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    Classified Staff Job Description

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    Classified Staff Employee Job Description

    Job Code: 050620
    Title: Mechanician, Senior
    Pay Grade: 31
    Pay Range

    Purpose of Classification:
    Fabricates, assembles and maintains research or laboratory equipment.

    Distinguishing Characteristics:
    This is second in a series of two classifications and is distinguished from the Mechanician in that incumbents in the Senior level assist in the design of research or laboratory equipment, in addition to directing or assisting students' projects.

    Example of Duties:
    • Drafts final plans from engineering design sketches.
    • Fabricates parts using the lathe, shaper, milling machine and other machine operations.
    • Welds and fabricates metal parts into assemblies and systems.
    • Fabricates and constructs structural systems using wood, plastics and other nonferrous materials.
    • Maintains and repairs machinery and structural systems.
    • Supervises machine and woodworking shops maintaining inventory of materials and supplies.
    • Directs students in research projects.
    • Assists in laboratory instruction and preparation of specimens in metallurgy and materials laboratories.
    • Assists in the design of research or laboratory equipment or apparatus.

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
    • Knowledge of machinist tools and machines.
    • Knowledge of welding, brazing and soldering.
    • Skill in using machinist tools, machines and application of materials.
    • Skill in mechanical drafting.
    • Ability to effectively communicate.

      Minimum Qualifications:
      • Five years of machinist and/or general maintenance experience; OR,
      • Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.


      Revised: 07/01/2007

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