Academic Technician – Sharjah – UAE – Higher Colleges of Technology

Position Summary
The Engineering Technology & Science Technician supports faculty and students within one or more Engineering Technology & Science program areas by maintaining the college’s laboratories and workshops. The incumbent’s scope of work includes the installation, demonstration, maintenance and trouble-shooting of equipment and facilities. This is a hands-on role which will have the Technician working closely with faculty and students with the laboratory. The Engineering Technician sets up the lab in preparation for experiments.

Requirements
In support of Emiratization, HCT may exercise flexibility with the experience or education requirement in order to recruit UAE National candidates who show potential for success in the role.
Masters Degree or certification in a professional engineering field is required
Membership to a relevant internationally-recognized professional association is highly desirable
Training certificates or diplomas in workshop practices is desirable
First Aid qualification is desirable
A completed apprenticeship leading to certification in a professional trade would be advantageous
A minimum 3 years of relevant hands-on experience in a laboratory or workshop
Practical workshop skills as evident by knowledge of instruments and devices, relevant chemicals used within the laboratory, and other workshop tools and equipment
Strong troubleshooting and problem-solving skills
Demonstrated knowledge of safety protocols
A high degree of computer literacy and demonstrated ability to integrate technology in the workplace
Strong verbal and written communication skills and a demonstrated competency to interact with people at all levels of the organization
The ability to work effectively as part of a team in a multi-cultural environment and to cope with pressure in a positive manner while working to deadlines within a busy and demanding environment
A demonstrated willingness to engage in professional development activities in order to develop and improve new and current skills, and to adapt to the evolving needs of the organization
Knowledge of electronics and electrical systems is desirable
Previous teaching assistant experience is desirable

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