Engineering Technician

Widener University Chester , PA 19013

Posted 2 months ago

Job no: 492509

Work type: Full-time exempt

Location: Chester

Categories: Administrative (Exempt)

Widener University is seeking an Engineering Technician who will be primarily responsible for supporting instructional and research laboratories, and outreach and recruitment activities.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES (include but not limited to):

  • Perform preventive or corrective maintenance on mechanical or robotic systems or components.

  • Assemble and reassemble equipment and robots.

  • Fabricate components or systems, such as housings, jigs, fittings, or fixtures, using metalworking machines.

  • Test performance of assemblies, using instruments such as oscilloscopes, multi-meters, or bridges.

  • Maintain inventory of equipment and supplies, and service records.

  • Support engineering outreach and recruitment activities.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: (Education/Training and Experience Required):


  • Bachelor's degree in engineering technology, or related field, with 2 years of relevant experience; or associate degree in engineering technology with 5 years of relevant experience.

  • Able to conduct engineering tests.

  • Experience working microprocessors, programmable controllers, electronics, circuit analysis, mechanics, sensor or feedback systems, hydraulics, pneumatics, etc.

  • Knowledge of schematics, block diagrams, and electro/mechanical assembly drawings.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

  • Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision on multiple tasks.

  • Excellent interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.

  • Strong organizational and time management skills.

  • Willing to learn new systems and protocols.


  • Previous experience in engineering or science laboratories.


Usual office, laboratory and classroom conditions; evening and weekend work may be required; long periods of time utilizing computers; occasionally lift in excess of 30 lbs.

Qualified candidates must submit resume and cover letter for consideration. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only those selected to interview will be contacted.

Widener has a strategic commitment to building an inclusive university community whose diversity enriches the lives of all members and where our students are prepared for living in a pluralistic and ever-changing world. As a leading metropolitan university, Widener strives to embody the values that are inherent in our mission: civic engagement, access, inclusion, academic excellence, innovation and leadership.

Widener University, an independent, metropolitan, doctoral-intensive university, connects curricula to social issues through civic engagement. Dynamic teaching, active scholarship, personal attention and experiential learning are key components of the Widener Experience. Located in Chester, PA, Widener's main campus is nestled between Philadelphia, PA and Wilmington, DE, with Law Schools located in both Harrisburg and Wilmington. For more information about the university, please visit our website at


Advertised: 13 Feb 2020 Eastern Standard Time

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