Lab/Lecture Demonstration Technician

Job description

Full/Part Time
Full Time

8AM - 5PM

$44,621 - $53,578

Position Information
This position supports 11 Instructional Labs a year running in 7 different lab rooms. Average enrollment per quarter is 1,500-2,000 students. Under general supervision of the Lab Manager perform physics laboratory and/or lecture demonstration assemblies, installations, calibrations and tests. Repair and maintain instructional equipment. Assist in the design, fabrication, assembly and testing of new equipment. Store equipment when not in use. Order supplies and replacement equipment. Maintain records of laboratory exercises and equipment manuals. Operate audio/visual equipment and perform photographic services for the department. Perform routine laboratory maintenance. Perform departmental receiving function. Assist with laboratory moves and set-ups.

Serve as a member of the Building Emergency Staff team. Perform other related duties as assigned in support of instruction and research.

Minimum Requirements
1. College level coursework in Physics plus three years of technical and craft experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

2. Ability to communicate and work effectively with co-workers, supervisors, faculty, staff and students in a diverse environment.

3. Ability to follow oral and written instructions.

4. Ability to operate Power Supplies, Electronic Weighing Balances, Digital Multi-Meters, Function Generators, Oscilloscopes, Spectrometers and other Physics Teaching Laboratory equipment found at the undergraduate level.

5. Ability to identify and classify basic electronic components such as resistors, capacitors and inductors.

6. Ability to read electrical schematics and perform basic calculations to arrive at specific values of components and circuits.

7. Skill in reading and understanding technical documents such as procedures, instructions, manuals, diagrams, and schematic drawings.

8. Skill and ability in the use of hand, machine and electrical tools such as screw drivers, wrenches, hammers, pliers, cutters, soldering irons, drills, saws and grinders.

9. Experience with the fabrication and assembly of scientific equipment and parts.

10. Experience with the installation, modification, repair, testing and maintenance of equipment in a teaching laboratory.

11. Ability to safely move equipment weighing up to 40 pounds.

12. Ability to climb a stepladder to assemble, retrieve or store equipment.

13. Skill in accurate record keeping with strict attention to detail.

14. Ability to work occasionally with low-level radioactive material. (A radiation safety monitor badge will be issued.)

15. Ability to spend long periods standing and/or walking around.

16. Ability to work with frequent interruptions from faculty, staff and students.

17. Ability to occasionally drive off-campus for departmental business.

18. Advanced ability and working skill to operate personal computers running a Microsoft Windows based operating system, including advanced skill of MS Office and Outlook 2010. Advanced skill to operate printers, scanners and copiers.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Earned Bachelor's degree in Physics.

2. Experience working in Higher Education.

3. Ability to operate the following audio/visual equipment: Digital Camera, Video Camera, TV Monitor, Video Recorder, DVD Player, and Public Address Amplifier System.

Additional Information
In the Heart of Inland Southern California, UC Riverside is located on nearly 1,200 acres near Box Springs Mountain in Southern California; the park-like campus provides convenient access to the vibrant and growing Inland region. The campus is a living laboratory for the exploration of issues critical to growing communities'air, water, energy, transportation, politics, the arts, history and culture. UCR gives every student, faculty and staff member the resources to explore, engage, imagine and excel.

UC Riverside is recognized as one of the most ethnically diverse research universities in the country boasting several key rankings of which we are extremely proud.

  • Washington Monthly (August 2016) ranked UC Riverside 12th in the nation in its annual University and College Survey.
  • \
  • Education Trust placed UC Riverside 9th in the nation for closing the graduation gap between black and white students by 1.7 percentage points.

  • In QS World University Rankings 2016/2017, UC Riverside's Department of Philosophy is #1 in the world for the frequency with which published papers are cited by other philosophers.

  • U.S. News and World Report Survey (September 2016) ranked UC Riverside 118th overall; earns "Great Schools, Great Prices."

  • Shanghai Jiao Tong University (August 2016) Academic Ranking of World Universities ranked UC Riverside among the top 151 to 200 institutions. This survey bills itself as "the most trustworthy precursor of global rankings of the world's top 500 universities."

  • U.S. News and World Report's Best Graduate Schools (2016) including:

    • Graduate School of Education - 62nd among ranked schools

    • Bourns College of Engineering - 71st among ranked schools

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer with a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

For information about our generous employee benefits package, visit: Employee Benefits Overview





Diversity Profile: University



View more

Learn more on Inside Higher Ed's College Page for University

Arrow pointing right
Job No:
Posted: 5/12/2018
Application Due: 7/11/2018
Work Type: