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

#128973 Development Technician 3

Extended Deadline: Mon 4/15/2024

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 3/27/24 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 4/8/24. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

Job posting will remain open until position is filled.


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 construction tasks.

The incumbent will provide maintenance and general operation of equipment, including material handling devices such as forklifts and mobile cranes. They will utilize hand and power tools, measuring devices, heavy equipment, and machining tools for construction purposes. Additionally, they will fabricate, assemble, and maintain electrical and mechanical equipment in support of structural testing. General creative problem-solving skills will be applied to achieve research-focused objectives.


  • Utilize machine shop equipment such as drill presses, band saws, power tools, and grinding equipment for construction projects involving various materials including wood, steel, and aluminum.

  • Ability to work effectively in field-like conditions, including working on scaffolding, ladders, and in manlift baskets to complete construction tasks.

  • Operate forklifts and a mobile crane to assist in material handling and construction tasks. Training will be provided for the mobile crane if the applicant does not have a certificate.

  • Ensure adherence to laboratory and construction safety procedures, particularly in handling hazardous materials and equipment.

  • Collaborate with project stakeholders including researchers, engineers, and construction teams to understand project requirements and achieve desired outcomes.

  • Troubleshoot and repair electronic components as needed for construction projects.

  • Strong problem-solving skills with the ability to address construction-related challenges efficiently.

  • Demonstrated ability to produce quality work with attention to detail in a construction setting.

  • Effective communication skills to interact with a diverse team of construction personnel, researchers, and faculty members.


  • 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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