Under general supervision, performs technical engineering support of
broad scope and complexity requiring ingenuity and creative thinking
in devising new ways of accomplishing objectives and in adapting
existing equipment and current techniques. They lead and train
others. This job is typically found in an academic support or
1. Plans and completes projects to develop mechanical, electrical
or structural components and equipment to meet specified user
2. Develops and fabricates items of complex equipment according to
specifications supplied by others who determine the purpose,
basic requirements of form, size, weight, and provide pertinent
3. Researches and analyzes techniques, layouts and precedent designs
and information and develops design approaches. Makes scale
layouts, manually or using computers, to determine feasibility of
component location and construction details.
4. Ensures adequate supplies, materials and equipment are maintained
for the project; initiates and prepares documentation related to
purchase transactions. Prepares estimates of time, labor, and
materials to be used on assigned tasks.
5. Ensures the operational readiness and safety of machinery, tools,
and equipment; performs maintenance and repairs on fabricated and
6. Operates a variety of hand and power tools or mechanical
equipment specific to the job requirements; tests and calibrates
7. Writes detailed procedures for operation and maintenance of
complex and technical equipment.
8. Assists in the preparation of reports, analyses, technical
papers, and correspondence.
9. Leads and trains lower level engineering technicians and
10. Assists in design modifications by compiling related design,
specifications, and materials data pertinent to specific items of
equipment or component parts.
11. Operates various equipment including welding machines, plasma
cutters, helium leak detectors, grinders, sanders, presses,
mills, lathes, meters, measuring devices and various power and
Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a
representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of
this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific
duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.
EDUCATION: High School Diploma or GED.
EXPERIENCE: Six years in related work.
Thorough knowledge of the basic engineering principles and the
materials, elements, and products applicable to the area of
specialization. Thorough knowledge and skill in the application
principles of applied arithmetic, geometry, and trigonometry and the
system of measures applicable to the specialization; in reading and
interpreting technical specifications and drawings; in fabricating and
assembling electromechanical and structural components and equipment
from drawings and specifications; in setting up and calibrating
instruments and preparing equipment for testing; in operating
equipment applicable to the job according to standard safety
practices. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing;
to prepare reports and detailed procedures; to use personal computers;
to lead and train others in technical engineering support work; to
work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to
manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up
to 50 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment
and machinery; to work in hazardous or irritating environments,
confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to
wear and work in personal protective equipment.
OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional
related experience and formal education in which one has gained the
knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the
work of the job class may be substituted for the education or
experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college
credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries
and/or a medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license
may be required.