The Electronic Instrument Technician is responsible for maintaining research digital and analog electronic instruments which commonly integrate mechanical, vacuum, plumbed/pumping elements and sometimes require the use of cyrogens, as well as their components, and parts by repairing, replacing, assembling and testing equipment.
Duties & Essential Job Functions:
1. Develops layout of work by collecting documents and drawings; reviewing requirement with requestor and engineers, monitors schedule of projects and meets deadlines. 2. Constructs replacement products or parts by fabricating parts; assembling circuits and components; analyzing results. 3. Tests existing equipment and verify performance by establishing performance and reliability standards; devising and conducting test; setting up equipment and apparatus; adjusting, calibrating, aligning, and modifying circuitry, components, and parts; analyzing results and recommending changes. 4. Describes systems, components, and operating characteristics and malfunctions by documenting findings, maintaining records. 5. Ensures operation of equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements; following manufacturer’s instructions; troubleshooting malfunctions; completing repairs or arranging for repairs; maintaining equipment inventories; evaluating new equipment and techniques. 6. Maintains supplies inventory by checking stock to determine inventory level; anticipating needed supplies placing and expediting orders for supplies; and verifying receipts of supplies. 7. Performs other related duties as assigned.
Required Education & Experience:
• Associates degree and 2 years of related experience. OR • High school diploma or GED equivalent and 4 years of related experience.
• Knowledge to build or assemble parts. • Knowledge to repair or replace parts. • Knowledge of current electronic technology. • Knowledge of project management techniques. • Knowledge of customer service techniques. • Knowledge of cryogens and filling low temperature devices with LN2 and liquid He. • Knowledge of mechanical systems. • Knowledge of vacuum systems. • Knowledge of electric systems. • Knowledge of plumbed/pumping systems. • Skill in operating electronic equipment. • Ability to operate tools and equipment by the job. • Ability to clearly communicate verbally. • Ability to work independently.
Physical Requirements (With or Without Accommodations):
• Visual acuity to read information from computer screens, forms and other printed materials and information. • Able to speak (enunciate) clearly in conversation and general communication. • Hearing ability for verbal communication/conversation/responses via telephone, telephone systems, and face-to-face interactions. • Manual dexterity for typing, writing, standing and reaching, flexibility, body movement for bending, crouching, walking, kneeling and prolonged sitting. • Lifting and moving objects and equipment up to 10 lbs.
• Work is indoors and sedentary and is subject to schedule changes and/or variable work hours. • There are no harmful environmental conditions present for this job. • The noise level in this work environment is usually moderate.
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