Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$55,165 - $66,231 / Year
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon - Fri

#126707 Development Technician 3

Extended Deadline: Thu 12/7/2023

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.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/20/23 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/30/23. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

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


Under supervision, the incumbent is responsible for a diverse range of duties pertaining to large-scale structural test components and systems, with a primary emphasis on electronics expertise. The incumbent will provide maintenance and general operation of equipment, including material handling devices. Use hand and power tools, measuring devices, heavy equipment and machining tools. Fabricate, assemble and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment in support of structural testing. General creative problem solving to achieve research-focused objectives.


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

  • Demonstrated experience with measuring systems, including tape measure, calipers, micrometers and dial gages

  • Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate effectively with lab personnel, researchers, students and faculty

  • Demonstrated ability to work in "field like" conditions, i.e., scaffolding, ladders, manlift baskets

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

  • Ability to use computers with Microsoft Windows operating system

  • Demonstrated ability to do quality work, be conscientious and organized with attention to detail

  • Demonstrated ability to interact with researchers to determine requirements to achieve the desired test objectives

  • Prior experience in electronics, instrumentation, or data acquisition systems

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to troubleshoot and repair electronic components

  • Experience with Microsoft Office or equivalent for development of spreadsheets, reports, and PowerPoint presentations


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

  • Job offer is contingent upon satisfactory clearance based on Background Check results.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $55,165 - $66,231 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $26.42 - $31.72

Factors in determining the appropriate compensation for a role include experience, skills, knowledge, abilities, education, licensure and certifications, and other business and organizational needs. The Hiring Pay Scale referenced in the job posting is the budgeted salary or hourly range that the University reasonably expects to pay for this position. The Annual Full Pay Range may be broader than what the University anticipates to pay for this position, based on internal equity, budget, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).

If employed by the University of California, you will be required to comply with our Policy on Vaccination Programs, which may be amended or revised from time to time. Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements.

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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