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Scientific Instrument Technician 1

Apply now Job no: 532618
Work type: Classified Staff
Location: Eugene, OR
Categories: Research/Scientific/Grants, Computer and Information Science, Engineering/Biomedical Engineering

Department: Knight Campus
Classification: Scientific Instrument Tech 1
Appointment Type and Duration: Regular, Ongoing
Salary: $22.30 - $28.24 per hour
FTE: 1.0

Review of Applications Begins

Position closes September 26, 2023

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include an updated resume with your completed application

Department Summary

The Knight Campus for Accelerating Scientific Impact is a billion-dollar initiative designed to fast-track scientific discoveries and the process of turning those discoveries into innovations that improve the quality of life for people in Oregon, the nation, and beyond. The Knight Campus will reshape the higher education landscape in Oregon by training the next generations of scientists, forging tighter ties with industry and entrepreneurs, and creating new educational opportunities for graduate and undergraduate students.

The Knight Campus facility is a brand new 172,000 square-foot state-of-the-art research and education facility located on the North side of the University of Oregon campus in Eugene, Oregon. The construction of Building 2 has just commenced and is set to open in 2026.

Position Summary

The Scientific Instrument Technician 1 position will, at the direction of the Director of Facilities and the Facilities Operations Coordinator, perform various duties to support the facilities' infrastructure, services, and supporting equipment integral to the daily operations of the Knight Campus (interior and exterior), all lab spaces, and dock operations.

The primary areas of focus for this position are Calibration and Maintenance, Fabrication, Consultation with end users, and maintaining Stores. Duties will include:

• Main point of contact for managing and maintaining AIM preventative maintenance database program for Knight Campus including but not limited to work order escalation, appropriate trades coordination, completion, quality checks, and close out
• Respond to all priority 1 building alarms or reported down equipment, services, or infrastructure
• perform/facilitate preventative/predictive/emergency maintenance, with a very high degree of repeatable precision, minimizing downtime
• Perform/facilitate repairs of highly specialized instrumentation, equipment, and tools often managing multiple projects and deadlines.
• Coordinate testing, calibration, and configuration of equipment and devices within established manufacturer's guideline
• Provide high-level troubleshooting, and problem resolution/escalation, all with a sense of urgency relevant to the complexity of the system(s), services, and equipment
• Will develop preventative maintenance or related programs (per manufacturer's guidelines)
• Will develop, maintain, and operationalize equipment checklists, monitoring/tracking data (per equipment manufacturers instructions)
• Will work around various chemicals including, but not limited to, combustibles, flammables, caustic, basic, acidic, gaseous, etc., and must follow strict training and handling guidelines to carry out operations while adhering to all personal protective equipment guidelines.

This position will utilize a computer to communicate and input information up to and including the ordering of materials and supplies through various approved platforms.

The typical work schedule will likely be Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 4:00 pm with limited supervision. Work may be performed outside of this schedule on an as-needed basis or emergency basis. This position may occasionally work in inclement weather conditions and may perform work outside, on rooftops, and in loud environments.

Physical demands require the ability to walk extensively, stoop, bend, climb stairs, and lift up to 50 lbs.

Minimum Requirements

• Two years of experience in an instrument shop fabricating and repairing electronic scientific instruments and equipment; OR
• An Associate's degree in Electronics; OR
• A Bachelor's degree with 30 quarter hours or 20 semester hours in Electrical Engineering and one year of experience fabricating and repairing electronic scientific instruments and equipment in an instrument shop.

Professional Competencies

• Knowledge of standard building systems and maintenance, and knowledge of hazards and safety precautions and procedures
• Ability to diagnose malfunctioning equipment and identify problems
• High-level attention to detail and follow-through
• Ability to consult and advise end users on issues with equipment
• Ability to follow written and interpersonal instructions
• Ability to provide exceptional customer service
• Time-management skills and an ability to work in a fast-paced environment
• Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate and work effectively with individuals from diverse backgrounds and cultures

Preferred Qualifications

• Three years of experience in facilities operations in a scientific, health care, engineering or high-tech environment
• Experience with building and security systems
• Experience maintaining large mixed-use facilities, specifically in research or higher education

FLSA Exempt: No

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background inquiry.

This is a classified position represented by the SEIU Local 503, Oregon Public Employees Union.

The University of Oregon is proud to offer a robust benefits package to eligible employees, including health insurance, retirement plans, and paid time off. For more information about benefits, visit http://hr.uoregon.edu/careers/about-benefits.

The University of Oregon is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution committed to cultural diversity and compliance with the ADA. The University encourages all qualified individuals to apply, and does not discriminate on the basis of any protected status, including veteran and disability status. The University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to applicants and employees with disabilities. To request an accommodation in connection with the application process, please contact us at uocareers@uoregon.edu or 541-346-5112.

UO prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, marital status, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, and gender expression in all programs, activities and employment practices as required by Title IX, other applicable laws, and policies. Retaliation is prohibited by UO policy. Questions may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, Office of Civil Rights Compliance, or to the Office for Civil Rights. Contact information, related policies, and complaint procedures are listed on the statement of non-discrimination.

In compliance with federal law, the University of Oregon prepares an annual report on campus security and fire safety programs and services. The Annual Campus Security and Fire Safety Report is available online at https://clery.uoregon.edu/annual-campus-security-and-fire-safety-report.

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