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Scientific Apparatus Engineering Technician

Job Description

TITLE: Scientific Apparatus Engineering Technician

JOB CODE: 4338



EEO6 CODE: 5 = Technical/Para Professional

GRADE: Pay Grade 11

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 38,892.00
midpoint 50,562.00
maximum 62,232.00

PURPOSE: To provide professional skills in the design, fabrication and maintenance of scientific apparatus. Responsible for the application of electrical/mechanical technology to the development and repair of scientific apparatus.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Designs and fabricates scientific apparatus. Installs, tests and determines operating parameters for apparatus. Repairs complex scientific equipment including equipment for which no diagrams are available and equipment, which has been modified substantially since it was manufactured. May work in a gallium arsenide and microwave, or high-pressure wind tunnel research laboratory. Operate and maintain one or more of the following: high-voltage and high-vacuum, research equipment, microwave circuits, measurements, chemical processing and high pressure air equipment. Performs related duties. Modifies existing equipment for the particular requirements of the institution. Instructs other personnel in the operation and care of scientific apparatus.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: Minimal supervision by section chief or department head. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May supervise junior engineers or technicians.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: Bachelor of Science degree in electrical/mechanical engineering, electronic technology.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Five years of experience in the design, construction and maintenance of scientific apparatus. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Oscilloscope, volt-ohm-milliamp meter, nuclear counters, pulse pre-amplifiers, amplifiers, various circuits, nuclear detection, all test equipment, lathes, mills, welders, air compressors and wind tunnels. Extreme precision in the fabrication or modification of equipment. Working conditions considered acceptable, but occasionally involves exposure to scientific hazards and high noise levels. Alertness and careful attention is required to avoid injury to self and others. Specific job requirements or physical location of positions allocated to this classification render the security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Section 51.215 Texas Education Code.