Under general supervision, performs a substantial variety of complex
technical support work in a specialty field requiring knowledge of
physical science. May lead and train others in assigned area.
1. Designs, develops and fabricates new apparatus and experiments
using knowledge of the concepts specific to the respective
laboratory. Tests and modifies prototypes and reports results to
faculty for acceptance.
2. Coordinates work of outside maintenance personnel to ensure
equipment functions properly and safely.
3. Operates and adjusts, maintains, sets up, and makes available
complex equipment such as multi-channel analyzer, digitized
oscilloscope, spectrometer and other apparatus, instruments and
4. Operates machine shop equipment such as metal lathes, milling
machines grinders, band saws, and tools and equipment such as
multimeters, micrometers, calipers, measuring microscopes, and
surface or depth gauges.
5. Contacts vendors to determine availability of equipment,
materials, and services required to meet the goals of the research
6. Plans and completes projects to develop mechanical, electrical, or
structural components and equipment to meet specified user needs.
7. Leads and trains others.
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 technical work in physical science or allied
field to include at least four years of specialized experience which
provided a working knowledge of the principles, methods, and
techniques applicable to the work of the position for which applying.
Thorough knowledge of specific scientific principles involved in the
specialty field where assigned; of general purpose laboratory
equipment according to standard safety practices; of applied
arithmetic. Skill in the use of related hand and power tools. Ability
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 follow oral and written instructions and to communicate
effectively; to provide guidance and training to others in assigned
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 medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job.
Valid Maryland Non-commerical Class C driver's license may be