Under general supervision, performs a substantial variety of
moderately complex technical support work in a particular field
requiring knowledge of physical science.
1. Selects, sets up, adjusts and operates laboratory equipment and
apparatus. Selects appropriate auxilliary equipment or alternative
testing methods considering factors such as environmental
conditions and limitations of equipment.
2. Maintains and repairs laboratory equipment. Troubleshoots
3. Fabricates, and tests prototypes of new experiments according to
drawings and specifications.
4. Advises and assists others in laboratory experiments in the
construction and design of the project.
5. Operates hand and power tools and lab equipment specific to the
work such as microscale instruments, oscilloscopes, multimeters,
vaccum system, spectrograph, chromatograph, gamma ray detection
and other components.
6. Performs a variety of tests such as metallurgical tensile tests,
under normal and adverse temperature conditions. Prepares a list
of findings upon completion of tests.
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: Four years in technical work in physical science or allied
field to include at least two 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.
General knowledge of general purpose laboratory equipment according to
standard safety practices; of applied aritmetic. Skill in the use of
related hand and power tools. Ability 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.
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