Junior Testing Technician

Fairfax, VA
Anticipated starting salary in the low $40k's, based on education and experience.
Aug 26, 2023
Oct 01, 2023
Full Time
Junior Testing TechnicianThe George Mason University, College of Science, Center for Collision Safety and Analysis (CCSA), invites applications for a Junior Testing Technician to perform support work at the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL) and support the conduction of crash tests. The selected candidate will be supervised by Robert Cole, Senior Testing Technician at FOIL.George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Mason Science is committed to advancing access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (A-JEDI) throughout our STEM community, including within our hiring and retention practices. At Mason Science, our values include fostering an organizational culture that promotes anti-racism, belonging, respect, and civility. We believe that a diversity of opinions, cultures, and perspectives is what provides vibrancy, innovation, and growth to an academic community. By prioritizing inclusive excellence in academics, teaching, research, and global engagement, we strive to attract a diverse pool of faculty and staff who exemplify the Mason Science mission and vision.Responsibilities:The selected candidate will be responsible for supporting the day-to-day operation of the Federal Outdoor Impact Laboratory (FOIL). The duties of this position include, but are not limited to:Preparation of test vehicles including clean-out (pressure washing) of vehicles, draining vehicle fluids, painting vehicles, checking pressure in the tires, and installing instrumentation trays and other testing equipment using power tools as needed;Set-up and installation of required items for test articles including digging, shoveling, raking, and compacting different types of soil, assisting in building test fixtures, assembling test components (guardrails, concrete walls, signs, etc.), and painting as needed;Set-up and take down of cameras, power cables, USB cables, and trigger cables, and cleanup of damaged vehicles and test-crashed test articles required before and after testing;Maintenance work including keeping the garage and trailers clean, as well as minor landscaping, including weed whacking to keep FOIL running and looking at its optimum capability;Loading and unloading materials from vehicles and equipment;General assisting of skilled tradesmen; andMaintaining all test equipment and performing repair tasks when necessary.Required Qualifications:Ability to support the conducting of vehicle crash tests, including but not limited to, vehicle preparation, set-up and installation of required test articles, and maintenance of test equipment;Willing to learn to use power tools, hand tools, and other test installation equipment as needed;Ability to take initiative and follow through on specific requests; andExhibit independent decision-making.Preferred Qualifications:Experienced in automotive repair and paint\bodywork;Experience in machine shop operation;Experience in forklift operation;Experience in boomlift operation;Experience in backhoe operation;Experience in welding;Experience in mill operation;Experience in lathe operation; andExperience in plasma cutting.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at https://jobs.gmu.edu/; complete and submit the online application; and upload (1) a cover letter, (2) resume, (3) a list of three professional references with contact information, and (4) a brief statement (no more than 300 words) detailing how your teaching, service, research, or advising/mentorship has supported the success of students from historically minoritized and marginalized groups. Applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Mason Science's commitment to access, justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion (AJEDI) (as 'Other Doc').

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at jobs.gmu.edu/!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.

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