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University of Colorado Boulder

Boulder, CO

Robotics Laboratory Technician

LocationBoulder, Colorado 80302
Employment TypeContractor
Date Posted2022-08-11
Direct Apply
Valid Through2023-10-31

Job Description:

Robotics Laboratory Technician

Requisition Number: 44180
Location: Boulder, Colorado
Employment Type: Classified Staff
Schedule: Full Time
Posting Close Date: 20-Nov-2022
Date Posted: 04-Nov-2022

Job Summary

The Department of Computer Science (CS) encourages applications for Robotics Laboratory Technician! Under the direction of the robotics faculty in the Computer Science department, this position is responsible for the day-to- day operations of the robotics fabrication lab. This position helps to build and maintain robotic platforms, actively teaches students how to use the required tools to accomplish their tasks, manages inventory and performs inventory control. Success in this position includes creating a laboratory environment that enhances student and faculty productivity; exploring new materials and tools as they become available; making creative contributions to the academic output of the laboratory; and demonstrating competency and sensitivity in working in an academic community that is diverse with regard to gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
The University of Colorado Boulder is committed to building a culturally diverse community of faculty, staff, and students dedicated to contributing to an inclusive campus environment. We are an Equal Opportunity employer, including veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Who We Are

Founded in 1970, the Department of Computer Science at CU Boulder is passionate about real-world, interdisciplinary experiences for our students. Our researchers are making advances in computer science today that will change the world tomorrow. Via the Partnership Program, the department is now helping CU to support higher education across the state of Colorado.

What Your Key Responsibilities Will Be

Robotics Fabrication Laboratory Coordination and Support
  • Establish lab priorities, and to ensure adherence to schedules and safety guidelines. Conducts specialized technical tasks for faculty, student, and external customers to design, fabricate, and repair robotic systems in the CS department. This requires knowledge in metalworking, rapid prototyping, using epoxy, flexible polymers, composites, molding and mold-making, soldering, etc.
  • Acts as a subject-matter-expert to instruct and resolve issues for faculty and students related to manufacturing as issues arise. This includes providing technical guidance and assistance concerning work methods, the use of equipment, techniques, and the analysis of results. Must stay current on new developments, skills, and knowledge in robotics, electronics, rapid prototyping, and related fields.
  • Educates students in a variety of equipment use such as mills, printed circuit board design, 3D modeling and fabrication, laser cutters, and soldering station to fabricate specialized products. Uses a variety of testing equipment including oscilloscopes, waveform generators, power supplies, and mechanical testing equipment.
  • Coordinates the execution of experiments, projects and services with students and faculty to produce one-of- a-kind products. Verifies the work of students to ensure efficiency and quality of output.
  • Coordinates and participates in field activities of the robotics laboratory, as needed.
  • Undertakes other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

Inventory, Tool, and Equipment Maintenance
  • Maintains equipment and perform repairs. Arranges for servicing to ensure equipment is properly calibrated.
  • Keeps and tracks tool equipment inventory, determines which tools are needed, recommends equipment and material purchases to purchasing staff.
  • Monitors mobile and stationary robotic platforms in the laboratory to assure proper performance for fieldwork and schedules repairs and maintenance.
  • Ensures student compliance with safety regulations in the use of tools and machines, including behavior around moving parts and the proper storage, handling, and disposal of hazardous materials.

Electronics Integration and Soldering
  • Reviews, tests, evaluates and modifies electronics and equipment as needed by IRISS programmatic needs.
  • Assists in design and integration of systems for use in the field.

What You Should Know

  • All University of Colorado Boulder employees are required to comply with the campus COVID-19 vaccine requirement. New employees must provide proof of vaccination or receive a medical or religious exemption within 30 days of employment.
  • Proof of eligibility to work in the United States must be produced within three (3) days of hire.

What We Can Offer

The starting salary is $60,000 - $64,000. Relocation assistance is available within CEAS guidelines.


The University of Colorado offers excellent benefits, including medical, dental, retirement, paid time off, tuition benefit and ECO Pass. The University of Colorado Boulder is one of the largest employers in Boulder County and offers an inspiring higher education environment. Learn more about the University of Colorado Boulder.

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What We Require

  • Four years of experience in an occupational field related to the work assigned to the position. Appropriate education will substitute for the required experience on a year-for-year basis.
  • Must be a current Colorado resident to apply.

What You Will Need

  • Must be approachable and highly customer service oriented.
  • Diligent, and able to strategically conceive and coordinate long-term projects planned over a long period of time.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work independently as well as on a team.
  • Proficiency in 3D modeling and software packages.

What We Would Like You To Have

  • Bachelor's Degree in Engineering or a related field.
  • Experience the following areas:
    • Building and maintaining complex mechatronic systems.
    • Rapid prototyping and metalworking.
    • Embedded systems development and programming.
    • Linux and Windows operating systems.
    • Experience with teaching, training or coaching in a machine shop environment.
    • Proficiency in 3D modeling and electronic design tools.
    • Knowledge of electronics and soldering equipment.
    • Experience in higher education interacting with engineering faculty and students.
  • Sensitivity to and appreciation of cultural, political, and geographical differences, with ability to work well with faculty, staff, and students from around the world.

Special Instructions

To apply, please submit the following materials:
  1. A current resume that includes date ranges and whether the position was full-time or part-time.
  2. A cover letter that specifically tells us how your background and experience align with the requirements, qualifications, and responsibilities of the position.
  3. DD-214 for veteran applicants.
    • a. Qualified veterans are eligible for veteran’s preference points within the State classified system. If you are a veteran and would like to have your DD214 evaluated to determine your eligibility for preference points, please attach a copy of your DD214 to this posting. If you do not wish to upload a DD214, please email a copy to *****/a> or send via fax at ***** and reference the job to which you are applying.
  4. If using the educational substitution for experience: proof of degree or transcripts.

We may request references at a later time.

Please apply by November 20, 2022 for consideration.

Note: Application materials will not be accepted via email. For consideration, please apply through CU Boulder Jobs.

Select here for additional information regarding Classified Staff positions: www.cu.edu/cu-careers/special-instructions-classified-staff-applicants

To apply, visit https://jobs.colorado.edu/jobs/JobDetail/Robotics-Laboratory-Technician/44180

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