Meteorological Electronic Technician (SJSU ONLY)

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Job Title: Meteorological Electronic Technician (SJSU ONLY)
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 25130
Job Code: 7023 Equipment Technician III, Electronic
Department: Meteorology and Climate Sci
CompensationClassification: Equipment Technician III, Electronic
Anticipated Hiring Range: $6,500/month - $6,953/month
Salary Range: $4,107/month - $7,430/month
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt

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About the Position*This position is only opened to current SJSU employees.*

The Meteorological Electronic Technician works independently to perform skilled repair, maintenance, calibration, and modification of all types of electric and electromechanical equipment with a primary focus being on a wide and growing suite of meteorological instrumentation. Emphasis is on both instruments in the teaching laboratories and those used in relation to research. Some instruments are vehicle-mounted and are used in the field. This may include the design, fabrication, and construction of unique equipment, teaching aids and technical apparatus for use in the laboratory or classroom related to research or instructional support or any other specific need for the department of Meteorology and Climate Science and the College of Science. Incumbent will work with the dean, department chair, faculty and staff to assess the service needs of the department, and the Facilities Manager to assist in the service needs of the College.
Required QualificationsEquivalent to three years of progressively responsible journey-level or skilled experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of scientific or technical equipment in the specialty area to which assigned, including one year involving design modifications and fabrication of complex and highly technical equipment or equivalent to two years of semi-skilled experience maintaining and repairing scientific or technical equipment or related equipment experience as part of instructional support activities may be substituted for one year of the required experience or equivalent to two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in the type of equipment repair to which assigned. Completion of an apprenticeship program or completion of a full military specialization in the required type of equipment maintenance and repair may be substituted for one year of the required experience. A Federal Communications Commission license is required for some positions.
Preferred Qualifications-BS in a field in which electronic instrumentation is widely used (e.g., Physics, Engineering, Meteorology or a related field), or comparable military experience.
-Experience in calibration, testing and repair of such electronic equipment.
-Experience in calibration, testing and repair of Air Quality equipment.
-Experience working with radar and/or lidar remote sensing systems
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities-Thorough knowledge of methods and procedures of electric equipment.
-Thorough knowledge of workings of standard electronic equipment used in various scientific enterprises.
-Thorough knowledge of electrical diagnostic equipment with high and low voltage shock hazards.
-Thorough knowledge of equipment repair, maintenance, troubleshooting and overhaul.
-Ability to understand the basic concepts of physics and mathematics, and knowledge and experience in digital electronics.
-Ability to analyze and troubleshoot equipment problems and determine what repairs are needed.
-Ability to review and prepare specifications for technical equipment.
-Ability to install, repair, and maintain a wide variety of equipment.
-Thorough knowledge of all safety methods, procedures and practices.
-Knowledge of basic software applications (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) and ability to work with instrument-specific software applications
-Strong oral communications skills. Must possess excellent customer service and public relations skills.
Application ProceduresComplete the SJSU Online Employment Application and attach the following documents:
-Letter of Interest

All applicants must apply within the specified application period: August 26, 2019 through September 9, 2019. This position is open until filled; however, applications received after screening has begun will be considered at the discretion of the university.
Additional InformationSatisfactory completion of a background check (including a criminal records check) is required for employment. SJSU will issue a contingent offer of employment to the selected candidate, 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 offered the position on a contingent basis.

The standard background check includes: criminal check, employment and education verification. Depending on the position, a motor vehicle and/or credit check may be required. All background checks are conducted through the university's third party vendor, Accurate Background. Some positions may also require fingerprinting. SJSU will pay all costs associated with this procedure. Evidence of required degree(s) or certification(s) will be required at time of hire.


All San José State University employees are considered mandated reporters under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and are required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
Equal Employment StatementSan José State University (SJSU) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to nondiscrimination on the basis of age, ancestry, citizenship status, color, creed, disability, ethnicity, gender, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, national origin, race, religion or lack thereof, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, or protected veteran status consistent with applicable federal and state laws. This policy applies to all SJSU students, faculty and staff programs and activities. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, and certain other federal and state laws, prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex in all education programs and activities operated by the university (both on and off campus).

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.
Contact InformationUniversity Personnel
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Posted: 8/27/2019
Application Due: 10/3/2019
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