Mechanical Technician Duties
This is technical and skilled mechanical work involving the
performance of a variety of craft tasks.
Work involves the application of mechanical skills to the
maintenance, modification, and fabrication of instructional,
experimental, research, and operational apparatus and equipment
used in laboratories, classrooms, maintenance shops, and
farming. Mechanical skills are required in several of the
trades. Work emphasis is on the fabrication or apparatus for
laboratory and research purposes and the maintenance of
mechanical equipment. Employees are expected to exercise some
discretion and judgement in determining techniques and methods
for completing work, and to develop a basic understanding of the
subject field to which assigned. Work assignments are received
from instructional or research personnel, either orally or in
the form of sketches, blueprints, and diagrams. Unusual or
special assignments are reviewed primarily by observation of
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Designs, fabricates, modifies, 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
Services and maintains laboratory apparatus; may conduct
standard laboratory tests and other research studies.
Operates, maintains, repairs, cleans, rewires, greases, and
rebuilds machinery and equipment.
Constructs and assembles components for experiments using
various types of metal working tools, such as lathes, shapers,
drills, welding equipment, and sheet metal tools.
Sets up apparatus and equipment for laboratory experiments and
classes; prepares test specimens; repairs test instruments;
obtains data from instruments.
Performs related work as required.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from a standard high school or vocational school and
considerable experience related to this class of work; or any
equivalent combination of training and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
Knowledge of the tools, equipment, materials, methods, and
practices of one or more mechanical trades.
Some knowledge of hazards and safety precautions of the trades.
Ability to work from sketches, plans, blueprints, and broken or
worn parts as patterns.
Skill in the use and repair of mechanical equipment and