5058 Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician


TITLE Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician





MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Business Administration


The Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician maintains and oversees the Technology and Construction Management laboratories, setting up laboratories for faculty, repairing equipment as needed, and supervising student workers.


Education/Experience: An Associate’s degree in Applied Science (AAS) in a technical field such as electronics, industrial maintenance, or a similar field and two years of experience in electronics, industrial maintenance, or a similar field or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required.

Skills: A demonstrated knowledge of the principles of advanced electronics, including digital electronics, is required. The ability to maintain, trouble shoot, repair and calibrate electronic equipment is required. Skills in the use of hand tools and test equipment as well as general mechanical aptitude are required. The ability to read schematics and wiring diagrams is required. Effective interpersonal skills are required. The ability to develop knowledge of, respect for, and skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds is required. A working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), robotics, and Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machines and programming, AutoCAD, industrial controls, and various construction methods is preferred.

Effort: Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds in materials.

Other: Must possess normal color vision.


1. Maintains the operational condition of equipment by cleaning, calibrating, modifying, and repairing equipment such as CNC mill and lathe, 5-axis robotic arm, coordinate measuring machine, and plastic injection molder.

2. Sets up equipment and laboratories for faculty use in instruction.

3. Ensures the completeness of repairs made on equipment by diagnosing and locating point(s) of failure, determining underlying cause(s) of malfunctions, and initiating appropriate corrective action by repairing or replacing defective parts and components.

4. Facilitates the installation of equipment by assisting with receiving, moving, unpacking, inventorying, testing, and setting up the equipment.

5. Contributes to the decision-making process regarding the upgrade/replacement or purchase of equipment by conferring with faculty and administrators, discussing the purpose, performance parameters, and cost and time constraints, reviewing specifications, maintenance requirements, versatility, and dependability of new or replacement equipment, providing an evaluation of various brands and products available from vendors, and rendering an appropriate recommendation.

6. Ensures the accountability and availability of required parts, components and supplies by maintaining various records of required supplies, assisting with controlling inventory, and ordering parts, components or other supplies as needed.

7. Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining equipment by maintaining accurate records on each piece of equipment indicating all maintenance required and performed, other repairs, and required calibrations.

8. Maintains a current knowledge of the specifications of the departments equipment by utilizing the accessing electronic resources for technical manuals, manufacturer's publications, and circuit diagrams needed for maintaining and repairing equipment.

9. Contributes to the effective and efficient use of the University's computing resources by providing on-site and telephone user support for various computer labs, faculty and staff workstations, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing computer hardware, peripherals, and software, and providing network connection assistance and troubleshooting.

10. Assists faculty research and student instruction by providing technical advice on the use of equipment and conducting classroom demonstrations when operation of complex electronic equipment is involved.

11. Contributes to a work environment that encourages knowledge of, respect for, and development of skills to engage with those of other cultures or backgrounds.

12. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the department head.

13. Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Technology and Construction Management by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


The Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician is supervised by the department head and supervises student workers.