Job Description

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Hiring Pay Scale
$20.17 per hour
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 - 8:30A - 5:00P, Monday - Friday

#TP126821 Research Equipment Laborer

Filing Deadline: Tue 12/12/2023

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.

Position available through UCSD Temporary Employment Services (TES). Employment through TES is an excellent way to gain valuable UCSD experience and get your foot in the door for career positions. TES employment includes medical coverage, paid vacation & sick time, paid holidays, as well as training and development opportunities!


Temporary Employment Services is hiring one (1) Research Equipment Laborer to support research, development, production, and deployment of oceanographic equipment.

Duration: This position is anticipated to last 6 months.

Compensation: $20.17/hour. This role is eligible for Medical Benefits, Vacation, Sick, and Holiday pay.

Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30A - 5:00P.

Location: 100% on-site in La Jolla.


The core emphasis is to support the research, development, production and deployment of oceanographic instrumentation. Primary job function will be to assist technical staff and in support of drifter fabrication. Tasking includes but is not limited to receiving and processing incoming packages and making available to designated staff, packaging and dropping off outgoing packages based on direction from designated staff, sorting and organizing drifter components ahead of greater assembly and counting discrete inventoried components based on direction from designated staff. Tasking also includes general warehouse upkeep as well as shop and studio upkeep.


  • Incumbent must have a valid CA Driver's License.
  • Incumbent must be able to pass a mask fit test.
  • Basic knowledge of computers, printers and email communication.
  • Basic knowledge of hand tools.
  • Basic knowledge of carpentry tools.
  • Basic knowledge of simple hardware components (bolts, screws, washers, nuts, etc).
  • Ability to interact and communicate with a variety of diverse individuals, including scientists, engineers, vendors, technicians, laboratories and other support personnel.
  • Capable of lifting and carrying up to 75lbs.

This position has been identified as a Mandated Reporter pursuant to the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act (CANRA) and requires immediate reporting of physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, or neglect of anyone under the age of 18. It is the responsibility of the Mandated Reporter to ensure that they obtain proper training in order to fulfill their reporting responsibilities as required by the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and University policy, and to complete and submit the required reports to the UC San Diego Police Department without delay.

Pay Transparency Act

Annual Full Pay Range: $42,115 - $49,256 (will be prorated if the appointment percentage is less than 100%)

Hourly Equivalent: $20.17 - $23.59

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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