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This position is open until filled. First Review Date: 04/08/21.
The UC San Diego Structural Engineering Department is currently comprised of approximately 25 faculty, 5 researchers, 500 undergraduate students, 150 graduate students, and 33 staff members. The Structural Engineering Department offers BS, MS and PhD degrees with specializations in the areas of civil structures, geotechnical engineering, computational mechanics, aerospace structures, and structural health monitoring/nondestructive evaluation. The department is home to the world-class Charles Lee Powell Structural Engineering Laboratories, Caltrans Seismic Response Modification Device (SRMD), and the Englekirk Structural Engineering Center (ESEC). Through these facilities, our faculty and researchers have access to some of the most innovative and productive research infrastructure in the world.
Under general supervision: perform fabrication, assembly and maintenance of scientific equipment used in the structural testing of large and full-scale specimens (columns/steel frames/bridge sections/buildings) fabricated from concrete, steel and composite materials; assist in the design or modifications to scientific equipment used in structural testing setups; provide technical support during testing and perform initial data reduction on test results; instruct others in the application and usage of instrumentation hardware and data acquisition software.
May be exposure to fumes, noise, variable temperatures, weather, and potential hazards.
Must be able to work evenings and weekends as required, in support of research projects.
Level of the position (Development Technician 3 or 4) will be based on candidates' experience and qualifications.
Strong technical background and practical experience, broad knowledge and familiarity with electrical and mechanical concepts and devices preferred.
Knowledge of and ability to use hand tools, measuring devices and basic test equipment.
Skilled in operating basic machine shop equipment (i.e., lathe, milling machine, drill press, band saw, welding and grinding equipment) involving various materials.
Carpentry skills; knowledge of framing, formwork and power tools, such as skill saw, drills and table saw.
Basic skills in electrical/ electronic design, assembly, testing and maintenance (for DEV TECH 4).
Working knowledge of hydraulic equipment.
Ability to read and implement construction drawings, sketches and follow-through with fabrication of structural test setups and formwork for testing of structural components and systems.
Must have good interpersonal skills; ability to interact and communicate with a wide variety of people.
Ability to work with computers.
Some heavy equipment experience, able to operate forklift, bobcat, overhead crane, and / or boom lifts; skilled in moving, placing, securing heavy loads (up to 20 tons).
Ability to work comfortably in field-like conditions (i.e., on scaffolding or ladders, outside in less than ideal laboratory conditions).
Knowledge of laboratory and shop safety procedures.
UC San Diego is an academic powerhouse and economic engine, recognized as one of the top 8 public universities by U.S. News and World Report. Innovation is central to who we are and what we do. Here, students learn that knowledge isn't just acquired in the classroom - life is their laboratory. UC San Diego's rich academic portfolio includes six undergraduate colleges, five academic divisions and five graduate and professional schools. The university's award-winning scholars are experts at the forefront of their fields with an impressive track record for achieving scientific, medical and technological breakthroughs.