Makerspace Project Coordinator (528131)

  • Cal State University (CSU) LA
  • Los Angeles, California
  • Sep 15, 2023
Full Time Project Management

Job Description


Job No: 528131; 6/9/2023

Equipment Technician II, Electro-Mechanical
College of Engineering Computer Science and Technology, Dean’s Office

Salary Range : $4010 - $7254/Monthly

Work Schedule : Full-Time, Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; non-exempt classification.

Essential Functions : Under the general supervision of ECST (Engineering, Computer Science, and Technology) Associate Dean who oversees Technical Operations in the College, the incumbent will primarily assist students, staff, and faculty be successful in undertaking the design process. This includes the generation of project requirements, ideation, concept selection, engineering analysis, prototyping, material selection and procurement, manufacturing, fabrication, and assembly of designs. The incumbent will also assist in the operation of the ECST Labs and ECST Makerspace, assist in maintaining the equipment in the Makerspace, assist in supervising the use of equipment and tools, and provide assistance to faculty or lab coordinators to develop institutional/training materials on the safe use of materials, supplies, and equipment. Incumbent will assist in the supervision of the student shop stewards. Work at this level requires independent knowledge of design principles and extensive practical experience.

Required Qualifications & Experience : Equivalent to two years of journey-level or skilled experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of scientific or technical equipment in the specialty area to which assigned such as mechanical, electromechanical, electronics or in the specialized category including construction and fabrication and some precision work or requiring trade or craft skills working with a variety of unique materials. Two years of semi-skilled experience maintaining and repairing scientific or technical equipment or related experience in the type of equipment to which assigned as part of instructional support activities may be substituted for one year of the required experience. Two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in the type of equipment repair to which assigned, completion of an apprenticeship program, or completion of a full military specialization in the required type of equipment maintenance and repair for one year of the required experience. Work at this level requires independent knowledge of design principles and extensive practical experience. Comprehensive knowledge of the methods, materials, tools and equipment used in the area of electro-mechanical labs and shops; and knowledge of design and safety protocols. Ability to: train and supervise students; plan, organize, and coordinate the work of technical projects; design, fabricate, and assemble devices and systems; install, replace, repair, and maintain a wide variety of equipment for the Makerspace, shops, and electro-mechanical labs; establish and maintain cooperative relationships; use modern productivity software; and train and supervise students. The incumbent must have a demonstrated interest and/or ability in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. A background check (including a criminal records check) must be completed satisfactorily before any candidate can be offered a position with the CSU. Failure to satisfactorily complete the background check may affect the application status of applicants or continued employment of current CSU employees who may apply for the position.

California State University, Los Angeles, as part of the CSU system, is a State of California Employer. As such, the University requires all employees upon date of hire to reside in the State of California. As of January 1, 2022 the CSU Out-of-State Employment Policy prohibits the hiring of employees to perform CSU-related work outside the state of California.

Desired Qualifications : Experience working with students and project teams. Experience working in a Makerspace or equivalent.

Closing Date : Review of applications will begin on July 10, 2023 and will continue until the position is filled; however, the position may close when an adequate number of qualified applications are received. A COMPLETED ON-LINE CAL STATE LA EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION IS REQUIRED. RESUMES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED IN LIEU OF A COMPLETED APPLICATION.

The person holding this position is considered a "mandated reporter" under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 revised July 21, 2017, as a condition of employment.

In addition to meeting fully its obligations under federal and state law, California State University, Los Angeles is committed to creating a community in which a diverse population can live and work in an atmosphere of tolerance, civility and respect for the rights and sensibilities of each individual. To that end, all qualified individuals will receive equal consideration without regard to economic status, race, ethnicity, color, religion, disability, national origin or cultural background, political views, sex or sexual orientation, gender, or other personal characteristics or beliefs.

Candidates must demonstrate ability and/or interest in working in a multicultural/multiethnic environment. Certain positions require fingerprinting. The University actively encourages qualified minorities, women and persons with a disability to apply. Upon request, reasonable accommodation will be provided to individuals with protected disabilities to (a) complete the employment process and (b) perform essential job functions when this does not cause an undue hardship. We are an Equal Opportunity/Title IX Employer.

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Closing Date/Time: Open until filled

Job Address

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