate and undergraduate students. Knowledge of Safety Requirements and Regulations:Experience in policies and procedures related to machine lab safety.Ability to provide clear instruction on the safe and appropriate use of fabrication equipment.Provide direction on the operation of equipment to include; fixture, set-up and operation of equipment. Preferred: Knowledge and experience of chemistry of mineral acids, their effects on metals and danger relative to personnel and environment. Degree in Engineering, Machine Technology, or completion of formal apprenticeship or a combination of equivalent education and experience. Experience in waste management and collection in high and low volume settings.
Conditions of Employment
The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan
  • Legal Right to work in the United States
  • Vaccination Policies
  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy
  • Drug Free Environment The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.
    • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act
    • E-Verify
    • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page -

      Closing Statement
      The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.
      We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming.
      UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or

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