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GENERAL DESCRIPTION OF CLASS
The SCIENTIFIC INSTRUMENT TECHNICIAN 2 diagnoses user requirements and equipment malfunctions, and designs, fabricates, modifies, calibrates, and maintains a wide variety of complex scientific instruments and systems.
This is the second and senior level of a two-level series and is responsible for planning, assigning, training, and reviewing the work of lower-level Scientific Instrument Technicians. Responsibility for approving purchase orders and contract release orders and for designing scientific instruments and systems distinguishes this class from the lower level. At this level, employees work with considerable independence on original project design and developmental work often with only the equipment users verbal concept of what the equipment is to accomplish.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
The duties listed below are not inclusive but characteristic of the type and level of work associated with this class. Individual positions may perform all or some combination of the duties listed below as well as other related duties.
RELATIONSHIPS WITH OTHERS
Employees in this class have daily contact with other departments and users of various equipment. Employees have frequent contact with private contractors and manufacturers to discuss equipment operation and specifications.
Employees in this class work independently, frequently at remote locations, and receive minimum supervision. The Scientific Instrument Technician 2 is considered the expert on design and maintenance of electronic equipment. Frequently, operator and maintenance manuals are not available or not adequate to provide guidance requiring employees to rely on their own extensive experience and knowledge to perform tasks.
This position requires travel through the state to various specific locations to repair and maintain equipment. Much of this work is performed out of door, year-round, in all types of weather conditions and is subject to high volume traffic conditions. Positions require the willingness to work safely around potentially hazardous fumes, chemicals, radiation, tools, machinery, voltages, and to work in noisy environments due to machinery.