Development Technician

Job description

As one of America's finest universities, UCLA has a tradition of advancing higher education and the common good through excellence in scholarship, research and public service. UCLA is California's largest university and a model for public institutions of higher education. Academic excellence, faculty distinction and a comprehensive curriculum are hallmarks of the UCLA experience. The university is an educational and architectural landmark in Los Angeles, attracting thousands of visitors and scholars each year.

Development Technician - Requisition 32751

UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences, Los Angeles, CA

The UCLA Department of Earth, Planetary and Space Sciences (EPSS) is searching for an experienced technician to join its magnetometer engineering team. The development technician performs detailed assembly of hardware and electronics for spaceflight scientific instruments in support of multiple NASA missions. The position also assists in the development of novel measurement systems and construction of ground support equipment for magnetic instrument testing.

Incumbent must be skilled in hands-on fabrication of electronics and mechanical systems, possess clear written and communication abilities, and have experience working in a controlled laboratory environment. Previous or current certification in any of the following standards is highly desirable: NASA-STD-8739.1 (Polymeric), NASA-STD-8739.4 (Crimp and Harness), NASA STD 8739.7 (Electrostatic Discharge), IPC J-STD-001 (Soldered Electrical and Electronic Assemblies), IPC J-STD-001xS (Space Addendum).


  • Experience in the fabrication, maintenance, and repair of complex electromechanical systems.
  • Ability to interpret and build to assembly drawings, technical documents, and written procedures.
  • Ability to solder and perform fine-scale electronics assembly operations.
  • Ability to maintain regular on-time hours and consistent schedule.
  • Clear written and verbal communication skills.

    Full information concerning the job qualifications are listed on the official UCLA job posting.

    How to Apply:
    Applicants may apply for this position using the UCLA Career Opportunities website. Go to and search for Requisition 32751 Or, quicklink:

    UCLA offers a comprehensive benefits package, including an average of three weeks of vacation per year; an average of 12 days sick leave per year; 13 paid holidays per year; health, dental and optical benefits; life insurance; disability insurance; the University of California Retirement Plan; various voluntary UC Savings Plans. There are also special programs and privileges available, such as accessibility to cultural and recreational programs, athletic events, the University Credit Union, and much more!

    The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.

    Copyright ©2017 Inc. All rights reserved.

    Posted by the FREE value-added recruitment advertising agency





    Diversity Profile: University



    View more

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

    Arrow pointing right
    Job No:
    Posted: 10/7/2020
    Application Due: 10/21/2020
    Work Type: