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Instrument Maker Repairer/Electronics Shop
Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey
Date Posted 05/15/2022
Admin-Other Administrative Positions
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

Position Details
Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Instrument Maker Repairer/Electronics Shop
Job Category AFSCME 1761 (COLT)
Department SAS - Physics & Astronomy
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is a leading national research university and the state of New Jersey’s preeminent, comprehensive public institution of higher education. Established in 1766 and celebrated a milestone 250th anniversary in 2016, the university is the eighth oldest higher education institution in the United States. More than 70,800 students and 27,000 faculty and staff learn, work, and serve the public at Rutgers locations across New Jersey and around the world.
Rutgers University–New Brunswick took root over 250 years ago. We are the state’s most comprehensive intellectual resource—the flagship campus of Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, as designated by the Association of American Universities. We are the region’s most high-profile public research institution and a leading national research center with a global impact.
Posting Summary
Under the occasional direction of and in close consultation with faculty or Electronic Shop/ administrative staff members, Instrument Maker/Repair will perform and oversee fine tolerance work requiring a high level of skills.
  • The employee will develop, fabricate, repair, maintain, and test complex laboratory apparatus.
  • The employee will also design complex electronic apparatus from general specifications or instructions and consults with faculty and/or students to develop and design appropriate instruments.
  • The employee will develop computer programs or logic systems from basic to moderate complexity.
Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Nonexempt
Grade 20
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 48699.910
Annual Mid Range Salary 57624.750
Annual Maximum Salary 66549.580
Standard Hours 35.00
Union Description AFSCME - Local 1761 COLT
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft
Rutgers offers a comprehensive benefit program to eligible employees. For details, please go to http://uhr.rutgers.edu/benefits/benefits-overview .
Rutgers also offers a benefit program to eligible full-time postdoctoral fellow students. For details, please go to https://finance.rutgers.edu/healthcare-risk/insurance/postdoctoral-health-insurance.
COVID-19 Immunization Requirement

Rutgers University requires all new employees to provide proof that they are fully vaccinated and have received a booster (where eligible) against COVID-19 prior to commencement of employment, unless the University has granted the employee a medical or religious exemption. Employees who are not eligible for a booster at the time of an offer of employment provide proof they have received a booster upon eligibility and upload proof of same. Based on current guidance, individuals are considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19 two weeks after receiving the final dose of a vaccine approved or authorized for emergency use in the United States or a vaccine that has been listed for emergency use by the World Health Organization. Eligibility for a booster against COVID-19 varies and is explained on the University’s web site located at https://coronavirus.rutgers.edu/covid-19-vaccine. Failure to provide proof of primary vaccination and booster will result in rescission of a candidate’s offer of employment or disciplinary action up to and including termination.

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility PERS


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Requires a high school/vocational school education or equivalent, plus advanced vocational courses and courses in mathematics, mechanical design, or engineering. 
  • Also requires three years experience involving the design, repair, and construction of complex laboratory apparatus, and the operation of Computer Numerical Control (CNC), Computer Assisted Design (CAD), electrical shop, welding, and general machine equipment. 
  • Successful completion of a mechanical, electronic, or electrical program at a certified post secondary training institute or equivalent relevant training beyond high school/vocational school may be substituted for one year of the experience requirement. 
  • Requires the ability to read and interpret complex drawings, charts, and designs; work from ideas; and draw own sketches and designs. 
  • Requires the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats. 
  • Must be able to communicate effectively.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Successful completion of a mechanical, electronic, or electrical program at a certified post-secondary training institute or equivalent relevant training beyond high school/vocational school may be substituted for one year of the experience requirements.
  • The employee is required to have the ability to read, interpret complex drawings, charts, and designs; Need to be able to work from ideas of faculty, students, etc., and need to be able to draw own schematics and designs/plans.
  • The employee is required to have the ability to record and maintain data in computerized and non-computerized formats.
  • The employee must be able to communicate effectively on all platforms.
  • May come across or work with hazardous materials associated with the position.
  • The Employee will need to read and understand the prevailing safety guidelines when it pertains to hazardous materials.
  • Must be strong in mathematics.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Knowledge of soldering techniques.
Equipment Utilized
  • Soldering tools.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • The employee will need to carry heavy equipment, parts and tools.
Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 22ST1644
Posting Open Date 05/12/2022
Special Instructions to Applicants
Message to AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members ONLY: To apply, an application or resume must be submitted no later than 9:00 a.m. on Friday, 5/20/2022. Although AFSCME Local 1761 (COLT) members have priority consideration, outside applications are accepted as well.
Regional Campus Rutgers University-New Brunswick
Home Location Campus Busch (RU-New Brunswick)
Location Details
Busch Campus
136 Frelinghuysen Road
Piscataway, NJ 08854

Pre-employment Screenings

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of all pre-employment screenings.

Infection Control and Safety

This position is subject to all Rutgers University policies, including TB surveillance and other infection control and safety policies. Please review the Tuberculosis Surveillance Policy for additional information.

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address: http://uhr.rutgers.edu/non-discrimination-statement

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