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$18.92 per hour
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Work Schedule:
Days, 8 - 8:30A - 5:00P, Monday - Friday

#TP121167 Technician Assistant 1

Filing Deadline: Mon 2/13/2023

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

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!


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.


  • 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 - Valid Drivers License

Special Comments:Parking Permit required, street parking is available.


Driver's License

Assignment Duration: 5-6 months - Anticipated end July 2023

Pay Transparency Act Full Salary Range: $40,695 - $47,586 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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