M-Lab Support Technician #01054A

OLD DOMINION UNIVERSITY   Norfolk, VA   Full-time     Health Care Provider
Posted on November 17, 2022
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M-Lab Support Technician (01054A)


This position will serve as support technician for the M-Lab and works with users of varied backgrounds helping with experiments and projects, installing, operating, and maintaining a wide variety of specialized equipment, tools and software. This position also has the responsibility of monitoring and training users on the using of equipment and safety; as well as monitoring usage and operating cost of the facilities (including materials, supplies, manpower).

Required Qualifications:

Extensive knowledge of electronics and mechanical systems; including troubleshooting, calibration, test procedures, analysis, and repair of associated sensitive scientific instrumentation/complex lab equipment. Considerable knowledge of policies, procedures, and applicable regulations associated maintaining laboratory safety systems and the use/storage of lab supplies that include specialized gas cylinders. Working knowledge of measuring devices including micrometers, calipers, etc. as well as understanding of standard and metric units. Working knowledge of computers and peripheral equipment repair techniques. Considerable skill in the repair of a variety of complex electro-mechanical equipment. Considerable skills in the operation of machine shop related equipment (mills, lathes, band saws, drill press, welding machines), 3D Printing, and electronic equipment along with measuring devices such as micrometers, calipers, etc. Skill in the operation of electronic test equipment in maintaining and repairing lab instrumentation. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong basic math skills. Strong problem solving skills. Demonstrated ability to read and understand schematics, block diagrams, and wiring diagrams; mechanical drawings, flow charts, and service manuals. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing. Demonstrated ability to develop and maintain effective interpersonal relationships using tact and diplomacy, and possessing a customer service focus. Demonstrated ability to provide instruction and training to graduate students and undergraduate students in the safe operation of scientific instrumentation and lab equipment. Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel. Demonstrated ability to maintain records and logs.

Extensive experience in machine shop operations, vacuum systems, and electromechanical systems, including maintenance.

Special Licenses, registration or certificate:

Journeyman's card (Apprenticeship graduate) and training in machine shop operations, vacuum systems, and electromechanical systems.

Preferred Qualifications:

Journeyman's card (Apprenticeship graduate), with considerable experience or equivalent. Training in machine shop operations, vacuum systems, and electromechanical systems.

Conditions of Employment:

This is an open until filled recruitment. This recruitment may close after the five-day required posting period when a suitable pool of applicants has been generated.

Old Dominion University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.