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Engineering Technician - Electrical

Apply now Job no: 492303
Work type: Full-time exempt
Location: Chester
Categories: Administrative (Exempt)

Widener University is seeking an Engineering Technician- Electrical Engineering, 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 electrical and electronics systems.
  • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on electrical/electronic systems or components.
  • Assemble and reassemble components and systems.
  • Fabricate components, such as housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.
  • Test performance of assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, electronic multi-meters, or bridges.
  • Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies, and service records.
  • Train students and staff to install, use and maintain systems or components.
  • Assist students in the design, configuration, or application of systems or components.
  • 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):

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 electrical and electronics equipment and related systems.
  • Able to conduct tests and experiments consistent with safe operating protocols.
  • Experience working with microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, sensor or feedback systems, 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.

 

Preferred:

  • Previous experience in engineering or science laboratories.

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND/OR UNUSUAL WORK HOURS:

  • 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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