Uses a variety of technical skills in designing, building, and repairing mechanical, electronic, electrical and related devices and equipment used for research projects. Functions as a specialist in translating theoretical principles into feasible designs and instructing others in their use.
University of Utah Job ID# PRN15504B, Biology
WORK SCHEDULE: Full-time, 40 hours per week, days. Schedule TBD.
COMPENSATION: $16.00 to $24.00/hour. Strong benefit package including tuition reduction program, generous leave accrual, retirement and health plan options.
RESPONSIBILITIES: Performs skilled carpentry by following instructions, rough sketches or detailed drawings in the construction, repair, maintenance and alteration of structures using wood and plastic. Accomplishes a variety of finishing work. Designs and builds research devices, instruments and equipment. Operates woodworking machines and other equipment. Consults with Facilities Manager and makes recommendations of feasibility of projects and deadlines. Reads plans, takes measurements and specifications and constructs structures for department use. Prepares cost estimates to build required items, gives advice and selects most appropriate materials. Orders supplies and ensures shop is maintained according to health and safety codes. Applies technical knowledge to solve unusually complex problems and provides input to Facilities Manager. Trains other shop staff in safety procedures, construction, purchasing and minor repair practices. Responsible for monthly accounting and billing for services and materials.
QUALIFICATIONS: Associate degree in Mechanics, Electronics, or related area, or equivalency; and four years experience related to the specialty area, i.e.: electronic instrumentation repair, network communications, mechanical design, repair and construction, designing and building chamber systems for research, microscope design and modification, etc. required. Demonstrated communication and human relations skills are critical. Experience with plastics, machine shop and welding skills may be preferred.
PREFERENCES: Cabinet Building expertise preferred.
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