Job Description

Payroll Title:
Hiring Pay Scale
$26.42 - $31.72 / Hour
Appointment Type:
Appointment Percent:
TX Contract
Total Openings:
Work Schedule:
Days, 8 hrs/day, Mon-Fri

#128205 Development Technician 3

Extended Review Date: Tue 4/9/2024

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 03/8/2024 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 03/20/2024. 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 Development Technician 3 will assist a team of engineers supporting scientific research in the area of Structural Engineering.

The Development Technician 3 will provide 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 in support of structural testing. General creative problem solving to achieve research-focused objectives.


  • Graduation from high school and three (3) years of technical and craft experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience in operation of manlifts, forklifts and/or overhead cranes.

  • Demonstrated 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

  • Demonstrated experience in carpentry, steel construction, and/or concrete construction

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

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

  • Demonstrated 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

  • Experience with PC operating systems, including web browsers and Microsoft Windows applications

  • 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


  • 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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