Scientific Instrument Technician

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Requisition Number

Job Title
Scientific Instrument Technician

Official Title
Scientific Instrument Technician

Position Number

VP Research & Innovation - 190000


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Work Schedule
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

Department Overview
This position is housed in the Additive Manufacturing Laboratory (AML) which is the part of the Materials Research Facility (MRF), a university wide central research user facility. The additive manufacturing and 3D metal printing machines along with all pre and post process equipment/instruments housed in AML are available for education and scientific experiments in undergraduate and graduate programs. These activities include but not limited to demonstrations and training of students and faculty on proper operation of equipment.

Job Description
The VP Research & Innovation Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire a Scientific Instrument Technician to join our team. This position is responsible for installing, inspecting, troubleshooting, repairing, modifying, designing, and fabricating instruments and equipment used for scientific experiments in UNT's Additiive Manufactuing Laboratory (AML). Performs demonstrations and training for students and faculty on proper operation of equipment in the AML. Helps students, post-doctoral researchers, faculty and external collaborators, in executing specific jobs on 3D printing/additive manufacturing of metals for sponsored research projects. Sets up laboratory exercises for courses related to AM.

In addition the following specific requirements are associated with the position:

* Perform mechanical and electrical layout, construction, modification, testing, adjustment, calibration, and preventive maintenance on simple and complex additive manufacturing (AM) equipment for use in scientific research or instruction.

* Perform trouble-shooting of AM equipment and related pre- and post-processing equipment in the AML. Reads schematic diagrams in designing or repairing apparatus and equipment. Uses various testing devices to locate and evaluate circuit voltages and resistance.Rebuilds AM equipment to improve or change its operation, as required.

* Purchases supplies and parts for equipment in AML. Responsible for asset inventor in the AML.

* Set up laboratory exercises for students in university courses involving AM components.

* Help with senior design projects related to AM of metals.

* Perform safety inspections and observes safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed in the AML.

The University of North Texas System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University of North Texas System and its component institutions do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

Minimum Qualifications
The successful candidate will possess an 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.

Special Instructions to Applicants
Applicants must submit a resume and a cover letter with their online application.

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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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Job No:
Posted: 12/31/2018
Application Due: 3/1/2019
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