Senior Instrument Technician
Monterey Institute of International Studies - Middlebury, VT

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This posting is currently only available to internal applicants. Internal applicants are full and part time benefits eligible employees and their spouse or partner.

Oversees operation, maintenance, repair, and user training for Bicentennial Hall analytical instrument systems; assists faculty and students with related laboratory research.

Responsibilities

Essential Functions

Provides support for multiple analytical instruments and systems in McCardell Bicentennial Hall. The position will have its primary focus on a subset of the following systems, but will need to provide some level of support for all the systems on the list. Instrument systems include

NMR

,

SEM

,

ICP

,

XRD

, AA, GC, GC/MS, LC/MS,

HPLC

,

MCD

,

FTIR

,

TGA

, UV/Vis, electrochemical analyzer.

DNA

sequencers, particle size analyzers,

SONAR

devices, underwater

ROV

, observatory and telescopes, and other systems.

Provides consultation, instruction, and guidance to faculty and staff on use of instrumentation.

Coordinates and performs maintenance and repairs on instrument systems.

Instructs students in teaching and research labs on proper use of equipment and interpretation of results.

Assists students and faculty on thesis and research projects, including consultation on equipment design.

Works with other

STSS

technical staff to service existing equipment, fabricate new projects, and maintain building support facilities.

General Responsibilities

Must be able to work closely and interact well with faculty, staff, and students.

Maintains ongoing involvement in such professional activities as participation in workshops and training seminars.

Provides backup support for

STSS

staff in other areas, as required.

Qualifications

Education

BS or BA in a physical science or engineering with additional training on specific instrument systems listed above. Some specific training may be taken after hire. Master’s degree preferred.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Must know the core scientific principles and practices that are involved in

NMR

,

XRD

, and

MSD

systems and be able to analyze and troubleshoot problems with these instruments at all levels. Able to analyze and troubleshoot various electromechanical and electronic systems, including

TTL

&

ECL

devices. Proficient in operation and use of

UNIX

, Mac OS and Windows systems, application software, and hardware; some fundamental programming ability in one or more OS would be desirable. General skills in optics, vacuum systems, and use of machine tools (lathe, milling machine, bandsaw, etc.) will be helpful.

Experience

Minimum of 3 – €“5 years’ experience in use, calibration, maintenance, and repair of analytical instrumentation in a laboratory setting required.

Physical Demands

Must be able to crawl around, under, and into close-fitting instrument systems and cabinets, and be able to lift, shift, and move components weighing up to 60 pounds.

Posting Information

Close Date

Open Until Filled

Yes

Special Instructions to Applicants

This posting is currently only available to internal applicants. Internal applicants are full and part time benefits eligible employees and their spouse or partner.

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