Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Santa Cruz Job ID: 19294
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The Initial Review Date (IRD) for this job is: 06-21-2021
Dept Marketing Statement Under administrative supervision of the Physical and Biological Sciences (PBSci) Biology Teaching Laboratories Manager, the PBSci Instrument Technician will work with a high degree of independence and as part of a team to provide laboratory equipment repair and maintenance support for instruments serving the teaching and research operations of UC Santa Cruz's biology departments.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule Salary Information: $23.95/hour. Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.
No. of Positions: 1
Benefits Level Eligibility: This position is eligible for Full benefits
Schedule Information: Full-time, Fixed Percentage of Time: 100% Average Hours Per Week: 40 Days of the Week: Mon-Fri Shift Includes: Day
Employee Classification: This is a Career appointment
Job End Date: None
Work Location: UC Santa Cruz main campus
Union Representation: Yes - TX Union
Job Code Classification: 007172 (DEV TCHN 3)
Job Duties 80% - Instrument repair, maintenance, installation, and modification
Diagnose and troubleshoot problems with laboratory instruments using appropriate analytical procedures and test equipment. Complete repairs in-house or coordinate external technical service. Examples of supported laboratory instruments include: autoclaves, centrifuges, incubators, microscopes, glassware washer, shaker and rockers.
Discuss technical requirements with investigators and implement economical repair solutions.
Develop strategies to extend the life of older equipment no longer supported by manufacturers.
Coordinate efforts with Physical Plant to resolve problems involving the interface between instruments and building infrastructure.
Implement and manage a rigorous program of scheduled inspection and maintenance for laboratory instruments.
Maintain an organized inventory of spare parts and tools.
20% - Administration and Training
Inventory: Manage the common equipment inventories. Consult with Environmental Health and Safety on disposition of hazardous equipment or materials.
Budget and Purchasing: Manage the equipment repair budget and orders; track charges for each lab or department.
Safety: Actively maintain required safety training and documentation..
Training, and Consultation: Train and advise students and research personnel on proper use of equipment such as autoclave.
Other Duties as Assigned.
Graduation from high school or a General Education Diploma and three years of technical and craft experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Theoretical and practical knowledge of, and the ability to diagnose and repair problems with common and specialized laboratory instruments.
Ability to troubleshoot systems when little or no documentation is available.
Ability to learn new technical and procedural information from a wide variety of sources, often independently and without formal training.
Ability to use a variety of electronic test equipment, hand tools, and power tools.
Ability to make judgments regarding alternative means of procuring materials based on cost and serviceability.
Basic computer and administrative skills sufficient to email, word-process, work with spreadsheets, document projects, and maintain work logs. Basic familiarity with Windows and Macintosh operating systems and software.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple projects concurrently. Ability to prioritize and complete tasks with minimum guidance from managers. Excellent organizational, time management, and problem-solving skills.
Strong attention to detail. Excellent record keeping skills.
Demonstrated ability to communicate technical information effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population of widely varying cultural, educational and technical backgrounds.
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