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Dental Laboratory Mechanician Helper at University of California - San Francisco

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Type: Full Time
Location: San Francisco, California

Job Description:

Under the supervision of a higher level Mechanician, the individuals perform skilled and semi-skilled mechanical work involved in the assembly, maintenance, and repair of specialized apparatus.

The Dental Laboratory Mechanician Helper is typically used for trainees who are acquiring journeyman skills in the operation of all standard machine shop equipment and may perform additional related craft duties at a semi-skilled level.

The Dental Laboratory Mechanician Helper works closely with the Senior Mechanician (Sr. Mechanician) and is responsible for assisting the Mechanician in the management of all dental operatory equipment, simulations units (130) and various laboratory equipment used in the delivery of patient care and dental student education in the UCSF Dental Center. This position reports directly to Student Store Manager and is part of the general support for equipment in the building. There are approximately 340 operatories or dental units, each operatory is supplied with a variety of equipment. The Dental Laboratory Mechanician Helper also supports the Buchanan Dental Center 21 operatories and wet labs located offsite.

This position is on call to respond to various calls throughout the Dental Center during working hours and ensure the equipment is working in order to facilitate the delivery of patient care in the various clinics.

MISSION: Advancing health through excellence in patient care, education and discovery.
VISION: To be the preeminent innovator in oral and craniofacial health worldwide.
VALUES: Through our values, we demonstrate LEADERSHIP in all that we do.
Leadership, Excellence, Accountability, Diversity, Engagement, Respect, Social responsibility, Honesty, Innovation, and Partnership.

The School is committed to providing outstanding, integrated patient-centered care, preparing the next generation of clinicians and scientists for a rapidly evolving health care system, leading the world in scientific discovery and its translation into improved patient care and public health, creating and maintaining a supportive work and learning environment that attracts the best faculty, staff, students and trainees who can meet the changing needs of the School, society and profession, and optimizing resources to support strategic objectives and maximize stakeholder value.

We provide comprehensive oral health care services with over 120,000 patient visits per year. We offer a four-year DDS program as well as a two-year program for international dentists that culminates in the DDS degree. We have numerous specialty residencies, PhD and Master s degree programs in Oral and Craniofacial Sciences, a combined DDS-PhD program, and a combined PhD-dental specialty training program. Other graduate programs include Craniofacial and Mesenchymal Biology and Bioengineering, and a DDS/MBA program. The School is one of the preeminent oral and craniofacial research enterprises in the world, ranking number one in National Institute of Health funding for 24 consecutive years.

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences.\\",\\"

Required Qualifications: The ability to read instructions, understand directions and sketches for modification and fabrication of components and mechanism to solve problems is critical
Must possess the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to successfully perform the required duties


Preferred Qualifications: Two to four year college degree and two years of experience in general shop work or in a skilled trade, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Two years of experience with dental or medical equipment, operatory equipment maintenance and repair
Experience repairing and maintaining operatory dental simulation units or similar equipment
Experience working in dental or healthcare environment

License/Certification: n/a

Equal Employment Opportunity: The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.