Vocational Equipment Technician

Pleasant Hill, CA
Mar 10, 2018
Institution Type
Community College

Position Definition

To perform work involving the maintenance, installation and repair of assigned vocational department equipment and/or facilities; to serve as a technical assistant to students and faculty; and to maintain inventory and coordinate laboratory operation.

Position Title
Vocational Equipment Technician

Diablo Valley College

Posting Number

$2,365.80 per month (first step)

Examples of Duties/Essential Functions

Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Collaborates with faculty to arrange and assist with laboratory assignments/teaching aids, exercises and exams.
Provides technical support when needed to students and faculty.
Coordinates, maintains, inspects, tests, and repairs laboratory equipment for assigned department(s).
Designs and maintains inventory control systems and orders tools and supplies; maintains records of supplies used.
Ensures safety and maintains general cleanliness in assigned areas including signage and assisting maintenance personnel.
Implements and maintains departmental health and safety policies and procedures to comply with District, federal, state and local health and safety and hazardous waste regulations.
Monitors and controls expenditures through the District€™s online system to ensure compliance within established budget.
Collaborates with faculty to submit purchase orders, complete budget transfers and journal entries, prepare cost estimates for budget recommendation, and submit justifications for budget items.
Recruits, trains, supervises and evaluates student assistants.
Safely operates laboratory equipment.
Performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualification-Education/Experience
Three (3) years of experience performing equipment operation, repair and maintenance in areas relevant to assigned department.
Possession of a high school diploma/GED or the equivalent, supplemented by college level coursework in relevant equipment technology program.
Possession of, or ability to acquire, a Class B driver€™s license with airbrake endorsements.

Minimum Qualification-Knowledge Of
Theory and techniques of operation and maintenance of department equipment and tools.
Equipment, materials and supplies used in assigned department.
Vendors and suppliers of equipment for assigned department.
Safe work practices, safe operation of equipment and safety precautions for the maintenance of equipment.
Methods and procedures of inventory control to order and stock parts.
Basic record-keeping and purchasing principles.
Basic mathematical principles.
Modern software applications (Microsoft Office Suite, etc.).
Principles and practices of supervision and training.
Policies and procedures regarding laboratory and related facilities and systems.

Minimum Qualification-Ability To
Use, repair and maintain laboratory equipment, tools and machines for assigned department(s).
Serve students, staff and colleagues in a helpful, empathetic, professional manner.
Read and interpret electrical schematics.
Troubleshoot and maintain assigned equipment.
Maintain records and inventory of necessary supplies and order replenishments.
Perform heavy physical labor; lift and move equipment.
Establish and maintain cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the performance of required duties.
Demonstrate understanding of, sensitivity to, and respect for the diverse academic, socio-economic, race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, mental or physical disability, and religious background of all students, faculty and staff, and with all individuals encountered in the performance of required duties.

Desirable Qualifications
Contribute to updating of OSHA Safety Plan for all shops (wood, metal and electronics) and ability to implement plan and train faculty, staff and students to maintain compliance with safety program in all shop environments.

Ability to operate and maintain a variety of carpentry tools (variety of saws, drill presses, sanders, etc.) and/or machine tools (mills, lathes, etc) and/or 3D printers and laser cutters. Be able to train faculty, staff and students in proper operation of equipment and develop Standard Operating Procedures and regular maintenance schedules as needed.

Skilled at using computer interfacing equipment i.e. CNC Routers (ShopBots), CNC mills and lathes (Haas), performing basic operations and routine maintenance procedures. Strong desire to extend skills through professional training in expanding advanced manufacturing environment.

Provide shop supervision, training and support for students€™ projects, laboratory activities using both manual and/or computer controlled tools. Provide support and instruction for users to learn various software and interface procedures for operating both wood and/or metal CNC tools

Special Instructions to Applicants
Note: New employees will be placed at the first step which is $2,365.80 per month. Based on current salary placement guidelines, all step increases for which an employee becomes eligible shall take place on July 1st of each fiscal year. These increases will occur, on an annual basis, until the maximum step of $2,881.80 per month is reached on the salary schedule.

Job Close Date:

Open Until Filled

The Contra Costa Community College District does not discriminate against any applicant for employment on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, age, sex, or sexual orientation. This prohibition against unlawful discrimination extends to any person who is perceived to have any of the above characteristics or who is associated with someone who has, or who is perceived to have, any of those characteristics.


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