This is a description of a staff position at the University of Wyoming, not a job opening announcement. Current job openings can be found at the Prospective Employees page. The following statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities required.
Reports to: Designated Supervisor
UW Job Code: 3970
UW Job Family: 3E
SOC Code: 27-4011
Pay Grade: 24
Date: July 01, 2008
Under very limited supervision, performs complex expert level engineering, research, and/or computer systems configuration(s); responsible for the development, interpretation and adaptation of project plans, techniques, designs and layouts; oversees the completion of projects by determining work assignments and by reviewing, analyzing and integrating the technical work of designated support staff.
Some positions may require a low-voltage, FCC, or other specialized license and/or certification. Please refer to the position advertisement for license or certification requirements.
Review and analyze a variety of engineering, research, and/or computer-enhanced systems to determine requirements to meet technical objectives.
Consult with engineers, researchers, staff and/or vendors; design, construct or modify equipment, machines and systems based on information provided such as written specifications, drawings, rough sketches and verbal instructions.
Direct the completion of projects by determining technical requirements and work objectives; coordinate work assignments and schedules; calculate cost estimates for labor, materials and equipment.
May be responsible for budget management including purchasing authority, assigned signing authority, and monitoring expenditures to stay within budget limits.
Evaluate and provide expert level technical information and analysis for troubleshooting, repairs, reports, bid requests and instructions concerning proper operating procedures for equipment.
Evaluate and perform expert level troubleshooting of mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment to determine the nature of malfunctions and extent of repair or modification required to properly repair equipment.
Perform expert level calibration of equipment and instruments and monitor performance to ensure they are in proper working condition.
May perform all other duties within the Technician series.
Assist faculty, staff and students with mechanical, electrical and electronic design problems and may provide training.
Instruct others on troubleshooting, repairing, installation, and operation of equipment.
Prepare and update technical reports and operating, maintenance and repair manuals for equipment, machinery and systems.
Shop environment; regular exposure to electrical, mechanical, chemical and fire/explosive hazards, fumes and vapors; occasionally subject to confined spaces.
Some positions may travel regularly.
Technician, Assistant: Entry level that works under direct supervision performing basic work including running tests, troubleshooting problems, and preventive maintenance. Responsible for safety compliance for the shop/project; assemble basic equipment; troubleshoot basic failures and operational problems, and assist with providing problem resolution.
Technician: Works under general supervision performing fundamental work including running tests, troubleshooting problems, preventive maintenance, and providing problem resolution. May create finished products from design drawings. Responsible for safety compliance for the shop/project; assemble fundamental equipment; fabricate parts, tools and equipment; troubleshoot routine failures and operational problems.
Technician, Senior: Performs under limited supervision specialized and advanced troubleshooting and repairs; employs advanced methods of troubleshooting and resolving systematic problems, may take projects from original design concept to finished product; assemble complex equipment and systems; may have budget responsibility; maintains an inventory of replacement parts and supplies. May supervise and have project leadership.
Technician, Master: Highest level of expertise in the career field with work performed under very limited supervision. Tasks, duties and responsibilities are primarily at the design level. May supervise project from design to completion, or may supervise assigned employees; may be involved in long-range project planning; has budget responsibility and authority; has expert knowledge and application of the specific research, engineering, computer network, or telecommunications network systems.
Authorized by Classification/Compensation, Human Resources
Employees may be requested to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Participating in the University's hazardous waste minimization program is part of the job of each employee who uses (or may come in contact with) hazardous materials. Fair Labor Standards Act (exempt/non-exempt) is designated by position. University of Wyoming actively supports Americans with Disabilities Act and will consider reasonable accommodations.