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Columbia University Senior Equipment Technician in New York, New York

  • Job Type: Officer of Administration

  • Bargaining Unit:

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35

  • Salary Range: $70,000-$80,000

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to departmental budgets, qualifications, experience, education, licenses, specialty, and training. The above hiring range represents the University's good faith and reasonable estimate of the range of possible compensation at the time of posting.

Position Summary

Individual will maintain good personal relationships with colleagues, Faculty, Students, vendors, manufacturers and the general public. Will be expected to participate in meetings, trainings, workshops and conferences as required. May coordinate and deliver technical in-service education to Junior or Apprentice Equipment Technicians as well as users.


  • Installation & removal of equipment – i.e.: dental chairs, Xray units, vacuums, compressors

  • Diagnose, Repair, maintain, calibrate and inspect a wide range of dental equipment including but not limited to: Dental Chairs, Xray (Pan/Ceph machines), intra oral cameras, digital sensors, sterilization systems, cam/cam machines, handpieces, Etc.

  • Maintain documentation on equipment, technical manuals, inspections, equipment repairs and failures

  • Schedule and oversee third party repair as necessary

  • Create annual PM schedules, Perform preventative maintenance.

  • Prepare part orders, order, ship and receive

  • Supervise and maintain adequate parts depot and small equipment inventory

  • Manage work order system from assignment to close out

  • Flexible working hours will be required, including evenings and weekends

  • Related duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

  • Requires a bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience plus three years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Familiar with equipment brands included but not limited to, Adec, Pelton & Crane, Planmeca, Progeny, Gendex, Instrumentarium, Kavo, Dentsply, DentalEz, Nevins, and Bien Air.

  • Knowledge of equipment Software and Firmware.

  • Knowledge of Medical Gas systems and equipment supplying medical gas.

  • Knowledge of basic antimony and physiology as applied to use of dental equipment

  • Knowledge of department policies, procedures and standards as well as general applications such as email, database management, spreadsheet and word processing software

  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints

  • Knowledge of basic construction principles framing, plumbing, electrical.

  • Knowledge of basic networking, data cabling, low voltage cabling

Other Requirements

  • Occasional Heavy lifting

  • Possible hazards include but not limited to, exposure to electrical shock, ionizing radiation, chemicals and chemical fumes, high-pressure air, and infectious disease.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.