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Company: Mt San Antonio College
Job Title: Laboratory Technician - Aeronautics
Job Category: Science
Job Reference: 1023195
Job description:  
Laboratory Technician - Aeronautics

Mt. San Antonio College

Job Category: Classified

Employee Group:

Time (Percent Time): 47.5%

Term (months/year): 12 Months/Year

Current Work Schedule (days, hours): Monday - Friday, Up to 19 hours/week to be mutually agreed upon between 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Salary Range: 79

Salary: Steps 1 - 6, $1,931 - $2,465 per month

Shift Differential:

Health & Welfare: Employees working less than fifty (50%) percent are not eligible for health and welfare benefits. The District participates in the Public Employees’ Retirement System (PERS), State Teachers’ Retirement System (STRS) retirement programs, and MetLife Social Security Alternative Plan.

*Note Salary and Health & Welfare Benefits are subject to change

Department: Aeronautics, Transportation & Travel

Open Date: 06/02/2017

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

Basic Function/Overview:

Under general supervision, provides instructional support services for faculty and students of the Aeronautic Program; prepares and sets up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials, equipment, and supplies; assists students and faculty in the use and operation of equipment and materials related to aeronautics; tracks use of aviation equipment and maintains logs and records of that equipment and time-limited parts.

Receives general supervision from the Dean, Technology and Health. Exercises no direct supervision of staff. Provides technical and functional direction and training to student workers.

This is a journey-level classification responsible for conducting a variety of instructional support activities to ensure student learning. Incumbents perform the full range of duties as assigned, working independently, and exercising judgment and initiative. Incumbents at this level receive only occasional instruction or assistance as new or unusual situations arise and are fully aware of the operating procedures and policies of assigned area of responsibility. This classification is distinguished from other laboratory technicians by having subject matter expertise in aeronautics.

Essential Duties/Major Responsibilities:

• Prepares and sets up laboratory exercises, demonstrations, and instructional materials; monitors laboratory environment; organizes, arranges, stocks, and distributes materials, equipment, and supplies.
• Troubleshoots, repairs, maintains, and analyzes data from aeronautics equipment and simulators; ensures that all equipment and machines are in safe and operational condition.
• Maintains, tests, and manages rechargeable battery technologies and other battery equipment.
• Tracks the usage of aeronautics equipment and maintains a database of usage of equipment and time-limited parts.
• Provides instructional support services for the Aeronautics Program; assists in instructional demonstrations of unmanned aircraft; explains related principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, terminology, simulators, drones, and equipment.
• Cleans and ensures proper storage of laboratory equipment; ensures laboratory and work areas are in clean and orderly condition.
• Ensures proper use of laboratory equipment by monitoring activities according to established rules and policies.
• Works with faculty to ensure class timeline and agendas are met.
• Maintains accurate logs, reports, and records of work performed and materials and equipment used.
• Monitors, orders, receives, stores, and maintains adequate inventory levels of supplies and equipment as directed.
• Learns and applies emerging technologies, as necessary, to perform duties in an efficient, organized, and timely manner.

Other Duties:

Performs related duties as required

Knowledge Of:

• Terminology, techniques, equipment, materials, principles, theories, practices, and procedures related to the Aeronautics Program.
• General methods and procedures for preparing course materials and laboratory exercises and demonstrations used in aeronautic courses.
• Set-up, operation, demonstration, and maintenance of various tools and equipment used in aeronautics.
• Use of hand-held tools and electronic testing equipment.
• Retrieving, decoding, and interpreting data from electronic devices and sensors.
• Principles and techniques to troubleshoot and determine appropriate action in the maintenance and repair of equipment, simulators, and drones.
• Methods, practices, and techniques of student learning and instruction.
• Modern office practices, methods, and computer equipment and applications related to the work.
• Record keeping principles and procedures.
• English usage, spelling, vocabulary, grammar, and punctuation.
• Techniques for providing a high level of customer service by effectively dealing with the public, students, and District staff, including individuals of various ages, disabilities, various socio-economic and ethnic groups.

Skills and Abilities:

• Explain and apply principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, tools, terminology, and equipment related to the aeronautic program.
• Assist students and faculty in the use and operation of aeronautic equipment and materials.
• Create an engaging and positive learning in a laboratory or other learning environments.
• Demonstrate proper use and maintenance of equipment, materials, and supplies used in aeronautics.
• Demonstrate proper use and data interpretation of electronic test equipment.
• Read, interpret, and apply a wide variety of technical information from manuals, specifications, blueprints, and schematics.
• Interpret, apply, and explain applicable District policies, rules, and regulations related to areas of responsibility.
• Maintain tools and equipment in a clean working condition providing for proper security.
• Estimate and order required supplies and equipment.
• Establish and maintain a filing, record keeping, and tracking systems.
• Organize own work, set priorities, and meet critical time deadlines.
• Operate modern office equipment including computer equipment and software applications programs.
• Use English effectively to communicate in person, over the telephone, and in writing.
• Understand scope of authority in making independent decisions.
• Review situations accurately and determine appropriate course of action using judgment according to established policies and procedures.
• Establish, maintain, and foster positive and effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Minimum Qualifications/Education & Experience:

Equivalent to an Associate’s degree from a regionally accredited college in aeronautics, electronics, manufacturing, or a related field, and experience related to the position.


