Cal Poly Pomona


Recruitment No. 50656   (REVISED)
Classification Title Equipment Technician III, Electro-Mechanical
Collective Bargaining Unit CSUEU/Bargaining Unit 9
College/Department College of Engineering
Timebase Full-time
Type of Appointment Probationary
Application Materials Required University Application, and Resume required
Classification Salary Range $4,053 - $6,080
Anticipated Hiring Range $4,053 - $4,728
Recruitment Closing Date This position is subject to close at anytime.


The mission of the Cal Poly Pomona College of Engineering is to produce well-qualified engineering graduates who are ready for immediate and productive entry into the workforce or for graduate studies. The college does so by providing practice-oriented education based on sound engineering principals and applications, while also emphasizing the teamwork, communication and creative skills needed to be leaders in a global society.


The College of Engineering is recruiting two (2) Electro-Mechanical Equipment Technician positions and one (1) Environmental/Chemical Technician position.

The duties and responsibilities for the Electro-Mechanical Equipment Technician positions include: organizing and documenting all technical services; planning and scheduling jobs, determining priorities, providing estimates of time required, completion dates, and materials required; performing set up, maintenance, and repair of equipment, establishing regular calibration and maintenance schedules.  The equipment ranges broadly from large mechanical apparatus to microelectronics. Desired skills may include: computer numerical control (CNC) and metrology;  Lab view, instrumentation such as accelerometers, strain gages, function generators, scopes; interface software and hardware in the computer-controlled equipment and data acquisition systems;  design, purchase, fabricate, and install required switch boxes, cabling, junction boxes, and conduits as needed for various labs; write instruction manual for various equipment for safe operation;  with general instructions, plan, design and set-up laboratory experiments; demonstrate proper use of equipment to students; along with faculty, oversee lab sessions; maintain safety standards; work with senior projects, student club projects, and student competition projects; repair, maintain and operate a variety of machines such as lathes, mills, grinders, metal melting furnaces, heat treatment furnaces and miscellaneous equipment; perform a variety of fabrication tasks and general maintenance mechanic duties as applies to laboratory facilities; responsible for maintaining all necessary supplies, cutting tools, chemicals, fluids, oils, and ancillary lab equipment required for lab use and keeping laboratory in working condition;  specify, consult with vendors, select, and purchase new equipment and supplies for the operation and maintenance of all department facilities; specify and recommend budget items; plan purchases within budgetary restraints, keeping labs operating smoothly, maintain inventory records and equipment operating manuals; perform safety inspection of labs and equipment; develop safety training programs; provide technical support to the Dean, including but not limited to development of plans for lab upgrade, equipment and lab assessment, support the Dean in developing strategies for acquisition of new equipment and perform other duties as assigned.

The duties and responsibilities for the Environmental/Chemical Technician position include:

Providing support for a wide variety of laboratories in the College of Engineering, including assisting faculty and students with laboratory experiments, and supporting design and research projects. The technician is responsible for maintaining all of the chemical, materials and water related laboratories, ordering supplies, preparing samples for class experiments, providing safety training for faculty and students, assisting with the safe operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment. The list of  laboratories include but not limited to chemical and material engineering Laboratories, composite manufacturing laboratory,  and water and environmental Laboratories such as Unit Operation Laboratory, Water Analysis and testing Laboratories.  Other duties may include

  • providing essential oversight for safe and secure operations in many of the hazardous laboratory environments
  • organizing and documenting all technical services required for undergraduate teaching laboratories
  • keeping accurate inventory of equipment and supplies; ordering supplies in a timely manner
  • arranging for university or contractor services for modifications or repairs of laboratory infrastructure and equipment
  • assuring compliance with safety regulations the laboratories


Equivalent to three years of progressively responsible journey-level or skilled experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of scientific or technical equipment in the specialty area to which assigned, including one year involving design modifications and fabrication of complex and high technical equipment OR equivalent to two years of semi-skilled experience maintaining and repairing scientific or technical equipment or related equipment experience as part of instructional support activities may be substituted for one year of the related experience OR equivalent to two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in the type of equipment repair to which assigned;  completion of an apprenticeship program, or completion of a full military specialization in the required type of equipment maintenance and repair may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Mobility and dexterity to work with machinery and equipment including molten metals; ability to communicate effectively in person, via telephone and email to students, faculty, staff and vendors; ability to transport materials using material handling equipment (ex: forklift, push carts and state owned vehicles).

Finalists for this position may be required to submit to and successfully pass a background check prior to being hired.


Strongly preferred, Bachelors of Science degree in Engineering or Engineering Technology or Computer Science; previous work experience with an academic institution.


Cal Poly Pomona is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer. The university subscribes to all state and federal regulations and prohibits discrimination based on race, color, religion, national origin, sex, gender identity/gender expression, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, age, disability, genetic information, medical condition, and covered veteran status.


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