Title Code:    5125
Occ. Group:    621.871
 

ENGINEERING LABORATORY TECHNICIAN                             Skill Level:      9         

FLSA Status:  Non-exempt                                                                  IPEDS:        510

 

EXPECTATIONS FOR ALL EMPLOYEES

East Tennessee State University pursues its mission based upon core values. An employee's job performance must support and exhibit the university's core values:

PEOPLE come first, are treated with dignity and respect, and are encouraged to achieve their full potential;
RELATIONSHIPS are built on honesty, integrity and trust;
DIVERSITY
of people and thought is respected;
EXCELLENCE
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
EFFICIENCY
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and
COMMITMENT
to intellectual achievement is embraced.

JOB PURPOSE

 

Work performed in the machining, fabrication, and construction of instructional and research apparatus used in engineering

 

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

(Essential functions for this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.) 

 

-          Fabricates, customizes, tests, troubleshoots, repairs and installs electrical, mechanical, electromechanical and electronic measuring equipment

-          Sets-up standard and special purpose laboratory equipment to measure and test other instruments and equipment

-          Measures parts for conformity with specifications

-          Uses precision-measuring instruments such as calipers, internal and external micrometers, dial indicators and optical comperators to measure tolerances in components

-          Operates wood working and metal working machinery and joining, fastening, finishing and welding tools and equipment

-          Performs necessary maintenance on laboratory tools and equipment

-          Performs arc and acetylene welding

-          Assists instructors in laboratory sessions

-          May prepare project cost summary, including labor, equipment and materials

-          Instructs students in the use of tools and equipment

-          Requisitions and maintains inventory of supplies, tools, and equipment

 

SUPPLEMENTAL FUNCTIONS

 

-          All incumbents are expected to perform these functions except for those qualifying under the Americans with Disabilities Act for a reasonable accommodation.

-          These functions may vary by institution.

-          Incumbents may provide backup to various functions within the unit.

-          May be required to perform related clerical tasks as assigned

-          Performs other work as assigned

 

DIRECTION RECEIVED

 

Employees work under general supervision.  Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.

 

DIRECTION GIVEN

 

N/A

 

JOB SPECIFICATIONS

 

High school diploma or GED.  Completion of a standard apprenticeship in one of the industrial trades such as machinist or electrician or its equivalent

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES, AND WORKER CHARACTERISTICS

 

-          Knowledge of the materials, methods, and principles involved in constructing various instructional and research apparatus used in engineering laboratories

-          Knowledge of the use, care, and maintenance of tools and equipment such as wood working, metal working, electric, electronic welding tools, equipment and instruments

-          Knowledge of applicable occupational hazards and safety precautions

-          Ability to operate, calibrate and test equipment

-          Ability to read and  follow specifications and blueprints

-          Ability to provide basic instruction to students on the use of various tools, equipment and instruments

-          Ability to communicate and confer with vendors in ordering supplies and equipment

-          Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions

-          Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with students, instructors, and other employees

 

WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL DEMANDS/SPECIAL CONDITIONS

 

Specific working conditions, physical demands and special conditions relative to this position are on file in the Office of Human Resources for your information.

 

Date                         Skill         Evaluation

5/2004                        9           733033323

 

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The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position.