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Installs, repairs, and performs preventive maintenance on laboratory instruments and equipment for the Department of Biology. Assists users in the operation of new or used equipment. Provides electrical and electronic services in the troubleshooting of complex instrumentation.
Maintains ultra-, high speed-, and micro-centrifuges, water baths, incubators, oven, power supplies, meters, spectrophotometers, Geiger counters, growth chambers, shakers, autoclaves, washers, liquid scintillation counters, freeze drier, cell disrupters, microscopes, vacuum pumps, analytical and electronic balances, and other equipment associated with a laboratory environment. Assists in the design, fabricates, and installs lights and wiring for light growth racks, computer cubicles and various electronic items for unique or specialized applications upon request. Communicates with faculty and staff concerning equipment, repair costs, and options. Assists in installation of new equipment for departmental and laboratory use. Trains users in maintenance, calibration, repair and use of electronic devices and equipment. Serves as a technical resource to equipment users. Contacts vendors regarding repair parts and/or to ask technical questions.
High school diploma or GED, completion of an accredited post-high school program in electronics or electrical engineering and two years of electronics design, modification and repair experience.
Combinations of education and related experience may be considered.
Knowledge of the principles and techniques of digital and analog applied electronics. Knowledge of the construction, use and operation of complex electronic equipment and devices. Knowledge of available test and measurement equipment used in laboratories. Ability to understand complex wiring diagrams and to design, construct, calibrate, maintain, and repair electronic equipment. Ability to provide effective instruction in the operation, calibration, repair, construction and maintenance of electrical and electronic equipment. Knowledge of computers. Excellent communication skills with a high level of commitment to providing excellent instrumentation support to graduate students, staff, and faculty. Ability to work well with both professional and support personnel. Demonstrated motivation as a self-starter. Ability to work without direct supervision. Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
One year of refrigeration experience. HVAC certification.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be able to move throughout Jordan Hall, Myers Hall and Simon Hall in order to monitor and repair the equipment located in the classrooms and research laboratories. The ability to lift 50 pounds is required on an occasional basis. The ability to bend at the waist, and kneel, crouch and maneuver oneself around and/or behind equipment in order to repair it. Must be able to withstand heat and/or cold: some large equipment is located in rooms kept at a temperature of +37 degrees Celsius. Remaining stationary for long periods of time is required.
Salary Plan: SS
Salary Grade: 0H
Job Function: Research
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