Lead University Research Technician (37.5 Hour)

Recruitment #220923-9138TC-001


Located in New Britain, CT, Central Connecticut State University (CCSU) is a constituent unit of the Board of Regents for Higher Education (BOR), Connecticut State Colleges and Universities.  As one of the State of Connecticut institutions of higher learning, CCSU is a regional, comprehensive public university dedicated to learning in the liberal arts and sciences and to education for the professions.  CCSU offers a vibrant learning-centered community dedicated to teaching and to scholarship.  

We are currently accepting applications for Lead University Research Technician in the School of Engineering, Science and Technology Dean’s Office. This position is 1st shift with a schedule of 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m., with a half hour lunch,  Monday through Friday, 37.5 hours per week.

Selection Plan

NOTE: In order to comply with Public Act 21-69, the State of Connecticut is no longer asking for resumes during the initial application process. 

The immediate vacancy is listed above, however, applications to this recruitment may be used for future vacancies in this job class. 

This posting may require completion of additional referral questions (RQs) which will be sent to you via email after the closing date. The email notification will include an expiration date by which you must submit (Finish) your responses. Please regularly check your email for notifications. Please check your SPAM and/or Junk folders, as emails could end up there in error. 

All application materials must be received by the recruiting agency by the time specified on the job opening for the position for which you are applying. Late applications may not be submitted and will not be considered. Exceptions are rare and limited to documented events that incapacitate a candidate during the entire duration of the job posting time period.  It is the candidate’s obligation and responsibility to request an exception and provide a legally recognized justification to accommodate such exception.  Requests should be made to

Should you have questions pertaining to any phase of this recruitment, please contact the hiring agency's human resources office: Gabriela S. Flores-Erazo,


At State Universities, this class is accountable for acting as a working supervisor for University Research Technicians and other laboratory shop staff engaged in maintaining and developing electrical, electronic and mechanical apparatus and the construction of working models for complex technological and scientific research projects.


Plans shop workflow and determines priorities; schedules, assigns, oversees, and reviews work; establishes and maintains shop procedures; provides staff training and assistance; conducts or assists in conducting performance evaluations; acts as liaison with operating units, agencies, and outside officials regarding unit policies and procedures; may make recommendations on policies or standards; may prepare reports and correspondence; may design or modify experimental equipment to meet needs, arranging for fabrication of special equipment with other University facilities; supervises the purchase of supplies and equipment; controls the maintenance and repair of equipment; may compile data and compute costs of conducting a project experiment; may instruct students and faculty in shop safety; performs related duties as required.


Considerable knowledge of and ability to perform the calibration, operation, maintenance and repair of chemical, electrical, electronic or mechanical equipment; considerable knowledge of standard shop practices, scientific equipment and terminology; some knowledge of purchasing procedures; interpersonal skills; oral and written communication skills; considerable ability to fabricate experimental apparatus and to modify existing equipment to specific needs; considerable ability to plan and execute a testing program suitable for meeting the requirements of an assigned research design; considerable ability to compute testing costs and compile technical reports; ability to utilize computer software; some supervisory ability.


Six (6) years of technical experience in a laboratory or machine shop involving the design, modification or repair of machinery, chemical, electrical, electronic or mechanical equipment.


College training in the physical sciences, mechanical or electrical engineering or a related field may be substituted for the General Experience on the basis of fifteen (15) semester hours equalling one-half (1/2) year of experience to a maximum of four (4) years for a Bachelor's degree.


  • Experience supervising technicians of a lower grade.
  • Experience reading and following blueprints for mechanical parts and assemblies.
  • Experience with using and maintaining machine tools and processes such as lathes, mills, welding, CNC, EDM, and Foundry.
  • Experience providing training to staff and students.
  • Experience with Preventative & Predictive Maintenance and repair of chemical, electrical, electronic or mechanical equipment.
  • Experience using software such as Microsoft Office Suite with proficiency in Excel, CAD, and database software. 


1. Incumbents in this class must have adequate physical strength, stamina, physical agility and visual and auditory acuity, and must maintain such physical fitness as to be able to perform the duties.
2. A physical examination may be required.


Incumbents may be exposed to risk of injury from equipment or materials.



The State of Connecticut is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and strongly encourages the applications of women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.