Under limited directsupervision, the RBL Equipment Specialist provides a variety of high leveltechnical engineering technology support in the Regional BiocontainmentLaboratory to faculty, staff and students in the operation and maintenance ofcomplex electronic, electrical, pneumatic, hydraulic, robotic, and mechanicalscientific equipment and experimental laboratory equipment, including computerbased control systems. This position coordinates and oversees preventivemaintenance on specific equipment located in the Regional BiocontainmentLaboratory.
Installs, repairs, maintains, inspects, and calibrates a broad range of scientific equipment within the RBL.
Performs complex and thorough diagnosis and repairs to malfunctioning scientific instruments in electronic, electromechanical, pneumatic, magnetic, thermal, photometric, and hydraulic systems, including, but not limited to, spectrophotometers, centrifuges, pH meters, manometers, incubators, vacuum pumps, water baths, scales, distillers, fraction collectors, rockers, mixers, stirrers, data acquisition systems, rotators, densitometers, electronic balances, and electronic counters.
Schedules, coordinates, and supervises preventive maintenance (PM) on sensitive scientific instruments within the RBL.
Maintains accurate and detailed records of PM visits from outside contractors, and ensures performed PMs are on schedule.
Escorts and supervises contractors while performing preventive maintenance on internal scientific equipment.
Communicates with the RBL Management Team to respond to needs and to inform of the job status and progress.
Plans and conducts tests to evaluate equipment performance against specified standards.
Calibrates equipment to conform to specifications.
Operates test equipment such as, but not limited to, oscilloscopes, signal generators, digital and analog multimeters, and power supplies in the performance of daily troubleshooting and circuit analysis tasks.
Orders parts or procures technical information from local, national vendors, and equipment manufacturers for defective equipment repair; or to facilitate design projects.
Consults with manufacturer's engineers and technical representatives to obtain information pertaining to the acquisition of biomedical instrumentation.
Performs office/clerical duties related to equipment repair and parts acquisition including entry of work time, progress notes, and part procurement information related to individual work orders into a centralized database management system.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Internal Number: 168908
The mission of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center is to bring the benefits of the health sciences to the achievement and maintenance of human health, with a focus on the citizens of Tennessee and the region, by pursuing an integrated program of education, research, clinical care, and public service.
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