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CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Independently maintain, repair, design and fabricate precision teaching apparatus for in-class experiments, lecture demonstrations, and/or undergraduate teaching laboratories. Determine the most suitable design or process to achieve desired educational and/or research goals.
Install, calibrate, and test teaching equipment for proper operation, adjust and calibrate to appropriate standards, troubleshoot and repair equipment malfunction(s) to system, board, or component level using diagnostic software as needed, prepare written documentation.
Assist and instruct faculty, investigators, or scientists in the proper use of teaching apparatus, troubleshoot as necessary.
Assist faculty, investigators or scientists in the operation of lecture demonstrations, experiments and acquisition of data.
Perform skilled and precision machine tool work and assembly to contract instruments, apparatus and equipment; determine materials requirements; build using machine tools such as lathes, milling machines and drill presses, and hand tool such as soldering irons.
Evaluate and recommend the purchase, fabrication and/or modification of instruments, teaching apparatus, and demonstration equipment.
Design and fabricate teaching experiments and demonstrations to illustrate specific principles in all areas of physics, including mechanics, waves, thermodynamics, electricity & magnetism, optics and modern physics. Assess designs and evaluate clarity of presentation, ease of use and pedagogical efficacy.
One year of experience as an Engineering Technician 1 or Four years of experience as an engineering technician. Equivalent education/experience.
Experience in mechanical, electrical, aeronautical, or other engineering discipline.
Experience in machining or fabrication.
Mechanical and/or electrical assembly.
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