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Electronic Technician



Open Date 04/20/2017
Requisition Number PRN14054B
Job Title Electronic Technician
Working Title Audiovisual Electronic Technician
Job Grade D
FLSA Code Nonexempt
Patient Care Job Code? No
Standard Hours per Week 40
Full Time or Part Time? Full Time
Shift Day
Work Schedule Summary

M-F; M-F; typically 10:30am – 7pm; possible nights and weekend shifts.

VP Area President
Department 00333 - Teaching & Learning Technology
Location Campus
City Salt Lake City, UT
Type of Recruitment External Posting
Pay Rate Range $15.19 to $24.00 per hour, DOE
Close Date

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Open Until Filled

NOTE: May close at anytime.
Job Summary

UIT Teaching & Learning Technologies has an opening for an Audiovisual Installation Technician. Following departmental standards, this position will install audiovisual equipment at University teaching sites on and off the main campus. This position will also document and report all installation activities, inspections and services as required. The staff person must be able to work independently on projects with limited direct supervision.

Located in Salt Lake City, in the foothills of the Wasatch Mountains, the University of Utah is the flagship institution of the State of Utah’s system of higher education and a member of the PAC-12 Conference. Salt Lake City combines the amenities of a major metropolitan area of more than one million people with the friendliness and ease of living of a small, Western city. Seven major ski resorts are within an hour’s drive from campus, and opportunities to pursue activities from biking to hiking to fishing abound. Salt Lake is also home to the Utah Symphony and Opera, the Utah Ballet, several professional sports teams, and a wide range of other cultural and recreational activities.

University Information Technology, the central IT service provider for campus, reports to the Chief Information Officer and is responsible for many of the University of Utah’s most critical common IT resources including the campus network; the Campus Information Services (CIS) portal; UMail, telephone, and online collaboration services; high performance and research computing; information security; teaching and learning technologies; software licensing; and a host of other systems and applications. For more information about UIT visit


Troubleshoots, installs, repairs, assembles and maintains general electronic audiovisual equipment including data projectors, screens, control systems, input peripherals, sound equipment, microphone systems, cables and connectors.
Work includes running cables, installing panduit and raceways, terminating cable connections (audio and video), and troubleshooting classroom equipment issues. Only low-voltage electrical work is required, and all network and electrical cabling will be managed by other campus departments.
Wires and connects elements of projection technology in classrooms and other spaces according to TLT departmental, technical and operational standards as well as applicable standards and codes.
Maintains logs of project-related time and materials. Prepares project status reports. Recommends improvements to equipment, procedures and schedules.
Assists with A/V design, system programming and maintenance of installed classrooms.
Assists other employees with assignments. May direct the work of part-time employees.
Delivers/picks up equipment for installation and repair on and off campus.
Important Note: Equipment may be ceiling-mounted at heights of 20’ or more, requiring the ability to lift up to 40 pounds and work on high ladders or scaffolding.

Minimum Qualifications

Two years of vocational and electronic training with an emphasis on basic electronic systems and equipment, or equivalency; and a commitment to provide excellent customer service required. Must have demonstrated human relations skills and be able to work independently.

Valid driver’s license required.


Certification or coursework/training in Audio-Visual Equipment, Instructional Technologies, Electronics, or a related field (audio engineering, video production, etc.) preferred
Minimum of 2 years experience installing and maintaining audiovisual equipment preferred. Industry/in-the-field experience with Crestron programming or other A/V control systems preferred.
Networking experience preferred.
Experience with software and hardware videoconferencing codecs (i.e. Cisco, LifeSize, etc.) preferred.
A/V design experience preferred.

Type Benefited Staff
Special Instructions Summary
Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.
To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/TDD), email:

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. Do you have a valid Utah Drivers license?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. Do you have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds and climb stepladders/scaffolding?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have experience installing audio visual equipment?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. Do you have experience with network-based, enterprise A/V solutions such as Crestron or Extron?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. How many years of audiovisual related work experience do you have?
    • Less than 1 year
    • 1 year or more, but less than 2 years
    • 2 years or more, but less than 4 years
    • 4 years or more, but less than 6 years
    • 6 years or more

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Addendum to the University of Utah - Veteran Only - Call 801.581.2169 after submission
  3. Appropriate discharge document (such as a DD-214 – Member Copy 4) – Veteran Only – Call 801.581.2169
  4. Letter of Recommendation 1
  5. Letter of Recommendation 2
  6. List of References