Mechanical Technician Duties
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.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
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
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.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE
Graduation from high school and some experience in mechanical
repairs and construction.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
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
Skill in the use and repair of mechanical equipment and