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Equipment Technician

California State University, Long Beach

Last Updated: 5/26/23

Job Description

Equipment Technician

Job No: 523482
Work Type: Staff
Location: Long Beach
Categories: Unit 9 - CSUEU - Technical Support Services, Temporary, Full Time, Information Systems & Technology

Job Summary

The Equipment Technician III-Mechanical works under the supervision of the Associate Dean of the College of Engineering. The incumbent is responsible for the maintenance and repair of mechanical equipment and electrical downstream from circuit breaker and/or disconnect, operating the machine shop, and the design, fabrication, installation and construction of unique, highly technical and prototype equipment or systems in the College of Engineering.
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 the 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 areas of 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 the labs and vice versa. Knowledge of computer-aided drafting and solid modeling systems, e.g., AutoCAD, Pro-Engineer or I-DEAS, to be able to assist students in designing and building projects. Follows all University policies, procedures, and guidelines including but not limited to safety, civility, information security, and non-discrimination policies and procedures. Contributes to a positive university experience for each and every student and assists in achieving the university's commitment to a “vision of excellence.”

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 three years of progressively responsible journey-level experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of scientific or technical mechanical equipment, including one year involving design modification and fabrication of complex and highly technical equipment required.

College of Engineering

Equipment Technician III, Mechanical

The salary range for this classification is $4,394 to $7,950 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

Click Apply Now to complete the CSULB Online Employment Application.
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

California State University Long Beach is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that is strongly committed to promoting diversity in all areas of the campus community. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to age, physical or mental disability, gender or sex, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, medical condition, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, and veteran or military status.

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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: Jan 06, 2023 (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.