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Job Title: INSTRUMENT MAKER
Job Code: 0465
Job Level: 08
Revised Date: 09/01/2021
Job Family: JF 22
Machine and process precision parts to fine tolerances; construct, install and repair complex parts and instruments for scientific and/or clinical applications.
Machine and process precision parts to fine tolerances; construct and install complex parts and instruments for scientific and/or clinical instruments using various instrument shop equipment to include precision lathes, milling machines, drills, welding and soldering equipment, and woodworking machines.
Work under general supervision to plan construction of new instruments; determine method of fabrication and materials to use based on knowledge of materials, tolerances, stresses and machine tool limitations under the supervision and/or guidance of senior personnel.
Make complex repairs, adjustments or calibrations within fine tolerances to malfunctioning instruments and equipment using various hand and power tools.
Inspect completed work for accuracy and compliance with pertinent safety codes.
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 and metal or plastic work generally acquired through a technical or vocational high school education.
Work requires three to four years of experience related to machining precision parts and specialized equipment.
OR AN EQUIVALENT COMBINATION OF RELEVANT EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE.
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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