Electronics and Teaching Lab Technician

We're hiring for an Electronics and Teaching Lab Technician in the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics at The University of Texas at Austin.

This position is responsible for the operations of the Department of Aerospace Engineering and Engineering Mechanics teaching and departmental research laboratories.

Responsibilities Include: 
  • Perform highly skilled and technical work involving troubleshooting, repair, and maintenance of all electronics systems and mechanical equipment in the ASE/EM labs. To include equipment in other buildings on main campus and PRC.
  • Collaborates with research scientists, research engineers, faculty members, and students to provide technical guidance, electronics expertise, and repairs. 
  • Supervise lab safety and cleanliness for each teaching lab in cooperation with Environmental Health & Safety (EHS) to oversee the use and safe disposal of hazardous materials for each lab. Coordinate usage and training including safety training of the undergraduate labs. Maintain and upgrade equipment in these labs.
  • Responsible for maintaining equipment, purchasing and materials setup/preparation, and student training for various teaching labs and courses. Develops modifications for improvement of existing equipment.
  • Responsible for supervising skilled and semi-skilled workers and personally participate in technical work of a highly specialized or non-standard nature.
  • Assist in developing annual budget requests for equipment and supplies for each teaching lab.
  • May work with undergraduate design courses and student organizations on project needs, including soldering, item creation, design, etc.
  • Other related functions as assigned.
Required Qualifications
  • Technical or Vocational School: Related field.
  • Two years’ experience with repair and maintenance of electronics systems and mechanical equipment.
  • Familiar with proper laboratory safety and housekeeping practices.
  • Willingness to work under challenging circumstances and time constraints, with the ability to prioritize tasks based on importance and availability.
  • Communication skills, verbal and written, are a priority.
  • Must display ability to successfully and satisfactorily complete assigned tasks.
  • Should exhibit characteristics of an effective team member focused on a common goal, promotes the development of like qualities in others.
  • Should possess initiative to take effective action, anticipate needs and perform in accordance with resources provided.
  • Must be willing and able to expand the scope of responsibilities as dependent upon requirements of the business environment.

Relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Four years’ experience with repair and maintenance of electronics systems and mechanical equipment.
  • Hands-on experience with electronic product assembly, prototype work and handling sensitive material.
  • Hands-on and fluent with lab equipment: high current and high voltage power supplies, digital multimeter, ability to read schematics, signal generator, oscilloscope, make and solder connectors of all types, power supply, etc.
Salary Range

$50,000+ depending on qualifications

Working Conditions
  • May work around standard office conditions.
  • Repetitive use of a keyboard at a workstation.
  • Use of manual dexterity.
  • Climbing of stairs.
  • Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Job requires sitting, standing, and bending on a daily basis.
Required Materials
  • Resume/CV
  • 3 work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor
  • Letter of interest

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