Under direction, to maintain, operate and facilitate prototyping production on electronics and digital fabrication equipment; and to do related work as required. May provide lead direction to hourly staff.


  1. Maintains, repairs, calibrates and operates a variety of electronic and digital fabrication and rapid prototyping equipment such as laser cutters, 3D printers, CNC routers, computer drivers, microprocessor controllable equipment, power supplies and tools.
  2. Coordinates, schedules, checks digital files, and logs prototyping production jobs.
  3. Troubleshoots difficulties in both analog and digital laboratory and instructional equipment.  Repairs such equipment when practical.
  4. Determines whether malfunctioning equipment requires outside repair or replacement.
  5. Schedules maintenance and repair work, maintains service records, requisitions components for repair, and maintains equipment and supplies inventory.
  6. Tests new equipment to certify its performance according to specifications upon delivery of the equipment.
  7. Repairs a variety of pieces of electronic and electrical equipment such as motor controllable systems.
  8. Assists engineering and technology personnel, as needed, to support instructional activities.
  9. At the request of a supervisor, performs a variety of duties normally and traditionally performed by an Electronic Instruments Technician


Education and Experience:  Minimum qualifications for this position to be at least one of the following:  Associate degree in electronics, design or fabrication and at least two years of responsible experience in a prototyping facility using a variety of digital fabrication equipment used by industries.

Knowledge of:

  • Equipment, materials, and methods used in the operation and maintenance of electronics and digital fabrication equipment;
  • Interpersonal skills including tact, patience and courtesy; and
  • Oral and written communication skills.

Abilities to: 

  • Work from schematics and to interpret technical manuals;
  • Troubleshoot malfunctions in test and instructional equipment;
  • Assist in scheduling and completing work and maintaining records;
  • Communicate effectively both orally and in writing;
  • Meet schedules and deadlines;
  • Organize and maintain files;
  • Plan, organize, and prioritize work;
  • Establish and maintain positive and effective working relationships with others; and
  • Demonstrate clear evidence of sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, staff, and community.


Must possess mobility to work in a standard office and electronic and digital fabrication classroom laboratory setting and use standard office equipment, including a computer; to operate a motor vehicle and to visit various District and meeting sites; vision to read printed materials and a computer screen; and hearing and speech to communicate in person, before groups, and over the telephone.    Finger dexterity is needed to access, enter, and retrieve data using a computer keyboard, typewriter keyboard, or calculator and to operate standard office equipment.  Positions in this classification occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, reach, push, and pull drawers open and closed to retrieve and file information.  Employees must possess the ability to lift, carry, push, and pull materials and objects up to 60 pounds.


Employees work in an office environment with moderate noise levels, controlled temperature conditions, and no direct exposure to hazardous physical substances.  Employees may interact with upset staff and/or public and private representatives in interpreting and enforcing departmental policies and procedures.   


Probationary Period:  One year.

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