Engineering Laboratory Technician
Title Code: 5125
Occ. Group: 621.871
Engineering Laboratory Technician
Skill Level: 9
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
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
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.
Work performed in the machining, fabrication, and construction of instructional and research apparatus used in engineering
Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities
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 comparators 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
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
Employees work under general supervision. Advice and guidance are available from the supervisor as needed for complex issues or exceptions to policy.
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
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.