TITLE Electronics Technician I
CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5057
IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Senior Electronics Technician
MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Natural & Applied Sciences
The Electronics Technician I tests, troubleshoots, calibrates, and repairs electronic and scientific equipment used in the academic and research programs of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences, including the Departments of Agriculture, Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Geography, Geology & Planning, Mathematics, and Physics & Astronomy. The Electronics Technician I assists in the construction and modification of electronic and scientific devices, assists in writing software for scientific equipment for experiments, designs and installs circuitry, repairs computer hardware and peripherals, provides user support for various computer labs, resolves network connection and application software problems, provides technical support and maintenance services to other campus entities, and maintains maintenance and repair records on equipment, inventory of parts, components, and supplies.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A high school diploma or the equivalent plus one to two years of formal electronics training beyond high school is required. An Associate's degree in electronics or a related field is preferred.
Experience: At least three years experience which includes experience in several different areas of electronics is required.
Skills: A demonstrated knowledge of the principles of advanced electronics, including digital electronics, is required. The ability to maintain, trouble shoot, repair and calibrate electronic equipment is required. Skills in the use of hand tools and test equipment as well as general mechanical aptitude are required. The ability to read schematics and wiring diagrams is required. Effective interpersonal skills are required.
Effort: Must be able to lift and carry up to 50 pounds in materials.
Other: Must possess normal color vision.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
1. Maintains the operational condition of scientific and electronic equipment by cleaning, calibrating, modifying, and repairing equipment such as recorders, pH meters, electron microscopes, IR-UV-visible spectrophotometers, NMR spectrometers, gas chromatograph mass spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrometer, high performance liquid chromatographs, scintillation counter, gamma counter, molecular beam epitaxy equipment, x-ray equipment, cartography equipment, micro-computers, computer peripherals, ion implanter, multimeters, oscilloscopes, oxygen and carbon dioxide research instrumentation, grape press, punch press, electronic scanners, etc.
2. Ensures the completeness of repairs made on scientific and electronic equipment by diagnosing and locating point(s) of failure, determining underlying cause(s) of malfunctions, and initiating appropriate corrective action by repairing or replacing defective parts and components.
3. Facilitates faculty scholarly research by assisting in the fabrication of experimental and scientific equipment, developing schematics, and determining operating standards.
4. Facilitates the installation of equipment (either new purchases or equipment relocated within the College) by assisting with receiving, moving, unpacking, inventorying, testing, and setting up the equipment.
5. Contributes to the decision-making process regarding the upgrade/replacement or purchase of equipment by conferring with faculty and administrators, discussing the purpose, performance parameters, and cost and time constraints, reviewing specifications, maintenance requirements, versatility, and dependability of new or replacement equipment, providing an evaluation of various brands and products available from vendors, and rendering an appropriate recommendation.
6. Ensures the accountability and availability of required parts, components and supplies by maintaining various records of required supplies, assisting with controlling inventory, and ordering parts, components or other supplies as needed.
7. Promotes preventive maintenance as a strategy in maintaining electronic and scientific equipment by maintaining accurate records on each piece of equipment indicating all maintenance required and performed, other repairs, and required calibrations.
8. Maintains a current knowledge of the specifications of the College's electronic and scientific equipment by utilizing the Technical Library and accessing electronic resources for technical manuals, manufacturer's publications, and circuit diagrams needed for maintaining and repairing equipment.
9. Contributes to the effective and efficient use of the University's computing resources by providing on-site and telephone user support for various computer labs, faculty and staff workstations, installing, troubleshooting, and repairing computer hardware, peripherals, and software, and providing network connection assistance and troubleshooting.
10. Assists faculty and graduate student research and student instruction by providing technical advice on the use of scientific equipment and conducting classroom demonstrations when operation of complex electronic equipment is involved.
11. Remains competent and current through self-directed professional reading, developing professional contacts with colleagues, attending professional development courses, and attending training and/or courses as required by the Senior Electronics Technician.
12. Contributes to the overall success of the College of Natural and Applied Sciences by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.
The Electronics Technician I is supervised by the Senior Electronics Technician.
OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES
REVISED MARCH 2007
JOB FAMILY 3
Factor 1: Educational/Experience Requirements of the Job
Level 6 - 1182 Points: A combination of education and experience equivalent to a Level 6 as indicated by the Equivalencies Chart, when permitted by the Minimum Acceptable Qualifications.
Factor 2: Supervisory Responsibility
Level 2 - 598 Points: Irregular but occasional responsibility to direct the work of student workers and/or temporary or part-time workers. At this level are jobs in which the incumbent may be asked to supervise small numbers of student workers, graduate assistants, or part-time employees, but the supervisory work is irregular or infrequent. The nature of supervision is largely confined to assigning tasks to others and does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities.
Factor 3: Skill, Complexity, and Technical Mastery
Level 4 - 1300 Points: Knowledge of information technology such as could be acquired through experience or classroom-based course work in either vendor-focused or technology specific training such as Oracle, HTML, Java, or Extensible Markup Language. Knowledge permits the employee to carry out routine assignments and to gain familiarity with operating systems, equipment, software, and business goals of the University. Alternatively, knowledge of established processes, methods, and techniques, as well as practical knowledge of a few specific technical and scientific principles. Alternatively, advanced knowledge of a skilled trade to solve unusually complex problems. Knowledge permits the employee to schedule and carry out the steps of a limited operation or project to complete important stages in a multi-step project.
Factor 4: Budgetary Control
Level 2 - 386 Points: Individuals in jobs at this level actively document, monitor, and control expenditures. At this level incumbents may recommend minor expenditures but have no real authority over budgets.
Factor 5: Work Environment and Physical Demands
Level 2 - 50 Points: The work area is generally adequately lighted and ventilated, but may involve some discomfort such as the moderate noise from machines or occasional uncomfortable temperatures. The work may require some exertion such as frequent standing, considerable walking, frequent bending, kneeling, reaching, and stooping, and may include occasional lifting of moderately heavy objects. Work may require specific but common physical abilities.
Factor 6: Work Impact and Effect
Level 2 - 1620 Points: Work products or services impact the accuracy, reliability, or acceptability of further processes or services. Work activities may be complex, but normally involve addressing conventional problems or situations with established methods to supply departments, programs, classes, or units with information, software, or equipment they use to perform their work. Improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures affect performance, create delays, and/or otherwise affect the welfare of programs or individuals. While improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures have significant effects, the effects are more often inconvenient rather than severe and impact relatively few people. Improperly performed work and/or equipment or software failures are normally correctable in the short-to-medium term with relatively minor costs and delays, but emergency repairs are typically unavailable.