Makerspace Laboratory Support Technician #01054A

Old Dominion University   Norfolk, VA   Full-time     Maintenance
Posted on November 2, 2021
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Makerspace Laboratory Support Technician (01054A)

This position will serve as support technician for the Engineering Makerspace and support technician for Undergraduate and Graduate Laboratories leading the day-to-day technical operations of the facilities. This position will also serve as the chief safety officer for the Batten College of Engineering & Technology. – Ensures that the equipment and instrumentation are functional for all users. – 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 vacuum technology and clean room procedures. 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.

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:
In accordance with Executive Directive #18 issued by Governor Ralph Northam effective September 1, 2021, all Old Dominion University employees who enter the workplace or work remotely must disclose their vaccine status to the designated university personnel. Employees who are not fully vaccinated or who refuse to disclose their current vaccine status, must undergo weekly COVID-19 testing and disclose weekly the results of those tests to designated university personnel.

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