Scientific Instrument Tech II

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General Summary

Plan and perform the design, fabrication, repair, alteration, and maintenance of complex electronic, optical, and mechanical scientific equipment and instrumentation used for teaching and research; and provide expert technical and training assistance to faculty, staff and students. Position functions at an expert technical level, performing all functions for the maintenance of a large and complex inventory of equipment, with minimal guidance and supervision.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and perform preventative maintenance for departmental inventory of scientific equipment and instrumentation (including integrated circuits and computers, printers, interfaces, and other peripheral equipment).

Troubleshoot and repair inoperable equipment in science labs.

Plan the design, fabrication, modification, installation, and testing of scientific models, equipment, and instrumentation.

Maintain and modify scientific apparatus involving electronic circuitry, optics, physics, and chemical analysis procedures.

Provide instruction and technical assistance to faculty, staff, and students in the techniques or use of scientific equipment and instrumentation.

Respond to requests for emergency repairs.

Maintain instrument service records.

Order and maintain inventories of supplies and tools.

Assist in decisions for purchasing equipment and instrumentation, and phasing out obsolete or worn out equipment.

Oversee the stocking and maintenance of storage areas.

Perform related departmental duties as required.


Knowledge of electronic circuitry, optics, computer hardware and software, and scientific equipment, instruments, and laboratory practices, typically acquired through the completion of two years of post-high school course work or training in science, engineering, mathematics, electronics and computer technology, is necessary in order to design, fabricate, maintain, and repair complex scientific equipment and instrumentation.

Knowledge of the methods, materials, and equipment used in scientific instrumentation is necessary.

Knowledge of integrated circuits and computer interfaces is necessary.

The ability to prepare, read, and interpret complex schematics, diagrams, and operating instructions is necessary.

Four years of directly-relevant experience in the design, construction, repair, and maintenance of electronic, optical, and mechanical scientific equipment and instrumentation is necessary.

Some experience in teaching and instruction is desired.

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Posted: 10/15/2020
Application Due: 1/13/2021
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