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Technician Digitization

Ref: US_EN_6_971650_1336703

Posted on 28 April 2020
Job Location
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Contract Type
Information Systems

Adecco Group is currently assisting a local client in their search to find a Technician Digitization. This is a temporary assignment slated for 24+ months and will sit in Ann Arbor, MI ***This role must sit onsite and will not be open to remote candidates. 


We are looking for a full-time technician to support the installation, preventative maintenance, and repair of hardware and software, serving a globally renowned tech company on the Michigan Digitization Project in Ann Arbor, MI. Our technicians are responsible for becoming subject matter expert resources to team leaders, providing prompt service to diagnose and troubleshoot arising issues as well as execute a preventative maintenance schedule for multiple pieces of equipment. This position is for those who enjoy a challenge and think on their feet! This is a temporary position with a two-year limit. For immediate consideration, please apply online at

Project Description:

The Michigan Digitization Project focuses on taking published volumes and making them available for online use. Book Scanning encompasses the digital scanning of books from libraries and publishers across North America and Europe and making them available online. Our team has scanned over 20 Million books, accounting for roughly 80% of books available online through working with various partner libraries. Our location in Ann Arbor, Michigan focuses on non-destructive book scanning by receiving books from area universities and libraries and returning them unharmed, so that they can be retained on-site and yet also be available across the globe! Using a system that was originally developed and is continually enhanced internally, the scanning process has been improving quality while increasing our scan throughput over the past decade. This has allowed people to read and research — online — rare and out-of-publication books that previously would have been unavailable.

Overall Responsibilities:

  • Coordinating with a small team to prioritize and collaborate in solving technical issues
  • Setup and maintain computer equipment and perform planned preventative maintenance
  • Create, maintain and execute scripts to automate routine activities
  • Diagnose and repair equipment failures and track using a repair ticket system
  • Troubleshoot software issues and recommend solutions
  • Maintenance of Standard Operating Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Required Qualifications:

  • The attitude and aptitude to learn new things on a regular basis
  • A working knowledge of Linux
  • Some post-high school training, a degree in an IT or related field preferred or 2-5+ years experience
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs (occasionally)
  • Practical experience with one or more of the following is preferred:

  • Python Programming
  • BASH Scripting
  • SQL Querying
  • Technical Writing
  • Electronics
  • Photography
  • Digitization systems (scanners and/or photographic equipment) and operations
  • Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled

    The Company will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records


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