Job Requisition Number: 25192. The incumbent provides professional engineering technician support as part of the College of Letters and Science Facilities Office supporting academic instructional labs and/or research projects and programs, hands-on electronics and instrumentation repair, design, and fabrication services in support of teaching labs, research tabs, and various research support facilities. Typical lab equipment in need of repair includes incubators, powers supplies and other bench top equipment. The services provided to the University by the incumbent are unique on this campus because the incumbent has individually mastered skills that are normally provided by several specialty workers in different disciplines. The incumbents broad depth of knowledge and career experience allow him to very successfully design, fabricate, install, performance test, calibrate, modify and repair electrical, electronic, pneumatic equipment, scientific instrumentation, environmentally controlled research rooms, and mechanical equipment.
•Repairs, cleans, modifies, designs, constructs, and calibrates scientific instrumentation, equipment, and associated systems as required. Equipment serviced includes: lyophilizers, incubators, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, shakers, liquid chromatography, LC detectors, monochromators, electrophoresis power supplies, gas analyzers, microwave heating, environmentally controlled rooms and incubators, autoclaves, emergency power systems, motor controls, chart recorders, specialized IR, UV, and visible light sources, and monitors for temperature, humidity, density, flow, level, pH, conductivity, and radioactivity. •Performs inspections and maintenance of centralized utility systems, including C02, and deionized water. •Prioritizes incoming work orders as per departmental policies. •Manages time and plans jobs to achieve recharge financial goals. •Expedites receipt of back ordered materials, parts, and equipment as required. •Procures maintenance documents from vendors and maintains service files to enable cost effective servicing. •Documents all engineering changes and/or designs of equipment for future use by others. •Critiques and modifies equipment design as required to improve safety, reliability, and end-user convenience. •Provides work order requesters with job cost estimates (labor and materials) as required. •Locates suitable vendors and procures price and delivery information for shop technical supplies and outside service procedures. •Specifies materials and parts applicable to various research projects and for equipment modification and/or repair. •Initiates all purchase requests related to area of responsibility to ensure the timely completion of all jobs and projects undertaken. •Tests and commissions new systems to ensure correct operation. •Data logs equipment and facility control parameters as needed to confirm correct operation or to assist in making diagnosis of malfunctioning systems. •Maintains computer records for periodic maintenance, purchasing, billing, and budget management. •Documents labor and material usage for recharge reports. •Maintains shop and shop equipment in serviceable and safe condition. •Performs regular self-audits of work safety practices including tesiing of safety equipment, chemical/solvent handling, and associated storage/disposal methods.•Thorough knowledge associated with independently performing the full range of engineering professional design work. •Thorough knowledge necessary to apply principles, practices and procedures in the completion of assignments. •Demonstrated organizational and decision-making abilities to prioritize competing work assignments in order to meet deadlines and adherence to quality standards. •Strong analytical and judgment skills to independently conduct analyses and develop appropriate recommendations. •Effective written and verbal communication skills. •Ability to work in a collaborative manner, to assist in identifying any challenges or barriers. •Basic machining skills to operate metal working machines (lathes, mills, presses, saws, etc.) for equipment repair and fabrication of obsolete parts. •Ability to troubleshoot and conduct component level repair of PC boards, machine interfaces, etc.
Education: •Proficiency in electrical, electronic theory and successful history in field servicing in these areas. •Journeymen level experience repair. •Ability to read and interpret a wide range of technical drawings including: electrical schematics, electronic schematics, pneumatic schematics, diagnostic flow charts, building systems schematics. •Proficiency in creating, compiling and maintaining technical servicing information. •Ability to accurately record servicing labor and expense costs and subsequent and monthly billing reports. • Bachelor’s degree in engineering or science in related discipline or equivalent experience.
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