Shops Equipment Technician - Mechanical

Cal Poly College of Architecture & Environmental Design

FULL TIME San Luis Obispo, CA, United States

This position assembles, installs and performs skilled repair and maintenance of equipment for the CAED Support Shop, classrooms, digital fabrication lab, and instructional facilities using standard equipment repair knowledge, skills, tools, methods and techniques. Assignments may include other duties related to instructional support. The Equipment Technician I position requires knowledge of wood working, metal working, and computer driven equipment. This position will occasionally make simple modifications to equipment. Troubleshooting involves standard practices for skilled technicians.

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Open until filled. EEO.


*Classroom and Research Laboratory Support *
Ensure proper safety policies are followed in the shops, labs and instructional facilities.
Give technical advice, train and oversee faculty, staff and students to safely use equipment and instruments.
Diagnose and perform skilled repair and maintenance of common and specialized equipment to the component level. Research, acquire, assemble and install equipment and replacement components. Find cost effective alternatives to original equipment manufactured parts.
Perform calibration and quality control tests to ensure reliability, repeatability, and safety.
Troubleshoot and repair problems with equipment and instruments.
Provide recommendations for changes in shop operations to ensure goals of programs are met including efficient utilization of facilities and their services, equipment upgrades, and software updates that incorporate recent advances in industrial standards.
Establish preventative maintenance schedules and define technical skills required to service industrial equipment.
Collaborate with facility services and off campus vendors for maintenance projects. Inspect and verify completed work.
Prepare installation sites for student or faculty construction projects.
Maintain an inventoried stock of replacement equipment and consumables.
Archive and preserve equipment inventory records, maintenance files, operation and repair manuals, and department specific software.
Train and supervise student assistants.


EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: One year of journey-level experience in the maintenance, repair and operation of mechanical equipment or closely related experience which demonstrates skill in the construction, repair, and fabrication of similar equipment. (One year of semi-skilled experience in maintenance and repair of wood working and metal working equipment or related equipment experiences as part of instructional support activities, or one year of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in mechanical equipment repair, or completion of apprenticeship program, or completion of full military specialization in mechanical equipment maintenance and repair may be substituted for the required experience).

Why It's Awesome to Work Here

The College of Architecture and Environmental Design (CAED) is comprised of five inter-related undergraduate disciplines (Architectural Engineering, Architecture, City & Regional Planning, Construction Management and Landscape Architecture) and three graduate programs (Architectural Engineering, Architecture and City & Regional Planning). Currently, there are approximately 100 faculty, 30 staff and 1,900 students in the CAED. All of these disciplines use the college’s instructional shops, labs and construction sites in their academic programs. The hands-on instructional opportunities supported by these facilities are essential to the college’s academic mission.