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East Tennessee State University

Scientific Equipment Technician

Title Code: 5260 

Occ. Group: 621.916 

Scientific Equipment Technician

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 maintaining scientific, engineering, and electronic test and experiment apparatus and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Calibrates, repairs, and maintains electronic and mechanical test equipment.

Maintains scientific and engineering test and experiment apparatus.

Maintains computer terminals and related equipment.

Provides both consultative and manual technical assistance in the assembly and design of engineering and experimental apparatus and models.

Assembles new scientific equipment.

Provides assistance to insure the proper placement, installation, and assembly of new technical equipment and general technical equipment.

Provides quality control assistance on new equipment.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of electronic and mechanical test equipment.

Knowledge of the maintenance of scientific and engineering test and experiment apparatus.

Knowledge of tools and test equipment used in electronics work.

Ability to calibrate, repair, and maintain electronic and mechanical test equipment.

Ability to instruct and demonstrate to others the use of electronic and mechanical test equipment.

Ability to troubleshoot electronic systems using a schematic or wiring diagram and electronic test equipment.

Ability to test quality control of new equipment.

Ability to evaluate situations and make decisions.

Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with the students and 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. Successful completion of two years training in a related technical program. Experience in electronic testing or closely related field. 

Date         Skill         Eval            
10/16/89      9     733022323

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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