Instrument Technician

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Posting Information

Posting Number2020408Posting/Functional TitleInstrument TechnicianUniversity Pay Plan TitleInstrument TechnicianLocationSan MarcosDepartmentShared Research Operations Recruitment TypeOpen to AllJob TypeFull-TimeMonthly Salary$3,570 - $5,068.34Job Category Non-ExemptRequired Qualifications: Applicants must specifically address how they meet these required qualifications to meet the requirements of the position.

Experience working as a laboratory technician or equivalent position.
Experience with materials synthesis and/or characterization equipment.
Experience with equipment maintenance, troubleshooting, field test instrumentation, and repair.
Knowledge of chemical hygiene and lab safety best practices.

Preferred Qualifications

Preference will be given to candidates with degree in a physical science or engineering discipline, experience working in demanding technical environments (e.g. cleanroom, research center, UVH equipment cluster, equipment manufacturer), and/or demonstrated experience providing training and instruction to faculty, staff, student, or industry users in the proper operation, maintenance, and repair of scientific laboratory equipment.

Job Description

The Instrument Technician is responsible for management of sophisticated research instrumentation associated with Texas State University’s shared research areas. The technician will also supervise general laboratory maintenance, ensure proper operation of instrumentation, carry out installation and training on new equipment and procedures, and enforce laboratory safety protocols to facilitate research and education for Texas State University faculty, staff, student, and external users.

Job Duties

Assist in operation of shared research laboratories and equipment management to facilitate research and instruction in areas including but not limited to materials synthesis, characterization and device fabrication.
Work in team to address broad, interdisciplinary needs of research service centers and shared equipment laboratories.
Assist/supervise repair, maintenance, troubleshooting, and operation of lab equipment and facilities including but not limited to optics, electronics, vacuum, sensors, DI, CDA, compressed gas delivery, and CW systems.
Create and maintain written logs, reports, procedures, and documentation on work performed.
Assist in the design, development, and construction of custom equipment and experimental setups
Provide training and oversight to faculty, staff, student, and industry users in the proper operation and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
Oversee and supervise laboratory maintenance schedule, including assigning maintenance tasks to student workers.
Work with Chemical Hygiene Officers and EHS&RM to implement laboratory specific safety plans in accordance with Texas State University’s Chemical Hygiene Plan
Maintain inventory of chemicals, PPE, consumables, equipment spares, technology resources, and other general supplies appropriate for laboratories.
Other duties as assigned.

Additional Information to ApplicantsJob Open Date08/31/2020Job Close Date (posting closes at midnight)Open Until FilledYesNormal Work DaysMonday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, FridayNormal Work Hours Start8:00AMNormal Work Hours End5:00PMPosting NoticesYOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A RESUME., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A COVER LETTER., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION., YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO ELECTRONICALLY ATTACH A TRANSCRIPT.Legal and Required Notices

Texas State University is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, committed to inclusive thought and action in support of our diverse community. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups and all those who share our commitment to inclusivity and passion for the strength of our diversity are strongly encouraged to apply.

Employment with Texas State University is contingent upon the outcome of record checks and verifications including criminal history, driving records, education records, employment verifications, reference checks, and employment eligibility verifications.

Texas State University is a tobacco-free campus. Smoking and the use of any tobacco product will not be allowed anywhere on Texas State property or in university owned or leased vehicles.

Texas State University is a member of the Texas State University System.

Why work @ Texas State?

• Amazing health insurance: various coverage options starting your first day of employment for full-time employees with Texas State paying 100% of the employee premium and 50% for your dependents!
• Generous paid time off: vacation, holidays, sick days and many more!
• Excellent work life balance resources: mother and family-friendly resources in addition to a comprehensive FREE wellness program
• Great training and development opportunities: choose from a variety of classroom and online course offerings, learning resources, certifications, and employee educational support programs.
• An inclusive Bobcat community: join our many social networks offered on and off-campus
• Retirement peace of mind: TRS pension, retirement plans and voluntary saving options with generous employer contributions

By joining the Texas State Bobcat team, you’ll be a part of one of the most beautiful, diverse, and growing universities in the nation.

Quick Link DocumentRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Transcripts (all in one document)
  4. Letter of Recommendation #1
Optional Documents
  1. DD 214/DD1300
  2. Veteran's Preference
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