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Equipment Technician

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/27/23

Job Description

Equipment Technician

Job No: 517120
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Job Summary
This position is responsible for assigned equipment design, fabrication, installation, operation, maintenance, and upgrade of assigned equipment used in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering (MAE) course instruction or research activities. This position will also be involved in construction of unique, highly technical and prototype equipment or systems needed for instruction and/or research as assigned by the MAE Department Chairperson.
Key Responsibilities

  • Assist with the maintenance of the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering machine shop.
  • Assist the other technicians in the maintenance and repair of all equipment and facilities in all MAE instructional and research laboratories.
  • Assist other technicians in providing support for the Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering capstone design courses.
  • Assist other technicians in checking-in all equipment and supply orders received from various vendors.
Knowledge Skills and Abilities
Ability to operate all machine shop equipment, and assist in the design and construction of research equipment and classroom experimental apparatus. Ability to provide assistance to faculty and students for their class projects, including instruction on proper use of equipment and lab safety.

Knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, and equipment used in the construction, installation, maintenance, repair and operation of equipment in the area of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering; knowledge of equipment design theory; knowledge of repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and overhaul of equipment. Ability to lift equipment and materials, up to 50 lbs, in order to transfer items from the shop to labs and vice versa.

Knowledge of computer aided drafting and solid modeling systems, e.g., AutoCAD, SolidWorks, CATIA, PRO-ENGINEER, or I-DEAS, to be able to assist students in designing and building their projects.

Ability to communicate with an ethnically and culturally diverse campus community. Ability to follow all university policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Ability to contribute to a positive university experience for each and every student, and assist in achieving the university's commitment to a "vision of excellence."
Education and Experience

  • Equivalent to two years of journey-level experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of scientific or technical mechanical equipment requiring construction and fabrication skills, some precision work, and trade or craft skills working with a variety of unique materials, or specialized knowledge and skill related to unusual equipment required.
  • Experience in the design modification and fabrication of complex and highly technical equipment preferred.

College of Engineering


Equipment Technician II, Mechanical

The targeted salary may be set as high as $ per month based on experience. The salary range for this classification is $3,907 to $6,779 per month.


Excellent benefits through CalPERS (health, vision, dental), tuition fee waiver, generous vacation and sick leave, and 14 paid holidays each year.
Time Base
Full-time temporary position for 2 years with no permanent status granted. Temporary assignments may expire prior to the ending date.
Application Procedures

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Additional Information
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.

California State University Long Beach expects respectful, professional behavior from its employees in all situations. Acts of harassment or abusive conduct are prohibited. Demonstrated appropriate professional behavior, treating others with civility and respect, and refusing to tolerate abusive conduct is expected of all employees.
Equal Employment Statement
CSULB is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can learn, live, and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual, without regard to race or ethnicity (including color or ancestry), nationality, religion or religious creed, gender (or sex), gender identity (including transgender), gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, medical condition, genetic information, age, veteran or military status. CSULB is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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CSU Vaccination Policy

The 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 as a condition of employment. The system wide policy can be found at and questions may be sent to
Out of State Employment Policy

California State University, Long Beach, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California.

As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Application Closes: Sep 12, 2022 (11:55 PM)

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Company Details

Long Beach, California, United States
CSULB, one of the largest universities in the CSU system, is located in Long Beach on a beautifully landscaped, 320-acre campus near the ocean and the thriving downtown area. The school’s faculty and staff are engaged in a broad array of high-quality undergraduate and graduate programs, significant research, in addition to a wide range of community and professional service organizations.