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Instrument Shop Supervisor Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Plans, organizes, and supervises the activities in a mechanical and/or electronic instrument shop. Supervises employees in the design, maintenance, calibration, repair, and fabrication of components, assemblies, and/or research apparatus and laboratory equipment. Typical classifications supervised are Instrument Makers, Instrument Maker/Designers, Electronic Technicians and/or Machinists.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a specialized classification and not part of a series.

Examples of Duties:

  • Hires, coaches, reviews, supervises, and terminates assigned employees, or makes effective suggestions and recommendations that are given particular weight regarding the employment status of assigned employees.
  • Plans, selects, and devises work methods, work procedures, work flow standards for quantity and quality of work.
  • Plans, develops, and recommends procedures and policies for the shop.
  • Plans and recommends budget; reviews shop's fiscal performance; ensures expenditures stay within budgetary guidelines.
  • Confers with faculty and/or researchers, determining feasibility of project, and advises on design parameters, material selection, and provides cost estimates.
  • Designs apparatus and equipment, and supervises employees in the design, maintenance, calibration, repair, and fabrication of components, assemblies, and/or research and laboratory equipment.
  • Inventories and requisitions supplies and equipment; recommends replacement and/or new equipment as needed.
  • Supervises and instructs students in laboratory classes and/or assists them with special projects; trains students in the operation of research and/or laboratory equipment, and ensures safe and proper use of equipment.
  • Writes specifications for purchase of new equipment and maintains records on such items as failure rate of equipment, equipment service dates, and description of equipment.
  • Participates in the activities of the shop by designing and fabricating a variety of research and laboratory equipment.
  • Interfaces with vendors to establish special manufacturing processes and materials and/or specifications for repair of purchased apparatus.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of budgetary practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices and principles.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of instrumentation, design, fabrication, and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of safety practices.
  • Skill in fabricating, maintaining, and repairing instruments.
  • Skill in drafting.
  • Skill in record keeping.
  • Skill in both verbal and written communication.

Minimum Qualifications:

Twelve years of experience in the design, fabrication, modification, and repair of high precision, mechanical instrument and assemblies, instrumentation design, AutoCAD/SmartCam software, and three dimensional drawings which includes one year of supervisory experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been achieved.


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