Company: Texas Tech University
Posted on: November 17, 2023
Performs skilled mechanical and/or analytical duties in the
coordination and completion of projects. Work is performed under
general guidelines using established procedures and evaluated on
results obtained. May supervise subordinate employees.
About the Department and/or College
Mechanical Engineering is the practice of using applied physics to
solve real world problems and is one of the most diverse fields in
engineering. Students earning a degree in Mechanical Engineering
can pursue careers in aerospace, automotive, petroleum,
petrochemicals, electrical power, electronics, semiconductors and
computers, manufacturing, healthcare and research positions in
academia and government laboratories. Mechanical Engineering is the
largest major in the engineering college at Texas Tech University.
The department is ranked in the top 25 in producing BSME graduates
according to ASEE. The McDermott Advanced Manufacturing and
Prototyping Facility provides hands-on learning experience in
manufacturing: Traditional Manufacturing Technologies - Advanced
CNC Capabilities - Additive Manufacturing - 3D printing on metals,
plastic and other materials.
The primary responsibilities of this position require performing
highly skilled and analytical duties in the coordination and
completion of projects using the various tools and equipment
available, including; fabrication, testing, and repair within the
This position will include skills in the reading of drawings,
schematics, diagrams in order to manufacture and review parts.
Along with basic skills in the measuring of parts with various
tools, scales, tape measure, dial calipers, etc.
Additionally, the Technician III will perform skilled mechanical
and analytical duties in the completion of projects using various
fabrication skills and repair techniques.
- Duties will include; assisting with department inventory,
assisting with M.E. shop equipment, supplies and materials
inventory. Demonstrate an aptitude for applying sound budgeting and
fiscal planning techniques within constraints.
- Maintain effective working relationships with peers, users and
outside vendors, logically determine a course of action to resolve
problems, organize, prioritize and exercise independent judgement
based on the understanding of the department's policies.
- Maintain a clean and orderly work environment free of clutter,
and display a sense of pride in ones work setting the example.
High school or equivalent and four years experience. Additional job
related education may substitute for required experience on a year
for year basis.
- Demonstrable working knowledge in the use of various tools, a
basic interest of emerging technologies in prototyping and
- A technical skillset in a skilled trade applicable to a
mechanical engineering prototyping and manufacturing machine lab
interest in learning new skills in the fabrication and machining
- Demonstrable knowledge and abilities in the standard office
programs such as Word, Excel, and Banner.
Adherence to robust safety practices and compliance with all
applicable health and safety regulations are responsibilities of
all TTU employees.
- Maintaining safe work environments in the M.E. shop and various
labs in the department
- Demonstrating safe work practices and enforcing rules on
safety, procedures, materials handling, and maintenance.
- Maintenance and use of both M.E. shop and lab equipment in the
department with a working knowledge in the use of various metal
- Electrical testing and power systems, a solid understanding of
technical systems found in manufacturing, fabrication and
In addition, the Technician III will assist in helping to train
students and student shop employees in the safe use and maintenance
of machines and equipment for the various manufacturing process
classes, design classes and research projects.
Does this position work in a research laboratory?
Cover Letter, Professional/Personal References, Resume / CV
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the
individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring
department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional
information, please reference the institutional pay plan by
8 to 5 or 9 to 6 as needed
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment
without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
gender identity, gender expression, national origin, age,
disability, genetic information or status as a protected
Keywords: Texas Tech University, Lubbock , Technician III, Professions , Lubbock, Texas
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