College Laboratory Technician - Mechanical Engineering Technology

The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 8993

Regular/Temporary: Regular


Performs highly-skilled laboratory functions and other technical duties in support of coursework. 

- Sets up, maintains, and organizes student laboratories

- Assists students with setting up experiments and other learning exercises, and with the use of  equipment and materials

- Maintains appropriate safety and hygiene standards

- Maintains required documentation related to laboratory activities

- Manages equipment and materials inventories.

Job Title Name: College Laboratory Technician


College Laboratory Technician




New York City College of Technology of the City University of New York is accepting applications for a tenure-track College Laboratory Technician (CLT) position in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
- Set up, maintain, and organize the department's manufacturing and mechatronics laboratories.
- Assist students with setting up experiments in manufacturing and mechatronics.
- Maintain and order equipment and materials for all laboratories.
- Contact vendors for repair work of equipment and follow-up on parts orders.

The CLT will provide support to the teaching faculty, senior CLTs, and the department's chairperson. The CLT is expected to conduct himself/herself as a member of a team; exert cooperative effort; and exhibit a pleasant and helpful attitude.

Located in downtown Brooklyn, New York City College of Technology is a comprehensive college offering both Associate and Baccalaureate degrees. The School of Technology and Design includes both engineering technology and integrated media programs, providing a rich environment for collaboration among departments. The Mechanical Engineering Technology department has a full time faculty of 8, with 23 part time faculty members and 2 CLTs. It offers the Associate in Applied Science degrees (AAS) in Mechanical Engineering Technology and Industrial Design Technology and a baccalaureate degree in Mechanical Engineering Technology.

The Mechanical Engineering Technology program is accredited by TAC/ABET. More information is available on the department website:


High School Diploma with a minimum of four years' related experience.  Additional education may be used to meet the experience requirement: an Associate degree may be substituted for two years experience, and a Bachelor's degree may be substituted for four years experience.


Preferred qualifications include:
- Expertise on both manual and CNC machines
- Knowledge of robotics and mechatronics
- Ability to use CAD/CAM to program CNC machines


Salary is commensurate with education and experience.


CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.


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Applications will be accepted until the position if filled with review to begin 9/23/13.  (Search reopened)


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