Designs and fabricates electronic devices; performs repairs and calibrations on complex electronic equipment; installs wiring and cable for electronic systems; recommends equipment purchases; may function as a lead worker.
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities:
Designs, fabricates, and constructs electronic devices; repairs, installs, tests, diagnoses and performs preventative maintenance on complex electronic equipment (e.g., biomedical equipment, computer networks, etc.); arranges for off-site repair of equipment when necessary.
Installs wiring and cable for video, audio, electrical and computer systems; may install alarm systems and electrical outlets; may install telephone jacks.Provides technical assistance and training; recommends equipment for purchase; instructs faculty, staff, and students in the use and operation of equipment.Maintains inventory records; purchases replacement parts and orders supplies.Prepares and compiles reports and maintains records.May function as lead worker over Electronic Technicians, students, or temporary employees engaged in repair of electronic equipment and related activities; may train and instruct on proper work procedures, assign and monitor work activities, and coordinate work flow and schedule to ensure deadlines are met and priorities are recognized.May install, maintain, and troubleshoot Local Area Networks (LAN), microcomputers and peripheral equipment; may coordinate the use and security of a computer lab; may configure hardware and software.Performs related duties as required.
Associate’s degree in Electronic Technology, Computer Technology or related field (or equivalent training or experience which provides comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities). A minimum of two years experience in repairing electronic equipment. Experience in programming and repairing computers to include utilization of a LAN system may be preferred by position.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:1. Knowledge of electronics, physics related to electricity, and related fields (e.g., acoustics, biomedical instrumentation, computer repair, etc.)2. Ability to design, construct, and test electrical equipment.3. Ability to understand electrical wiring systems.4. Ability to diagnose problems and determine appropriate action.5. Ability to install, troubleshoot, and maintain computer hardware, software, and peripheral equipment, may be required by position.6. Ability to use a variety of software applications, both mainframe and PC (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, databases, etc.) may be required by position.7. Skill in the use of electronic test equipment and tools.8. Ability to demonstrate mechanical aptitude.9. Ability to read and interpret schematic diagrams, technical manuals and information.10. Ability to read and comprehend a variety of technical written material.11. Ability to use algebra and to perform basic mathematics (e.g., add, subtract, multiply, and divide whole numbers, fractions, and decimals, and to calculate percentages).12. Ability to demonstrate physical dexterity and lift 50 pounds.13. Knowledge of inventory control.14. Skill in interpersonal communication to effectively interact with University personnel and public in person and over the telephone (e.g., to gather information about equipment problems, to order equipment and supplies from vendors).15. Ability to maintain accurate records.16. Ability to write and accurately follow oral and written instructions.17. Ability to train and provide effective work direction to other employees, if required by position.Other Requirements: Valid Ohio driver’s license, if driving required by position.
Kent State University's eight-campus system, among the largest regional systems in the country, serves both the development of a true living/learning approach at the Kent Campus and the regional needs on seven other campuses throughout Northeast Ohio.
The Kent Campus provides the resources and facilities of a large, diverse Ohio university, while the Regional Campuses – Kent State University at... Ashtabula, Kent State University at East Liverpool, Kent State University at Geauga, Kent State University at Salem, Kent State University at Stark, Kent State University at Trumbull and Kent State University at Tuscarawas - offer the friendly, casual atmosphere of small liberal arts colleges. Today, Kent State has become an engine for economic, cultural and workforce development locally and internationally as one of the premiere Ohio universities. Kent State is ranked among the nation's 77 public research universities demonstrating high-research activity by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The Liquid Crystal Institute, for example, conducts research that translates into technologies used globally in laptops, calculators and flat screen televisions.
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