Development Technician V (7170U) Job 2134 - NanoLab - 2134

San Francisco
Oct 15, 2019
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Development Technician V (7170U) Job 2134 - NanoLab - 2134 About Berkeley

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Application Review Date

The First Review Date for this job is: 10/28/19

Departmental Overview

The purpose of this position is to provide professional technical, mechanical, and engineering development and maintenance support of the facilities, equipment, and processes of the Marvell Nanofabrication Laboratory (NanoLab) and for faculty research laboratories and support spaces within College of Engineering and for other campus and inter-campus departments.

Under the general supervision of the Cory Hall Machine Shop Engineering Technical Supervisor, the Development Technician V is responsible for siting, facilitating, developing, supporting, repairing, and modifying semiconductor processing and nanotechnology equipment for the Nanofabrication Laboratory and for faculty research laboratories and support spaces.

In addition, the Development Technician monitors and evaluates operation of various specialized laboratory utilities, such as air, compressed gases, nitrogen, oxygen, heating ventilating and air conditioning, cooling water and process waste streams. Semiconductor research facilities are among the most complex, costly, and technically demanding research facilities. Included in the mission of the Cory Hall Machine Shop is supporting such an operation.


45% Equipment and Facilities Support:

Incumbent is responsible for providing design and fabrication of various experimental apparatus. Functions include: install, develop, facilitate, modify and repair of the following types of nanotechnology equipment:
    Chemical waste remediation station; Equipment delivery, site preparation, and installation; Class-100 cleanroom environments; Safety, inventory, plumbing; Vacuum system support and vacuum pumps; Custom work holders for specialized scientific equipment.

Incumbent must respond quickly to equipment problem reports. Update status, repair and document systems using the NanoLab computer and software programs.

35% Design and Fabrication:

Using CAD tools and hand drawings, design, and make working drawings as needed to support systems. Fabricate intricate devices using computer numerically controlled (CNC) milling machines, lathes, saws, grinders, drill presses, and hand tools. Selecting from a broad range of materials such as stainless steel, aluminum, brass, copper, OFHC copper, plastics, etc. Determine which materials are the best choice for application.

    Understand and use the Mercury database to mark equipment status, enable tools, enter comments and problem reports and add needed support documents. Write, edit and revise equipment manuals, support documents, startup and shutdown procedures; writes annual report and additional reports as needed. Utilizing the Machine Shop Jobs Management System maintain up-to-date records of assignments. Track and document job status. Maintain spare parts and a database of parts sources for assigned equipment.

10% Assist in the development of, and follow standard operating procedures and best known methods for safety and to prevent injuries:
    Practice and comply with safe working practices to assure personal safety and safety to the lab environment for colleagues and researchers. Understand and work within guidelines to protect the environment. Provide direction, guidance and training to less experienced engineers, staff and researchers.

Offer instruction and training in support of staff development and equipment, support, and repair.

Required Qualifications
  • Demonstrated record of organization, clear communication and excellent attendance.
  • Ability to operate manually controlled machine shop equipment. Milling machines, lathes, saws, hand tools, etc.
  • Ability to program and operate numerically controlled milling machines, lathes, welders, saws.
  • Ability to work from drawings, blueprints, sketches and oral instructions.
  • Ability to design and make working drawings using CAD software; knowledge used to translate researcher concept sketches and specification requests into executable drawings.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MSDS corrosive/toxic chemicals and gases.
  • Working knowledge of OSHA regulations.
  • Excellent diagnostic, intuitive electronic and mechanical skills.
  • Ability to work with a high degree of autonomy.
  • Effective communication skills: able to communicate both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with colleagues and administrative staff; graduate and post-graduate researchers; principal investigators, scientists, and faculty.
  • Ability to work with vendors to develop and repair equipment.
  • Computer skills including equipment control.
  • Troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to work in tight spaces.
  • Class B California Driver's License.
  • Fork Lift Certified.

Preferred Qualifications
  • A working knowledge of the Berkeley campus guidelines for safety and safe working skills.
  • The ability to work with Environmental Health and Safety, Capital Projects, and Campus Facilities Services.
  • Apply UC provided, OSHA based ladder or “man lift” safety training to proper and safe use of ladders and man lifts.
  • Bachelor's degree in related field or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Salary & Benefits

For information on the comprehensive benefits package offered by the University visit:

*Salary commensurate with experience.

How to Apply

Please submit your cover letter and resume as a single attachment when applying.

Driving Required

A valid driver's license and DMV check for driving record is required.
  • Class B California Driver's License.

Equal Employment Opportunity

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