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Equipment Technician

Posting Details

Posting Details

Institution SD School of Mines
Working Title Equipment Technician
Posting Number CSA00071P
Department SDSMT-Electrical & Computer Engineering
Physical Location of Position (City) Rapid City
Posting Text

LOCATION: Electrical and Computer Engineering

STARTING SALARY: $16.12 – $23.51, depending upon education and experience, GH

POSITION PURPOSE: Support the department laboratories and assist with projects and equipment. Duties include maintenance of electrical equipment; designing and building fixtures for motors and test systems; designing circuits, ordering parts, building cables and assembly; serving as lab coordinator, including ordering parts, inventory maintenance, training, equipment/lab set up, and project management; providing department and lab tours and developing demonstrations; assisting students; providing training for lab equipment and procedures; and other duties as assigned.


Knowledge of:
•standard principles, methods, tools, and equipment;
•principles of electrical and mechanical systems and design;
•computer hardware and software and peripherals
•base level network protocols and topologies;
•human relations sufficient to establish working relationships with coworkers and customers.

Ability to:
•operate computer software applications;
•diagnose and resolve network problems;
•diagnose malfunctions and determine corrective actions;
•read and interpret schematics, blueprints, and manuals;
•operate diagnostic equipment and interpret results;
•operate equipment and determine if it is functional and safe;
•use a variety of tools and equipment;
•establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships, interacting in a positive and supportive manner with students, faculty, staff and public;
•communicate information clearly, concisely and accurately to others in person and/or on the telephone, exercising tact, patience, discretion and professional demeanor;
•plan and coordinate effectively, be detail orientated, handle multiple tasks, prioritize accordingly and meet strict deadlines;
•provide excellent customer service.

South Dakota Mines is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse workforce and offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package including paid medical and life insurance for our employees, as well as medical, dental and vision coverage for spouses and dependents; retirement plans; paid holidays; and a generous vacation and sick day allowance. Individuals interested in this position must apply online at Human Resources can provide accommodation to the online application process and may be reached at (605) 394-1203. Review of applications will begin December 21, 2017, and will continue until the position is filled. Employment is contingent upon completion of a satisfactory background investigation.

Posting Date 12/14/2017
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
First Consideration Date 12/21/2017
Advertised Salary $16.12 - $23.51, depending upon education and experience, GH
Duration of the Term 12 months
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Appointment Percent 100
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Appointment Type Regular
Scope of Search External (includes Internal)
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This position requires No Requirement
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South Dakota Mines does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, creed, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, gender, gender identification, transgender, sexual orientation, religion, age, disability, genetic information or veteran status in employment or the provision of service.

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  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Reference List