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East Tennessee State University

Dental Equipment Service Worker

Title Code: 6110 

Occ. Group: 415.988 

Dental Equipment Service Worker

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;
of people and thought is respected;
is achieved through teamwork, leadership, creativity, and a strong work ethic;
is achieved through wise use of human and financial resources; and COMMITMENT to intellectual achievement is embraced.


Employees in this class are under general supervision. Work performed in servicing and maintaining the equipment used in training dental hygienist and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Repairs and/or replaces mechanical working parts on dental equipment such as dental chairs, handpieces, manikins, dentoforms, etc.

Repairs and/or replaces switches, wiring and other electrical parts and components.

Maintains air compressors, water-air separators, and power units.

Requisitions parts and supplies.

Establishes and follows a regular schedule of maintenance.

Installs new equipment as needed.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of basic electrical repair and electronics, plumbing and hydraulics.

Knowledge of mechanical maintenance.

Knowledge of the required tools and repair equipment.

Ability to troubleshoot problem situations and determine proper course of action.

Ability to establish and follow a maintenance schedule.

Ability to perform mechanical and related maintenance work.

Ability to use the required tools and equipment.

Ability to read and follow schematic and other diagrams.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees. 

Recommended Qualifications

Applicants possessing these qualifications have a good probability for success in this class. However, applicants not possessing these qualifications should apply if they believe their training and experience will enable them to perform the work successfully. Graduation from a standard high school. Training in dental equipment service. Experience involving electric, plumbing, hydraulic and other maintenance. 

  Date        Skill         Eval           
11/14/90      7      623032222

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. 

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