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BIOMED INSTRUMENT DESIGNER
Job Title: BIOMED INSTRUMENT DESIGNER
Job Code: 0422
Job Level: 12
Revised Date: 03/19/1998
Job Family: JF 05
Perform a variety of complex duties involved in design and construction of advanced precision instruments and experimental equipment for utilization in research activities at Duke University.
Perform a variety of complex duties involved in the research, development, design, fabrication and testing of advanced precision instruments and experimental equipment for utilization in research activities at Duke University.
Confer with principal investigators to obtain necessary data for the development, design and construction of complex precision instruments and equipment; recommend modifications to specifications required to achieve desired results.
Determine materials, tolerances and stresses based on plans, drawings and specifications of various details; machine and process precision parts and fabricate complex instruments using various instrument shop equipment including lathes, milling machines, drills, welding and soldering equipment, and woodworking machines. Analyze job specifications and requirements received from outside customers and submit bids estimating time and cost necessary to complete project.
Provide technical assistance, instruction and consultation to faculty, student researchers and staff members for the resolution of specific problems.
Determine and order parts and supplies necessary for completion of assigned projects; maintain records of supplies used and time required for each project; recommend the purchase of new equipment as required.
Modify and repair instrument shop equipment as needed to ensure efficient operation; modify and repair printing equipment to include collators, paper cutters, folders, presses and other related printing equipment; establish and follow a schedule of preventive maintenance.
Perform other related duties incidental to the work described herein.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this classification. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required of personnel so classified.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Work requires a general background in machine shop equipment operation, wood work and metal work generally acquired through a technical or vocational high school education.
Work requires eight years related experience such as machinist , tool or die maker or wood-worker to acquire competency in fabricating precision parts, instruments and equipment to support biomedical research and medical diagnoses; at least 3 years experience must be as an instrument maker, optical repair tech or biomedical equipment technician.
The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
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