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This is skilled technical work involving the performance of a variety of craft tasks.

Work involves the application of mechanical skills to the maintenance and fabrication of instructional, experimental, research, and operational apparatus and equipment used in laboratories, classrooms, maintenance shops, and farming. The type of mechanical skills required in this class vary among positions, but usually require a working knowledge of several trades, with no one skill used extensively as in the trade classes. As employees gain experience, they are expected to exercise some discretion and judgement in determining techniques and methods for completing work. Most assignments are performed under supervision and are reviewed during construction.


Fabricates and repairs varied mechanical and electrical apparatus, devices, and test models for experimental, instructional, research, testing, processing, and operational purposes which may involve machine work, welding, sheet metal fabrication, and electrical repairs; assembles and disassembles test models.

Services and maintains laboratory apparatus; provides assistance in instructing on proper use of laboratory apparatus. May conduct routine laboratory tests.

Operates, maintains, repairs, cleans, rewires, greases, and rebuilds machinery and equipment.
Constructs and assembles components for experiments using various types of metal and wood working tools; sets up apparatus and equipment for laboratory experiments and classes.

Performs related work as required.


Graduation from high school and some experience in mechanical repairs and construction.

Some knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of one or more craft trades.

Some knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of the trades.

Ability to work from sketches, plans, and broken or worn parts as patterns.

Skill in the use and repair of mechanical equipment and instruments.



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