University of Connecticut University of UC Title Fallback Connecticut

Electronic Design Technician I

Payroll Title: UCP III
Class Code: 0303-9083
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: N
Score: 450

JOB SUMMARY

Under the general supervision of designated supervisor or faculty member, constructs, maintains and designs standard and specialized electronic circuitry, electronic equipment and instrumentation in support of research and teaching activities.

GUIDELINES FOR USING THE POSITION

Incumbents in this position are expected to work under guidance of supervisor or faculty member, and would be expected to act on own initiative on routine technical matters according to established methods and procedures;  innovation limited to which standard method is best.

CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  1. Designs, constructs, tests, troubleshoots, packages and installs standard electronic circuits, devices and instruments or assists in the design of complex instruments.
  2. Adjusts, calibrates, aligns, tests, modifies circuitry and complex electronic components and equipment, e.g. data collection equipment and unusual test equipment, involving the use of meters, oscilloscopes, frequency standards, vacuum tubes, transistors, capacitors and transformers.
  3. Prepares complex schematics and wiring diagrams and mechanical and electronic layout.
  4. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs, which may be non?routine, on standard electronic instruments and equipment.
  5. Discusses layout and functional criteria of equipment or electronic units with faculty member or supervisor to clarify desired results; provides assistance regarding equipment and component requirements and capabilities;  may recommend appropriate equipment for experimental purposes.
  6. Monitors inventory of supplies, ordering as necessary, and monitor expenditures.
  7. Resolves routine design and malfunction problems of electronic equipment; or assists in resolving complex design and malfunction problems.
  8. Instructs other users in the proper and safe use of electronic equipment and devices.
  9. Keeps informed regarding current developments in the field of electronics and current modes of instrumentation.

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

  1. Technical Institute graduation with an Associates degree in electronics related field and one to three years experience in the construction, maintenance, testing, repair and design of scientific or electronic equipment or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Knowledge of principles of electronics.
  3. Knowledge of the methods and materials used in repair and maintenance of electronic instruments and devices.
  4. Ability to read and interpret diagrams and specifications, and to modify electronic and scientific instruments and devices.

Date Created: 6/28/1985