Scientific Instr Technician

Denton, TX
Mar 02, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Requisition Number

Job Title
Scientific Instr Technician

Official Title
Scientific Instr Technician

Position Number

Biological Sciences - 121100


Is this an internal posting only?

Work Schedule
Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm;

Department Overview
The Department of Biological Sciences provides professional expertise and service to local, state, national and international constituencies, while promoting the discovery, advancement, and dissemination of basic and applied knowledge in the life and environmental sciences.

Job Description
The Biological Sciences Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Scientific Instrument Technician to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:
* Troubleshoot, repair, calibrate and maintain scientific
* Install new equipment.
* Perform needed preventive maintenance.
* Act as liaison with facilities to aid and maintaining the Life
Sciences Complex.
* Coordinate usage of the department vehicles.
* Reconcile monthly purchasing card statement.
* Supervise, evaluate and train Instrument Shop employees.

The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate.

The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess the following required qualifications:

Associate's Degree in related field and three years of related experience; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:

* Working knowledge of related tools, equipment, materials, and other devices.
* Ability to read and interpret complex drawings, charts and designs.
* Ability to work from ideas and to draw own sketches and designs.
* Ability to make varied mathematical computations involved in designing and constructing apparatus and equipment.
* Skill in the care and use of tools and equipment.
* Ability to design, trouble-shoot and maintain complex equipment.
* Ability to operate standard tools and equipment.
* Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.

Preferred Qualifications
The preferred candidate will possess the following additional qualifications:

* Minimum 5 years experience of repairing and installing scientific instrumentation and equipment.
* Minimum 5 years working in academic environment.
* Knowledge of UNT policies and procedures.
* Degree or certification from technical college/institution.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a list of three professional references with their online application.

Is this a security sensitive position?

Driving a University Vehicle?

Job Open Date

Job Close Date
Open Until Filled

Pay Rate
Salary Commensurate with Experience

Pay Basis

Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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