Nature of Work:

Under general supervision, performs a variety of skilled work involving monitoring, fabrication, maintenance, operation and installation of research and education equipment and/or facilities; and does related work as required.

Some Examples of Work:

Performs journeyman level of work relating to specific fields of research and/or education. This may include the fabrication, maintenance, construction, modification and/or observation of equipment, installations, machinery, scientific or technical set-ups, mock-ups, units, and/or facilities; functions may involve the operation and maintenance of a wide variety of standard and/or specialized research tools, equipment, materials, and items; may perform duties and observations under adverse environmental conditions; work may involve working with animals, birds, plants, organic matter, inorganic matter, radioactive materials, emitted rays and forces, high velocity test units, caustic solutions and other matters, materials and forces; may monitor or make observations on research processes, animals, plants, organisms, materials, apparatus, facilities and installations; may record data and/or change recording media such as magnetic tapes, paper tapes, sensitized units, and recording drums, disks and plates; may perform duties involving a number of building, construction and/or maintenance trades in connection with research projects; operates and maintains related equipment in connection with research projects. May also supervise the work of lower technicians or helpers engaged in research support work.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

- Knowledge of basic laboratory principles, techniques, terminology, and equipment.
- Some knowledge of the basic principles of the physical and biologic sciences.
- Ability to assign and supervise the work of subordinates.
- Ability to instruct students and subordinates concerning use and maintenance of laboratory equipment.
- Ability to perform work in laboratory tests.
- Ability to understand and follow written and oral instructions.
- Ability to exercise care in the handling, cleaning, and sterilizing of laboratory glassware and equipment.
- Manual dexterity sufficient for the performance of simple laboratory duties.

Minimum Preparation for Work:

Three years of experience in fields appropriate to the specific fields or area of research.


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