Preferred Qualifications:

Two (2) years of experience working in an aeronautics classroom, laboratory, or similar setting.

License(s) & Other Requirements:

Employees may periodically be required to operate a vehicle that necessitates possession of a valid California driver’s license. Such employees must have the ability to secure and maintain a valid California driver’s license.

Working Environment:

Incumbents work in a laboratory/classroom and in the field and are exposed to loud noise levels, cold and hot temperatures, inclement weather conditions, dust, fumes, and allergens, hazardous physical substances, mechanical and electrical hazards, and moving equipment and machinery. Incumbents may interact with staff and/or students in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.

Physical Demands:

Must possess mobility to work in a laboratory/classroom environment and in the field; strength, stamina, and mobility to perform medium to heavy physical work, to operate varied aeronautic tools, equipment, and machinery; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person and over the telephone. The job involves fieldwork requiring frequent walking and standing in operational areas to perform work and to identify problems or hazards. Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard or calculator and to operate above-mentioned equipment. Incumbents in this classification bend, stoop, kneel, reach, and climb to perform work. Incumbents must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects, typically weighing up to 50 pounds, and occasionally heavier weights with the use of proper equipment.


Instructions re: Confidential Letter of Recommendation:

Conditions of Employment:

Official offers of employment are made by Mt. San Antonio College Human Resources and are made contingent upon Board approval. It is also required that a final offer of employment will only be made after the candidate has successfully been live-scanned and clearance for employment is authorized by Human Resources. Costs for live-scan services shall be borne by the candidate.

Notice to all prospective employees – 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 Administrative Procedure 3518, titled Child Abuse Reporting, as a condition of employment.

As required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act, the Mt. San Antonio Community College Annual Security Report is available here: http://www.mtsac.edu/safety/pdf/2014ASRFinal.pdf

The person holding this position is considered a ‘Responsible Employee’ under Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972 and is required to report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details reported to him or her about an incident of alleged sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, sexual assault, dating and domestic violence and stalking.

Examination Requirements:

Typing Certificate Requirements:

Application Procedure:

First Review of Applications: Complete application packets will be accepted until the position is filled; however, those submitted by 11:59 p.m. (PST ) on June 14, 2017 are assured consideration.
Applicants must submit all of the following materials online at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to be considered for this position:
1. A Mt. San Antonio College online application.
2. A cover letter describing how the applicant meets the required education and experience.
3. A detailed résumé that summarizes educational preparation and professional experience for the position.
4. Two letters of recommendation that reflect relevant experience (do not use social media or professional networks as a means to provide letters of recommendation).
5. College and/or university transcripts showing the awarded/conferred degree are required and must be submitted with the online application by all applicants, including current or former employees of the college, to demonstrate that the required educational qualifications are met. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable at the time of application; however, copies of diplomas are not accepted in lieu of transcripts.

Special Notes:

Please note: A confirmation number will be assigned when your application packet indicates the supplemental questions have been answered and a document has been attached to each required link. Assistance with the online application process is available through the Office of Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.


Foreign Transcripts:

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA . This report must be attached with the application and submitted by the filing deadline.


Human Resources at 1100 N. Grand Avenue, Walnut, CA 91789-1399. Human Resources: (909) 274-4225. E-mail: employment@mtsac.edu.

Selection Procedure:

Special Instructions to Applicants:

To be guaranteed consideration, it is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that all required materials are received before the initial screening date and time indicated on the job posting. Incomplete application packets will not be considered. All application materials will become College property, will not be returned, and will not be copied. Please visit our employment website at http://hrjobs.mtsac.edu to complete and submit your application for this position.

EEO Policy:

It is the policy of Mt. San Antonio College that harassment is prohibited and that all persons shall receive equal employment and educational opportunities without regard to sex, race, color, ancestry, religious creed, national origin, age (over 40), medical condition (cancer), mental disability, physical disability (including HIV & AIDS), marital status, sexual orientation, or Vietnam Era Veteran Status. This nondiscrimination policy covers Family and Medical Care Leave and Pregnancy Disability Leave. Contact the Office of Human Resources if you need any special accommodations to complete the application process at 909.594.5611, ext. 4225.

Mt. San Antonio College is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Conflict of Interest:

Conflict of Interest

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Job Location: Walnut - California - USA
Zipcode: 91789
Post Date: 06/05/2017
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