Technician I

Updated: 3 months ago
Location: College Station, TEXAS
Job Type: FullTime

Job Title

Technician I


Texas A&M Engineering


Mechanical Engineering

Proposed Minimum Salary


Job Location

College Station, Texas

Job Type


Job Description

Why work for Texas A&M Engineering?

Who we are:

Texas A&M Engineering is a large employer in the great and growing cities of Bryan/College Station, offering thousands of career opportunities in a wide variety of fields. We are deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented workforce that embraces our core values of respect, excellence, leadership, loyalty, integrity, and service. Texas A&M Engineering offers competitive salaries, full benefits, an extensive support network, and above all, an enriching and highly collaborative working community that is deeply passionate about our vision for higher education, research, and public service.

Job Description


The Technician I serves as a technician within the joint machine shop shared by Mechanical Engineering and Physics. Evaluates, selects and executes standard and advanced fabrication techniques used in manual and CNC machining practices, instructs and supervises Mechanical Engineering students on safe use of equipment, provides assistance to staff and students regarding fabrication of parts.


  • Coordinate, operate, and maintain TAMU machines; CNC and manual equipment (mills, lathes, and general metal shop equipment.)
  • Maintain tooling and machines for acceptable performance.
  • Assist with leading training sessions on manual shop equipment, CNC machines, and related software. provide technical assistance to students, staff, and faculty.
  • Assist trained students in completing projects for courses such as Senior Design.
  • Keep the work area and equipment clean, orderly, and perform routine maintenance as required.
  • Assist with maintenance of the Rapid Prototyping Studio on an as-needed basis, including small desktop CNC maintenance.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

What we need:

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field or any equivalent combination of training and experience.

What is helpful:

  • Some related experience.
  • Demonstrated experience in metal fabrication, manual and CNC machining, and related software.
  • Basic-to-intermediate computer skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to interact effectively and in a professional manner with the university community, public, and the students to be served.
  • Ability and willingness to train inexperienced users on machine shop equipment.
  • Ability to set up, program, and operate CNC controls.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and prioritize work, as well as attend to detail.

Work Location:

  • Main Campus – College Station, TX.
  • Some positions may have potential for a flexible work schedule or location.

About Mechanical Engineering

Mechanical Engineering at Texas A&M University is a national and international leader in mechanical engineering education. Our scholarship, research, and service to our communities are supported by recruiting and nurturing top students, faculty, and staff passionate about learning, advancing human knowledge, and making high-impact contributions to society.

Texas A&M Engineering provides an outstanding benefits package including but not limited to:

  • Competitive health benefits.
  • Generous paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.
  • Vision, Dental, Life, and Long-Term Disability insurance options.
  • Teachers Retirement System of Texas (TRS), a defined benefit retirement plan with 8% employer contribution.
  • Additional Voluntary Retirement Programs: Tax Deferred Account 403(b) and a Deferred Compensation Program 457(b).
  • Flexible spending account options for medical and childcare expenses
  • Robust free training access through LinkedIn Learning plus professional development opportunities.
  • Tuition assistance
  • Wellness program release time offered to employees to promote work/life balance.

Helpful Applicant Information

Required Materials for Application:

  • Resume/CV
  • Three work references with their contact information; at least one reference should be from a supervisor/former supervisor.
  • Letter of interest

Compensation Philosophy:

  • Recruit and retain high-performing workforce through competitive compensation and career development including career pathing, coaching and skills development.
  • Offer total rewards through competitive and equitable pay, flexible benefits, professional development, performance recognition and work-life balance.
  • Ensure resources are readily available and utilized to attract and retain the highest quality researchers, faculty, and staff.  Exemplify equal pay for equal work, with allowable pay differences based on factors not prohibited by law.

Employment Eligibility Verification

  • If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification I-9 form.  You will be required to present acceptable and original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States.  Documents need to be presented no later than the third day of employment.  Failure to do so will result in delay of start date.

All positions are security-sensitive. Applicants are subject to a criminal history investigation, and employment is contingent upon the institution’s verification of credentials and/or other information required by the institution’s procedures, including the completion of the criminal history check.

Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Veterans/Disability Employer.

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