Scientific Instrument Technician

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Scientific Instrument Technician

Official Title
Scientific Instrument Technician

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Computer Science & Engineering - 130310


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Work Schedule
Mon - Fri, 8am - 5pm

Department Overview
The Department of Computer Science and Engineering offers bachelors, masters, and doctoral level education leading to the appropriate degrees in Computer Science and Computer Engineering.

The Department of Computer Science and Engineering provides a curriculum and course of training that will prepare today's undergraduate not only for today's challenges, but also for future challenges in a fast-paced, global, and diverse society. Computer Science and Engineering is the largest and oldest department in the College of Engineering, servicing over 1,400 students each year.

Job Description
The Computer Science & Engineering 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:

* Performing maintenance and construction of complex electronic and digital equipment for use in laboratory instruction or projects. More specifically, the equipment to be maintained includes computer systems, embedded controllers, oscilloscopes, and other measurement instruments, breadboarding, and development systems.
* Install, repair, and troubleshoot equipment in research laboratories and other departmental facilities.
* Work performed is subject to inspection and approved by departmental personnel for whom the work is performed. Most work is performed independently but receives general supervision from the Department Chair or delegated supervisor.
* Supervise student workers, teaching assistants, and other technicians when assigned to perform laboratory maintenance and development.

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.

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

* Bachelor's Degree in a related field (Computer Science, Computer Engineering or Electrical Engineering or Information Technology.) Must have working knowledge of related tools, equipment, materials, and computer devices, the ability to read and interpret complex material, the ability to make varied mathematical computations involved in designing and constructing apparatus and equipment, the ability to design, troubleshoot, and maintain all equipment, the ability to operate standard tools, and the knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions for work performed.

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

* An Applicant with a Master's degree in Computer Science or Computer Engineering may be able to earn additional compensation by teaching courses for the Department.

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Open Until Filled

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Job Type
Full-time Permanent

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Posted: 5/16/2019
Application Due: 6/27/2019
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