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Engineering Technician I - Search Extended

Apply now Job no: 493184
Work type: Staff Full-time
Location: UMBC Campus
Categories: Other


 Chemical, Biochemical, and Environmental Engineering

The College of Engineering and Information Technology and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County are dedicated to research, innovation, and education. The College works in partnership with state and federal agencies and industry to promote the transfer of research applications that benefit society. We distinguish ourselves by our continued commitment to cross-disciplinary research and education. We provide outstanding education opportunities to graduate and undergraduate students to contribute to the professional workforce in engineering, computer science, and information systems.

More about our college and the department can be found here: and

Primary Duties

Under the direct supervision of the Engineering Technician III, the incumbent will support faculty and staff within the Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering department. The position will be required to monitor, maintain and repair equipment within faculty labs located in the Technology Research Center (TRC) and the Interdisciplinary Life Sciences Building (ILSB).

Specific duties include:

  • Orders and assembles equipment and lab supplies for departmental faculty and staff
  • Observes instruments and equipment to detect apparent malfunctions. Under supervision, takes measures to repair malfunctioning equipment to continue performance for faculty/staff in labs
  • Assists in assembling, installing, and repairing electromechanical instruments and equipment by performing manual tasks following specific directions from supervisor and/or vendor
  • Tests and repairs simple instruments, such as volt meter, PH meter, water flow meter, calipers, to insure operational readiness of the equipment
  • Researches and purchases lab equipment/supplies/instruments for faculty (as requested) in support of faculty research and/or instruction.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

This position may work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions and wear and work in personal protective equipment.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or GED required and two years in non-professional technical work in engineering or an allied area.

The incumbent must be able to: follow verbal and written instructions; to operate basic equipment according to standard safety practices; to use personal computers; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; and to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 50 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications: 

Bachelor's degree

Working knowledge of applied arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry.

Ability to compute simple engineering data

Background Screening Statement:

A background check will be required.  

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload a cover letter and resume.  

Closing Date: January 4, 2021
Salary: Pay Range 07 (starting at $33,142) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program
Hours: Full-time
Type: Regular
FLSA Status: Nonexempt 

UMBC offers a benefits package for regular and grant-funded regular employees including generous leave, excellent health, life, and disability insurance, retirement plans, tuition remission, on-site preschool, and numerous professional development and wellness opportunities.

Contingent II positions may include some benefits

 Equal Opportunity Statement: UMBC is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Applications from women, minority group members, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Title IX: As an institution that receives federal financial assistance, UMBC adheres to Title IX and does not discriminate on the basis of sex. For more information about Title IX and contact information for Title IX Coordinator click here.
Work Authorization  As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

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