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Engineering Technician - Robotics

Apply now Job no: 492302
Work type: Full-time exempt
Location: Chester
Categories: Administrative (Exempt)

Widener University is seeking an Engineering Technician- Robotics who will be primarily responsible for supporting instructional and research laboratories, and outreach and recruitment activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to):

  • Troubleshoot robotic systems.
  • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on robotic systems or components.
  • Assemble and reassemble robots or peripheral equipment.
  • Fabricate components or systems, such as housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
  • Test performance of robotic assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, or bridges.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies, and service records.
  • Train students and staff to install, use, or maintain robots.
  • Assist students in the design, configuration, or application of robotic systems.
  • Update software applications on school-wide computer labs with guidance from IT staff.
  • Support engineering outreach and recruitment activities.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required):


  • Bachelor’s degree in engineering technology, or related field, with 2 years of relevant experience; or associate degree in engineering technology with 5 years of relevant experience.
  • Able to build, install, program, test, repair and maintain robotic equipment and related automated systems.
  • Able to conduct robotic engineering tests and experiments consistent with safe operating protocols.
  • Experience working microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.
  • Knowledge of schematics, block diagrams, and electro/mechanical assembly drawings.
  • Able to prioritize work effectively and provide technical support to students, faculty and staff.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision on multiple tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Willing to learn new systems and protocols.


  • Previous experience in engineering or science laboratories.



Usual office, laboratory and classroom conditions; evening and weekend work may be required; long periods of time utilizing computer; occasionally lift in excess of 30 lbs.

**Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration.  Incomplete applications will not be considered.  Only those selected to interview will be contacted. 

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation, and leadership.


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