Requisition Number: 03021255
Recruitment Open To: UCD/UCDHS Employees and General Public
For Full Consideration Apply By: 04-24-2018
Position: LAB MECHANICIAN HELPER
Payroll Title LABORATORY MECHANICIAN HELPER
Number of Positions: 1
Salary: $21.37 – $24.53/HR
Appointment Type: Limited
Appointment Description: 100% Fixed, Appointment limited to 865 hours, 5/1/18-7/31/18 with possibility of extension based on department need
Overtime Eligible: (FLSA) Non-Exempt
Department: BIOLOGICAL & AG ENGINEERING – 030020
Provides fabrication, mechanical assembly and field research support to
Prof. Slaughter’s research lab at UC Davis. Perform standard metal and
plastic fabrication tasks, including drilling, cutting, machining, metal
bending, grinding, and welding, and operating a tractor equipped with
research equipment. The individual will be working in the Bio. & Ag.
Engineering Shop, the WCAE Shop and the campus farm.
Ability to safely lift fabrication supplies of large size (e.g., 4ft x 8ft sheet
metal, 20 ft. lengths of steel tubing) and mass, such as a 5 gallon tank of
fuel, (up to 50 lbs.).
Ability to work in a standing period for extended periods when performing
fabrication tasks (e.g., when machining or welding).
Ability to safely operate a pickup truck, forklift or tractor for extended
periods (6 hours, with safety and rest breaks).
Must be able to wear UC Davis required shop and lab safety PPE.
Work Environment: Ability to work outdoors or in unconditioned spaces (on farms, in farm
shops or barns).
UC Davis is a smoke and tobacco free campus. Smoking, the use of
smokeless tobacco products, and the use of unregulated nicotine products
(e-cigarettes) is strictly prohibited on any UC Davis owned or leased
property, indoors and outdoors, including parking lots and residential
Experience operating a farm tractor, and knowledge of farm tractor safety.
Experience reading and understanding mechanical drawings.
Experience following instructions and complete research activities carefully
and according to scientific protocols.
Skills to enter and record data in compliance with Good Laboratory
Oral communication skills to interact with graduate students, visiting
scholars, staff and faculty.
Skills to fabricate components to create new research apparatus; and
coordinate fabrication tasks conducted by outside shops and to provide
additional technical fabrication capabilities such as water jet cutting of
Skills to assemble fabricated and purchased components; to perform initial
testing of fabricated parts and assemblies to verify their meeting
performance benchmarks, and revise parts and assemblies; and maintain a
clean, well-organized and safe fabrication workspace.
Experience safely and accurately operating fabrication machines (drills,
saws, lathes, mills, grinders).
Ability to maintain an organized work space and plan and track fabrication
Experience maintaining inventory of supplies.
Experience with safe lifting techniques.
Ability to concentrate on fabrication tasks for long periods of time without
Ability to safely and accurately weld metal.
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