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East Tennessee State University

Title Code: 6290
Occ. Group: 415.922 

Shop 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 designing, building, and repairing laboratory and electronic equipment and performing related work as required. 

Characteristic Duties and Responsibilities

Designs, constructs, and repairs laboratory and electronic equipment for different departments.

Builds equipment using plexiglass or other materials.

Repairs meters, electric motors, and transformers.

Tests faulty electronic components and circuits to determine cause of malfunction.

Replaces or repairs defective parts using hand tools and a soldering iron.

Operates and maintains a variety of equipment such as saws, sanders, drills, lathes, etc.

Performs other work as assigned. 

Required Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of electronic test equipment.

Knowledge of the operation of different types of equipment such as saws, sanders, drills, lathes, etc.

Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.

Knowledge of fundamental principles of electronics.

Ability to troubleshoot and locate defective electronic components and wiring.

Ability to read and interpret plans and specifications.

Ability to use the required tools and equipment.

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. Completion of a course of study in electronics at a trade, military or other technical school. Responsible experience in shop work and electronics. 

Date         Skill         Eval           
10/1/80        6     633013213

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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