Equipment Room Manager (Equipment Technician II, Electronic) - School of Cinema (504098)

  • Cal State University (CSU) San Francisco
  • San Francisco, California
  • Sep 28, 2021
Full Time Administration and Management Construction and Skilled Trades Education and Training Museum and Arts

Job Description


Working Title

Equipment Room Manager

SF State University

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School of Cinema

Appointment Type


Time Base

Full-time (1.0)

Work Schedule

Monday through Friday; 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Anticipated Hiring Range

$4,500.00 - $4,750.00 per month ($54,000.00 - $57,000.00 Annually)

Salary is commensurate with experience.

Position Summary

The Equipment Room Manager works with the School of Cinema Director and t echnical staff to coordinate and implement updates, purchases, upgrades, repair and maintenance, scheduling and checkout process of the departmental equipment collection as well as supervising and implementing appropriate packaging, storage, inventory, la beling and accessories. The Equipment Room Manager facilitates warranty and factory repairs as they become necessary. The Equipment Room Manager is the primary employee responsible for providing leadership and day - to - day oversight of operations for cage/E quipment Checkout Room, including supervisi n g and training of student workers .

Position Information

Cage Management & Administration
  • Manage cage operations and assure high level of customer service for cage patrons.
  • Coordinate cage projects
  • Analyze and monitor equipment through the equipment reservation and inventory management systems.
  • Consult with faculty, School Director and tech staff to coordinate equipment checkout and related training for lab or classroom use.
  • Oversee the production of user guides for equipment and for related technical needs, and appropriate guidelines vetting student responsibility and competency.
  • Responsible for maintaining an up-to-date inventory of the equipment library and for generating reports as needed for the School Director.
  • Primary person responsible for daily operations of the equipment scheduling software program(s).
  • Oversees the input and update of the equipment library and related assets after purchase, donation or upgrading activities.
  • Applies custom configurations as needed to accommodate unique program needed (ie specific equipment allocations for advanced classes).
  • Monitors and analyzes system performance and trouble-shoots technical issues related to the equipment scheduling software program(s).
  • Maintains up-to-date guides for equipment reservation processes and coordinates with School Director and tech staff to update webpage when changes occur.
  • Generates billing reports and submit billing information to the Administration office.
  • Generates and maintains equipment room student worker budget and schedule.
  • Works with patrons, School Director, lead tech and production coordinator to coordinate repairs and replacements of lost and damaged equipment.
  • Ensures checkout/check-in hours coordinate with course schedule and student availability, so as not to unduly interfere with class activities and instruction periods.

Support Consultation & Training
  • The Equipment Room Manager is the primary person responsible for analyzing and planning equipment checkout logistics for all courses that incorporate production equipment into their coursework.
  • The Equipment Room Manager configures all scheduling options for equipment and facilities as required by faculty for their courses.
  • Works with the Technical Director and Production Coordinator to analyze the overall course plan for each term to determine if the current equipment library will accommodate the equipment requirements of the scheduled courses and makes recommendations to the Production Committee and/or the School Director regarding gear needs and urgent or advisable purchases.
  • Works with the Production Coordinator to analyze equipment training needs for production courses, sets specific checkout requirements, equipment schedule process and facilities trainings as needed to most efficiently and responsibly serve all vital curricular needs.
  • Responsible for setup/maintenance of efficient scheduling/inventory/checkout process, trains faculty, students, and staff on how to use the reservation application to schedule equipment and serves as the first point of contact for troubleshooting issues with the equipment scheduling program(s).

Lifecycle Management
  • The Equipment Room Manager oversees each step of the lifecycle process of production equipment assets (planning, acquisition, purchase, inventory, deployment, management, support, and disposition).
  • Specific responsibilities for the on-going asset management of equipment loaning library include:
    • Inventories, inputs assets into the equipment scheduling software program(s) and labels equipment.
    • Organizes physical space of equipment room to maximize efficiency, maintain an ordered, professional appearance, and maximize ease/safety of use for workers and students.
  • Documents and processes lost and damaged equipment. repairs or arranges for repairs.
  • Manages all technical waste stream generated. processes and logs surplus, discarded or non-functional items, oversees equipment donations and processes e-waste or other hazardous equipment room waste.
  • Documents and bills patrons for late, lost, and damaged equipment.
  • Compiles a list of parts and equipment needed to keep the equipment library fully operational and consults with the School Director and tech staff regarding the research, purchase, and maintenance of equipment.

Professional Development
  • Stay current on technology related to the field of Cinema, may participate in conferences, meetings, and seminars.

Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications

Knowledge and Abilities:

For Equipment Technician II and Supervising Equipment Technician II, all specialties
Thorough knowledge of methods, materials, tools and equipment used in construction, installation, maintenance, repair and operation of equipment in the area of specialization; knowledge of the repair and maintenance of tools and shop equipment, working knowledge of design and drafting procedures.

Ability to perform complex troubleshootin g; ability to design, fabricate, modify, and repair technical equipment of the specialty assignment following original or suggested plans; ability to analyze equipment problems and determine what repairs are needed; ability to install, place, and maintain a wide variety of equipment related to the area of job assignment ability to read and write at a level appropriate to the duties of the position, ability to make arithmetic computations where required.

For Supervising Equipment Technician II, all specialt ies

T he ability to train and supervise others.



For Equipment Technician II and Supervising Equipment Technician II. all specialties.
Equivalent to two years of journey - level or skilled experience in the maintenance, repair, and operation of scientific or technical equipment in the specialty area to which assigned such as mechanical, electromechanical, electronics or in the specialized category including construction and fabrication and some precision work or requiring trade or craft skill s working with a variety of unique materials.

Equivalent to two years of semi - skilled experience maintaining and repairing scientific or technical equipment or related experience in the type of equipment to which assigned as part of instructional support activities may be substituted for one year of the required experience.

Equivalent to two years of trade school or technical arts training with specialization in the type of equipment repair to which assigned, completion of an apprenticeship program, or co mpletion of a full military specialization in the required type of equipment maintenance and repair for one year of the required experience.


Special Qualifications:
A Federal Communications Commission license is required for some positions.


• Lifting, 15 - 50 pounds
• Reaching above shoulder
• Carrying, 15 - 50 pounds
• Ability for rapid mental and muscular coordination
• Hearing (aid permitted)

• Exposure to:
o Dust
o Noise
• Working closely with others
• Protracted or irregular hours of work
• Working alone

Pre-Employment Requirements

This position requires the successful completion of a background check.

Eligibility to Work

Applicants must be able to provide proof of US Citizenship or authorization to work in the United States, within three business days from their date of hire.


Threaded through our Total Compensation package is a commitment to Bridging Life's Transitions. SF State is committed to providing our employees with a comprehensive program that rewards efforts that are appreciated by your colleagues, students and the customers we serve.

We offer a competitive compensation package that includes Medical, Dental, Vision, Pension, 401k, Healthcare Savings Account, Life Insurance, Disability Insurance, Vacation and Sick Leave as well as State Holidays and a dynamic Fee Waiver program, all geared towards the University's commitment to attract, motivate and retain our employee.

CSUEU Position

Eligible and qualified on-campus applicants, currently in bargaining units 2, 5, 7, and 9 are given hiring preference.

Additional Information


The Human Resources office is open Mondays through Fridays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and can be reached at (415) 338-1872.

Please note that this position, position requirements, application deadline and/or any other component of this position is subject to change or cancellation at any time.

Closing Date/Time: August 22, 2022

Job Address

San Francisco, California 94132 United States View Map