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Scientific Instrument Maker II

Job Description

TITLE: Scientific Instrument Maker II

JOB CODE: 4341



EEO6 CODE: 6 = Skilled Crafts

GRADE: Pay Grade 10

PAY PLAN: Annually
minimum 35,040.00
midpoint 45,204.00
maximum 55,368.00

PURPOSE: To provide for highly skilled fabrication, assembly and repair of precise and complicated instruments and machines, usually used for complex scientific research, engineering, or teaching projects. Responsible for the use of initiative and independent judgment in constructing instruments to precise standards from rough sketches or verbal instructions.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Lays out and plans complicated fabrication process and implements designs. Guides metals or plastics into place and secures stock. Operates lathes, shapers and milling machines to shape material. Measures parts to assure conformity to standards. Assembles parts and tests instruments or machines. Attaches electrical and electronic equipment for operation of instrument. May fabricate needed electric or electronic equipment and repair it. May use hand tools such as files or chisels. May assist student, researcher or supervisor in planning overall design, development and use. May forge, braze or weld. Performs related duties as required. Assists teaching, research or supervisory personnel in planning projects or instructing students on machine use. Maintains and repairs machines and tools. Orders supplies.

REPORTING RELATIONSHIPS: REPORTS TO: General instructions from Scientific Instrument Maker Supervisor on work to be performed, deadlines, etc. Effectiveness reviewed by review for safety of operation, precision of instruments and machines and ability to meet specifications and time limits. SUPERVISION: N/A SUPERVISION-OTHER: May supervise students.


REQUIRED EDUCATION-OTHER: High school or vocational school graduation.

REQUIRED EXPERIENCE / COMPETENCIES-OTHER: REQUIRED EXPERIENCES/COMPETENCIES: Three years as a journeyman machinist or instrument maker. OTHER REQUIREMENTS: Lathe, Milling Machine, Shaper, Planer, Drill Press, Welding Equipment, Micrometers, and other precision measuring devices. Accuracy in the inspection of the work of others and in the fabrications, etc. Working conditions are considered acceptable, but occasionally involve exposure to scientific hazards. 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.