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Engineering Technician I


This position assists engineers and other members of the university community in routine engineering, architectural, or mechanical tasks. These activities include but are not limited to assisting in the preparation and layout of machinery/equipment or planning the flow of work. Assists in the fabrication or construction of parts, equipment, or structures by operating machinery, tools, and equipment.  This position works under direct and frequent supervision, typically demonstrates a baseline working knowledge of routine tasks, follows standard principles and practices, and is responsible for complying with workplace safety policies and procedures.

Examples of Work

Job functions are specific duties that would be included in the essential functions of the job description.  These functions are not all-inclusive nor do they cover the full extent of the duties performed.

  • Assists engineers or principal investigators in the implementation of the design plans.
  • Assists in the selection of materials and equipment based on operational and performance specifications.
  • Assists with inspection, testing, and calibrations of equipment and materials as directed.
  • Assists in the assembly or disassembly of tools, systems, or research equipment.
  • Operates drill press, grinders, lathes, or other machines to modify or fabricate parts, equipment, or structures as required by specifications.
  • May assist in the documentation of results or take samples for later analysis.

Education and Experience

High school diploma and one year of appropriate experience. Appropriate college coursework or vocational/technical training may substitute at an equivalent rate for the required experience.

Licensure and Certification



This position does not have supervisory responsibility.

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