Equipment Technician

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title: Equipment Technician Position Number: 201314859 Department: Aircraft Maintenance & Manufacturing Job Category: Classified Unit A Time (Percent Time): 100% Term (months/year): 12 months/year Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Tuesday - Friday, 6:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Salary Range: A-95 Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $58,508 - $74,673 annually Shift Differential: Open Date: 08/29/2018 Initial Screening Date: 12/10/2018 Open Until Filled: Yes Application Procedure:

Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST) on December 10, 2018, are assured consideration.

Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at to be considered for this position:

1.A Mt. San Antonio College online application.

2.A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.

3.A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.

4.Two (2) letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).

5.College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree (if applicable) are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Health & Welfare:

College contributes $10,946 toward annual premium for medical, dental, vision and life insurance coverage. Lifetime retirement benefits provided for eligible retirees. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change.

Basic Function/Overview:


Under general supervision, performs technical and complex repair, maintenance, and modification work on a wide variety of instructional equipment; provides instructional support services for faculty and students of assigned program; prepares and sets up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials, equipment, and supplies; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment and materials related to assigned program.

Receives general supervision from the Dean, Technology and Health. Exercises technical and functional direction over and provide training to student workers.


This is the journey-level in the equipment instructional support class series that is responsible for performing technical and complex repair, maintenance, and modification work, as well as conducting a variety of instructional support activities to ensure student learning. Incumbents at this level are required to be fully trained in all procedures related to the assigned area(s) of responsibility, working with a high degree of independent judgment, tact, and initiative. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of the work unit. This classification is distinguished from the Equipment Assistant by the performance of the more complex and technical maintenance, repair, and modification work requiring additional training and/or experience.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

1.Designs, builds, and maintains specialized and technical laboratory projects, exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors laboratory environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies; fabricates lab stations for classes.
2.Maintains, repairs and troubleshoots broken machines, equipment, instruments, and tools, including computers, electronic and mechanical equipment, patient simulators, automated systems, engines, and other equipment pertaining to assigned program; ensures that all equipment, instruments, tools, and machines are in safe and operational condition.
3.Checks tools and equipment in and out and issues to students; monitors, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of tools, instruments, and equipment.
4.Provides instructional support services for the assigned program; assists in instructional demonstrations of procedures and techniques; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, tools, machinery, and equipment.
5.Works with faculty to ensure class agendas are met; proctors and processes industry exams as needed.
6.Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
7.Determines price and availability of parts and supplies from vendors and prepares requisitions; orders supplies, tools, and equipment as needed; maintains records of purchases; monitors budget and expenditures for assigned program.
8.Trains and provides work direction and guidance to assigned student workers and staff; prepares work schedules, assigns duties and reviews work for accuracy, completeness, and compliance with established standards and procedures; ensures student and staff understanding of safety practices and procedures.
9.Learns and applies emerging technologies and, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge Of:

1.Terminology, techniques, equipment, materials, principles, theories, practices, and procedures related to the assigned program.
2.General methods and procedures for preparing course materials and laboratory exercises and demonstrations used in assigned program courses.
3.Set-up, operation, demonstration, and maintenance of various tools, equipment, instruments, and machinery used in assigned program.
4.Principles, practices, methods, equipment, materials, and tools used in maintenance and repair of equipment, tools, systems, instruments, and machinery.
5.Basic principles and practices of budget administration and accountability, inventory, and purchasing.
6.Methods, practices, and techniques of student learning and instruction.
7.Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
8.Record keeping principles and procedures.
9.English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
10.Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

1.Explain principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, tools, terminology, and equipment related to assigned program.
2.Assist students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment, instruments, tools, machinery, and materials.
3.Engage students in positive learning in a laboratory or other learning environments.
4.Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of equipment, materials, and supplies used in assigned programs.
5.Read, interpret, and apply a wide variety of technical information from manuals, specifications, blueprints, and schematics.
6.Interpret, apply, and explain applicable District policies, rules, and regulations related to areas of responsibility.
7.Maintain tools and equipment in a clean working condition providing for proper security.
8.Plan, schedule, assign, and oversee activities of assigned staff.
9.Inspect the work of others and maintain established quality control standards.
10.Train others in proper and safe work procedures.
11.Estimate and order required supplies and equipment.
12.Establish and maintain a filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
13.Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
14.Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
15.Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
16.Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
17.Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
18.Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/ Education & Experience:

Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college or Industry recognized certifications in electronics, computer science, building automation, aeronautics, or a related field and four (4) full-time equivalent years of experience in electrical, mechanical, or related maintenance and repair work.

Equivalencies: Preferred Qualifications:

Possession of current Airframe & Powerplant Certification is preferred.
Qualified Forklift Operator.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Incumbents may periodically be required to operate a vehicle that necessitates possession of a valid California driver’s license. Such incumbents must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Examination Requirements: Working Environment:

Incumbents work in a laboratory/classroom and in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, dust, fumes, and allergens, hazardous physical substances, mechanical and electrical hazards, and moving equipment and machinery. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or students in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a laboratory/classroom environment and in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to operate varied tools, instruments, equipment, and machinery; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking and standing in operational areas to perform work and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned equipment. Positions in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, typically weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.

Hazards: Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – The person holding this position is considered a ‘mandated reporter’ under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here:

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Typing Certificate Requirements: Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected].

TRAVEL POLICY: Costs associated with travel in excess of 150 miles one way from residence for the purpose of an interview will be reimbursed up to $500 maximum. Relocation costs will be borne by the successful candidate. Travel reimbursement claims must be submitted no later than 30 days following the interview date.


Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA. This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: [email protected]

Selection Procedure:

A committee will evaluate applications, taking into account breadth and depth of relevant education, training, experience, skills, knowledge, and abilities. The screening committee reserves the right to limit the number of interviews granted. Meeting the minimum qualifications for a position does not assure the applicant of an interview.

Interviews may include a writing sample, committee presentation, and/or performance test. The start date will be following Board approval and receipt of live scan clearance.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at to complete and submit your application for this position.

Letters of Recommendation
Confidential letters of recommendation are not accepted for this position. All letters of recommendation must be uploaded to the application.

EEO Policy:

The College is an equal opportunity employer. The policy of the College is to encourage applications from ethnic and racial minorities, women, persons with disabilities, and Vietnam-era veterans. No person shall be denied employment because of race, religious creed, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, marital status, sex (gender), age, sexual orientation, or the perception that a person has one or more of these characteristics.

Conflict of Interest

Mt. San Antonio College employees and the Board of Trustees members shall not engage in any employment or activity that is inconsistent with, incompatible with, or in conflict with Mt. San Antonio College’s Administrative Procedures (AP 2710 Conflict of Interest, AP 2712 Conflict of Interest Codes).

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Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * The District does not provide sponsorship for authorization to work in the United States. Work authorization should be established at the time of application submission.
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  2. * Incomplete applications packets will not be considered. Stating “see resume” on your application will be considered an incomplete response.
    • I understand this statement
  3. * Evidence of minimum qualifications must be established in the online application form. Supporting documents such as cover letter, resume, etc. will not be used for the purpose of determining minimum qualifications.
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  4. * Letters of recommendation including confidential letters of recommendation must be received prior to the initial screening date deadline in order for the application to be guaranteed consideration. Applications submitted without letters of recommendation (if required) will be considered incomplete.
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Optional & Required Documents Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Transcripts to Meet Required Qualifications
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document 1
  2. Other Document 2
  3. Other Document 3




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Posted: 12/25/2018
Application Due: 1/25/2019
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