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  • Laboratory Instrumentation and Machinist Technician

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LABORATORY INSTRUMENTATION AND MACHINIST TECHNICIAN

Salary: $25.12/hour
Location: Office of the Dean - Bayer School of Natural and Environmental Sciences
Position Status: Full-time
Hours: 8:30am to 4:30pm
Position Number: 33941
Open Date: February 3, 2016
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Notes: Accepting resumes
Send Resume To: apply.interfolio.com/33941

NATURE OF WORK:

This is technical work in the maintenance, repair, and calibration of laboratory instrumentation. Work involves the maintenance, repair, and calibration of a wide variety of scientific instrumentation inclusing occasional fabrication and modification. The individual will provide technical support and advice to university staff, faculty and students regarding installation, repair, and safe operation of equipment and systems. The employee will report to the Instrument Manager. Additional guidance is provided through OSHA safety standards, maintenance manuals, and University environmental health and safety standards. Work is reviewed by the Manager for compliance with safety standards and to discuss future plans. No supervision is exercised over others.

ILLUSTRATIVE EXAMPLES OF WORK:

  1. Repairs and calibrates various laboratory instruments.
  2. Performs preventative and/or regular maintenance on various laboratory instruments, including spectrometers, chromatographs, and other scientific instruments.
  3. Rebuilds and/or recovers older and little used equipment.
  4. Assures proper alignment of instruments and instrument parts.
  5. Communicates with University staff, students, and faculty to give and receive information, determined repair needs, and train students on laboratory equipment.

REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:

Work requires an Associate's Degree in electronics or a related field, and two years experience in electronics; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the following knowledge,skills and abilities required to perform the essential job functions. This includes, but is not limted to the following: Associate degree in electronic technology with experience in the scientific instgrumentation field or equivalent military electronics program; ability to read and interpret schematics; ability to troubleshoot, repair, and calibrate electronic equipment and controls, pneumatic equipment and controls, advanced analytical and laboratory equipment; familiarity with computers, software, computerized control systems and interfacing instrument control systems; strong skills in the following areas: self-motivation, teamwork, communications, problem solving, dependability and innovation; commitment to following and supporting safety practices; willingness to keep up-to-date with new technology; ability to use instrumentation test equipment; ability to use hand and power tools.

Desirable Additional Skills and Experience:

  1. Machine shop experience.
  2. Instrumentation metrology and calibration experience
  3. Ability to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Work is both sedentary and active and involves sitting at a repairt station, walking, standing, bending, safety lifting or carrying heavy equipment and parts plus papers, books, manuals, supplies, equipment, instruments and other related work items. The technician operates energized machinery. Occasionally, the technician may be required to climb a ladder and/or to safely lift items heavier then 50 pounds. Work is performed in a laboratory or workroom and requires normal safety precautions when operating equipment and performing the work.

Duquesne University is committed to attracting, retaining and developing a diverse faculty and staff that reflects contemporary society, serves our academic mission and enriches our campus community. As a charter member of the Ohio, Western PA and West Virginia Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC), we encourage applications from members of underrepresented groups and support dual-career couples.

Duquesne University uses Interfolio to collect all Division of Academic Affairs faculty and administrative job applications electronically. The application should consist of a detailed letter of application, a complete current Resume, and the names and contact information for at least three professional references to: http://apply.interfolio.com/33941.


Duquesne University was founded in 1878 by its sponsoring religious community, the Congregation of the Holy Spirit. Duquesne University is Catholic in mission and ecumenical in spirit. Motivated by its Catholic identity, Duquesne values equality of opportunity both as an educational institution and as an employer.