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: 5233
UW Job Family: 51
SOC Code: 27-4010
Pay Grade: 21
Date: July 01, 2008
Under limited supervision, provides technical advice and service to faculty, staff and students requiring a high degree of advanced skill and expertise in the operation, fabrication, maintenance and repair of complex equipment and systems.
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.
Perform highly skilled, advanced work in the development, fabrication and assembly of equipment and apparatus.
Determine, recommend and procure equipment, materials and tools required to meet the technical and research needs of a department.
Review design specifications and construct prototypes of new or modified pieces of equipment including testing and recommending design changes.
Evaluate and perform advanced troubleshooting of computer, mechanical, electrical and electronic equipment to determine the nature of malfunctions and extent of repair or modification required to properly repair equipment.
Perform advanced calibration of equipment and instruments and monitor performance to insure they are in proper working condition.
May assist in performing advanced tasks specifically related to electronics, computers, mechanical, and electrical systems and components.
Consult with research personnel to determine the nature of technical requirements for advanced research projects; advise regarding appropriate materials or equipment needed to support the research.
May perform all other duties of lower positions within the Technician series.
Prepare technical repair manuals and technical reports on progress of projects, as directed.
Instruct others on troubleshooting, repairing, installation, and operation of equipment.
Recommend equipment and supply purchases, as needed.
Shop and field site environments; regularly exposed to electrical, mechanical, chemical and fire/explosive hazards, fumes and vapors; occasionally subject to confined areas.
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.