Instrument Maker III

East Lansing MI
Jul 12, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Summary Major Position Responsibilities 

Evaluates malfunctions in complex plumbing systems, develops solutions, and takes corrective action; Adapts commercially available components to meet specialized needs; Develops and fabricates innovative methods, components, and equipment to meet specialized needs; Inspects, installs, maintains, and repairs building fire safety sprinkler systems and components; Maintains and repairs well and potable water distribution systems; Maintains and repairs interior and exterior sanitary and storm disposal systems; Maintains and repairs water and heating systems within facilities; Installs, maintains, or repairs specialized equipment, such as stills and other demineralized water systems; Performs work on other mechanical systems; Designs and interprets blueprints, diagrams, sketches, and job specifications; Provides technical information, advice, operating instructions, and similar information to supporting skilled trades employees; Serves as a resource authority to supporting skilled trades; Leads, trains and oversees support staff; Prepares detailed reports, recommendations, records, and similar information for supervisory and management use.


Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills

Associates degree in Electronics, Mechanics, Plumbing or a trades area specific to the work to be performed, or an equivalent combination of related technical training and experience. Two years experience as an Instrument Maker II or equivalent experience in one or more skilled trades areas specific to the job duties to be performed. Expert knowledge of the methods, materials, tools, equipment, occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade areas specific to the job duties to be performed. Ability to assist in the design of precise and complicated instruments. Skill in the use of appropriate tools and mechanical or electronic equipment. May be required to furnish own tools. May require attainment of a license appropriate to the area of expertise up to and including the master level. May require working in and around X-ray producing apparatus, radioactive materials, cryogenic liquids and/or other potentially hazardous materials. Frequent lifting of 26 pounds and over is required. Electronic: Expert knowledge of miniaturized assemblies, noise minimizing wiring techniques, and component availability. Electro/Mechanical: Expert knowledge of applicable local, state and federal codes, rules and regulations. May require possession of a master electrician's license. Machinist: Expert knowledge of computer controlled, programmable or conventional machine tools, machining and related operations. Repair: Thorough knowledge and demonstrated skills in three trades areas (mechanical, electronic, electro/mechanical, machinist, welding, refrigeration, etc.) directly related to the duties to be performed. May require possession of EPA 40 CFR Part 82f Type I and Type II Certification at the time of hire or prior to completion of applicable trial or probation period. Frequent lifting of 50 pounds and occasional lifting of more than 75 pounds.

Desired Qualifications

  • Completion of high school education or an equivalent combination of technical training and experience; Eight years of experience in the trade, including two years of satisfactory experience at MSU as a licensed Plumber I and demonstrated ability to independently perform the duties and responsibilities of the classification; Expert knowledge of methods, materials, tools,equipment, occupational hazards,and safety precautions of the trade; Expert knowledge of applicable building codes, rules, and regulations (local, state, and federal); Possession of a State of Michigan Master Plumber license; Possession of a valid State of Michigan vehicle operator's license; Must furnish own hand tools.




Required Application Materials

Cover letter and CV

Work Hours


Summary of Physical Demands

Lift tool boxes; Move supplies; Move equipment; climbing ladders;


Bidding eligibility ends on 7/18/17 at 11:55 PM.

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