Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Salary Range
$21.87 - $25.90 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#121012 DEV TCHN 2

Extended Deadline: Thu 2/9/2023

UC San Diego values equity, diversity, and inclusion. If you are interested in being part of our team, possess the needed licensure and certifications, and feel that you have most of the qualifications and/or transferable skills for a job opening, we strongly encourage you to apply.

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus and influenza before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit: Flu Vaccine Mandate / COVID Vaccine Policy

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 1/17/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 1/26/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until a suitable candidate has been identified.


Under general supervision, incumbent will assist a team of engineers supporting scientific research in the area of Structural Engineering. Perform maintenance and general operation of equipment, including material handling devices and electronic instruments. Use hand and power tools, measuring devices, heavy equipment, and machining tools. Fabricate, assemble and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment. General creative problem solving to achieve research-focused objectives.


  • Basic experience with machine shop equipment(i.e. lathe, milling machine, drill press, band saw and grinding equipment) involving various materials including wood, steel, and aluminum.

  • Possess a High School Diploma with knowledge of and working experience in basic math and principles of physics or a general education diploma and two years of technical and craft experience, or an equivalent combination of education. and experience.

  • Experience in carpentry, steel construction, and/or concreate construction.

  • Familiarity with measuring systems, including tape measure, calipers, micrometers and dial gages.

  • Ability to interact and communicate effectively with lab personnel, researchers and faculty.

  • Ability to work in "field like" conditions, i.e., scaffolding, ladders, and non-climate controlled areas.

  • Knowledge of laboratory and shop safety procedures with regard to handling of hazardous/dangerous materials and equipment.


  • Must be able to occasionally work evening and weekends as required to complete research projects.

  • Background check required.

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $45,665 - $54,079 Annually

The University of California, San Diego is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the compensation range for this role. This range takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including but not limited to experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. It is not typical for an individual to be offered a salary at or near the top of the range for a position. Salary offers are determined based on final candidate qualifications and experience. The full salary range for this position is defined as the Full Pay Range. The budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position defined as the Expected Pay Scale. Placement within the Expected Pay Scale is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

To foster the best possible working and learning environment, UC San Diego strives to cultivate a rich and diverse environment, inclusive and supportive of all students, faculty, staff and visitors. For more information, please visit UC San Diego Principles of Community.

The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, gender identity or sexual orientation. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see:

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