5058 Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician

POSITION IDENTIFICATION

TITLE Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician

CLASSIFICATION NUMBER 5058

GRADE 32

CLASSIFICATION  Nonexempt

IMMEDIATE SUPERVISOR Department Head

MAJOR ADMINISTRATOR Dean, College of Business Administration

GENERAL FUNCTION

The Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician maintains and oversees the Technology and Construction Management laboratories, setting up laboratories for faculty, repairing equipment as needed, and supervising student workers. 

MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE QUALIFICATIONS

Education/Experience: An Associate’s degree in Applied Science (AAS) in a technical field such as electronics, industrial maintenance, or a similar field and two years of experience in electronics, industrial maintenance, or a similar field or an equivalent combination of education and experience 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.  A working knowledge of Programmable Logic Controllers (PLCs), robotics, and Computerized Numerical Control (CNC) machines and programming, AutoCAD, industrial controls, and various construction methods is preferred.   

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 equipment by cleaning, calibrating,  modifying, and  repairing equipment such as CNC mill and lathe, 5-axis robotic arm, coordinate measuring machine, and plastic injection molder.

2. Sets up equipment and laboratories for faculty use in instruction.

3. Ensures the completeness of repairs made on 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.

4. Facilitates the installation of equipment 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 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 departments equipment by utilizing the 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 research and student instruction by providing technical advice on the use of 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 department head.

12. Contributes to the overall success of the Department of Technology and Construction Management by performing all other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

 SUPERVISION

The Technology and Construction Management Laboratory Technician is supervised by the department head and supervises student workers.

OFFICE OF HUMAN RESOURCES

JUNE 2009

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 3 - 897 Points: Regular but limited supervision and training of small numbers of student or part-time workers is required where the nature of supervision is largely confined to scheduling work and/or assigning tasks. Supervision at this level may also involve directing the work assignments of one or more full-time employees, but supervision typically does not include a full range of supervisory responsibilities, and the supervisory duties typically do not consume a large portion of the work day.

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.