Payroll Title: UCP IX
Class Code: 0913-9089
Job Family: TLR
FLSA Code: E
Under the general direction of designated administrator, manages the electronics shop for a college/division and works independently in the design, development and fabrication of complex high-precision electronic equipment and models for use in the college/division research and educational activities.
CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Working independently, designs, develops and fabricates from original designs, prints, sketches or verbal/conceptual descriptions, complex high-precision technical equipment, models and instruments as specified or required for special research application, requiring knowledge of the laws and principles of glass technology, mechanical, electrical or office equipment/computer repair.
- Diagnoses, repairs, or rebuilds equipment and instruments as required.
- Consults with and advises researches concerning development of special instruments and devices required to accomplish research/educational goals.
- Consults with and advises staff in the planning of new laboratories and the modification of existing ones to accomplish research/educational goals.
- Keeps abreast of developments in area of expertise and related scientific fields through reading of scientific journals and technical papers.
- Maintains contact with vendors and searches commercial market to determine availability and cost of equipment/instruments to meet exact specifications for research/educational needs.
- Initiates the purchase of new types of equipment and supplies so that fabricated instruments and designs will be state-of-the-art.
- Recruits, trains, supervises, evaluates, schedules and assigns work to shop personnel engaged in the construction of routine and complex projects.
- Is responsible for the safety of all shop activities; sets up and maintains safety program and equipment maintenance program.
- Supervises, coordinates and schedules shop projects to meet deadlines and requests, evaluating and assigning priorities to individual projects.
- Develops operating budget and estimates labor and material costs for each project.
- Advises, assists and instructs shop users in their work in electronics shop and in operation of electronic instruments and systems.
- Provides instruction and operation manuals, performance specifications and all necessary documentation and data for inclusion in various professional publications and possible patent applications.
- Maintains and controls inventory of shop supplies and equipment, with authority for restoring depleted stocks and repair of replacement of equipment.
- Evaluates shop functions and recommends changes in current or future operations. Maintains files and records necessary to support shop activities.
- May conduct technical shop safety courses and certifies shop users are qualified to use equipment and machinery.
- Performs related duties as required.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering or physical sciences OR Equivalent combination of training and experience in design and construction of intricate instruments, gained in research lab setting
- At least 6 years experience in the engineering field with proven ability to design, construct, test, repair, and maintain complex electronic equipment.
- Ability to work independently and within reasonable time limits.
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art technological apparatus
- Imaginative approach to problem solving and ability to trouble-shoot
- Supervisory ability
- Knowledge of basic principles of electronics and electrical design
OTHER DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS/SKILLS
- Master’s degree
- Extensive knowledge of advanced physical principles on which scientific instruments operate.
Date Created: 06/28/85
Date Revised: 04/05/04